Offbeat Mara: Information from the owner
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About this information
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Offbeat Mara, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 20 Jul 2023
Facilities at Offbeat Mara
- Property facilities
- 24-hour Security, Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant
- Room facilities
- Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Pure Cotton Linen, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
- Activities on site
- Big 5, Bird Watching, Boules, Catch-and-release Fishing, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Night Drives, Safaris, Walks (Guided), Wildlife Tours
- Nearby activities
- Animal Encounters, Big 5, Bird Watching, Child Friendly Activities, Cultural Tours, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Hiking, Hot-air Ballooning, Safaris
- English, Swahili
Room types at Offbeat Mara
Double/twin tent x 5
We have 5 tents that are set up as either doubles or twins, with a large double bed and a large single bed in the tent. All tents have flush loos, safari showers and jugs of water for the basins. The tents have a large verandah, with a table for private dining and chairs to relax on.
Family tent x 2
We have two family tents. Each has two sleeping areas, one with large double bed and the other with two or three single beds.There are two safari showers, loos and basins in these tents. The tents have a large verandah, with a table for private dining and chairs to relax on.
Activities at Offbeat Mara
Picnic breakfasts and lunches are often carried in the vehicles so you have the flexibility to stop where you like and enjoy your meal in stunning surroundings.
Bush dinners are also a highlight of your stay.
The Maasai people are a fascinating and beautiful tribe who are proud of their traditions and love to show our guests their way of life. Offbeat Mara Camp work very closely with our local community and visiting these villages is a morning or afternoon well spent. There is a charge $30 per person to vist a Maasai village.
Family Friendly Activities
With our two spacious family tents we are a very child friendly camp with rates to suit. Over the main Northern hemisphere holidays in particular (July, August and Christmas and New Year) we have lots of families staying. We also have two extended safari vehicles which will comfortably fit 8 people.
If Mum and Dad fancy a chill out in the afternoon, are team of Masai guides are more than happy to entertain the little ones - be it learning to fire a masai bow and arrow or throw a spear, beading with some of the ladies from the community, fishing or even baking a cake for afternoon tea there is plenty to keep children entertained between drives and walks.
Special or early meals can easily be arranged and if your children want to go to bed early, a Masai guard will sit outside their tent until you return - and radio the main mess tent if they wake up - so you can enjoy your dinner in peace!
For some light hearted line fishing, the Olare Orok River on which Offbeat Mara Camp is set, offers the perfect spot to try and catch a catfish or Tilapia.
We offer unlimited game drives in custom designed 4x4 safari vehicles, with open sides, camera stands and roof hatches. These vehicles are designed to optimize game viewing and photography.
Drives can be arranged at any time and we do not have time constraints. Usually guests head out around 6.30am for a long morning drive with a picnic breakfast carried in the car. For those wanting to go out for a full day, a picnic lunch can also be carried. Afternoon drives tend to start around 4pm after a cup of tea and slice of cake and often cars do not return to camp until after dark.
Being in the exclusive Mara North Conservancy we can also head out after dinner (until 10pm) with filtered spot lights (so as not to disturb the nocturnal species) and see what activity is going on 'after hours'! Sundowners and bush dinners are also a highlight.
All our guides are highly qualified silver rated guides and groups of four or more will always have their own vehicle.
Hot Air Balloon Safaris
Offbeat Mara Camp can arrange spectacular hot air balloon safaris across the Masai Mara...a truly spectacular way to view the wildlife and scenery
Koiyaki Guiding School
All of our guides are graduates from the Koiyaki Guiding School, which is a superb training ground for some of Kenya's top guides. Guests can visit this school to learn more about the work done here
Running with the Maasai
For those wanting some exercise and to burn off the calories running in the bush with our Maasai staff is the best run you will ever do.
A famous safari tradition is sundowners in the bush.....after a full day of game viewing there is nothing more refreshing than evening drinks as the sun sets over the horizon, listening to the sounds of Africa. With a fire to sit around and a fully stocked bar, it is not until the stars appear that you will pry yourself away and head back to your beautiful camp....hopefully finding lion or leopard on the way!
Experience the Mara from foot - you will be escorted by a local Masai guide who grew up on the land herding cattle and knows it intimately. The small five and other interesting facts will be revealed that you often miss in the vehicle. Often an excuse to burn off some calories from the delicious food in camp!
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