• Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Luggage storage
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Parking on site

Experience world-class service at Olare Mara Kempinski

Nestled on the banks of the Ntiakitiak River, Olare Mara Kempinski is located in Masai Mara and boasts panoramic views of the savannah and game species. It has restaurant, bar and outdoor swimming pool. The luxury, spacious tents with parquet floors are equipped with a private entrance, seating area and safe. Each tent offers a balcony with views of the river and the en-suite bathroom includes free toiletries. Some tents feature a private plunge pool. Olare Mara offers a daily set menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is served under the canvas, by the pool or on the private deck which overlooks the Mara plains. Guests can enjoy a vaierty of activities ranging from game drives, swimming and massages available upon request. A complimentary shuttle service is available and can be arranged with the property. Free WiFi is available in public areas and Nairobi is 273 km away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Olare Mara Kempinski has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 23 Jul 2013.
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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Breakfast info


Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Talek
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  • Sargoon
    A full fledged 5* experience in the middle of the wilderness (Maara). Dominic and his team were very accommodating to all our needs and also comped us upto a better room and mostly a private safari and dining as we were honeymooning. Special...
  • Arnaud
    - Kindness of the staff - The fact that everything is included in the rate (meals, drinks, game drives, airstrip transfers…) - The space in the room - The very well organised game drives - Architecture of common spaces - Quality of the food
  • Yukiyo
    All staff were very kind and very supportive. Hospitality was so great!!!
  • Kalicharan
    everything! the food was the best. All staffs were friendly. I highly recommend this place.
  • Hugh
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    We loved our suite with its own plunge pool overlooking the River- all 200sqm of it! The staff were excellent, from Kennedy quietly arranging surprise events for us and facilitating every request, through the guides and trackers to the dining and...
  • Aurélien
    Beautiful location, very friendly staff and absolute perfect stay! The staff really makes you feel at home and service is perfect
  • Adrian
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The rooms, communal areas, food and staff were all excellent. Our guide (Eric) was exceptionally knowledgeable.
  • Fraser
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The whole experience was amazing. We had a tent that overlooked a lake area that was full with hippos and wildlife! The tents are very luxurious and Paul was amazing in looking after our tent. Olare is situated in the conservatory so the game...
  • Laura
    United StatesUnited States
    This was a fantastic place to go on safari in the Masai Mara. It was a beautiful location, surrounded by animals, many of which wandered the camp at night. The game drives were very good, lots of information given. We saw everything we wanted to...
  • Valia
    the hotel is one of the best .They provide excellent service and I have very high requirements .Our tent was so big and luxury, the food is perfect, the staff is so kind and well trained.We saw so many...

Property questions and answers
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  • How many game drives are included? Also-Can you tell us about air transfer to Masai Mara from Nairobi (instead of drive)

    We have one morning shared game drive, and one evening or night shared game drive.
    Answered on 8 June 2020
  • What all does all-inclusive entail? Do you need to pay any extra fees once on the camp?

    All inclusive means all below included: Fullboard Drinks - soft drinks, selected range of wines and spirits. One shared morning game drive in the morn..
    Answered on 9 September 2020
  • Hi there, how do I get from Nairobi to this camp please? And associated costs?

    Greetings from Olare Mara Kempinski, We are able to arrange for a transfer from Nairobi to Mara via air or road. For air transfer it costs US$ 395 per..
    Answered on 23 December 2022
  • Is it one morning and one evening shared game drive per day OR just one morning and one evening drive for the entire trip?

    It is one daily shared morning game drive and one daily shared evening or night game drive.
    Answered on 9 September 2020
  • Does the cost include the fee to enter the park or is that paid seperately?

    Greetings from Olare Mara Kempinski, Kindly note the rates do not include the conservancy fee. Conservancy fee of US$116 per adult per night and US$5..
    Answered on 23 December 2022
  • Does the package include a Bush Meal? Is breakfast served in the morning during the drive or do you have to come back to the Camp for breakfast? If it..

    We confirm that we do plan for Bush meals subject to weather permitting . Kindly note this is done after the game drive we have areas within the conse..
    Answered on 2 July 2023
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Host Information

Company review score: 9.2Based on 69,785 reviews from 72 properties
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Property information

Deep within Africa's finest game reserve, The Masai Mara, our luxury camp, Olare Mara Kempinski welcomes you to a sanctuary of Kempinski comfort. Get up close and intimate with Lion Prides, resident Leopard and Cheetah, Elephants and Giraffe and numerous other animals, yet always feel safe and pampered.

Neighbourhood information

The expansive Olare Motorogi Conservancy borders the Masai Mara National Reserve and is home to an abundance of animals including all the big cats for which the Mara is famous. It forms part of a vital buffer zone between the Mara Reserve and the wildlife dispersal areas surrounding it. Wildlife presence, population and diversity have greatly increased since the establishment of the conservancy. The conservancy today offers pleasant and exclusive viewing of game in a pristine environment, with a rich and diverse wildlife population rarely found anywhere else on the African savanna. The area encompassed within the Olare Motorogi Conservancy is a strategic buffer zone for the Masai Mara National Reserve and the wildlife migration corridors, and will be secured from incompatible land usage, such as wheat farming, charcoal production and subsistence agriculture, which together displace wildlife habitats at an alarming rate in the Narok district. Olare Motorogi Conservancy is set to be a world-class conservancy, generating sustainable income for the landowners, and supporting an increase in wildlife habitat beyond the Masai Mara National Reserve.

Language spoken


Property surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      African • Indian • Local • Asian • International • European

Facilities of Olare Mara Kempinski
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
Media & Technology
  • Telephone
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed).
    • Shuttle service
    • Luggage storage
    • Laundry
    • Airport shuttle
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Outdoor swimming pool
    • Open all year
    • Massage
      Additional charge
    Languages spoken
    • English

    House rules

    Olare Mara Kempinski takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 14:00


    Until 10:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children older than 8 years are welcome.

    Children 13 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    8 - 11 years
    Extra bed upon request
    US$349 per child, per night

    Prices for extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    There are no cots available at this property.

    All extra beds are subject to availability.

    Age restriction

    No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 8 and older are allowed)

    Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Olare Mara Kempinski accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    The following mandatory fees are collected at the property from all guests:
    Conservancy fee of 160$ per adult per night.
    Conservancy fee of 58$ per child per night.

    Kindly be advised that we have a minimum age for the check-in which is 8 years old, please note that we do not permit children less than 8 years old to stay in the camp.

    Please note also that the children age is 8-12, as adults age is from 13 years old and above.

    FAQs about Olare Mara Kempinski

    • The prices at Olare Mara Kempinski may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Guests staying at Olare Mara Kempinski can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.2).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental

    • Olare Mara Kempinski is 8.7 miles from the centre of Talek. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Olare Mara Kempinski offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Massage
      • Swimming Pool

    • Olare Mara Kempinski has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant

    • Check-in at Olare Mara Kempinski is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • Yes, Olare Mara Kempinski is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.