Ol Seki Hemingways Mara

Ol Seki Hemmingways Mara is a private tented camp located in the unfenced 200km square of Naboisho Conservancy (in Eastern Koyaki) bordering the Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya. 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.

Guests staying at the Ol Seki Hemingways Mara can enjoy completely exclusive drives in private open top Land Cruisers. A stones throw from the Mara Reserve, guests have the chance to experience the famous crossing of the Mara River during the migratory months.


Ol Seki Hemming way 'Nina' tents - six opening panels encompass the bed on three sides which mean that from the comfort of your pillow, you can watch the dawn break in panorama. The rear section of the tent houses your ensuite bathroom and dressing area and in front of the tent is a large wooden deck where you can enjoy private dining, sunbathing and star gazing.

Ol Seki Hemingways Mara Safari Camp's Simba Suite is a self contained pent-house in the bush with a private driveway. Complete with kitchen, dining room, living area which connects two enormous double bedrooms, both ensuite

Ol Seki Hemmingway Mara Safari Camp's suite offers greater individual privacy than the Simba suite as the two ensuite double bedrooms are separated from the central living space. The main area between the bedroom tents houses the kitchen, lounge and dining room. The three distinct structures are connected by wooden boardwalks

Ol Seki Hemmingway Mara Safari Camp's deck is where the evening camp fire blazes, you have an excellent view of the waterhole and the stars.

Accommodation at the Ol Seki Hemmingway Mara Safari Camp

Ol Seki Hemingways Mara safari camp has a choice of  8 exclusive tents and 2 suites. Guests at the Ol Seki Hemmingway Mara Safari Camp can enjoy the stunning wilderness of the Koiyaki plains from the 270 degree panoramic views offered by each uniquely designed tent. The tents offer privacy as well as a secluded spot with a 270 degree view of the Mara Plains. The suites offer the ultimate in safari luxury with private areas and private facilities.

Ole Seki Hemingways Mara Camp - Safari game viewing drives

Only vehicles from the properties are allowed in the conservancy, and since the conservancy is unfenced meaning that animals walk freely between the Maasai Mara and the conservancy, you get a chance to enjoy very private game viewing experiences.