Ol Kinyei Adventure Camp

Reviews of Ol Kinyei Adventure Camp

Excellent(97%) From 7 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 7 of our travellers who have visited Ol Kinyei Adventure Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr and Mrs G from Bucks
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Stunning safari, near Maasai Mara, quiet

Amazing safari, watching baby lions, cheetah family playing, lions feeding with hyena, vultures and jackals taking over, awesome crossing of zebras and wilderbeest at river, with crocs taking animals and lion making a kill just beyond the river.

Wonderful sundowners, one whilst surrounded by 12 lions sleeping. Conservancy nice and quiet. Felt exclusive.

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Mrs K & 5 from Maryland
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ol Kinyei Adventure Camp review

Wow - the game drives around Ol Kinyei were amazing. I think we had seen everything but rhinos within the first 24 hours at the camp. Watching the pride of 10-12 lions and the cheetah mom and cubs was really special.

Very similar to Selenkay, but we did like the solar lights hanging in our tents every evening when we came back from dinner (Selenkay should add this.) It was also shadier, so we weren't as hot in the tents napping during the day. We appreciated the buckets, soap and drying lines for laundry. The water pressure in the showers was also a little slower, so our showers lasted a little longer!

Nice big meal tent with charging table and assorted magazines and guides to read. We took full advantage of those. Meals were very good.

It was a busier camp than Selenkay with more guests coming and going, so the staff was busy. We didn't feel as connected to them as we did to the Selenkay staff. We did enjoy our time with them, but just felt like we didn't get to know them as well. However, the service, game drives, etc were all excellent.

One thing missing from Ol Kinyei - there was no village visit and no beading or anything available to buy from nearby villages. This was not a problem - just something to be aware of when planning what to buy where.

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Mrs J. from Colchester
Arrived on: 27-Dec-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Spoilt for life by our Ol Kinyei Safari!

This was the highlight of our trip. Brendan and I have done many safaris, including Kruger Park and this is top by far. The whole Conservancy experience was great - excellent game viewing and so much better for the feeling that it was being done with the blessing of the local people. The visit to the local village was a really genuine experience. The day in Masai Mara was a huge contrast - 22 vehicles around 1 leopard, but it was lovely to see the Mara river again and we did see a lot, although we missed the plains game of the Conservancy. We all felt we would have been disappointed with the amount of general animals had we stayed in the Mara.
The camping experience was great fun and suited us much better than a more luxurious one would have done, to us it fitted much more comfortably with the environment and with our hosts. The tents were comfortable and the shower system worked well. The askaris did a good job of chasing the elephants away at night!!
The camp staff were amazing, and our two guides, Ben and Geoffrey were excellent at finding the animals and birds and telling us everything we could possibly want to know about them. The vehicles were the best we saw anywhere and they were very happy to put us in two rather than be crowded in 1 vehicle. Our breakfast on the way to Masai Mara felt like a real "Out of Africa" experience!

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Mr J from Ridgewood
Arrived on: 1-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ol Kinyei Adventure Camp review

It's a great camp and a great value. Everyone there felt that they had booked the right way - the beds were very comfortable, they had hot showers and the food was FANTASTIC. You really got the sense that you were getting the best of the other Ol Kinyei lodges but at a much better value.

I am tempted to withhold that feedback because I don't want the word to get out about how great this was, but Olivia had mentioned all this in her recommendation and was very much proven right.

The best part was having a private reserve to see wildlife without so many other cars.

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Mr D from Richmond
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Ol Kinyei Adventure Camp review

Ol Kinyei was our first experience of the Mara: it was great all along. A minute after we landed (the airstrip is already an experience if you never landed on one) we were taken to see a cheetah that had been spotted a few minutes before by another car. That was a great start!

The camp was very nice, tucked away by the bend of a stream, a few tents scattered around with minimal impact on the surrounding environment. The camp manager gave us a tour and a talk and was very helpful with everything. Our guides were great, knowledgeable, just very nice people all round. The food was great too and again they catered to the 2 of us that were 'grass-eaters'.

The drives were always different and fascinating; the night drive was also a first for us and we saw animals we would only see at night so again something completely new. And -cherry on the cake- we had a resident female-hippo that came to graze every night by our tent - but very discreet! Top marks all round.

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Mr G from Cape Town
Arrived on: 10-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Fantastic wildlife experiences at Ol Kinyei

The wildlife we saw while at Ol Kinyei was truly spectacular - too much to list, but suffice to say even for us reasonably experienced safari-goers, we were blown away. The highlight was two night drives, both times finding ourselves in the middle of a pride of lions on the hunt!

The camp was beautifully situated and comfortable, the staff friendly and service great.

Would be good if there was some way the tent area could be configured to give a bit more privacy to the individual tents.

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Sarah from Arizona
Arrived on: 21-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Ol Kinyei Adventure Camp review

Staying at Ol Kinyei Adventure Camp was a great adventure. We slept comfortably in sleeping bags with high density foam pads on the floor of our tent. Our tent had a toilet/shower room just steps away from our tent which was adequate for us.

The staff were very friendly and the guiding quite good during our stay.

Food was buffet style with good quality fare.

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