Kempinski opens Olare Mara, its first tented camp in Africa
Kempinski Hotels & Resorts open Olare Mara Kempinski, Masai Mara Tented Camp, a luxurious 12 tent Camp in the Olare Orok Conservancy – complete with over two million wildebeest, zebras and the world’s largest lion population. As the company’s first property in Kenya, the Camp is located in the Olare Orok Conservancy Masai Mara, a one hour flight from Nairobi or 90 minutes from Mombasa. The Masai Mara is a large game reserve that stretches 1,510 sq km (580 sq miles) and rises 1,500- 2,170 metres above sea level.
Accessible via twice daily air transfer on Air Kenya or Safarilink from Nairobi and one daily flight from Mombasa, Olare Mara Kempinski is hidden in a grove of woodland on the banks of the Ntiakitiak River and accommodates a total of maximum 24 guests at any one time. Each tent is furnished in the classic style of the grand African safaris with four poster or twin beds, outdoor and indoor showers with oversized old fashioned claw foot bathtub and a teak deck spread over 80 sq metres. One of the tents features its own plunge pool.
Olare Mara Kempinski prides itself on being an eco-friendly resort that believes in taking care of the environment. From growing its own fresh produce in the largest organic garden in the conservancy to sourcing solar power for 70% of its energy needs, the camp ensures that it does not harm the fragile ecosystem of the grasslands.
With the opening of Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi in spring 2013 a visit to the Camp can be seamlessly combined with stays in the capital city.