Offbeat Mara is a small, traditional safari camp, situated within the Mara North Conservancy. This beautiful area enjoys exceptional year round game viewing with impressive big cat populations, and the annual wildebeest migration from July to October. There is also a nearby lion pride known as the 'Offbeat Pride', who are regularly seen not far from camp, and can be heard roaring in the distance. With regular sightings of cheetah and leopard, as well as the rest of the big and little game, there is little need to go elsewhere.
Head out in the early morning with a picnic breakfast for a game drive and keep an eye out for all there is to see. For those wanting to go out for a full day of adventure, a picnic lunch can also be carried. In addition, walking safaris are a great way to explore the conservancy, especially the more secretive areas which cannot be reached in the vehicles.
Finish the day with a refreshing drink as the sun sets over the horizon. With a fire to sit around and a fully stocked bar, it is not until the stars appear that you will pry yourself away from this spectacular view, and head back to your beautiful camp for a scrumptious meal.
As you are inside the exclusive Mara North Conservancy, guests can also head out after dinner on a night drive with filtered spot lights (so as not to disturb the nocturnal species) and see what activity is going on 'after hours'!
Offbeat Mara maintains its private homely feel by consisting of only 7 tents, including 2 family units. All the tents have en-suite bathrooms with traditional hot safari showers. The spacious interiors are all furnished with large, cedar beds, solar lighting and have fantastic views from the verandahs.
The heart of the camp is the main 'mess' tent with its bar, dining area, sitting room, fireplace and forest deck.
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Game Package: Mara North Conservancy fees; all meals; house wines, spirits, beer and soft drinks; game drives with an Offbeat Mara Camp guide; walking safaris; sundowners; visits to a local market; visits to the Aitong School and Koyiaki Guiding School; transfers to and from Mara North airstrip; and a laundry service are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
Of course young children need to be kept busy, and Offbeat Mara Camp have some exciting ways of breaking up the regular safari routine. Some of the activities that are available include walking in the bush, archery, fishing, cookies decoration and beading with the local ladies.
In addition, children are also given an animal checklist of the wild animals and birds that are in the Mara North Conservancy. This gets children excited to get out into the bush, spot wildlife, and learn more about the diverse wildlife around them.
General Information For Guests
The tents all have en-suite bathrooms with hot safari/bucket showers, double wash basins and flush W/Cs. They also have large cedar beds, solar lighting, a wardrobe and verandahs with fantastic views.
The main area consists of the mess tent, bar, sitting room, fireplace and forest deck.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided in the mess tent, and there are battery charging facilities available from 16:00 till 22:00
Activities that are available include day and afternoon/evening game drives, guided walking safaris, bush breakfasts/dinners, sundowners, line fishing for catfish, and Visits to the Koyiaki Guiding School and Aitong School.
Hot air balloon safaris, and visits to a local Masai village and primary school can also be arranged (bookings must be made in advance and is an additional cost).
The camp is approximately a 60-minute game drive away from the Mara North airstrip.
All game drive vehicles are equipped with charging sockets which can be used during game drives.
A laundry service is included.