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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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...

Lebanon
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When I told people that I was spending 6 nights at Offbeat, they told me that I would get bored. Well, they were so wrong. I wish that I could have stayed longer. I have so many memorable moments. Elephants walking up to join us for our bush breakfast, watching the birth of a wildebeest calf, seeing a lioness and...

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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 glad that the 6 nights was the right decision, although sounds like you would have been happy to stay longer! I will pass on your comments to Joseph and to Jesse - who will be doing plenty more walks in the future, and it is such a...

Crowthorne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our sixth time on the Mara and second on the North Mara Conservancy ( our favorite, so much quieter than the " triangle ). We had previously stayed at Offbeat Meru ( sadly closed now ) and was so impressed, decided to spend our first ever Christmas away on the Mara, with four nights at Offbeat. From the...

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

Thank you very much for your very detailed and excellent review here on TripAdvisor. It will make the team very happy when i show them this. It was a heartbreaking decision to close down Meru, but sadly we did not have enough guests staying to make it viable. But this camp will see the benefit, with the likes of Stanley...

Milwaukee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here four nights as a solo traveler. The first two nights I was the only guest in camp. The camp managers Chania and Jesse did a great job as hosts. I enjoyed talking to them especially during my time there as the only guest. I had David as my guide and Kimani as the spotter for all my...

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

Thank you very much for your great review here on TripAdvisor. I am delighted you had such a memorable stay in camp and i will pass on your comments to Chania, Jesse, David, Kimani and all the crew. We do hope to welcome you back to camp one day. Piers

Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I don't really know where to begin with this review I can't really praise Offbeat enough. From the minute we were picked up from the plane it was magical. We were so well looked after, our tent was amazing. All the staff were so friendly. The Managers Jesse and Chania were welcoming, knowledgeable and great fun. The wildlife we saw...

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

Thank you very much for your review. I am very happy you were so well looked after by Chania, Jesse and the crew. As you say we are hopefully a great camp for all, from families, honeymooners to retired couples and everyone in between! We hope to see you again in the future. Piers

Coventry, England
Reviewed 18 November 2016

What can I say. Our 4 nights at Offbeat Mara were incredibly special. Our trip was booked through Africa Exclusive and they understood our requirements perfectly when they chose this camp. The holiday was in celebration of big birthdays and a special wedding anniversary and there were lots of personal touches. The tents were lovely, the beds comfortable, the food...

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review here and again many happy returns for your birthdays. I will pass on your comments to Chania, Jesse, David and the rest of the team and i am glad you had such a special experience. The Mara is truly magic and the fact that you can game drive, walk, eat in the...

Isle of Tiree, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2016

My trip n October was my first experience of safari, and of Africa. It was just brilliant. Aardvark Safaris, and particularly Lucinda, gave experienced advice in response to my vague request and organised a great trip. I was in two 'Offbeat' camps - Mara and Meru, and in both the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff was very good. They...

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

Thank you very much for your review here and I am glad that you had such a great experience on your first safari. The big cats are awesome in the Mara and we are very lucky to have the Offbeat Pride on our door step. I will pass your comments on to Chania, Jesse and the team and we hope...

Essex
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Lots of different animals and also lots of different environments - there are the 'normal' daytime driving safaris, night drives as well as the option to go out on foot to get really close to the animals. I lost count of the number of different animals we saw but watching a family of cheetah hunting was particularly amazing. Nice camp...

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review hear - and great that you saw so much including a cheetah hunt. With just 7 tents we are one of the smaller camps in the Mara so i am glad you liked the size of the camp. We hope to see you out here again one day and i will pas...

Singapore
Reviewed 11 November 2016

What an awesome experience! The location of the camp in the Mara North Concervancy was perfect. The camp is small and intimate and we had a jeep to ourselves. We even had dinner set up outside our tent on the last night. David, our guide and spotter, was excellent. He had an eye of a hawk and was like and...

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Thank you very much for your review here and for taking the time. I am very pleased you had such a great honeymoon - and congratulations on your marriage. I will pass on your comments to David and the whole team and hope to one day see you again out here. Piers

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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: £271 - £377 (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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