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Simba + Oryx Nature Camp

Ololaimutiek Village, Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya
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#65 of 108 campsites in Maasai Mara National Reserve
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We have electric power and hot water shower 24hrs a day, WiFi(wlan) connection, we serve only buffet in all meals, the tents are spacious, luxurious and have glass front facing the park, the restaurant has glass front on the park side, the bar has a bonfire place, the camp borders the park
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Ololaimutiek Village, Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya
Simba + Oryx Nature Camp
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Mara Lodges Airport
47.8 km
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Olkiombo Airstrip
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Joshua I wrote a review Sept 2023
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The environment is very serene and a welcome departure from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi. The accommodation was top notch. The rooms are well designed with whole glass wall and door( my description is not doing it any justice you have to come and see for yourself) Hot showers, clean beddings The team ( I interacted with Cephus and Nashpal) led by James were professional and and always ready to help. They ensured we were comfortable and never hungry. The bar is well stocked with liquor beers and cigarettes The food was fresh and made to my liking. If you are going for the game drive make sure to have the hotels lunch box. There was internet connectivity at the main sitting area and was able to reply to some emails while my Mrs did her assignments There is a bonfire 🔥 every evening next to the bar and you can warm yourself there with a glass of whiskey 🥃 They play soft relaxing house EDM music in the evening. There are Maasai warriors around the camp to escort you to and from your room as the resort shares a boundary with the park All in all my stay here was marvellous and I would recommend it to everyone. I plan on coming back and staying much longer. Till next time До свидания
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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dcfc1991 wrote a review Sept 2023
Derby8 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a fantastic 3 night stay here. The views from the tents and the bar / restaurant area were beautiful, especially of the sunset. The tents are well equipped with good showers and comfy beds, and you get a great view through the glass front. The food was great too and tasted very fresh. But the best part was the staff - every single member of staff was really friendly and welcoming and ensured we had a great time. This was definitely the best place we stayed in Kenya! :)
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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C K wrote a review Aug 2023
Nyeri, Kenya3 contributions
The Simba Oryx team will become your family. They are amazing! All of them are special. Joel, Samuel and Tom Ole. These three work so hard to make feel comfortable and have fun. We have stayed here 4 times now that is how much we love it! We have been to 4 other “5 star” places in Masi Mara and this place beats them all. Besides the staff, food is excellent. Some in our group are vegan and gluten free, and they were able to enjoy full meals with us too. The rooms are always very clean. They are spacious with a separate walk in shower and toilet area. The bathroom and shower are all cement walls and floors. The front is all glass with beautiful views. Almost always you have animals visit at night. The roof and side walls of sleeping area are canvas. The beds are comfortable especially for East Africa. Hot water and elect. Are solar so they are limited, but we have never run out of either. We can’t say enough good things, so just try it and come be a part on the Simba Oryx family!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Coffee is instant, so I travel with a small French press. Area is cold in mornings so bring a...
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Responded 28 Aug 2023
Hello CKB, You are right...We are now family :) Thank you for kind reviews and connection with our staff. That always adds up to the experience and makes it more magical. Anytime you come back here you have a place to call home. We love our clients and your happiness only brings us more joy. Thank you and all the best in your future endevours. Much Love.
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mary m wrote a review Aug 2023
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This place is Magical. Given a chance I would come here every often. The staff are so good and kind . I want to give a great shout out to Joel who ensure I had everything I needed during my stay. I spotted zebras outside my tent during day and at night. The camp is not fenced , but the Masai Guards made us feel 💯 safe during all our stay, they patrol the camp both day and night 24/7 security present . This place is totally heavenly. I’d urge everyone to pick this place totally therapeutic . And also not to mention their food is very fresh , big up to the chef Dorcas for a job well done. Also the place has ten tents therefore not so crowded making it so relaxing and chilled , I totally loved my stay here.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Always book with a travel agent for convenience of transport from Nairobi to the Mara
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Responded 28 Aug 2023
Hello Mary, Your words are very motivating to our staff. We are pleased to be part of your happiness in exploring the Maasai Mara. You are an excellent guest who always made us also feel appreciated by your infectious smile. Welcome to Simba Oryx Family. Kindly come back soon. Warm Regards.
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Charl M wrote a review Aug 2023
Sardinia, Italy1 contribution
This was one of the many highlights of my trip to East Africa through Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya. The camp is cosy and very beautiful, best part is waking up to the views through the glass doors. If you are lucky see some zebras across, like living in the wild. A true dream for me and my wife. The Maasai people are very unique, just as I had imagined and the camp welcomes you with a dance from them. I really enjoyed their beautiful culture and company. The staff are so warm and helpful, especially the manager who works even late to ensure we could go about our post-game activities even with issues of electricity. We were tired from the game drive but that hospitality and concern made the experience at the camp worth it. My wife keeps talking about the chef's food so I guess I must be back with the kids because I still can't get enough of the magic of Maasai Mara.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: There's no pool so don't pack up your swim wear. A little disappointing but the game drives take...
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Responded 26 Aug 2023
Hello Charlm, You have melted our hearts from the Simba Oryx family and staff. No words can express our joy in being part of you and your family experience at the Maasai Mara and in entirety East Africa. We love our clients o allow me to call you part of Simba Oryx Family. See you soon and warmest regards in your future endeavors. We will keep the magic alive.
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nazeema101 wrote a review Aug 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa23 contributions16 helpful votes
James, the manager stepped in after I had some difficulty with the tour operator finalising my 2 night booking. I was at least able to stay the one night. Having stayed in the budget accommodations in the area on a previous trip, this is a very reasonably priced mid range option. The location is amazing, it is literally on the border of the park, but with no fencing, the animals can wonder in and out of the camp site. There were zebra and giraffe around my tent. In addition the sound of the nearby village are muted and you fall asleep to the sounds of yipping hyenas. The tent itself is spacious with a large bathroom and dressing area and the glass facade allows an immersive experience. The consistent supply of hot water is a luxury when compared to some of the other camps. Meals are ample of good quality. The best part of the stay was the incredibly friendly and helpful staff, special mention of James and Joel. I wish I had stayed longer
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 26 Aug 2023
Hello Nazeema, We are so glad you had a great time with us. Your words are a treasure to us as we hold our clients close to our hearts. You are part of Simba Oryx family and you are welcome again. Thank you so much and we look foward to seeing you again in future. p.s we wish you stayed longer too :)
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Mgiaco wrote a review Jul 2023
Montreal, Canada107 contributions44 helpful votes
The camped tents and the place is breath taking. You really feel like you are staying in the park as you can spot zeebras, girrafes and a masai guard said that he saw an elephant early in the morning not too far. The staff will go above and beyond in addressing your needs. Additionally, they offer a warm welcome and the food was excellent. They use vegetables grown from their garden. Everything was super clean.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Raffaele Q wrote a review Jul 2023
Singapore, Singapore11 contributions11 helpful votes
Nice small resort next to the Masai Mara gata. Friendly staff and good food prepare by a professional chef Being an eco resort they only have solar panels for electricity so little power during the night. Ideal place for a short safari with a small budget
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring extra battery power and flash lights for the night
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Traveler1 wrote a review Jun 2023
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What an amazing stay here. The views are splendid, and the people working here are amazing! There is no swimming pool or much to do, but as you'll be busy most of the day this is really not necessary. The food is excellent, and the people are so lovely. When I was accompanied to my tent (which is also beautiful!), we passed by some zebras. Really in the middle of nature here, I would highly recommend a stay!
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Robert Kanya wrote a review Jun 2023
Nairobi, Kenya354 contributions13 helpful votes
Check in was nice and enjoyed our stay.The room had a nice view view of the Masai Mara Game reserve. Stayed for two nights,the staff were friendly.Winnie was helpful and kind to us. The Meals were always on time and warm. At night elephants and giraffes would pass by.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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R 2,188 - R 5,423 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceMaasai Mara National Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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What are some of the property amenities at Simba + Oryx Nature Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Simba + Oryx Nature Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Simba + Oryx Nature Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are any cleaning services offered at Simba + Oryx Nature Camp?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.