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Lugano, Svizzera
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I booked in august a two nights stay for the beginning of October, through our safari travel agency, who paid in advance $ 200 for our stay. I wanted to stay at Oldarpoi, I was there before other two times, simply feeling home and friends with the owners. Unfortunately when I got there, tired in the evening, after a long...

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Maasaielder, Owner at Oldarpoi Mara Camp, responded to this review

First, we regret that the guest had a negative experience, even though this was not intended to be. This particular guest has visited the camp several times in the past and even previously gave it an excellent review on TripAdvisor. We are concerned with such a harsh review from a person whom we consider to be a friend. our camp...

Vancouver, British Columbia
Reviewed 23 September 2016

There is really no other way to describe it – we’re certain that Nelson and his wife, Maggie, run the most serene, natural, rustic, friendly camp in all of the Mara! We were on our honeymoon and this is exactly what we were looking for – a genuine, unique experience with culture and safari. We were the first to stay...

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Nelson has made the place really nice to stay. The staff is very polite and helpful. They try their best to make you feel comfortable. Good food too. Nelson also arranged for the best guide and vehicle for our safari.

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Fairfax County, Virginia
Reviewed 8 June 2016

From the safari, over the ceremony and blessing by the elders, visit to the village, learning about your school projects, to the accommodations, and kind care from everyone - I will never forget this experience. Hopefully, I will be able to come back soon and bring my family/friends on one of the trips. I thank Nelson, Maggie, and the entire...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Nelson runs a lovely camp on the foot of the lush hills near the Maasai Mara National Reserve. You wake up to the sounds of nature, and a beautiful view all the way to Naboisho Conservancy. End your day around the camp fire, enjoying a beer or a cup of Kenyan tea, and listen to Nelson's stories about growing up...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Towards the end of our one week safari all the way from kv vallley iten via baringo and bongoria through nakuru and naivasha, i decided to change locations of our accomodation from lodges to tented camp and settled for oldarpoi tented camp which is almost two km from the sekenani mara gate. nelson the owner was goood to organise with...

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2016

We stayed for two nights in February. We were met by the staff with hot towels and a drink. They were the friendliest and most accommodating imagineable. The accommodation we slept in was a tent attached to a toilet and shower area. My wife didn't think she would like it but loved it! The shower was really good. Willy the...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 2 February 2016

My wife and I went to Maasai Mara for 3 days and stayed at Oldarpoi Mara Camp, a community camp run by Nelson and Maggie Reiyia. These guys are incredible people who devote their lives to help their fellow Maasai by building schools, creating jobs and helping to promote Maasai culture. In addition to going on game drives and seeing...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 November 2015

We stayed at Oldarpoi Mara Camp for three days this November and had an incredible experience. The owners, Nelson and his wife and the camp crew took us on a safari where we discovered the maasai mara national park with a jeep all to our own, meters away from lions with cubs, elephants, rhino's and leopards. We went on a...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Friends in Nairobi heard about our last minute decision to drive into the Mara the next day and recommended I call Nelson. He was fantastic - making sure his team had dinner for us even when we arrived late at night! The staff were lovely - pulling out a couple of beers for weary travellers and looking after our driver...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Oldarpoi Mara camp, is operated in partnership with the local Maasai community. The camp is concerned with the welfare of the local community .Our vision is to transform the local community, socially and economically.We support the Ole keene primary school with teacher's salaries, children sponsorship programs etc.The school has more than 300 children and we built classrooms for them including a rescue center unit to accommodate young girls running away from cultural practices such Female Genital Mutilation ( FGM ) and early marriage.We also plan to establish a community library which will include a learning center and conservation projects.Guests who would like to volunteer in any of our projects as part of a unique safari experience are highly encouraged to do so..This will make a difference to the community.The camp has permanent tents with beds, bedding, complete solar Water heating and lighting system, flush toilets and hot showers - all the trappings of home! We are also an accomplished safaris outfitter with best trained Maasai guides! We offer safaris and tours to different destinations throughout East Africa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Oldarpoi Mara Camp

Address: 3 KM to Sekenani Gate,Maasai Mara | Sekenani-Keekorok Rd, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (Formerly Oldarpoi Maasai Safari Camp)
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $209 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“We were the first to stay in one of their cabins - super cute! Their permanent tents looked super fun also.”
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“stroll in the evenings after a great game drive for a very nice sundowner.”
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