Offbeat Mara Camp

Mara North Conservancy

Offbeat Mara Camp

Offbeat Mara is a small, semi-permanent bush camp located in the remote Mara North Conservancy, away from the crowds of the busy Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Offbeat Mara Camp is a small, authentic bush camp situated on the edge of the Olare Orok River (a small tributary of the Mara River) in the fabulous Mara North Conservancy. Offbeat Mara is a seasonal camp, which is taken down during May and April and closed for much of November, so as to avoid the rains.

With just six simple guest tents, a mess area and lounge tent, Offbeat Mara lacks the permanent structures and facilities offered by more upmarket camps, but for those looking for good game-viewing in a classic bush setting, Offbeat Mara Camp is ideal. It's among the smallest camps in the Mara North Conservancy, which itself attracts a fraction of the visitors that venture to the main Masai Mara Game Reserve, making Offbeat Mara perfect for those wanting to escape the crowds.

Offbeat Mara's location within a private concession also opens up the possibility of enjoying a wider array of game activities, including night drives, walking safaris and bush meals, than is possible within the main reserve (which guests at Offbeat Mara also have access to).

Offbeat Mara Camp is the sister camp to Sosian Lodge and Offbeat Meru Camp.


Offbeat Mara Camp sleeps just twelve adult guests in six large Meru-style tents (3 doubles and 3 twins – an additional bed can be added for a child). Inside, the tents are simply but comfortably furnished, with lovely hand-carved beds, clean linens, and en-suite facilities including bucket showers and flush toilets. Solar lighting ensures the tents are well-lit.


Meals are typically taken communally in the mess tent, or out in the bush if on a full-day game drive. Start the day with a tasty cooked English breakfast, followed later by a light lunch and in the evening a three-course dinner. The camp has a well-stocked bar.


- Dining area
- Bar
- Mess tent and library


- Game drives
- Game walks
- Balloon trips

Environmental Policy/Responsible Tourism

Offbeat Mara Camp works closely with the local Masai community. Local Masai helped construct the camp with Piers Winkworth, the owner and head guide at Offbeat Mara Camp, and many now work as camp staff and guides.

As a small, mobile camp that is powered by solar, Offbeat Mara Camp has a very low carbon footprint.