Set on the banks of the Talek River and overlooking the Masai Mara plains, Tipilikwani Camp has one of the most spectacular views available. Set in the middle of what is considered the greatest wildlife reserve in Africa, Maasai Mara is home to one of the modern wonders of the world; the wildebeest migration as well as home to the Big Five. Enjoy an alfresco breakfast by the Talek River or a cold refreshing drink over a spectacular sunset or experience fine dining by candlelight all overlooked by carefully trained attentive staff. During the day, search for lions, cheetah, elephant, leopard, black rhino, giraffe, zebra, hippo and over 500 resident bird species including larks, sunbirds and the Lilac- Breasted Roller This is the Tipilikwani Masai Mara safari Experience.
Situated in the heart of the Masai Mara National Reserve, this safari lodge is set on the saddle of a hill overlooking 1 800 square kilometres of rolling plains and woodlands that contain one of the world's richest wildlife sanctuaries. Few other lodges have such a spectacular view of the surrounding landscape or the game and birdlife that inhabits it. It is on this very terrain, stretching endlessly before the lodge, that the annual migration takes place, when millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle traverse the landscape to feed on the rich new grass and give birth to their young.
The Mara Serena is an interpretation of a traditional Masai Manyatta village of domed huts that are styled and arranged to blend into the natural landscape. The public areas of the lodge include a restaurant, bar, lounge, curio shop, swimming pool and beauty salon. There are 76 huts with en suite shower facilities, mosquito nets, direct dial telephones and a private verandah. Each hut is well spaced to give an uninterrupted view of the plains, the meandering riverine forest and the silhouetted hills beyond.
Breakfasts, cocktail parties and dinners are served on the terrace overlooking the waterhole where big game comes to feed. The evening entertainment includes musicians, Maasai dancers, wildlife films and talks given by a resident naturalist. Game viewing can be done from the lodge or on the daily game drives onto Masai Mara plains. Masai Mara Safaris by balloon or plane are also offered at an additional cost.
Mara Sopa Lodge is set in the Oloolamuita valley in a hillside landscape. The lodge houses 100 rooms of which 13 are suites and each room and suite has a breathtaking view of the Olooaimutia Valley. The rooms are furnished with queen size beds and full en-suite bathrooms. Each room and suite has its own private balcony where wildlife and birdlife can be viewed in comfort. The lodge itself is of a "hut" design and the interior design of the public areas and rooms are a reflection of the rich Maasai culture and art.
After a game drive you can refresh in the pool, sipping on cocktails or experience an African barbeque while enjoying African Theme Nights. You can also purchase gifts and clothing from the gift shop. Children are especially welcome to Mara Sopa Lodge and the lodge will also provide a baby-sitting service on request.
Mara Simba is a comfortable, exclusive lodge on the banks of the Talek River in the Masai Mara reserve. It was designed to complement its surroundings and is decorated in traditional Maasai style. The lodge is set in a landscaped indigenous garden, but most of the property including the riverfront, remains untouched. Well-lit pathways link guest rooms to the dining area, bar, shaded deck, pool and shop.
The lodge has 84 twin-, double and triple guest rooms, arranged in clusters of six, in stone and wood bandas (huts). The rooms are spacious and can accommodate extra beds. Each room has an en suite shower and opens onto a private veranda, overlooking the river. Mara Simba offers first class dining, with comprehensive menus. Black tie dinners or bush breakfasts and dinners can be organised to add to your ‘Out of Africa' experience. Traditional Masaai dancers will entertain you, while the flaming African sun sinks behind the plains. Game drives, balloon safaris, walking safaris and bird walks are great Masai Mara safari activities to enjoy.
Situated right on the Northern Edge of the Maasai Mara reserve this 8-tented bush camp, is tucked away in a prime wildlife area. Surrounded by the Mara’s ubiquitous game, it’s a seasonal camp, which is taken down for a month or so in the rainy seasons.
Walking with qualified guides and unwinding around the glowing embers of a campfire all add to the authenticity of a true bush experience. Creative comforts are not sacrificed either with ensuite bathrooms being part of each spacious tent.
Looking from camp across the plains one can see the ‘greatest game show on earth’ when the annual wildebeest migration thunders past to seek new grazing in the lush savannahs of the Maasai Mara safari.
Leave the modern world behind, return to the traditional bush safari camp: starlit nights, campfire tales and hurricane lamps. Elephant Pepper Camp is a step back in time but with modern comforts: evenings by the campfire and dinner under the stars are a special feature of this tented camp.
This is an original bush camp, eco-friendly, committed to finding a way of life that does not harm the wilderness, revenue from the camp goes back to the local community. The Elephant Pepper Camp is put up for the season and then packed away to leave no trace behind. The homely atmosphere of this camp is part of its charm. Clients can relax with nature, no generators, no vehicles passing, no permanent structures jarring the skyline, just the sights and sounds of the bush which completely surround you.
The camp nestles in the shade of a natural forest overlooking the Mara plains. It has 8 large light canvas tents with en-suite dressing rooms, safari showers filled with hot water on request and flush toilets. The main dining/bar mess tent offers family style dining with a help-yourself bar.
The staff are friendly and welcoming: arriving in camp is like coming home. The appetising food is prepared by chefs trained by the owners’ family using traditional North Italian recipes mixed with international and local favourites. A barbecue by the campfire, dinner in the mess tent, or a bush breakfast on the open plains are some of the lasting memories to take home. The Maasai Mara defies description: undoubtedly the spectacular migration of Wildebeest and Zebra searching for lush grazing following the rains, stalked by the omnipresent predators, is one of the world’s greatest wildlife marvels. But the migration is by no means the only feature – this fascinating eco-system is home to enormous herds of plains game, the Big Cats and Elephant as well as colourful birds, small game, riverine wildlife and stunning scenery.
Rekero Cottages are situated in the Masai Mara Conservation area, just north of the National Reserve in Kenya. The accommodation is modest and made almost entirely from local materials, overlooking a natural waterhole.
What makes it special is the knowledge and hospitality shown by the Beaton family and their local Masai and Ndorobo guides. This, combined with the exclusivity of this quiet corner of the Masai Mara, make Rekero a rewarding and ideal place from which to explore this world famous park. Game viewing can be done on foot with an experienced guide, or in a customised 4x4 vehicle.
Kichwa Tembo overlooks the game-filled plains of the Masai Mara and is shaded by dense forest canopy. Each luxurious tent offers sweeping views over the grasslands. Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp comprises 40 twin bedded safari tents with en suite facilities and two twin bedded thatched rondavels with en suite facilities. The Hemingway style tents have stone floors and the classic safari tent structure is spacious and has a shower, flushing toilet, washbasin, dressing table and wardrobe.
Guests on the Masai Mara safari can enjoy the lounge, bar and dining area, shaded swimming pool and leisure area in between day game drives. Hot air ballooning, walking trails, witnessing the great migration and the excellent game, are the main highlights in the Masai Mara and Kichwa Tembo offers excellent facilities that make your safari stylish and comfortable. Enjoy bush walks with resident guides, sip on sundowners on the escarpment or have a romantic candlelight dinner by the river. There is also a curio shop and gallery as well as an informal meeting room situated away from living areas.
Besides witnessing the ancient and often tragic spectacle of the migration, other marvels include black-maned lions, cheetah, giraffe, elephant, red-tailed monkeys and a host of antelope. Interpretive game-drives and bush-walks with resident guides and naturalists reveal the wonders of the Mara - as do bush-breakfasts, visits to the Maasai cultural villages, sundowners on the escarpment or candlelit dinners beside the Mara River.
Accommodation at Kichwa Tembo Bateleur Camp is in nine extremely spacious tents with shingle roofs, wooden doors, hard wood floors and a private verandah. Each tent is luxuriously furnished with twin beds that may be converted to double beds, ceiling fan, twin hand basins, shower, private toilet, cupboards, leather chairs, hairdryer, safe, writing table and subtle lighting.
The main tent, which is shaded by a dense forest canopy, consists of a reception area, small curio shop, lounge with jet master fireplace, dining area and verandah with a view of the endless game-filled plains of the Mara. Beautifully hand crafted artefacts, fine antiques, leather buttoned Chesterfield sofas, books, crystal and candlelight will transport guests back to the heyday of the romantic colonial safari.
A unique feature is the tree-shaded 12.5 m lap pool with a view of the Mara and a rim flow at the far end. An electric fence surrounds the camp. Guests may partake in game drives during the day and night, guided nature walks, visits to the Maasai community visits and lectures and sundowners at a location offering spectacular views across the Mara. Hot-air ballooning may be arranged at an additional cost.
Governors Camp is situated in the northern Masai Mara. If you time your arrival correctly, you may be lucky enough to witness the great migration. After the rains, when the first flush of grass turns the Mara's golden savannahs green, the great migration takes place where thousands of wildebeest make their journey to find better grazing and water. Governors Camp offers a perfect setting in which to witness this, as well as spotting other wildlife that hunt and reside in the surrounding area.
This entire safari camp is under canvas, but it has all the comforts of a five star hotel. The 38 tents are in the classic safari style and are spacious and tasteful. Some line the riverbank and offer views of wildlife that may approach the river while others have views across the sweeping plains. Each tent has its own en suite bathroom with constant hot and cold running water, flushing toilets and even bidets. Enjoy excellent cuisine by candlelight taking pleasure in a truly unforgettable Masai Mara safari experience.
Intimate in character, Little Governors' Camp has just 17 tents set in a tranquil and secluded spot. The camp is spectacular, and captures a part of every visitor's heart. All bedrooms are en suite, and the tents overlook a large waterhole, teeming with birds and animals.
Dawn is the best time to be out in the savannah to catch the game as it wakes, and as evening approaches, it's time for chilled drinks and tall tales around the blazing campfire. To round off a superb day in the African bush, settle down for a delicious, candlelight dinner and grab a hot water bottle to warm your bed.
For an all-round unique experience, enjoy game viewing adventures from the Governors' hot air balloons. The adventure begins just before dawn. There is absolute stillness as you float above the plains. The sounds below drift clearly upwards, a lion's roar or an elephant crashing through the bush. At the finish of a balloon safari enjoy a champagne breakfast in the bush cooked on the balloons burners.
Governors' Il Moran Camp is an exclusive, intimate luxury safari camp, with an atmosphere of original hunting camps, and situated in the Masai Mara. The camp is renowned for personalised service. There are only ten luxury safari tents, hidden deep within the forest, lining the banks of the Mara River. Each tent is superbly finished with private verandas, where guests may enjoy dinner in private. The rooms have been stylishly furnished with handmade wooden beds, and warm water double showers feature in the bathrooms.
During the day meals are served in the shade of the giant trees. Breakfast varies from an array of fresh fruits, cereals and hot-baked breads to traditional cooked breakfasts. Lunch is a buffet fit for the hungriest of appetites. And in the evening, guests may opt for dinners deep in the bush by candlelight - a truly memorable experience!Governors Il Moran
Welcome to the truly luxurious four exclusive safari resort situated near the Ololaimatiek Gate on the southern side of the Mare Triangle. The rooms are lavishly furnished with deluxe beds, brilliant slatewalled bathroom, hot/cold shower, ensuite-toilet and fully stocked mini-bar. All the structures are styled after an African Village concept with African ambiance. Great care has been taken to ensure that from every verandah within the surrounding, one will see nature celebrating its glory with breathtaking landscapes, ranging from the gentle rolling grassland and hills to the dense tropical flora dotted with game as found nowhere else in the world.
Under the canopy of heavy foliage, the lodge is set on a beautiful landscaped garden inside the Mara Game Reserve. The lodge is medium and therefore carters for a limited number of guests on the Mara safari so as to ensure personnel attention to each and every guest
For most of this century the Masai Mara has drawn those searching for adventure, among them hunters like Hemingway and Roosevelt. Today the guns are no more but the thrill is still the same. Days are spent face to face with nature at its most untouched and enthralling, gourmet dinners are eaten under the stars and nights are spent under canvas, slumbering to the sounds of the African night.
Governors' Private Camp is the jewel in the Governors' Camps crown, for those who want an exclusive taste of the Governors' experience. This unique camp can be booked by one family or group at a time, and is therefore completely private. The camp, situated on the banks of the Mara River, where animals frequently come to drink, caters for 16 guests on Masai Mara safari at a time. The tents are luxurious, all rooms have private en suite bathrooms, and the meals are sumptuous.
Set under the shade of trees along the banks of the river, recreating the romance and charm of the old safari experience, you will find the Mara Intrepids Club. The Mara Intrepids consists of 30 tents that are arranged in clusters of twos, threes and fours making a number of mini-camps within the club grounds. They are spacious, comfortable, and handsomely furnished with African mahogany furniture and oversized four-poster beds. Each room has an en suite bathroom with shower, running hot and cold water, flush toilet and electricity. Bottled spring water, umbrellas, flashlights and hot water bottles are also provided for day and night adventures.
Early in the morning, before morning game drives, you are woken to tea and coffee served in your tent. During the day you can venture out on game drives or relax on a sun-bed around a small swimming pool. You can browse in the wildlife library or shop at a well-stocked boutique. Enjoy guided nature walks where the camp's resident naturalist is on hand to explain the species you will encounter along the way.
Siana Springs is located on the eastern edge of the Masai Mara in a surrounding of fever trees. The camp has a tranquil atmosphere with spacious safari style tents amongst shady trees, which gives a romantic feel. 35 twin bedded safari tents and three exclusive tents with double beds offer you comfort for your night's rest. All of these classic safari tents are set well apart from each other, ensuring privacy and exclusivity for guests.
Each tent has a hanging cabinet, huge dressing room and shaving mirrors, showers and flushing toilet. The public areas of this tranquil camp include a hospitable dining area and a swimming pool to cool off in. You can enjoy elephant and leopard lookout hides that offer wonderful viewing opportunities of these animals and much more. The camp also has an indoor bar/lounge area and leisure deck, where poolside dinners and parties are hosted or you can relax in the indoor recreation room, where one can enjoy various board games. A curio shop and gallery is situated close to the reception area.
Situated just outside Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve, which is indisputably the richest game sanctuary in Kenya. The great expanse of plains set against the distant hills provides a unique backdrop from which to enjoy the magnificent wildlife. The area is world-renowned for its annual wildebeest migration from the Serengeti in Tanzania.
The camp is set on an elevation surrounded by two streams and hidden amidst wide gardens with manicured lawns and exotic flowers. Facilities include a dining area that has internal and external seating and two bars, one internal with a fireplace and the other near the poolside. There is a swimming pool and curio shop. There are three tents which can be used to seat up to 300 conference delegates.
The camp consists of 75 tents, of which three are permanent triple rooms. All rooms have 24-hour electricity and a private en suite bathroom with a shower and hot and cold running water. Game drives are done in a four-wheel drive vehicle, and bush dining and sundowners are offered. Evening entertainment includes two resident guitarists who play by the fireside and traditional Masai dancers. Balloon safaris can be arranged at an additional cost.
Olonana is situated on the banks of the Mara River, in the heart of Kenya's Big Game country. This unique setting offers a world of remarkable opportunities for safari adventurers. In addition to big game viewing in the Masai Mara Reserve, visitors to Olonana are offered a rare glimpse of the day-to-day lives of the Maasai people in the adjacent Maasai village or 'engang'. Olonana is the only lodge in the Maasai Mara to offer such a close cultural experience with the Maasai.
Olonana features 12 spacious permanent tents, each tastefully appointed with two comfortable queen-size beds, ensuite bathrooms with showers, and large, riverview verandahs. Enjoy a quiet evening drink, cozily seated on your verandah, watching the hippos frolicking just before heading out for their nightly grazing.
The chefs at Olonana will delight you with exquisite cuisine, which can be served al fresco perched on the Siria escarpment overlooking the Mara plains or as a picnic deep in the bush. Or you can sink into the comfortable sitting area with some books from the camp's library lounge, and then enjoy a delicious dinner in the Olonana dining room overlooking the Mara River.
Olonana's quiet elegance is enhanced by highly personalized service. You are entirely at your own pace at Olonana - nothing is pre-scheduled. Meals, game drives and all other activities operate according to the guests' wishes and the opportunities presented by the changing patterns of animal activity.
Located in the Maasai Mara bordering the Serengeti and Loliondo reserves, the camp is within a 22,000 acre exclusive concession. This 1920’s camp experience returns to the original spirit and essence of 'safari', reminiscent of a golden bygone era, an era of romance, adventure and elegance. Here one will experience the ultimate in personalised service & guiding.
The camp accommodates up to 16 guests in authentic, spacious white canvas tents. The camp has eight tents, each with a canopied veranda and carefully arranged to ensure privacy. Each tent is luxuriously furnished with safari antiques from the 1920’s, private ensuite dressing rooms/bathrooms, showers and flush toilets.
The camp is equipped with a tented library/reading room and the cuisine and silver service is of the highest standard to be found in the bush. Each tent has its own private butler.
The Cottar’s Safari tradition began in 1919. Nearly ninety years on, the family continues to provide this unparalleled safari experience to discerning clients from all over the world.
Located in the South East of the world re-knowned Maasai Mara and bordering the Serengeti and Loliondo reserves, the camp is within a 22,000 acre exclusive concession. This 1920’s camp experience returns to the original spirit and essence of ‘safari’, reminiscent of a golden bygone era, an era of romance, adventure and elegance. Here, one will experience the ultimate in personalised service and guiding.
Calvin and Louise Cottar reside at the camp and are complimented by highly experienced and knowledgeable guides. Calvin and his team will take you on walks through the bush to experience close encounters with wildlife. Being close to the border with the Serengeti, the spectacular wildebeest migration moves through this area every year and prolific game viewing is guaranteed whether on foot or in a 4-wheel drive vehicle.
For those who find themselves hooked on Africa, there comes a time when they want something different, something remote and wild … not every guide can take you there.
Fig Tree Camp is in the Masai Mara, Africa’s most famous game reserve. The Masai Mara is home of the “Big Five” and the magical spectacle of the wildebeest migration.
Fig Tree Camp is located on the banks of the Talek River and offers both luxury tents and chalet accommodation. New additions at Fig Tree Camp are the Ngaboli tents, 10 presidential tents built on a private wing of the camp.
Services at Fig Tree Camp include, game drives and night safaris, game walks, bush black tie dinners and champagne breakfasts on the planes of the Masai Mara. Also based at Fig Tree Camp is Adventures Aloft balloon safaris which fly daily from the camp.
Keekorok Lodge, sited in the direct path of the migration, was the First lodge to be built in the Masai Mara. At the height of the migration, Keekorok is surrounded by a swarming mass of animals and there is hardly need to go for a game drive. For animals, landscape and sheer beauty, the Masai Mara is the most spectacular of all Kenyan parks and reserves.
This 700 square miles of rolling savannah is the place to witness the annual wildebeest migration, one of the great natural spectacles of the world. Keekoroks charm is its setting, its ease of access from Nairobi and the liberal use of local sand river stone and cedar wood in its construction.
The Mara Safari Club is positioned on the Ox Bow of the Mara River, bordering the world renowned Masai Mara Game Reserve, at the foot of the Aitong Hills. Surrounded on three sides by the river, all the tents have their own private river frontage.
The camp has eight double and 42 twin bedded tents, each with four poster beds and a veranda overlooking the hippo filled river. The height of luxury in the wild, each tent is superbly furnished and has its own private bathroom with hot and cold water. Some tents also have sunken baths and minibars.
The main building houses the lounge, bar and restaurant where a cosmopolitan combination of food is served, including traditional Kenyan dishes. Buffet lunches and barbeques are sometimes held by the poolside. There are game drives, bird walks, balloon, walking and fishing safaris, Masai dancing and village visits. Bush dinners and sundowner cocktails are also offered at the lodge.
Mara Explorer has elevated the art of the African safari to new heights. This exclusive five-star camp, situated on a thickly forested river in the middle of the Maasai Mara reserve, offers guests the ultimate wilderness retreat, where you can watch elephants or giraffes drinking from the privacy of your verandah - or your own outdoor bathtub.
Situated in the heart of the reserve, Explorer enjoys prime views of the spectacular wildebeest migration between June and September, and rewarding daily game viewing for the remainder of the year. Mara Explorer is managed by Kenya's first Maasai lady manager, Tiito Mpetti, who also runs a community charity educating Maasai girls in her native Megwarra Village, to which she will happily invite interested guests.
Accommodation is in 10 tents decorated in distinctive 'Explorer' style with luxurious bathrooms with modern twin facilities and outdoor claw-foot bathtubs. Guests have personal tent attendants and can use radios for tent service.
Set on a wonderful rocky promontory, overlooking the sweeping Isupukiai River, our luxury seasonal Ol Seki Mara Camp enjoys panoramic views in a gorgeous wilderness area teeming with game. Eastern Koiyaki, north of the Mara, provides a rare opportunity to enjoy wildlife viewing in a pristine setting. This oasis of inspired and beautifully designed tents is nestled amongst Cordia and Acacia trees attracting an abundance of wildlife and birds, many of which are seen from the tents in the valley below. Elegant candle lit dinners, romantic dining for honeymooners, a resident masseuse - a delight for all senses! With privacy in mind, the ambience of the traditional mobile safari camp has been extended to heights never dreamed of in this peaceful and magical setting.
Richard's Camp, owned and operated by Richard Roberts and his girlfriend Liz Fusco, has been growing from strength to strength since the year 2000 when they turned it from the Robert's family home into a small and exclusive tented camp. Richard's extensive knowledge of wildlife, flora and fauna comes from his 25 years of growing up and living in the Masai Mara. Located on the edge a beautiful forest in the Masai Mara conservation area that his father Willy Roberts helped to create with the local Masai people. The camp itself has 6 very comfortable, individually decorated en-suite tents, 24 hour solar power, heated showers, wonderful food, open 4 wheel drive vehicles and a truly traditional tented camp atmosphere.
The Masai Mara is located in South Western Kenya. Together with Tanzania’s Serengeti it forms one of the worlds most diverse and spectacular eco-systems.
Richard’s Camp is situated in a conservation area North West of The Masai Mara Game Reserve. With riverine forest and short grass plains, this area is renown for the most exceptional big game viewing worldwide.
The camp is located approximately 180 km West of Nairobi (about a 41/2 hour drive). We have a small airfield adjacent to the camp for private charters, or within 20 minutes drive, the large airstrip is located for scheduled air services.
Our area of the Masai Mara is owned and managed by the Masai people themselves under the name of The Ol Choro Oirouwa Wildlife Management and Conservation Association. A portion of every ‘client per night’ fee is put back into the community and local projects. Richard and his family continue to be very active in on-going Mara conservation projects as well as spear heading initiatives in other parts of Kenya. Liz is currently developing a local Masai women’s beading co-operative, enabling these women to gain income while working from their homes.
A traditional tented camp in true African safari style with a few modern surprises, each individually decorated tent has either twin or double beds with triple rooms available for families upon request. Our solar system provides clean, silent power and ensures 24-hour light to all the tents. All of our 6 large and spacious custom designed tents feature an en suite flush loo and heated shower. Rarely has sleeping under canvas been made so comfortable.
As the weather almost always permits, we eat all our meals outside under Kenyan skies, but for those rare rainy or chilly evenings, we dine inside, adjacent to our beautiful and cozy sitting room with its roaring fire. Enjoy flopping on the sofa to read or just relax. At the end of the day, guests can indulge in an open-air Victorian bath tucked away in the forest, surrounded by flickering candles and the sounds of the bush.
Shompole Mara Camp is located on the southern end of Ol Kinyei ranch between the Masai Mara Game Reserve (1½ hours drive from the reserve) and the Loita Plains. The specific camp area is locally known as Esinga and close to the only permanent source of water in this area, a large spring called Olare Lemuny - which means Rhino Salt Lick in the Maa language.
The Ol Kinyei area is a Maasai group ranch (community land which is owned and lived on by about 500 local families) of approximately 200,000 acres. The southern part of the ranch consists mainly of classic open plains with scattered acacia savannah, quartzite hills and one or two perennial springs.
Saruni is a deluxe safari lodge outside the famous Masai Mara National Reserve offering the thrill of a real African adventure coupled with the highest standards of style and comfort. With accommodation for only 12 guests in six cottages, it is set in a remote valley at the heart of the most exciting wilderness in Kenya.
Come on safari with us, driving or walking among elephants, lions, zebras and endless other species of wild animals, accompanied in total safety by our professional guides in the magic of old Africa.
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