Luxury in the wild
Small and exclusive, Ol Seki Hemingways Mara hosts a maximum of 20 guests. Each stylish tent has
been designed to offer secluded privacy and spacious accommodation in muted tones with a twist of
Bedouin style as a nod to the shape and style of the tents. Locally sourced fabrics and furniture, a
writers desk and a large comfy day bed add further comfort.
Every tent sits on a private vantage point up on the rocky escarpment offering a 270° view of the bush from your bed which takes in the slope of the acacia scrub where animals graze in the shade of the sparse trees. Beyond the immediate vista, the Ngama hills hem the horizon to the east and beyond lie the plains of the Maasai Mara.
The Simba Private Villa is a self-contained penthouse in the bush with a private driveway. Complete with
kitchen, dining room and living area, the tent connects two enormous double bedrooms, both ensuite. There’s a fully stocked bar and fridge and guests can decide the level of service they require – a
butler can be present at all times to pour drinks and make coffee as required, or staff will stay in the
background to give guests the freedom to help themselves to the amenities. The expansive terrace
with small plunge pool provides an ideal viewpoint for wildlife watching during the day and
stargazing at night. The main feature of the Simba Suite is exclusivity with your own dedicated chef
for all meals as well as a private game drive vehicle and guide.
▪ Electricity and hot water is sourced through a private solar farm with back up generator for
emergencies. Phone and camera batteries can be charged in tents.
▪ Elevated ceiling fans
▪ Complimentary laundry service
▪ Mini bar in each tent with water and soft drinks. Family tents have their own fully stocked
▪ Indoor and outdoor showers
▪ Safe for storage of valuables
▪ Outdoor plunge pool
Small and cozy our guest areas are all about the view overlooking your own private watering hole where you will often see all kinds of plains game venturing for a much needed drink. At night, you will find yourself in the warm glow of the paraffin lanterns and candlelight, the hazy bush noises singing in the background as you survey the Koyaki plains.
Relax with your favorite drink in hand as you take in Olseki's beauty & tranquility....
Furnished with beautifully comfortable leather sofas and arm chairs, this is the quintessential safari scene that has remained largely unchanged for a century or more – no modern technological interruptions of digital noise or flashing images. Compare yourself to other safari-goers over the ages, captured in sepia images in coffee table books. Or contrast your experiences to those described in racy fiction of heady safari romances and dangerously wild encounters. Come and peruse the collection of literature and we’ll help you to drinks at any time of day or night.
Enjoy fabulous views of the Mara Plains from the Sunken Baraza Lounge Area....
Descend from the Library to the low deck, following the lantern-lit pathway. From this ledge, where the evening campfire blazes, you have an excellent view of the waterhole and the stars. Many warm evenings have been whiled away here in canvas safari chairs watching the sun set as our staff offer up the perfect G&T and some delicious nibbles. Sinking a scotch and soda under the stars while the fire roars and the crickets hiss in the great outdoors is so memorable – it’s unlike any other bar you will ever have frequented.
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