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A day in the life of Offbeat Mara Camp - short video

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Click on this link https://www.facebook.com/OffbeatSafaris (you need to then click on first posting on the FaceBook page) to watch a short movie taken by our regular guest Richard Broadley last week at Offbeat Mara Camp.Game viewing is superb at the moment and the Offbeat Valley is home to some tiny, one week old #lioncubs.With fantastic weather, great rates and low tourist numbers, Now is the time to visit our magical country.#Kenya2015 #Lionsincamp#WhyIloveKenya


Lion #photobombing Offbeat Mara Camp

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Sosian still ranked #1 on TripAdvisor

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Customer feedback is one the best ways we can improve at Offbeat Safaris, and reviews on TripAdvisor are an extremely important part of this feedback.

We are thrilled that Sosian still ranks #1 in Laikipia, Offbeat Meru is #2 in Meru and Offbeat Mara is #17 (out of 120) in the Mara. Sadly one bad review on the Mara knocked us right down from our usually consistent Top 10 Rank....but we are creeping up again.

If you have recently stayed at our properties and have not written a TripAdvisor review please do.

Thank you

Team Offbeat


Why not spend Valentine's Day on Safari!

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Seeing in the New Year with Offbeat Safaris.....

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Sosian has had an incredible Christmas and New year, with lots of families enjoying a festive safari. The game was superb, with lions killing giraffe, wild dog everywhere and leopards galore.

 
The highlight was a couple of two day rides up to the northern plains of Sosian, with a fly camp under the stars. Leaving the lodge after breakfast we ride for about 3 hours to a bush lunch and then on for another 3 hours to our fly camp, ready and waiting with a roaring fire and G&T's at the ready!  With guests as young as 9 years thoroughly enjoying these short riding safaris, they really do provide an unbeatable family experience.  The following day we then ride a different route back to the lodge, via bush breakfast of course!

With more and more people wanting this sort of adventure on horseback we will be doing more extended rides from Sosian, with full details to follow shortly!

Happy New Year from Simon, Rosie and the Sosian team

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OFFBEAT MARA CAMP
Happy New Year!

We've had a fun and festive Christmas in camp and Father Christmas even managed to find some concerned guests on Christmas eve! We also had a very comical ‘Mara Carol Service’  in the Mess on Christmas night with our hurricane lamps and torches, complete with mulled wine and mince pies. We brought in the New Year with after-dinner games whilst lions roared just outside of camp. The Acacia pride of lions have recently had a baby boom with 17 cubs and some of our lucky guests managed to see five cubs who were not yet 2 days old. We look forward to welcoming you all here in 2015.                                   Happy New Year from Kyle, Lara and the Team 

OFFBEAT RIDING SAFARIS
Lucinda Green XC clinic
December has been a fun month with the horses, taking them out to a few shows and even doing a 2 day cross country clinic with Lucinda Green!

Jack, Leo, Moscow Mule and Agua all performed extremely well and were jumping skinnies and angled lines  just like they do in the Mara!  And when it came to jumping ditches and taking on banks, they were top of  the class proving that safari horses really can do it all!

With a busy January and fabulous game and weather in the Mara, we'll no doubt have much to report next month!

 
Best wishes from the Offbeat Riding team

 

OFFBEAT MERU CAMP
A 4-legged visitor in camp!




Its been a super month of families in Meru and for many, their first time on safari.  As it dries out, the game becomes better and better, concentrating around water holes and rivers and Meru offers a great start to any safari.  With the added bonus of the rhino sanctuary and the amazing bird life, our guides were kept busy entertaining all ages, and answering all manner of weird and wonderful questions!

As the weather gets hotter the pool is in constant use and more and more visitors frequent it....2 legged and 4!

Best wishes from Craig and the Meru team

 

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Kenya really is the place to be in the next few months and more and more people should be coming out.

Due to negative press, security issues and Ebola, Africa as a whole and Kenya in particular has seen a fall in bookings, especially in the first third of 2015.

As a result game parks and beaches are very quiet, camps and airlines have slashed prices and a result is that wildlife may suffer as less tourism dollars arrive in the country.

The reality is that at this time of year the country looks absolutely stunning, the skies are blue, the short grass is green and game viewing is out of this world. Had enough of the cold and wet of Europe and North America - well now is the time to come to Kenya!

At Offbeat we have very competitive low season rates, plus a current early bird booking incentive and some generous special offers. The local airlines have decided for the next few months that they will offer low season air fairs and international flights are not busy and good deals are to be had on these. Hopefully the international flights will reduce further with the falling oil price and APD being reduced for children in the UK.

Security issues are of course a concern to all, but this has become a global issue as we all know from the very sad recent events in Paris. It is something at Offbeat and the Kenyan tourism sector as a whole are very aware of. I for one do not take it lightly, however I am confident enough in Kenya that i have recently brought my 4 month old son out to live here. We will often be on safari, and in February he will visit Offbeat Mara and Meru Camps, Sosian and Lamu.

The Ebola crisis, as awful as it is for the 3 countries in West Africa, is not and hopefully will not be an issue here in Kenya. Lots of facts and figures have been banded about and you have probably seen a lot of them. My take on it is that so far there are zero reported cases in Kenya. The Airports here (unlike in the UK) screen passengers on arrival for high temperatures. More flights a day link West Africa to Europe than East to West Africa. As we know scores of people try to get across the Mediterranean sea from Africa to Europe and often make it. I am not sure, but i dont think many get across the Sahara desert, let along with Ebola. As such the risk here in Kenya is probably lower than in Europe and as i say at time of writing this there are no reports of Ebola here.

Quiet game parks and flights, great weather, amazing prices and the usual big smiles from the Kenyans and wonderful hospitality make Kenya THE place to visit in 2015.

I hope to see some of you out here very soon,

Karibu Kenya

 

Piers


Early bird booking incentive

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Booking your 2015 holiday now? Had enough of the cold and the wet? Come out for your safari of a lifetime with Offbeat Safaris and receive a 10% discount on all 2015 bookings made before the end of February. Space for high season filling up quickly so hurry and dont miss out.

Contact bookings@offbeatsafaris.com or your favourite tour operator for more information.


Why I Love Kenya

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Celebrating the magic of Kenya

In June this year the 'Why I Love Kenya' campaign was born: an initiative to share positive stories about the country we love so dearly. If you missed any, please find the links below to the first 15 issues. I hope you will enjoy the contents and please share all with family, colleagues and friends.

We hope to continue - and grow - this campaign in 2015 and beyond; there is certainly no shortage of material! Our thanks go to the Associate Members of the Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF) and to the Kenya Tourist Board for their support and to the many individuals who have so generously contributed to the newsletters both in time and resources.


I would also wish to recognise the efforts of the KTF Marketing Committee together with Mike Jones and his team at MJS Colourspace Ltd for their coordination and design of these editions.

Best wishes for the festive season and 2015.

David W Stogdale
Chairman of the Kenya Tourism Federation Marketing Committee.


#whyilovekenya
 
WILK ISSUE NO. 1
Kenya's unique diversity
WILK ISSUE NO. 4
Kenya Coast
WILK ISSUE NO. 7
Getting to know Kwale
WILK ISSUE NO. 10
Northern Rangelands Trust
WILK ISSUE NO. 13
Horseback Safaris
WILK ISSUE NO. 5
Kenya's Great Lakes
WILK ISSUE NO. 11
The Maasai Olympics
WILK ISSUE NO. 14
Big Life Foundation
WILK ISSUE NO. 3
The home of the safari
WILK ISSUE NO. 6
Beautiful people
WILK ISSUE NO. 9
Nairobi: City in the sun
WILK ISSUE NO. 12
Welcome to Watamu
WILK ISSUE NO. 15
Game Fishing
 
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Pool Party at Sosian, Laikipia, Kenya

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A 40th + 70th Birthday Party at the Sosian pool house!! Champagne, with bitings of mini avocado and bacon soup shots and mini thai fishcakes with sweet chilli sauce, followed by a delicious 3 course dinner, music and celebrations!!!
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New Year in Meru?

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How about spending New Year at Offbeat Meru Camp?  

Small groups or large (well up to 14), we'd love to welcome you and see in the New Year!  With large comfortable tents, en suite bathrooms, excellent home cooking and the sublime and refreshing swimming pool, you won't want to leave the camp.

Then again with famously big tuskers, huge herds of buffalo and the large rhino sanctuary, perhaps you will!
 
We look forward to welcoming you
Contact bookings@offbeatsafaris.com for excellent value resident rates...

Best wishes from the Offbeat Safaris team
 
 
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