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Reviewed 15 July 2010

The Oltome Mara Magic Resort is a delightful place to stay. Our tent was huge, by far the largest tent during our safari. The rooms have power outlets and come equipped with a desk, kettle, hairdryer, bedside tables and a clothes rack which was very useful. The furnishings all appeared new, although the bed sheets were not.

The hot water is good but the generator is only operational at set times so shower in accordance with this. The bathroom even comes with complimentary bath thongs which is really nice touch. The tents are set amongst incredibly beautiful and well maintained gardens that help separate the tents so you don't feel too close to your neighbours.

The staff were incredibly nice and went to extra lengths to make our stay enjoyable. They put handpicked flowers from the garden in our bathroom and brought a selection of jewellery to our tent for us to buy from. They offer additional activities and the Masai walk was memorable.

One drawback was the food which on the first day was dismal but improved thereafter (the pasta dish was great) and all our vegetarian needs were well catered for. Oltome Mara was the only accommodation to have a flat screen TV and DVD player in the lounge area. Overall we had a great time and were well tended to during our stay.

One last thing, do not feed the monkeys while enjoying the view from the balcony because the little buggers will merely return the favour by ransacking your room while you are out. Yes, they know how to operate zips.

  • Stayed: June 2010
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