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Welcome to the Mara Olapa

"OLAPA" IN MAASAI MEANS THE MOON.

Tired of the hustle and bustle of city life? Or are you an enthusiastic photographer wanting to capture those once in a lifetime photographs of African wildlife? Well, you are in the right place!

The Mara Olapa camp, situated inside the Maasai Mara Reserve is conveniently nestled near Kaboso Crossing, Double Cross and the Marshes of Musiara. Our unique location is highly conducive to sightings of our resident leopards and lions and often, within 10 minutes of leaving camp, you could be sitting with a pride of lions or the elusive leopard. Mara Olapa camp is unfenced, giving the small plains game the freedom of movement within the camp. We do however take our client safety very seriously and have Maasai Moran guards at hand throughout during the day and night.


The camp consists of six luxurious ensuite safari tents, tastefully decorated in African themed décor, large comfortable beds with Egyptian cotton whites, a private verandah and a fully functional bathroom with a safari style shower and flushing toilet. All tents are strategically constructed under tree shade providing stunning views and avoiding excessive heat build-up during the day. The layout of the Camp is such that each tent has a private feel to it. Futhermore, We also have a very spacious family tent consisting of two ensuite rooms and a lounge available for families visiting the camp.


There is nothing like a gourmet meal after a long day in the bush. Our chef serves a mouthwatering variety of freshly prepared cuisines, served in an A la Carte style in our enticing and cozy dining tent. Should you want to do a full day safari, our chef would be delighted to pack you a full picnic lunch. Adjacent to the dining tent is our luxurious lounge tent, decorated with rustic hints of wilderness charm, which is guaranteed to provide a relaxing evening including a large selection of drinks. Alternatively, you can exchange the day’s stories with the Maasai Morans at the fireplace under the moon and stars, only disturbed by the distant (or sometimes not so distant!) roars of lions.


Game drives at Mara Olapa Camp are either in your private car or the camp cars. The camp has specially adapted open Land Cruisers, which are higher than standard and equipped with several features allowing the optimum game viewing experience. Our guides and drivers are highly trained with the flora and fauna of Maasai Mara. Their enthusiasm for spotting and viewing game is very infectious!

You can either fly or drive to the Maasai Mara. There are several daily flights to Musiara Air Strip, which is close to the camp. The drive from Nairobi to Maasai Mara takes approximately 5 hours and is a very scenic route through the Great Rift Valley Escarpment. You can use Sekenani, Talek or Musiara gates to enter the Reserve.

Should you be interested, other activities such as a bush lunch, sundowners, walking safari, hot air balloon safari and a Maasai Village visit can be organised prior to your visit.

Mara Olapa camp runs on solar power and is an eco-friendly bush camp with little impact on the environment and striving to maintain the ecosystem. We also empower the local communities be generating economy and providing employment opportunities.

We guarantee a once in a lifetime experience at Mara Olapa camp and rest assured, you will immediately be planning to be back soon!








THINGS TO DO

  • HOT AIR BALOON SAFARIS

    No visit to the Maasai Mara is complete without a safari in a hot air balloon, which can be booked in advance or at the camp immediately on your arrival. Setting off at dawn, gliding silently over the majestic savannah plains and capturing panoramic views of spectacular beauty is guaranteed as a 'once-in-a-lifetime experience'.

  • MAASAI VILLAGE

    Kenya is home to 42 indigenous Tribes, of which the most famous surely are the Maasai. This nomadic, warrior tribe which once held vast swathes of pre colonial Kenya, still retain many of their traditions as they live largely unaffected by modern day civilization

  • SUNDOWNER

    Sundowners are a tradition in African bush safaris with a multitude of cocktails or your favourite drinks, watch the sun go down as you enjoy these magical and memorable moments.



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Almost invisible from the Plains of Maasai Mara, the unique design of the camp creates a feeling of space and being out in the wilderness which is unmatched by any other camp in The Maasai Mara.

The Camp consists of six luxurious and elegant en-suite safari tents with flushing toilets, safari style shower, and a private verandah. All the tents are constructed under tree shade thereby avoiding excessive heat build-up during the day.

A selection of freshly prepared meals mostly in a la carte style are served by our resident gourmet Chef in the Dining Tent. There is an additional luxurious elegant lounge tent with an assortment of drinks

Nothing rivals sitting around the campfire watching "Bush TV" (campfire), enjoying the sounds of wildlife in the African night and the clear star gazed sky. It’s your own billion star lodge.

Futhermore, We also have a very spacious family tent consisting of two ensuite rooms and a lounge available for families visiting the camp.

Mara Olapa Camp is unfenced thus giving the small plains game the free movement within the camp. Maasai Moran guards are at hand to look out for your safety during the day and night.

The Camp is eco-friendly and runs on solar power, hence having little negative impact on the environment and eco-system. We also strive to empower the local communities through the generation of economy and provision of employment opportunities.

  • We had an amazing safari holiday at Mara Olapa camp. It was a lifelong experience. The Camp accommodation was very comfortable with an imaginative layout.PV3000

  • This has been the best trip to Mara so far! Could not beat the service, game drives, and general hospitality. Staff are amazing - so friendly and always so willing to help. The drivers Moses and Jonathan are just incredible - their vision is something special. They all went above and beyond to make our trip just great for us. We will definitely be coming back! Hopefully soon!Shahsilma85

  • Good food, à la carte not like in the bigger camps buffet style food. For lunch they do not just make one of these awful sandwiches but salads which is great. The tents are clean, spacious and comfortable and everybody is ever so helpful. Highly recommendable.Blabla992017

  • Staff and service including the chef was just amazing. Coupled with the fact the location being in the famous double cross area famous for the enkunyai pride of lions and the 6 marsh boys together with the famous leopardess called kaboso. This camp is simply magicalHalpesh P

About us

One of Maasai Mara’s best kept secrets, Mara Olapa Camp is nestled away between the banks of Kaboso Crossing and the great savannah plains. This unique location of the Camp is perfect for spotting big game including our famous resident leopards and lions. The intimacy of the camp results in an unrivalled quality of service and attention for each and every guest. Every minute from the early morning game drive in the crisp Maasai Mara air to the post-dinner digestif around the outdoor fireplace under the moon and stars will be memorable.


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Maasai Mara in Brief

Maasai Mara National Reserve (also known as Maasai Mara and by the locals as The Mara) is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kenya-Africa. The reserve is located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland.The Maasai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November


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Peponi Plaza, Westlands,
P.O.Box 44713-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya.

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  • + 254 799 872 125
  • + 254 780 687 290
  • info@maraolapa.com
  • sales@maraolapa.com
  • www.maraolapa.co.ke