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Reviewed 7 October 2017

We visited Ol Seki in the Naboisho conservancy for our honeymoon- what a fantastic experience! The camp is heavenly- luxury tents with lovely touches including hot water bottles in the evening; dressing gowns and a really comfy bed. The food was delicious; freshly cooked breakfast, three course lunches using fresh local ingredients and tasty four course meals with plenty of wine and Amarulo to wash it down. The staff were very friendly and the service was excellent.

Our guide was the fantastic Mike. He was enthusiastic, very knowledgeable and generally good fun. We saw so many amazing animals in the conservancy including big male lions, little cubs and a pregnant cheetah. Would highly recommend a day trip into the Mara where we were lucky enough to see a wildebeest crossing, a leopard in a tree and a lioness in a tree!

Thanks to Jody for being a great host and to David for his excellent lion impression which meant we could listen out for the Lions when we were in our tents! Mike, we couldn't have asked for a better guide. Thanks for putting up with all our questions! We look forward to another visit in the future!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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WatamuMel, Manager at Ol Seki Hemingways Mara, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear Rebecca,
Thank you for leaving us such an incredible review and for choosing to celebrate your honeymoon with us. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and that the food, accommodation, game viewing and guiding met your expectations.
Mike will be ecstatic with his special mention!
We promise to have the Amarula at hand for your next visit.
All the best,
the Ol Seki team

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We travelled to Kenya after getting a taste for Safari`s last year with a trip to South Africa. The travel agent advised us to go for a conservancy as opposed to the Mara itself,as in the Conservancy`s only a maximum of 4 vehicles are allowed around the animals at any one time. In the Masai Mara it can be anything up to 30 + vehicles. We were glad that we followed their advice. So it was that we travelled by light aircraft from Nairobi to the Naboisho Mara Conservancy airstrip.We were picked up by our driver Patrick from the Ol Seki camp. On our way into camp Patrick found us a large male Cheetah called Forrester and we had only been on the ground 10 mins.We were put into Chui tent as we are both disabled and it was felt that we would be better served in that part of the camp with less steps for us and a shorter route to the meal area. The tent was spacious and well appointed with 2 double beds a settee and two armchairs. The toilet and Shower were at the rear of the tent. We had lunch on the deck before going out on our first game drive with Patrick who I must say was a fantastic guide who was so knowledgeable regarding the animals and the area we were in. Patrick was our Masai Son as he liked to call himself.
The meals were first class: breakfast was whatever you desired from fruit /Yogourt to a full English,lunch and dinner were four courses and the food was excellent. We had our own chef called Moses our own waiter called William and our own housekeeper called Pamela they were all just a fantastic team and nothing at all was too much trouble. We stayed 4 nights and wish we had booked longer There is something very special about sitting on the bed about to turn in and a male lion is somewhere nearby bellowing, to call his pride out to hunt. All in all we had an amazing time at Ol Seki and can guarrantee we will be back as soon as we can.
I would also like to thank the camp manager Jodie for looking after us so well and making sure that several times a day she came to visit us and check all was well with us.
Could I please ask Jodi if she could please let me have the title and author plus the isbn number (Bottom right hand corner on the back cover) of the book about the building of the Ol Seki camp I have looked all over for the book but can`t locate it.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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WatamuMel, Manager at Ol Seki Hemingways Mara, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear Andy and Sharon,
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review of your stay with us here at Ol Seki.
We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your safari. We have passed on your contact details to Patrick so you can keep in touch with him and I hope you have received the contact details we sent for the author Sue Allan who wrote the fantastic Litilet’s Tales.
Moses, William, Pamela and the entire team send their wishes and we hope you come and visit us again soon!
All the best,
the Ol Seki Team

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

This was our first safari and we were not too sure what to expect. The experience we had at Ol Seki was amazing! We loved our tent, which was spacious, clean and had great views...we spotted a lot of animals even from our deck!
The food was delicious, but desserts and bread were truly amazing! We also really liked having dinner with the other guests and hear their stories.
The guides were very knowledgeable and thanks to them we spotted so many animals (we just didn't see a rhino, but those are rare to see). We really enjoyed the full day to the Masai Mara and we would recommend it.

Room Tip: We stayed in Nina 1, but I believe all tents have great views.
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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WatamuMel, Manager at Ol Seki Hemingways Mara, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hello, and many thanks for leaving such kind words about your stay with us at Ol Seki. The team will be glad to hear you enjoyed your first safari and that our tents and food met your expectations. As you noticed during your stay the social aspect within the camp is a huge part of safari life and we are glad to hear you enjoyed listening and sharing stories with other guests in the camp. Kenya always leaves you something to come back for so we hope to see you again in the future on your search for the Rhino! All the best, The Ol Seki team.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This was our first safari and what can I say..this place is amazing!! The tent we stayed in was spacious and luxurious with a magnificent view with animals roaming around below us. Pamela, William & our chef made sure we had everything we needed throughout our stay! Jody the camp manager is a credit to the company, she makes sure everything runs smoothly and always checks up with you to see how the day is going. Patrick our tour driver was brilliant in every way and very knowledgeable.

A typical day would look like:
morning game drive
Breakfast
Lunch
Evening game drive
Dinner

The game drives are absolutely fantastic and you get to see all different types of wildlife here! (Only thing we didn't get to see was a rhino, which is pretty rare) I would recommend spending a day in the Masai Mara also! This can be arranged by the camp at additional costs.

We could not have chose a better camp to stay in during our honeymoon and would definitely come back in the near future!!

Room Tip: All rooms are a very high quality
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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WatamuMel, Manager at Ol Seki Hemingways Mara, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear Kim and Fran,
Thank you for leaving such a detailed review of your stay with us at Ol Seki and for choosing to celebrate your honeymoon with us. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your first safari! Right from the guides to the kitchen, the entire team will be ecstatic to hear they made your stay so special.
We would completely agree with you that a day in the Maasai Mara Reserve is well worth the visit at this time of the year as this is where the Mara and Talek rivers are; so for those looking to catch a glimpse of a wildebeest crossing this really is a must do! Despite that area being known for higher number of visitors you can then return to the relaxed pace of the conservancy which offers more exclusive game viewing and a number of activities meaning you really get the best of both.
The entire team sends their regards and we hope you come and visit us again soon! All the best, The Ol Seki team.

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Ol Seki Hemingway is located in the private reserve of Naboisho Conservancy. What makes this place special is you only have a handful of Safari camps located here so you never see too many vehicles. The circular tents were spacious and very comfortable. The view from the deck was excellent. Animals would walk around your tent at all times, including zebra, baboons, monkeys, antelope, etc. It was quite an experience to be so up close and personal! Our hosts were fabulous and would make sure we had everything we needed. The food very good and the safaris were excellent, including the night Safari. Not many camps allow these, so this was a special treat. Seeing hippos walking around at night outside of the water was very cool. There is a pride of around 20 lions located here, and our first safari we got to experience 4 male lions roaming the land. A highlight of our trip! Everyone very friendly and accommodating. A very nice camp and would highly recommend a stay here! Great for families as well.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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WatamuMel, Manager at Ol Seki Hemingways Mara, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Jambo!
Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us at Ol Seki. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the game viewing within the Naboisho conservancy and got stuck in to all we have to offer at the camp. We hope you made some magical Mara memories from your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Best wishes, the Ol Seki team

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