A private tented camp bordering the Masai Mara, Ol Seki Hemingways Mara Camp is your enclave of luxury in the wildest terrain of Kenya. They have a choice of 10 exclusive tents in which to host you and the entire 200 km square of Naboisho Conservancy to reveal exclusively to you.
The camp is named after the Ol Seki tree (known in English as the sandpaper tree) which in Ma, the local Masai language, means “blessed”. It’s a peace tree and the branches are used to settle disputes. This is apt because the creation of Naboisho, which means “coming together” has brought peace between agriculture and wildlife in the conservancy and has helped to forge a harmonious relationship between the local Masai and tourist enterprises in the area.
The conservancy borders the Mara and there are no fences to inhibit the migration of animals which means you should see the big five and all the other indigenous animals on your check list right here, sometimes within five minutes of the camp. Only vehicles from the properties are allowed in the conservancy, so you see wildlife, not minibuses. The view from the camp is spectacular, the Mara is mostly flat plains but we are elevated on a rocky escarpment so you can see for miles.
The size of the tents is remarkable and the exquisite paleness of the colors compliments the beauty of the design.
The majority of their staff were brought up within a 15km radius of the camp. They know the land intimately and they care about it. Everyone has an excellent knowledge of the area, not only the guides. So if you’re in the dining tent and you point to the hills and ask the waiter what they’re called, he’ll tell you the name and what it means.