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Reviewed 26 September 2014

It is situated on the plains of the rift valley down a long dirt track surrounded by masai villages. We got a bus from Arusha to Mtu Wa Mbu and Barbara picked us up and drove us to the lodge. We stayed for 4 nights and because it was off-season we were the only ones there! Ol mesera is owned...

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2Thank Alex D
Arusha
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Stayed for a weekend here with my husband and five year old son. It is in the bush, really felt like the middle of nowhere (although it is only 15km to the main road) and the views of the escarpment were beautiful, especially at sunrise. We wanted a relaxing weekend and that is what we got - walking in the...

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1Thank Karen H
Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 16 February 2014

We went back to Ol Mesera after a lengthy absence and wondered what took us so long! It is such a relaxing place, with the options of just sitting looking at the birds, going for a long walk in the bush, relaxing with a good book - whatever. Barbara is a wonderful host, she really takes care of you. We...

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2Thank Annie O
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2014

Having climbed Kilimanjaro and gone on safari on the Northern circuit, I was looking for somewhere peaceful to unwind for my remaining 5 days in Tanzania. Ol Mesera was just the place! The location was perfect- set out in the savannah, with great views of the Ngorongoro escarpment. I spent my first afternoon reading and listening to the far off...

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3Thank Grace F
Oegstgeest, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Many people take the safaritour from Arusha to Serengeti and on route they stay at the obvious places along the road. Just a 15km in the direction of Lake Natron (a special attraction in itself) you will find Ol Mesera Safaricamp. Ol Mesera is the Masaai word for baobab and it is really special how two colossal baobab trees are...

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2Thank TeeVeeBee54
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2014

I was delighted with my stay in 2012 when it was dry and dusty and made a vow to return in the 'green' season. So Ol Mesera was a natural choice for our recent trip over the Christmas and New Year holiday times. We were not disappointed at all. Booking is simple via EMail and always answered promptly by owner...

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nb canada
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We had a great stay here after our day in Lake Manyara National Park. Our tent overlooked the beautiful Rift wall, and we enjoyed watching and hearing the Maasai bringing their herds home for the evening. This is the only camp or lodge we stayed at that the chef came out and presented and explained our dinner menu to us,...

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2Thank NBlobsterman
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Ol Mesera Safari Camp is in a peaceful and quiet bush location about 15km from Lake Manyara NP. The safari tents have beautiful views of the Rift wall and the dining/reception area is flanked by two gorgeous baobab trees. The accommodation, food and hospitality were lovely: the rooms were spacious and clean, with mosquito nets, soap and colourful rugs; the...

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ArjanTiessen, General Manager at Ol Mesera Tented Camp, responded to this review

Dear Yasmin, thanks a lot for your lovely words. It is a pleasure to have guests like you! Maybe next time the husbands will come along! :)

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2013

This was the first place we stayed during our 7-day safari. After a day at Lake Manyara, we drove the 14km down the increasingly dry and dusty road. We were rather apprehensive about what kind of place could be out there. However, our concerns were soon dispelled. Ol Mesera is completely charming and comfortable. We were greeted by the softly...

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ArjanTiessen, General Manager at Ol Mesera Tented Camp, responded to this review

Dear Julie! I hope the rest of your safari was equally exciting and comfortable! The vegetable garden is coming along very well; we planted some seeds already and by next week a big batch of different seeds will arrive. Hopefully you can come again and enjoy more fresh veggies! :)

Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2013

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Ol Mesera Safari Camp. The hospitality, food and accommodation were great and the trip to meet the local Maasai people was fascinating. We would certainly recommend the camp to other travellers.

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ArjanTiessen, General Manager at Ol Mesera Tented Camp, responded to this review

Dear Nick and Lesley, thank you very much for your kind words! It is always a pleasure to show some real Africa to our guests. Good luck with your house and B&B and hope to see you again some day!

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
WELCOME TO OL MESERA TENTED CAMP! - Situated in a true African Savannah, And our location is just perfect 15 minutes drive from Mto wa Mbu and yet far away from the busy city life, you will always feel alone in the bush and be awakened by the birds in the morning chirping around, only to discover the beautiful view of the Ngorongoro escarpment and see Maasai graze their livestock in the valley from your private balcony! Our authentic African camp is the perfect base and yet the only place to experience all the Maasai traditions! walk with our friendly Maasai staff to their real homes untouched by commercialism and learn many thing about their lifestyle, you can learn how to throw a spear, an arrow, make fire with sticks,about their tradition medicine, making of tradition honey wine,watch how they can take blood from the bull with a short of an arrow,milk their prized cow, or even go a day grazing with Maasai warriors with packed lunch or have goat BBQ in the bush with Maasai warriors! you can also have a goat BBQ in their boma(Village). Our Tour desk will assist you in renting a car at a reasonable price when visiting all the major national parks in the northern circuit which can be a day trip from the camp, you can visit Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park, Lake Natron, Engaruka Ruins, Ol Donyo Lengai( The active volcano mountain and mountain of god for the Maasai) Or a safari to the famous Serengeti National park and return the next day! we will love to hear your stories! Also activities provided by Mto wa Mbu cultural Tourism can be arranged such as farm tour, biking to Lake Manyara and climbing balaa hill! KARIBU SANA! (Most Welcome!) ... more   less 

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Address: Lake Natron Road, Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Lake Manyara National Park
Price Range: €47 - €140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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 of 5 bubbles GhanaLjubljana, 10 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All the tents were good. We had 3 tents.”
 of 5 bubbles claudiabA6779NO, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
“all the rooms are good!”
 of 5 bubbles TeeVeeBee54, 21 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Ask Barbara for your preference of tent - each with a wonderful view of the mighty wall of The Great Rift Valley”
 of 5 bubbles JamesWolstencroft, 12 Aug 2013 | Read review
“All the tents are placed on the escarpment with a beautiful view.”
 of 5 bubbles Rabakema, 9 Jun 2013 | Read review
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