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Offbeat Mara can undoubtedly boast that it has some of the best wildlife viewing in the Masai Mara. The pride of lions - the Offbeat Pride - are always within a short distance from the camp and can regularly be heard roaring in the Offbeat Valley. Combined 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. Offbeat Mara has taken the traditional camping term and turned it into something rather special - fantastic guiding, a relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food and outstanding management will make you feel right at home.
Situated in the Mara North Conservancy you have access to unlimited game drives, bush breakfasts, sundowners, guided safari walks and cultural visits. The Mara North Conservancy is a 320km² sweep of classic savannah bush country, the land broken into ridges and dry riverbeds, and is home to high densities of game. The wildlife includes several much-studied lion prides, such as the Acacia pride and the Gorge pride, named after the iconic Leopard Gorge, 5km north-east of Musiara Gate. The local Maasai and their herds still have some grazing rights here, so while on safari in Mara North you will see the occasional herder out with his cattle.
Offbeat Mara maintains its private homely feel by consisting of only seven tents. There are five doubles/twins and two family tents. The heart of the camp is the main 'mess' tent with its bar, dining area, sitting room, fireplace and forest deck. All the accommodation tents are en suite with flush loos and traditional hot safari showers. Each tent has its own veranda and is carefully positioned to offer wonderful views as well as privacy.
This lovely camp will really feel like a home away from home, most of the staff are local Maasai and create a friendly laid back atmosphere in camp. There is a wild feel here, without all the bells and whistles you really get back to nature and enjoy an authentic safari in the bush.