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Surrey, UK
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our fourth visit to Offbeat Mara, the last being in Sept 2013. We have always loved the camp and this time was even better. The staff, led by the excellent managers Chania and Jesse, cannot do enough for you, the food is excellent, and the camp has retained its balance of efficiency and informality that we like so...

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Kent, England
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first safari and Offbeat Mara was our second stop after 3 nights in Meru and was our first taste of tented accommodation. We were met at the landing strip by Stanley our Masai guide who informed us that he would be our guide for our 3 night stay. It was really nice to be the only 2...

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Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot praise the managers and staff at Offbeat Mara enough to match their caring, competent service. This was my second visit to Offbeat Mara and by no means the last. My friend Roger and I crave wildlife sightings and birds, and the Offbeat team satisfied us on all fronts. One day we had 3 big cat species (Leopard, Lion,...

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful, friendly, hard-working, competent staff and delicious food! Jesse and Chania provided 3 wonderful days of game drives, sundowners and amazing wildlife and information about Kenya and all of the wildlife. They were tremendous! The camp was clean and made sure we had everything we needed for an unforgettable adventure!!!

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time here at Offbeat Mara camp. Lovely rooms, great food and fun staff. Thanks to everyone who helped make this a wonderful trip. Have already started planning return trip. Lots of wild life especially the lion cubs and leopard mother. Look after Lucky!

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Mara Camp, responded to this review

Glad to hear that you had a great time at the camp and we look forward to hosting you again soon! Piers

Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Offbeat is a phenomenal place to stay if you want to visit the Mara at its best and the hosts (we had Piers) and staff are all incredibly helpful and on hand at anytime. Our family had an amazing stay over New Year for 4 nights and the family tent was absolutely perfect and large enough to fit us and...

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Mara Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. It was great to host your family and glad to know that you had a great stay. I will be sure to pass on your comments to Kapen and Josphat (and the Chefs!) and hope that you will be able to come back to the camp one day. Piers

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our Second trip as a family to offbeat having spent Christmas there last year. As ever the Mara and offbeat did not disappoint. From the superbly appointed tents, to the excellent food and drink a great time was had by all. The Game and Topography in the North Conservancy are really something extraordinary. From tripping over Lions almost...

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Mara Camp, responded to this review

Great to have you and your family at the camp again and that you had another fantastic trip. We look forward to hosting you and your family again. Piers

Evergreen, Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I decided to take a quick safari in the Masi Mara region following a long work week in Nairobi. When I arrived the host and staff already knew that I only had 24 hours to explore all that the region had to offer, and they made sure I saw it ALL. Everything from an evening Bush Dinner to a sunrise...

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Mara Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review here. Good to hear that you enjoyed your very quick stay and saw lots during that period. Hopefully next time you will stay for longer! Piers

Reviewed 15 January 2017

Our family had an amazing time at Offbeat Mara just before Christmas. We saw lions before we had even arrived at the camp, and went on to see more lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants and plenty more during our two-day stay. Dinner in the bush was a highlight, our Maasai guides were fantastic, and Piers and Chania were great hosts. The...

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Mara Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review here and Happy New Year to you all. The game viewing was pretty amazing when you guys were staying and it is still as good! Hope to see you all back again soon Piers

Petworth
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I have never written a review on trip advisor before, but feel compelled to do so about Off BEAT Mara - wow what a camp, what an experiance what a holiday, we feel in love with the Mara.!!! and indeed Kenya. The camp had a really guenuine home from home feel. My husband and I along with our two daughters...

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Mara Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review here on TripAdvisor. I am thrilled your family had such an brilliant time and we would love to welcome you all back in the near future. I will pass your comments on to Jesse and Kim (who was standing in for Chania whilst she was on leave) and to Josphat as well...

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Offbeat Mara Camp is a six tented traditional camp situated in the Mara North Conservancy in an area rich in wildlife. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Offbeat Mara Camp

Address: Mara North Conservancy | Masai Mara, Kenya, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: £265 - £370 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Offbeat Mara Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Offbeat Mara Camp Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve
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“We had tent 3 , on the end , with beautiful views”
  • Very open comfortable tent
 of 5 bubbles davidgZ9308PO, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had a two room tent with a wood floor. There was also a porch out front that we could sit on in the morning and have our coffee and tea. They would deliver it to your tent if you request it. It had two twins and a king bed with a curtain dividing it. It also had a bathroom. We had bucket showers that worked fine and it was not an issue at all. The water was warmed up and delivered after the morning or afternoon safari.. whenever you would want it. The tent closed up at night and it was very comfortable inside.”
 of 5 bubbles moemc57, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Tent 3 has an open view”
 of 5 bubbles liz8220, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Tent #3, furthest out, has loads of wildlife grazing in view in the mornings and afternoons... Perfect backdrop!”
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 of 5 bubbles AngiRivier, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Tent number 3 and 5 have the best view out towards the plains”
 of 5 bubbles stonestacker52, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
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