An intimate camp on the edge of the Maasai Mara

Facilities & services
  • Five en suite tents
  • Dining tent
  • Library and bar
  • Canon 50D cameras with 100-400mm lenses and Leica binoculars to be borrowed
  • Game drives in both the Maasai Mara and Mara North Conservancy
  • Photography
  • Bird watching
  • Hot air balloon flights

Mara Expedition Camp is located on the banks of the Ntiakitiak River, within a private and secluded site where a thick riverine forest meets unending savannah just inside the iconic Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

The camp is made up of just five traditional tents, accommodating up to 10 guests, though booking three of them will grant exclusivity. Drawing up the romance of the first safaris here, the tents blend an adventurous colonial feel with the utmost comfort, forgoing extraneous amenities yet still wanting for nothing so that you can fully soak up this special wilderness.

Spend your days on safari in some of Africa’s richest game country, following the annual wildebeest and zebra migration in both the Maasai Mara and private Mara North Conservancy on game drives (though this sometimes passes right in front of camp), seeking out leopards in the ebony woodland along the river or soaring over the plains in a hot air balloon. Return to camp after sunset for a refreshing shower before a lantern and candlelit dinner in the dining tent, and a night listening to the sounds of the bush.

The whole camp has a tiny footprint and, if it were to be deconstructed, would leave almost no trace. All materials used in its construction are green or recycled from elsewhere and all of the energy is solar, with solid waste being sent to Nairobi for recycling. Paper and combustibles are used in the lighting of fires for the wood heaters when needed.

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