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A Kenya Safari Taking In The Offbeat Mara Camp
An African Kenya Safari taking in the Masai Mara is an awesome experience which can only be enhanced if you choose the best place to stay for your needs. You should consider booking the Offbeat Mara Camp as one of the smaller and more unusual camps to go to.
The Offbeat Mara Camp is a seasonal camp hidden away in a prime wildlife area located on the shady banks of the Olare Orok River on the Koyiaka Ranch. It is carefully positioned so it doesn�t affect the wild animals who walk undisturbed right through the area.
What you are going to get with the Offbeat Mara Camp is a really private and traditional safari right in the Masai Mara and a long way from other lodges and camps, so what you will get is fantastic game viewing without hordes of vehicles in attendance. In fact you will be unlucky to see another safari group during your stay at Offbeat Mara Camp.
The day to day activities includes Game drives, Bush Walking, Birding, Photography, and you will get terrific game viewing with regular sightings of lion, leopard, and elephants.
The Offbeat Mara Camp sleeps 12 people in six tents, all overlooking the plains of the Masai Mara, in three doubles, and three twins, and the tents are large meaning an extra bed for a young child can easily be added. Each of the tents has an en-suite bathroom with hot bucket showers, wash basins and flushing toilets.
Meals are taken in the mess tent, and are informal, and quite often evening meals are around the camp fire in the open air under the stars. The meals are comprehensive and of good quality, featuring full English breakfasts, light lunches, and four course dinners. There is a bar and comfortable chairs with a writing desk and a library.
Essentially Offbeat Mara Camp is a traditional bush camp where sitting round the camp fire talking about the day is how the evenings pass. It is renowned for its personal service and very homely atmosphere.
Game reserves have rules, but guests at the Offbeat Mara Camp aren�t restricted by them around the camp so guests can go for daytime game drives as well as night drives. There are bush breakfasts and sundowners, walking safaris with armed guides and then of course there is the Game reserve itself with the possibility of a balloon flight..
The time to visit the Masai Mara and stay at Offbeat Mara Camp is of course between July and October when the wildebeest and Zebra cross the plains in the huge migration from the adjoining Serengeti. The animals draw in the lions leopards and cheetahs in huge numbers and Offbeat guests are ideally placed to take advantage of the sights.
Finally the Offbeat Mara Camp works closely with the local Maasai community, and the local people helped build the camp, and now have found employment on the camp.
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