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Olare Mara Kempinski

Masai Mara

Days 1 - 3: Masai Mara

Olare Mara Kempinski Location Map

Guests at the Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara leave with memories that last a lifetime, thanks to stunning surroundings, abundant wildlife and understated luxury blended with an authentic African design. Tucked away in a grove on the banks of the Ntiakitiak River, this elegant tented camp is situated in the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy - which is home to many animals and covers over 35,000 acres of prime grassland, riverine forests and acacia woodlands. During the months of July through to September, you can also witness one of the world’s most stunning natural events - the annual migration of over one million wildebeest and their attendant wildlife cast.

Daily game drives can take place in the morning, afternoon, evening or at night, and guests can choose their preference - two game drives per day are included in your nightly rate. The custom-built safari vehicles seat just 6 people, and have radio-links with other vehicles for fast location of game.

Guests can also go on a guided nature walk, offering a refreshing alternative view of the wilderness. Inbetween activities, guests can relax around the shaded swimming pool.

A visit to this region would not be complete without a visit to a nearby Maasai community boma/village, which delivers a unique insight into this age-old culture. At the village, you can meet the people, visit a typical Maasai home, learn about their daily life, and visit the community's handicraft market. 

Raised so as to enjoy optimum views, each of the 12 safari tents has a generously arranged seating area, and a wrap-around deck verandah. While promising every luxury, each tent also deliveres the authentic feel of an under-canvas safari experience - complete with the nightly whooping of the hyenas and the distant roars of the resident pride of lions. The Honeymoon Suite also features a private plunge pool and an exterior dining area where lantern-lit dinners can be taken.

The main camp offers unforgettable dining experiences too. Eat at the poolside with its accompanying bar; the deck area with its views over the beautiful Mara Plains and all its wildlife; facing the camp lawns or alternatively under canvas. Watch the sun set in the conservancy as you enjoy your meal in any of these beautiful locations and just soak in the magnificent colours.

Example Details For Olare Mara Kempinski

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Honeymoon Safari Tent
Includes: Return airstrip transfers; all meals; shared game drives and guided bush walks in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy; a bush meal; soft drinks, beer and house wines, and house spirits; a laundry service; and the Olare Motorogi Conservancy fees are included. Additional game drives into the Mara Reserve can be arranged - the Mara Reserve fee of USD 80 per person per entry is an additional cost.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Olare Mara Kempinski Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 12:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 10:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 8 years and older are welcome.

All of the tents have writing desks, power supply for chargers, hairdryers, fans, night spot lights, drinking water, in-room safe and tea/coffee making facilities.

The camp consist of a dining room, central lounge, safari boutique, private library lounge, tented bar, traditional campfire area along with a swimming pool and sundeck.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the public areas.

Activities that are available at Olare Mara Kempinski include day and night game drives, guided bush walks (early morning or late afternoon), sundowners, bush breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

Horse riding safaris are also available for an additional cost and must be booked in advance. Riders must be reasonably proficient (riders must also be 14 years and older).

Balloon safaris and cultural visits to a Masai Village can also be arranged (additional cost).

In-tent massages are available on request (additional cost).

There is mobile/cell phone reception in camp (limited according to weather conditions).

A laundry service is included.

Hemingways Watamu

The Kenyan Coast

Days 4 - 10: The Kenyan Coast

Hemingways Watamu Location Map

Hemingways Watamu is a tropical paradise, set against an idyllic white sand beach and the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.  The property is located in the middle of the pristine Watamu Marine National Park, which is renowned worldwide for its natural beauty.  Boasting a diverse range of marine life from the visiting whale sharks and manta rays to 3 species of sea turtle, as well as unique coral gardens, the area is considered to be one of the best snorkelling and diving areas on the coast of Africa

Guest can enjoy a whole range of land and sea activities during their stay at Hemingways Watamu, from learning to kite-surf, windsurfing and paddleboarding across the ocean, playing a round of golf at the nearby Vipingo Ridge golf course, exploring the nearby Gede ruins - an ancient Arab town dating from the late 13th/early 14th century, dhow cruises, dolphin watching, whale watching (in season - July through to September), going on a deep sea fishing trip, snorkelling trips, or getting your PADI scuba diving certificate.

If that all sounds a little too energetic, then just simply relax with a good book and a delicious cocktail around either of the two swimming pools.

Dining al fresco at the Brasserie on the beach, with a gentle breeze, is one of life's great pleasures. Whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner, the signature menus focus on fresh produce cooked simply and served expertly. The Gede Café, whose structure is inspired by the Gede ruins, is your go-to for a lighter, more casual setting and the menu includes homemade pastas, pizzas and other light bites.

Each of the 39 beautifully appointed rooms offers delightful views of the Indian Ocean and the endless white sandy beach of Watamu. There are 13 deluxe rooms on the top floor of the North Wing and 26 superior rooms on the ground and first floor.

In addition, there are also 21 luxurious apartments (offering one bedroom, 2 bedrooms and 4 bedrooms) which are located in the South Wing of the hotel. They have been designed and finished to the highest degree and feature open terraces with magical views of the beach and Marine Park, a comfortable lounge and dining area flooded with natural light, en-suite bathrooms and a fully equipped contemporary kitchen.

For the perfect balance of exceptional personal service, charm, rest and relaxation, few places compare to this luxury 5* beach hotel.

Example Details For Hemingways Watamu

Nights: 7 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x North Wing Ocean View Room (Honeymoon Package and Stay 7/Pay 5 offer applied)
Includes: BB Package: Breakfast is included. PLEASE NOTE: Over Christmas/New Year, only HB or FB Package rates are available.
 
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Address

Hemingways Watamu,Watamu, Kenyan Coast, Watamu

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 13:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 10:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome. A babysitting service is also available (additional cost).

All of the rooms have en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, ceiling fans, mosquito nets, complimentary Wi-Fi, a telephone, in-room safe, tea/coffee making facilities,clothes press, a fully stocked mini bar, flat screen TV, hairdryer, balcony/deck, and an iron and ironing board.

The apartments each have separate living/dining areas, a fully equipped kitchen and flat screen TVs in every bedroom and living room.

Facilities at Hemingways Watamu include 2 large swimming pools, a restaurant, tennis court, wellness centre, gym, gift shop and a library.

Served in the main restaurant, breakfast offers a range of options. For a mid morning treat, specialty coffees, cakes and the finest gelato are available at the Gede Coffee Gardens. The Gede menu also includes a varied selection of delicious wraps, sandwiches and sharing platters plus a variety of grilled meats and seafood along with healthy salads, perfect for lunches and more casual evenings.

An a la carte menu is offered for dinner, providing a wealth of options including fresh seafood and meat dishes. A selection of pastas and vegetarian dishes are also available.

The Hemingways Bar is located right on the seafront and offers stunning views of the Indian Ocean and Watamu Beach.

Activities that are available at an additional cost include snorkelling trips, deep sea fishing, sunset Dhow cruises to Mida Creek,  cultural visits to the Malindi and Gede ruins, paddle boarding, canoeing excursions, bird watching at either Mida Creek or Arabuko Sokoke Forest, kite surfing, PADI diving courses and scuba diving, and shopping trips to Malindi Town.

A dry cleaning and same day laundry service is available (additional cost).

Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted.

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