Location: Koiyaki Group Ranch, Masai Mara, Southern Kenya
No of rooms: 6 tents & two bedroom family tents
Style: Tented camp in the wilderness, next to the Olare Orok River
Highlights: The wildebeest migration, exploring remote parts of the Masai Mara
Dining: Meals eaten together in the comfy mess area, with drinks around the camp fire.
The Luxury Safari Co Award for: Most economic luxury tented camp in Africa, with the best big cat viewing!
Offbeat Mara Camp is seasonal and offers truly private traditional safari experiences, from the comfort of a small and cosy camp, located in a remote untouched valley of the Masai Mara. Offbeat Mara offers excellent game viewing, away from the crowds with lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo seen regularly.
The camp is unrestricted by the red tape and game reserve rules, guests can enjoy daytime game drives as well as night drives in custom-built Land Cruisers; bush breakfasts, picnics and sundowners. Guests also have full access to the Game Reserve, the Mara River and early morning balloon trips.
Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with hot bucket showers, wash basins and flush loos. The spacious tents are all furnished with large, hand made cedar beds, 24hour solar lighting and the finest linen.
Offbeat Mara Camp works closely with the local Masai community. Local Maasai helped build the camp with Piers Winkworth, the owner. Several of them are now working as the camp’s staff.Show Less