Discover the Best Ultimate Camping Experience with Offbeat Safaris
Mention East Africa, and the first thing that comes to mind is an amazing safari! This infectious excitement has seen the rise of luxury camps near famous tourist hotspots in Kenya. It is now official; camps provide the much-desired bush experience.
Camping has got be the most exciting outdoor experience for any adventurous traveler. Many campers can attest to the thrill of basking under the midnight sky, savoring the beauty of the moon and stars, the fire cracking and the sounds of animals howling nearby. All these provide a captivating blend in the outdoor experience.
Offbeat Safaris is widely acclaimed for providing the ultimate safari experience in Kenya. Offbeat Safaris is known for its fancy horseback and camp safaris since the 1990s. Camping in Kenya is now an attractive tourist attraction amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Luxury camps are the perfect getaway from busy city life and therapeutical venues for battling burnouts.
Exploring the beautiful wilderness in Kenya
Offbeat Safaris currently manages Offbeat Mara Camp, Sosian Lodge, Ekorian’s Mugie Camp, Deloraine House and Offbeat Riding Safaris. In an exclusive interview with the Offbeat marketing manager, we find out how Offbeat Safaris can make your tourism in Kenya a wholesome experience.
“Offbeat Safaris was established in 1990. It began with mobile horseback safaris and further expanded the collection to include traditional safari camps and lodges in Kenya’s prime game viewing areas. Offbeat Safaris has become well known for offering exceptionally high guiding, service, and accommodation standards without compromising on the true nature of being on safari. Our portfolio consists of 4 properties and riding safaris. They include Sosian Lodge, Ekorian’s Muge Camp, Offbeat Mara Camp, Deloraine House and Offbeat Riding Safaris. We intend to open the 5th property in August 2021 – Offbeat Ndoto. Ndoto Camp is a luxury (4 doubles) tented camp based in Mara North Conservancy. We promise a very exclusive and special raw wilderness experience here.”
Offbeat Safaris offers multiple indoor and outdoor activities. A majority of the guests like to combine a beach and bush itinerary. The most popular combinations include 3 to 4 nights at either Sosian Lodge or Ekorian’s Mugie Camp in West Laikipia; 3 to 4 nights at Offbeat Mara Camp in the Masai Mara, Mara North Conservancy, and finally topping it up with a beach destination for 4 to 6 nights either in Diani (South Coast), Watamu, or Lamu (North Coast).
Specialized Riding Safaris at Offbeat Riding Safaris
Offbeat Riding Safaris has a stellar reputation in Kenya for providing unrivaled mobile horseback safaris amongst big games since the year 1990. Horse rides traverse the Masai Mara, Amboseli, and Laikipia along the best routes. The camping crew moves with a traditional mobile tented safari camp. Your designated guide is highly knowledgeable and conversant with the locations, habits, and reactions of the wildlife. Sosian Lodge and Deloraine House also offer horse riding for amateur and experienced horse riders.”
Best time to take that horse ride
Horse rides are fun-filled activities, especially during a warm sunny day. Kenya is at an advantage for being along the equator. The weather is warm for the better part of the year and has two rainy seasons that fall in April/ May and November. The rainy seasons offer dramatic skies and thunderstorms, perfect for photography trips. December to February is usually the hottest time of the year, while July and August tend to be cooler.
“Kenya is an amazing destination all year-round. We have up to 4 seasons at each of our properties (with July, August, mid-December to the beginning of January falling in high or peak season) that are price tiered. If the Great Wildebeest Migration is on your bucket list, then July-October offers the best sighting opportunities.”
Challenges during the Covid 19 season
Covid-19 has hit all sectors of the economy, tourism notwithstanding. As our Offbeat Safaris correspondent asserts, “Our biggest challenge has been the lock-downs curbing most travel. However, we have managed to get by and remain operational with the support of all our clients. We have great local tourists who have staunchly supported us through these tough times, and for that, we are truly grateful. We have had incredibly favorable terms and conditions. They give so much flexibility that clients can confidently book with us, knowing that they will not lose their money. We offer full refunds (net of bank charges) should travel not be possible due to a Covid-19 restriction. We have always maintained adequate bed spaces whenever travel is made possible. The majority of staff at the five camps have had their first Astrazeneca vaccination, with the second due in June.”
The best in customer service
Offbeat Safaris prides itself on giving top-notch customer service to its esteemed clientele. Here are some lovely reviews from Offbeat’s esteemed customers.
“Every aspect of our safari with Offbeat exceeded our expectations… from the camps to the game viewing and the fabulous staff. The food was unbelievably good and the guiding first class. Our whole family was engaged from start to finish and the huge spectrum of activities plus time to relax was spot on – truly a holiday of a lifetime. Thank you is simply not enough!” – Simon – the UK
“After more than ten trips with Offbeat Safaris, they still manage to combine beauty, excitement, fear, luxury and a deep connection with nature in a manner I believe no other holiday can…” — Lucinda Green, MBE (Olympic & World Champion 3 Day Event medalist).”
Offbeat Safaris is keen on delivering a superb bush experience in Kenya’s prime tourist zones. The quest to savor unmatched bush experiences through absorbing horse rides and camping activities is as fulfilling to tourists as is it for the camp hosts. Offbeat Safaris is committed to improving the welfare of surrounding communities and wildlife conservancies. Through your tour visits and donations, this noble conservation becomes a success. Enjoy combined holidays from Kenya’s savanna to the white sandy beaches on the coastline with Offbeat Safaris.
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