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Elangata Olerai Luxury Tented Camp
Europe
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58 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“great experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

We had a great experience here and we enjoyed it. During the previous 2 nights we stayed at the Mara Serena Lodge, very nice but very different.
The people here are really welcoming and although there wasn’t a wide choice of dishes for dinner and breakfast, it all tasted great. The accommodation is a bit basic, but it was a great experience and we liked to mix luxury accommodations and more authentic “adventurous” accommodations. Since the camp is situated just outside the park, it is an ideal spot to spend one night or two before moving on to another accommodation inside the park (especially West side).

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

All was wonderful, staff, comfort, food, and safety. Any questions, requests, or concerns were immediately attended to. The Masai staff always walked with us at night, enriching our stay with information on their culture. Food was good, breakfast available as early as we desired- loved the pancakes ( I would call them crepes) and red plum jelly, wonderful soups daily, Great views from the tents. Clean and roomy tents and showers. We take away great memories.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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New Delhi
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19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2012

Given it was peak season, this place is a good value for money. Not a lot of variety of food, but it tasted great. Wasn't a big fan of the location. It was quite far from the gate. But the tents were nice and clean and staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2012

Great time. I traveled with 8 others, we had 4 tents. Staff was readily available. My tent, Leopard, was closer to the Masai Mara than others. I heard an elephant one night and a zebra the first. I felt I was staying at a sustainable camp, quite comfortable, very clean, and up to terms with ecological concerns. Meals were surprisingly good and breakfast was bountiful. I would certainly return here.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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London
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

A wonderful camp in the heart of wildlife, with beautiful scenery and a great place to relax and feel special. The staff are very friendly and the camp is very beautiful and comfortable, the tents are great, safe and have a wild Africa feeling with European luxury. I had a great time and will never forget such an experience....will definitely come back.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Dosevendo
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Roskilde, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

Last month I stayed at Elangata Olerai Camp in Masai Mara for a couple of days.
I felt relaxed and comfortable from the very beging of my stay.
In the reception the staff greeted me welcome with a cool refreshment, which was just what I needed after the long drive from Nairobi.
I was shown to my ”room”, which wasnt a room but a big stationary tent with a front porch and toilet and bathroom in the back. The tent was arranged with a couple of big beds with good quality madrasses. Every day the tent was cleaned and the beds were maid.

The staff at Elangata Olerai Camp was very friendly, hospitable and helpful and the food served in the Camp restaurant was excellent.
The bar was located above the reception with a spetacular veiw over the Savannah. It is indeed a great place to relax – maybe with a iced local beer (Tuska).

The Camp is build and owned by a kenyan family who has a great knowledge and love for the nature at the edge of the Masai Mare National Park. The area is well visited and there are a good activity over most of the day.

Every morning and evening herds of cows, cheep and goats passed the camp herded by local Masai people. Also alot of the wild life of the Savannah came very close to the camp and at night we could hear the sounds of dramatic activities happening in the Savannah.
Although the wildlife was so close to the Camp, I felt at no time scared or unsafe. The Camp had hired some local Masai people to guard the Camp and keep us safe from wild animals.

The facilities at the Camp was of the same standard as a good quality lodge, but here you are in the heart of the nature aswell.
This is a very nice place to stay for a good safari on Masai Mara.

I was there alone, but I can highly recommend it for both families and traveling friends.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bloomingdale, Illinois
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

I found the camp to be wonderful. When I was there, I felt as if I was in the movie, "Out of Africa". The location, the amenities and the staff are top notch and I would recommend to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Masai Mara. I had the trip of a lifetime, and now have so many great memories of this area.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Elangata Olerai Luxury Tented Camp
Address: Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
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Ranked #114 of 140 Speciality Lodging in Masai Mara National Reserve
Number of rooms: 20
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