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This award-winning camp has 18 spacious and stylish tents, each with a private deck overlooking the vast plains of the Masai Mara. You’ll enjoy delicious meals, drinks, and snacks in the elegant dining tent, the cozy lounge, or the outdoor boma. You’ll also have access to a swimming pool, a fitness centre, a spa, and a gift shop. But the main attraction is the wildlife. You’ll go on game drives with expert guides, who will show you the best spots to see the Big Five, the Great Migration, and other amazing animals. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit a local Maasai village, go on a hot air balloon ride, or take a scenic flight over the Mara. The camp is located on the edge of the Mara Triangle, in the western part of the Masai Mara National Reserve. The reserve is one of the most famous and diverse wildlife destinations in Africa, home to over 95 species of mammals and 570 species of birds. The camp overlooks a riverine forest and the Oloololo escarpment, which offer spectacular views and sunsets. The camp is also close to several airstrips, making it easy to access from Nairobi or other safari destinations. The camp has a colonial and classic style, with a touch of African flair. The tents are spacious and comfortable, with wooden floors, four-poster beds, leather sofas, antique trunks, and Persian rugs. The bathrooms are luxurious, with double vanities, freestanding bathtubs, and outdoor showers. The tents also have ceiling fans, electric blankets, safes, and Wi-Fi. The dining tent is elegant and cozy, with chandeliers, candles, and a fireplace. The lounge is a relaxing spot to enjoy a drink, a book, or a game. The boma is a traditional African enclosure where you can dine under the stars and enjoy cultural performances.
The camp is committed to sustainability and conservation. It uses solar power to generate electricity and hot water, reducing its carbon footprint and dependence on fossil fuels. It also recycles water and waste, and uses biodegradable products, minimizing its environmental impact and preserving the natural resources of the Masai Mara. The camp supports various conservation projects, such as the Mara Lion Project, which monitors and protects the lion population; the Mara Cheetah Project, which researches and conserves the cheetahs; the Mara Elephant Project, which combats poaching and human-elephant conflict; and the Maa Trust, which promotes sustainable development and biodiversity conservation. The camp also educates its guests and staff about the importance of conservation and encourages them to participate in activities such as tree planting, wildlife monitoring, and community outreach.
The camp is part of &Beyond, a company that aims to create positive impacts through travel. The camp employs local staff and guides, who are trained and empowered to provide excellent service and share their knowledge and culture with guests. The camp also supports a local Maasai village, where guests can visit and learn about their traditions and way of life. The camp also contributes to various social initiatives, such as the Africa Foundation, which builds schools, clinics, and libraries in rural areas; the Bateleur Trust, which provides scholarships and bursaries for students; the Koiyaki Guiding School, which trains local youth to become professional safari guides; and the &Beyond Foundation, which funds various projects that improve the lives of people and wildlife in Africa.
The camp has 18 tents, divided into two wings: North Camp and South Camp. Each wing has nine tents and its own dining tent, lounge, and boma. The tents are spacious and comfortable, with wooden floors, four-poster beds, leather sofas, antique trunks, and Persian rugs. The bathrooms are luxurious, with double vanities, freestanding bathtubs, and outdoor showers. The tents also have ceiling fans, electric blankets, safes, and Wi-Fi. Each tent has a private deck overlooking the vast plains of the Masai Mara, where you can enjoy the views and watch the wildlife. The tents are decorated with African art and artifacts, creating a sense of authenticity and charm.
Food and drink
The camp’s dining tent is elegant and cozy, with chandeliers, candles, and a fireplace. The camp serves delicious meals, drinks, and snacks throughout the day, using fresh and local ingredients. You can enjoy hearty breakfasts, light lunches, afternoon teas, and gourmet dinners. The menu features a variety of dishes, from continental classics to African specialties. You can also request special dietary requirements or preferences. The camp also has a full bar with a selection of wines, beers, cocktails, and spirits. You can dine indoors or outdoors on the terrace or in the boma. You can also opt for private dining in your tent or in a romantic setting in the bush.
Things to do
The camp offers a range of activities to suit your interests and preferences. You can go on game drives with expert guides, who will show you the best spots to see the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo), the Great Migration, and other amazing animals. You can also go on night drives or walking safaris to experience the wilderness in a different way. You can also visit a local Maasai village, where you can learn about their traditions and way of life. You can also go on a hot air balloon ride, which will give you a bird’s eye view of the landscape and the wildlife. You can also take a scenic flight over the Mara, which will give you a panoramic view of the reserve and its surroundings.
The camp is located in the Masai Mara National Reserve, one of the most famous and diverse wildlife destinations in Africa. The reserve covers an area of 1,510 square kilometers (580 square miles) and is part of the larger Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. The reserve is home to over 95 species of mammals and 570 species of birds. The reserve is also known for the Great Migration, which is the annual movement of millions of wildebeest, zebra, and antelope across the plains and rivers in search of fresh grass and water. The reserve also has a rich cultural heritage, as it is inhabited by the Maasai people, who have a distinctive way of life and a close relationship with nature.
The camp is family-friendly and welcomes children of all ages. There are family tents that can accommodate up to four guests.
The &Beyond WILDchild programme is a programme designed especially for children visiting &Beyond’s safari lodges and camps. The programme is filled with fun, interactive activities that offer opportunities to learn and discover new experiences and cultures. The programme is deeply rooted in the love for the African bush, and it not only creates a series of unforgettable moments for the whole family, but also inspires young travellers to care for the land, wildlife, and people of Africa.
Some of the activities that the WILDchild programme offers include:
Tracking animals and learning about their behaviour and habitats
Making traditional bows and arrows or beaded jewellery
Learning how to identify birds and insects
Playing games and quizzes with the guides and rangers
Cooking local dishes and tasting exotic fruits
Visiting local schools and communities
Planting trees and making seed balls
Painting and drawing with natural materials
Creating a personalised scrapbook of their safari adventures
The camp is about an hour’s flight from Nairobi or Mombasa. You can fly to one of the nearby airstrips, such as Kichwa Tembo or Keekorok. The camp will arrange a transfer from the airstrip to the camp. Alternatively, you can drive from Nairobi or Mombasa, which will take about six hours.
- Actively reduces consumption
- Ecosystem preservation
- Wildlife protection or rescue
- Solar powered or renewable energy
- Employs local people
- Funds projects
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- Tented camp
- Cultural visit