Ol Seki Hemingways Mara
There’s no typical day at Ol Seki. Ol Seki Hemingways Mara is small and personally tailor every day to suit what you want making your time in the Mara an unparalleled adventure in the realms of safari. Ol Seki Hemingways Mara have a choice of 10 exclusive tents in which to host you accompanied by some breathtaking views and the warmest Kenyan hospitality you could wish for.
Located in the heart of the Naboisho Conservancy, Ol Seki borders the Masai Mara Reserve. The 200km² private conservancy limits entry to clients actually staying in the area which allows an incredibly intimate safari experience and leaves the plains free for wildlife to thrive. In fact, research indicates that Naboisho has one of the highest densities of lion in Africa. The conservancy also has impressive numbers of elephant, giraffe, and other plains game in addition to hosting some of the rarest animals in Kenya such as Wild Dog
Ol Seki Hemingways Mara is located in the heart of the Naboisho Conservancy which borders the Maasai Mara Reserve.
The conservancy limits entry to clients actually staying inside the area and offers an incredibly private safari experience. We have a choice of ten exclusive tents in which to host you accompanied by some breathtaking views and the warmest Kenyan hospitality you could wish for.
There is no typical day at Ol Seki Hemingways. We’re small and aim to personally tailor every day to suit what you want making your time in the Mara an unparalleled adventure in the realms of safari.
Ol Seki Hemingways Mara Small and cozy guest areas are all about the view overlooking your own private watering hole where you will often see all kinds of plains game venturing for a much needed drink. At night, you will find yourself in the warm glow of the paraffin lanterns and candlelight, the hazy bush noises singing in the background as you survey the Koyaki plains.
Ol Seki Hemingways Mara is a luxury safari camp located in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. The camp is named after the famous American writer, Ernest Hemingway, who was known for his love of adventure and the outdoors.
The camp offers a unique and authentic African safari experience, with 10 spacious tents that are elegantly furnished with all the modern amenities. Each tent has a private veranda that offers stunning views of the surrounding wilderness.
Guests can enjoy game drives led by experienced guides, who will take them through the Maasai Mara in search of the "Big Five" - lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and rhinos - as well as other wildlife such as zebras, giraffes, and wildebeests. The Maasai Mara is also famous for its annual wildebeest migration, where millions of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles cross the Mara River in search of greener pastures.
In addition to game drives, guests can also take part in other activities such as guided nature walks, bird watching, hot air balloon safaris, and visits to the local Maasai village to learn about their culture and way of life.
The camp also has a spa where guests can indulge in a range of relaxing treatments, as well as a swimming pool where they can cool off after a day of safari activities. The dining experience at Ol Seki Hemingways Mara is also top-notch, with delicious meals made from locally sourced ingredients and served in a picturesque setting.
Ol Seki Hemingways Mara offers an unforgettable African safari experience that combines luxury, adventure, and the natural beauty of the Maasai Mara.
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What are the 2023 Prices for Ol Seki Hemingways Mara?
Here are Ol Seki Hemingways Mara Resident Rates:
Ol Seki Hemingways Mara Rates
Only Green, Beige or Earth Coloured Safari Converted Landcruiser or Landrovers are allowed in the Conservancy
Karen Blixen Camp Child Policy:
Children up to 1.9 years Stay: FREE
Children 2 – 13.9 years Sharing with adults: 50% PPS
Masai Mara Reserve 2023 Park Fees:
|Masai Mara Park Fees||KE||EA||NON RESIDENT|
|Validity: 24 Hours
||CITIZEN||RESIDENT||Inside Park||Outside Park|
|Adult Park Fee||KES 1,000.00||KES 1,200.00||USD 70.00||USD 70.00|
|Children Park Fee||KES 300.00||KES 500.00||USD 40.00||USD 45.00|
What you have to know about Masai Mara Park Fees:
Staying Inside Masai Mara Park Fees(Non-residents):
Masai Mara Park Entry Fees applicable to Guests staying in Camps and Lodges INSIDE the Masai Mara Reserve
Staying Outside Masai Mara Park Fee Rates(Non-residents):
Masai Mara Park Entry Fees applicable to Guests staying in Camps and Lodges OUTSIDE the Masai Mara Reserve
Masai Mara Citizen Entry Fees and Masai Mara Resident Entry Fees
Citizen Entry Fees: Guests visiting Masai Mara Reserve are required to present their Kenya National IDs
Resident Entry Fees: For residents of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda
||| Residents visiting the Masai Mara Reserve are required to: present their passports or show work permits or appropriate visa/s as proof of residency status
Which Hotel Facilities are available for guests at Ol Seki Hemingways Mara?
- Luxury Tents: The camp offers 10 spacious luxury tents, each with a private veranda that offers stunning views of the Maasai Mara. The tents are elegantly furnished with comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms, and modern amenities such as electricity and hot water.
- Dining: The dining experience at Ol Seki Hemingways Mara is top-notch, with delicious meals made from locally sourced ingredients. Meals are served in a picturesque setting, such as by the campfire, under the stars, or in the dining tent.
- Spa: The camp has a spa where guests can indulge in a range of relaxing treatments, such as massages, facials, and body scrubs. The spa uses natural products and essential oils, and offers a tranquil setting for guests to unwind.
- Swimming Pool: After a day of safari activities, guests can cool off in the camp's swimming pool. The pool overlooks the Maasai Mara and provides a refreshing oasis in the midst of the wilderness.
- Lounge and Bar: The camp has a lounge and bar area where guests can relax and socialize. The lounge is furnished with comfortable sofas and chairs, while the bar serves a range of drinks, including local beers and cocktails.
- Campfire: The campfire is a popular gathering spot in the evenings, where guests can share stories and experiences from their day of safari activities. The campfire is also a great spot for stargazing and enjoying the sounds of the wilderness.
Which Rooms Types are in Ol Seki Hemingways Mara?
Ol Seki Hemingways Luxury Tents
If ever there was a definition of ‘glamping’ Ol Seki captures it in every sense. We have ten stylish tents, all with en-suite bathrooms, and each one expertly designed to offer secluded privacy and spacious accommodation in safari-chic muted tones of vanilla and taupe. We have six domed ‘Nina’ tents and two expansive family suites – ‘Simba’ and ‘Chui’. Hot running water blasting through rain showerheads and elegant flush loos are a feature of every en-suite bathroom. These low impact structures are camouflaged by the landscape and are fashioned for sustainability.
Every tent sits on a private vantage point up on the rocky escarpment offering a 270° view of the bush from your bed which takes in the slope of the acacia scrub where animals graze in the shade of the sparse trees. Beyond the immediate vista, the Ngama hills hem the horizon to the east and beyond lie the plains of the Maasai Mara.
Hemingways Mara Nina Tent
These tents are ideal for couples. The high dome centers over a double bed decked out in fine linens. Six opening panels encompass the bed on three sides, which mean that from the comfort of your pillow, you can watch the dawn break in panorama. The rear section of the tent houses your en-suite bathroom and dressing area and in front of the tent is a large deck where you can enjoy private dining, sunbathing and star gazing.
Hemingways Mara Simba Tent
Complete with kitchen, dining room and living area, which connects two enormous double bedrooms, both en-suite, this is perfect for families. There’s a fully stocked bar and fridge and you can decide the level of service you require – we can provide a butler to be present at all times or we can make our staff invisible and give you complete
Hemingways Mara Chui Tent
Featuring two large en-suite twin bedrooms separated from a large central living space housing a private kitchen, lounge and dining room. A stone boardwalk connects the three distinct structures which means that if other members of your party want to stay up late in the private bar, you can retire to the quiet seclusion of your room next door. This suite is ideal for families or friends travelling together who would also like some privacy within the group.
What are the Foods & Drinks options at Ol Seki Hemingways Mara?
Our experienced chef will impress you with a varied menu while our staff will pour your drinks. The beauty of our catering is its mobility – wherever you are in the Conservancy or the Reserve, you can indulge in excellent fresh food served on china plates and chilled drinks poured into real glasses. As well as being mobile we’re also flexible. Breakfast can be before you head out for a morning game drive or after you come back. Lunch can be a perfect picnic out in the Reserve or a light lunch back in camp. After a long day on safari, afternoon tea is delivered to your room as you take a few hours to relax and re-energise. And if all that’s not enough, enjoy a 4 course dinner in camp or out in the bush under the stars.
With a near panoramic view of the acacia scrub beyond your table, the dining tent will excite your senses. Breakfast at Ol Seki Hemingways Mara offers a healthy continental buffet and a hearty and familiar English breakfast with our chef on hand to prepare your eggs exactly as you like them.
Lunch will re-energise after the morning’s excursions and dinner is sumptuous with an extensive repertoire of classic dishes made with locally sourced ingredients.
Perhaps you might prefer the solitude of a private al fresco meal on the deck of your tent. In the Nina tents, we will serve you from the kitchen and our waiters will attend to you unobtrusively. In the Chui and Simba tents, we can give you a private chef for the night who will cook in your personal kitchen and serve you at your own dining table.
Our kitchen is totally mobile so don’t be surprised if you find the dining floor is the grassy plain of the conservancy one evening or if the kitchen one morning is transformed into a tree trunk and trestle table. Our specially designed safari coolers and hampers make for the most luxurious picnic lunches too.
Which Hotel Activities are available for guests at Ol Seki Hemingways Mara?
- Game Drives: The game drives at Ol Seki Hemingways Mara are led by experienced guides who will take you through the Maasai Mara in search of wildlife. You can see the "Big Five" as well as other animals such as zebras, giraffes, and wildebeests. The game drives take place in customized 4x4 safari vehicles that are designed for comfort and optimal game viewing.
- Guided Walks: If you're looking for a more active way to explore the Maasai Mara, guided nature walks are a great option. Led by knowledgeable guides, these walks take you through the wilderness to see the smaller details that are often missed during game drives. You can learn about the flora and fauna of the Maasai Mara and experience the thrill of walking in the wild.
- Community Visits: Ol Seki Hemingways Mara offers the opportunity to visit a local Maasai village to learn about their culture and way of life. You can interact with the Maasai people, visit their homes, and learn about their traditional practices, such as beadwork and cattle herding.
- Balloon Safari: One of the most iconic activities in the Maasai Mara is the hot air balloon safari. You can soar above the Mara in a hot air balloon to get a bird's eye view of the landscape and the wildlife. The balloon safaris take place early in the morning, and are followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush.
- Horseback Safari: For a truly unique safari experience, Ol Seki Hemingways Mara offers horseback safaris. Led by experienced guides, these safaris take you through the wilderness on horseback, giving you a different perspective on the wildlife and the landscape. Horseback safaris are suitable for experienced riders only, and are available on request.
Honeymoon at Ol Seki Hemingways Mara
Accommodation at Ol Seki Hemingways Mara consists of spacious, luxury tents that are designed to provide privacy and comfort. Each tent is elegantly furnished and features a private veranda with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The tents are equipped with modern amenities such as en-suite bathrooms, hot showers, comfortable beds, and solar-powered lighting.
During your honeymoon at Ol Seki Hemingways Mara, you can enjoy a range of exciting activities. The camp offers game drives in customized 4x4 vehicles, allowing you to explore the Maasai Mara ecosystem and encounter the diverse wildlife, including the famous Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, and buffalo). Guided nature walks are also available, providing an opportunity to learn about the smaller flora and fauna of the region.
Additionally, Ol Seki Hemingways Mara offers hot air balloon safaris, which give you a unique perspective of the Maasai Mara from above. This thrilling experience allows you to witness the vast savannah, wildlife, and breathtaking landscapes from a bird's eye view. Cultural visits to Maasai villages are another highlight, where you can interact with the local Maasai community, learn about their traditions, and gain insight into their way of life.
The camp's dining experience is exceptional, with delicious meals served in various scenic locations, including bush breakfasts, picnics, and candlelit dinners under the stars. The staff at Ol Seki Hemingways Mara strives to provide personalized service and ensure that your honeymoon is a memorable and romantic experience.