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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

The are old souls in this world, people whose personalities get across simply by the grace of their being. Barbara, the owner of Ol Mesara, is one of those people. She is of Slovenian descent and moved to Tanzania after she married her then medical student husband. She has created an authentic Masai like experience on a hill looking at... More 

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MarwaSonny, Director of Sales at Ol Mesera Tented Camp, responded to this review

Your review is much appreciated and we are glad you enjoy your stay with Barbara. We are honored you got the best authentic Maasai experience and the taste of our great food. Thank you. More 

1 review
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We were only there for one night (which included one dinner and one breakfast) and we had this lovely quaint camp all to ourselves (we were 5 me my husband my mother and my 2 kids ). Barbara was very welcoming and the lounge was the perfect place to relax and have drink after a long day of game viewing.... More 

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Thank Nishalaurentadriana
MarwaSonny, Director of Sales at Ol Mesera Tented Camp, responded to this review

Your response has been well received, And your very very nice sleep, spectacular view and very good food is what we look forward to our clients, Thank you and may your wish become true. More 

Ljubljana
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We were there for six days. Every day we enyojed safary or explored surroundings of the Camp and visited also the nearest place Mto Wa Mbu, Masai Market and Masai village. The staff was very friendly, the tent was comfortable (room, bathroom, toilet), terrace with gorgeous view to the valley, food was very well prepared. We talked a lot with... More 

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barbara w, Manager at Ol Mesera Tented Camp, responded to this review

Hello! We are very glad you enjoyed your safari, Hope we see you again! Best Regards, More 

Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

We were only there for one night (which included one dinner and one breakfast) and we had this lovely quaint camp all to ourselves (we were 4 couples). Barbara was very welcoming and the lounge was the perfect place to relax and have drink after a long day of game viewing. Our tent was very nice and clean and had... More 

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barbara w, Owner at Ol Mesera Tented Camp, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your time in writing this review. We are very happy that you did enjoy and relax during your visit, Sadly you had those two problem and the matter has already been solved, We wish you all the best, Thank you. More 

Stavanger, Norway
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

From the arrival Barbara, her grandson Muria and the rest of the staff made us feel very welcomed. The rooms were very clean and nice, while the lounge area was even nicer. We enjoyed the bush tv (campfire), the food, a walk around the camp and even tried a local toothbrush made from tree branches. Our room has a great... More 

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barbara w, Owner at Ol Mesera Tented Camp, responded to this review

Hello Alejadro! Thank you so much for your time in reviewing our Gorgeous Camp! We are very happy that you were feeling welcomed during your stay with us! We would like to wish you all the best in life!, Merry Xmas and Happy New year! Best Regards, More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

We very much recommend this quite eco friendly and amazing place powered by solar energy. The tents were great and staff very welcoming and helpful. Food was delicious. We slept with two adults and two children in a spacious family tent. its quite far from the main road but this makes it much more suitable for experiencing nature and the... More 

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MarwaSonny, Guest Relations Manager at Ol Mesera Tented Camp, responded to this review

Hello Arina! Thank you very much for your time to review our camp! Your review is very import to us! We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We work very hard to ensure you have a memorable safari and great experience when visiting the Maasai Boma! We wish yo well in the future and a good experience... More 

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Travelling with several other women in Tanzania was phenomenal. I was expecting to climb Mt. Meru with my friends. Our last stay before our climb was at Ol Mesera Tented Camp. The camp is enchanting! The tents are comfortable and private. The setting is breath taking . The owner, Barbara, and the staff are wonderful. Rather than climb Mt. Meru,... More 

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barbara w, Owner at Ol Mesera Tented Camp, responded to this review

Hello Claudia! Thanks for taking time to review our camp! We are so proud that you find staying with us is enchanting we! appreciate your positive review! Wish you all the best and hope we will meet again, you are absolutely a good friend! Barbara More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

This was the second night of our 14 day safari in Tanzania. Barbara and her very capable staff of local Maasai provided a welcoming atmosphere and very comfortable tents with beautiful views. The food (dinner and boxed lunches the next day) was delicious, particularly the pumpkin soup. After dinner we were treated to some fireside Maasai goat BBQ, very tasty!... More 

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barbara w, Owner at Ol Mesera Tented Camp, responded to this review

Hello Hamish! We thank you for taking a time in reviewing our camp! Your opinion is very valuable to us! We are glad you had a relaxing time with Us! Say hello to your happy family! We wish you well in the future! Barbara W Lavrich| Owner and Managing Director More 

Sussex
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50 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

A beautiful tented camp up the Lake Natron road in a beautiful quiet place perched on a gorge overlooking Ngororogoro. Comfortable tents. Excellent green credentials, solar power etc Friendly owner who uses locals as staff and supports the community. A friendly welcome, good price. The sunsets were beautiful. It's a good base to explore lake manyara, Tarangire and Lake Natron.... More 

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barbara w, Owner at Ol Mesera Tented Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our camp! We are glad that our experience in this industry for more than 10 years was a memorable one when you stayed with us! We hope to make your next stay with us a better one! Ol Mesera Tented wish you well in the future Barbara More 

Seattle, WA
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2014

We stayed here for one night in Sept. The food was so so. We went to dinner right after the dining room opened its door, yet none food was hot, all just lurk warm. The restaurant service was the worst we had for our over 40 days of East Africa trip. The shower is very small, but the hot water... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
WELCOME TO OL MESERA TENTED CAMP! - Situated in a true African Savannah, And our location is just perfect 15 minutes drive from Mto wa Mbu and yet far away from the busy city life, you will always feel alone in the bush and be awakened by the birds in the morning chirping around, only to discover the beautiful view of the Ngorongoro escarpment and see Maasai graze their livestock in the valley from your private balcony! Our authentic African camp is the perfect base and yet the only place to experience all the Maasai traditions! walk with our friendly Maasai staff to their real homes untouched by commercialism and learn many thing about their lifestyle, you can learn how to throw a spear, an arrow, make fire with sticks,about their tradition medicine, making of tradition honey wine,watch how they can take blood from the bull with a short of an arrow,milk their prized cow, or even go a day grazing with Maasai warriors with packed lunch or have goat BBQ in the bush with Maasai warriors! you can also have a goat BBQ in their boma(Village). Our Tour desk will assist you in renting a car at a reasonable price when visiting all the major national parks in the northern circuit which can be a day trip from the camp, you can visit Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park, Lake Natron, Engaruka Ruins, Ol Donyo Lengai( The active volcano mountain and mountain of god for the Maasai) Or a safari to the famous Serengeti National park and return the next day! we will love to hear your stories! Also activities provided by Mto wa Mbu cultural Tourism can be arranged such as farm tour, biking to Lake Manyara and climbing balaa hill! KARIBU SANA! (Most Welcome!) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ol Mesera Tented Camp

Address: Lake Natron Road, Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Lake Manyara National Park
Price Range: ₹ 3,409 - ₹ 10,228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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 of 5 bubbles GhanaLjubljana, 10 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All the tents were good. We had 3 tents.”
 of 5 bubbles claudiabA6779NO, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
“all the rooms are good!”
 of 5 bubbles TeeVeeBee54, 21 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Ask Barbara for your preference of tent - each with a wonderful view of the mighty wall of The Great Rift Valley”
 of 5 bubbles JamesWolstencroft, 12 Aug 2013 | Read review
“All the tents are placed on the escarpment with a beautiful view.”
 of 5 bubbles Rabakema, 9 Jun 2013 | Read review
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