House in the Wild
A private house ideal for groups and families
- Private house and cottage sleeping up to 12
- Private safari guide
- Private chef
- Swimming pool
- Game drives
- Bird walks
- Guided walks
- Cultural experiences
House in the Wild is a private home tucked away in a 1000-acre private estate on the banks of the Mara River and surrounded by game of the Enonkishu Conservancy. The property was involved in the establishment of the 6000-acre community-based conservation initiative, Enonkishu Conservancy and works closely with the local community on a number of projects geared towards protecting the environment.
The house sleeps up 12 people comfortably, split between the airy main house and new cottage. All the rooms are spacious and clean, comfy beds with cotton sheets and fluffy duvets. It comes fully staffed and has an excellent chef and fresh produce from the farm. Dining is either under the stars on a table by the campfire or in the dining area by the fire. Bush dinners and brunches can also be prepared.
Guests have their own safari guide who can help guests to plan their activities over their stay with complete flexibility. Head out on game drives into the award winning Enonkishu Conservancy to see it varied and dense game, where animals migrate freely in between the neighbouring conservancies. There is a resident pride of lion, plenty of leopard and in the dry season elephants take refuge in the shade of the forests and browse on the branches of the trees on the Kileleoni Hill. Night drives are offered during which honey badgers, porcupines and ant bears can often be seen. You can also fish, go on guided walks and visit local villages to learn about life on the edge of Maasai Mara.
House in the Wild was involved in the establishment of the 6000-acre community-based conservation initiative, Enonkishu Conservancy. As a result of collaborative efforts between Enonkishu landowners, previously over-farmed land has been restored and now wildlife including lions, leopards, wild dogs, honey badgers and elephants all migrate freely in and out of the conservancy.
Assisting the local community
The property owns and manages the Mara Beef farm, which helps local landowners to access livestock markets. Understanding the need to build the economic resilience of the local community, a large focus of the Conservancy’s work is diversifying income streams to lessen dependence on tourism. The Mara Training Centre, partly funded by concessions from House in the Wild guests, trains local pastoralists in regenerative grazing and sustainable land management. They have also built two local schools, which emphasise the importance of conservation. A large majority of employees are from a 5km radius and their unrivaled local knowledge means that experiences can be tailor-made to suit everyone’s needs. About 80% of produce is sourced locally and where there is appetite, guests are encouraged to meet the local community, visit the school and get involved in conservation efforts
The Long Run
The Long Run is a membership organisation of nature-based tourism businesses committed to driving sustainability. Here at Jacada, we’ve signed The Long Run Charter – a document that advocates for a 4Cs approach to sustainability. By focusing on our impacts across the different areas of Conservation, Community, Culture and Commerce, we hope to make a positive impact across the globe with our trips. The Long Run’s Global Ecosphere Retreats are hotels and lodgings which are centres of excellence in sustainability, and Fellow Members are properties committed to achieving the highest standards in sustainability by positively impacting the conservation of nature and improving the wellbeing of local communities. At Jacada, we’re working with a number of these properties to help increase the positive impact we’re striving to create through travel. Find out more about The Long Run here.
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