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“Another brilliant experience with Offbeat!”
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Offbeat Mara Camp
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Another brilliant experience with Offbeat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

Having spent the first part of our Honeymoon with Offbeat in Meru we were quietly hopeful that Mara would also be as good and we were not disappointed! Kate and Jamie were fantastic and welcoming hosts, they could not do enough for us throughout the trip and we really enjoyed chatting and socialising with them and the other guests in the evenings! The camp itself is spacious and secluded, we loved that you felt away from all the other camps. Our tent was amazing, we were lucky enough to be in one of the new tents, which was huge and had beautiful views over the conservancy. The food at camp and while out on drives was brilliant, we were very impressed with how well we were fed and watered while there! The wildlife was of course outstanding and our guides were brilliant at spotting (particularly impressed with the leopard find!) and answering any questions we had! We also really impressed with our guide (Josphat) and how he stood his ground when other jeeps were getting too close to the animals to get a better look. Thank you to Katie, Jamie and the rest of the Offbeat team for such a fantastic time and a truly memorable experience!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Mara Camp, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
Thank you very much for your great review and I will pass on your comments to Katie, Jamie, Josphat and the rest of the team.
It is wonderful to hear that you chose to have your honeymoon with Offbeat and that they made your stay so memorable.
And great that you enjoyed the new tents and well done on seeing a Leopard as they are a notably rare spot.
Hope to see you again soon,
Piers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

Have been to camps in Uganda, Kenya and Zambia but nothing beats the Offbeat Mara camp.

- excellent service; the staff were all incredibly friendly... a special mention needs to go to Katie and Jamie who were such hospitable managers and wonderful with kids (much to the relief of the parents)

- the camp has everything... hot water showers, hot water bottles at night, quality food, tea and coffee delivered to each tent in the morning (the tents are incredibly comfortable and well equipped) and night guards. An extra note on the food: my mother is a vegetarian and had excellent dishes prepared especially for her.

- this camp is unique due to the atmosphere; the communal space has something for everyone: board games, wildlife books, photo albums etc ... we had a variety of people staying: solo travellers, couples and families - the camp caters to all people and all needs

- finally the actually safari-ing during the day was superb... really exceeded our expectations. The guides were knowledgable and personable. We were lucky enough to see leopards mating, lions mating, crocodiles mating, cheetah and an impala giving birth.

I only wish my three nights at this place had been five... Would love to return - cannot recommend this camp enough

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Mara Camp, responded to this review, 26 August 2013
Thank you very much for your exceptional review here and we are very happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time at the Offbeat Mara Camp. I will be sure to pass your comments on to Katie, Jamie and their team.
Great to hear that you enjoyed the extra touches and that your mother was well looked after. And wonderful that you had such an amazing safari and managed to see crocodiles mating,Leopards mating, a Cheetah giving birth and an Impala giving birth.
Looking forward to your return to the Offbeat Mara Camp.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

Super good food, extremely comfortable tents and amazing staff, especially the accommodating managers and the guides (who know everything about everything). The camp has everything - hot water bottles in the evening, night guards because of the elephants and buffalo, board games for free time, etc. The camp is also in a more recluse area of the park with animals literally everywhere so you rarely see another car whilst driving.

Room Tip: The tents are very luxurious so don't be put off
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Mara Camp, responded to this review, 21 August 2013
Thank you very much for your great review here and great that you had a wonderful time at Offbeat Mara Camp. I will pass your comments on to Katie and her team. Mara North Conservancy goes from strength to strength and you can keep away from the crowds as you say
Hope to see you back in the Mara soon

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

Our third and final stop on a trip of a lifetime, Offbeat Mara was everything we'd dreamed of and more. Outstanding wealth of animals starting with 2 leopards just a few minutes from being picked up at the airstrip by the wonderful guiding duo of Josphat (good luck with the Gold exams) and Kimani. These guys quickly joined in the family banter and we really appreciated their friendliness, knowledge and amazing sense of direction when there were no roads or little in the way of tracks! Katie runs the camp supremely well and she and Jamie were excellent hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and the food, like at Offshore Meru and Sosian earlier on our travels, was outstanding. We didn't get to see a river crossing, but all other boxes were ticked above and beyond our expectations. Thank u guys for everything - it was a blast!

Room Tip: We were in tents 1 and 2 - with the odd buffalo in between! All tents were privately sited and comfo...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Mara Camp, responded to this review, 21 August 2013
Thank you very much for your great review here and I will pass on your comments to Katie, Jamie, Josphat, Kimani and the rest of the team.
Great that you visited all the Offbeat Camps and that you had an amazing safari.
You will have to come back again and try for another wildebeest crossing during the Great Migration!
Hope to see you soon
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

We had a great time at the Offbeat Mara Camp. Hosts Katie and Jamie took care of our every need and provided great company as we were the only guests at the camp (4 of us). The tents were a good mix of "roughing it" and luxury. We especially loved being able to listen to the wildlife throughout the night - including roaring lions!

Our guides, David and Kapeen, were fantastic. They were determined to find the elusive leopard for us, which we finally did on our last day...thanks to their perseverance!

Beautiful scenery, great company, amazing food - we hope to be able to come back some day! Needless to say, we would definitely recommend this spot for anyone looking for a tented camp experience in the Mara...

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Mara Camp, responded to this review, 21 August 2013
Thank you very much for your review here on TripAdvisor and I will pass on your comments to Katie, Jamie, David, Kaapen and the rest of the crew.
Great that they found you a leopard on your last day! Wonderful no doubt
We hope to see you back at Offbeat Mara Camp again soon
Piers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

We had a great time at Offbeat Mara Camp. The hosts, staff, and guides made our experience even better. I would certainly love to return and spend more time in the Mara and at Offbeat Mara Camp. Jamie was great with the kids. Definitely an A+ tented camp in my book!! Thanks for the memories!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Mara Camp, responded to this review, 21 August 2013
Thank you very much for your great review here and I will pass on your comments to Katie, Jamie and the team.
We do lots of family safaris in school holiday times and Jamie and the team are great at entertaining them when you may want a siesta! From fishing, to making bows and arrows and Maasai spears, plus lots of board games there is plenty to keep the children entertained between game drives
Hope to see you back at Offbeat Mara soon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

So far this was my best vacation ever! Lots of game, Very good horses, very good guide and super group. The food was also excellent and the tents are so lovely. I can highly recomend the Offbeat Safaris and riding tours to anyone loving adventure and fit for riding. I loved meeting hippos, lions, elephants and lots of other game on horse trek and on game drive. The whole staff is lovely and is takking very good care of us guests.

Room Tip: if you do your safari with a mobile camp, take care to bring a flash light with you.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Mara Camp, responded to this review, 26 August 2013
Thank you very much for your great review here on TripAdvisor. It sounds like you had an amazing time and were well looked after by Katie, Jamie and the rest of the team.
We hope to see you back again at Offbeat Mara soon.
Piers
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Property: Offbeat Mara Camp
Address: Mara North Conservancy | Masai Mara, Kenya, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 137 Speciality Lodging in Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offbeat Mara Camp is a six tented traditional camp situated in the Mara North Conservancy in an area rich in wildlife. ... more   less 
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Offbeat Mara Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Offbeat Mara Camp Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve

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