Maasai Mara Conservancies

Lodges & safari camps in Maasai Mara Conservancies

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Naboisho Camp

Naboisho Camp

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Appealing both to safari purists and those seeking a little luxury, Naboisho Camp is the most upmarket of the handful of new, ...More about Naboisho Camp

Excellent  100%
(7 reviews)

Our trip was an amazing mini-miracle! Last week was the first time my colleague and I were in Kenya, working most of the week in Nairobi. We had intentionally booked a ... reviews...

Offbeat Mara

Offbeat Mara

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Located in the quiet Mara North Conservancy, Offbeat Mara sits near the Olare Orok River and is nestled into the bush so discreetly ...More about Offbeat Mara

Excellent  96%
(5 reviews)

Offbeat Mara was quite a contrast to Offbeat Meru, including in the weather. We had one of the old tents which was fine but a little small. Food and guiding were good and ... reviews...

Basecamp Eagle View

Basecamp Eagle View

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Sister camp to Basecamp Maasai Mara near the reserve’s Talek Gate, Basecamp Eagle View is located in a stunning spot, with arguably ...More about Basecamp Eagle View

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(2 reviews)

See previous review from earlier stay. [ Ed: see review, below. ] reviews...

Leleshwa

Leleshwa

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Leleshwa, one of the smallest camps in the Greater Mara eco-system, is located on the wooded banks of the little Ropile River, ...More about Leleshwa

Good  90%
(2 reviews)

Unfortunately we were the only people staying in camp on two out of our three nights so we missed chatting to others about their day. All our meals in camp even breakfast ... reviews...

Basecamp Dorobo Fly Camp

Basecamp Dorobo Fly Camp

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A simple encampment of dome tents, Basecamp Dorobo Fly Camp is set in a peaceful valley in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy. With ...More about Basecamp Dorobo

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(1 reviews)

Whilst based at Eagles View I stayed two days and nights at Dorobo, as it happened largely on my own. What an experience.!I was treated like a visiting prince, by the ... reviews...

Encounter Mara

Encounter Mara

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Encounter Mara is a luxury tented camp, opened in 2011, tucked in a shady forest of orange-leaf croton and Euclea trees on the ...More about Encounter Mara

Good  80%
(1 reviews)

lovely large well appointed tents with good view but not as well served as Meru so no morning tea or fresh hot water for washing. Very good guide, knowledgeable, interesting ... reviews...

Kicheche Bush Camp

Kicheche Bush Camp

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Located in the quiet Olare Motorogi Conservancy and with only six tents dotted through the bush, Kicheche Bush Camp is an intimate ...More about Kicheche Bush Camp

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(1 reviews)

Kicheche Bush Camp really felt like home from home. Darren and Emma were fantastic hosts and made us feel like nothing was too much trouble. The tents were luxurious and ... reviews...

Kicheche Mara

Kicheche Mara

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Kicheche Mara is a relatively small, well-designed and very well run bushcamp in Acacia Valley, stretched out above the Olare ...More about Kicheche Mara

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(1 reviews)

Hugely surprised at the number of animals we spotted just in the short journey from the airstrip to the camp! Camp was well located in the valley and tents were spacious, ... reviews...

Mara Plains Camp

Mara Plains Camp

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Nestled in the trees on the edge of the Ntiakatek stream in the 120km² (30,000 acre) private Olare-Motorogi Conservancy (previously ...More about Mara Plains

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(1 reviews)

Great location, tents have just been refurbished and are beautifully done. Excellent guide and game safaris. I would really recommend it! reviews...

Cottars 1920s Camp

Cottars 1920s Camp

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Located on its own private conservancy of 6,000 acres (24 km²), Cottar’s 1920s Camp is owned and run by Calvin and Louise Cottar who established this luxurious camp in the 1990s. Designed in an authentic 1920s style, the camp follows the iconic ‘Out of Africa’ style – expect campaign furniture, ...More about Cottars 1920s Camp

Cottars Private House

Cottars Private House

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Located on a wooded hillside in the Olderikesi conservancy, outside the southesast corner of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Cottar's Private House, also known as Cottar's Private Homestead, is a handsome, modern property on two floors. Only recently built, the house sweeps around the contours ...More about Cottars Private House

Elephant Pepper Camp

Elephant Pepper Camp

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Elephant Pepper is a small, tented camp located in the protected Mara North Conservancy. Originally built in 1984, it was named after the grove of elephant pepper trees it’s nestled in. From here you can explore the game of the Mara North Conservancy, or venture into the National Reserve itself ...More about Elephant Pepper Camp

Entumoto

Entumoto

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Opened in August 2010, Entumoto is a Swedish-Maasai owned, permanent tented camp in the Siana Group Ranch (Siana Conservancy), on the north-east border of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The camp is located on the Megwarra escarpment, in a tranquil dell swathed in bush, at a point where three ...More about Entumoto

Karen Blixen Camp

Karen Blixen Camp

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Named after the Danish author of Out of Africa, this beautifully sited, Danish-owned, tented camp is located on the east bank of a broad loop of the meandering Mara River. The camp is a member of the Mara North Conservancy, where the guides usually conducts their game drives, and it’s also within ...More about Karen Blixen Camp

Kicheche Valley

Kicheche Valley

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The newest of three Kicheche camps in the Mara region, the upmarket and unfenced Kicheche Valley Camp opened in 2011 in a secluded, wooded valley in the eastern part of the Mara Naboisho Conservancy. The tents are set on platforms above the Moliband stream and the central dining and lounge area ...More about Kicheche Valley

Mahali Mzuri

Mahali Mzuri

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Mahali Mzuri, which means “Beautiful Place" is a relatively new property for the Mara, having only opened in 2013. It is part of the Virgin Limited Edition range – built and owned by Richard Branson and located in the 133 km2 Olare Motorogi Conservancy. Before visiting, we were a bit dubious ...More about Mahali Mzuri

Mara Bushtops

Mara Bushtops

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Hugging the brow of a hill in its own private game sanctuary, Mara Bushtops is an exclusive, hotel-style, tented lodge a few kilometres outside the Maasai Mara National Reserve’s busiest gate. Based around the former home of Mara hunting and safari legend Glen Cottar, it features personal butlers ...More about Mara Bushtops

Ngare Serian

Ngare Serian

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On the west bank of the Mara River, tucked between the river and the escarpment on its own 16km² private conservancy, Ngare Serian is the sister camp of Serian, and faces the main camp, which is sited 100m upstream on the east bank within the Mara North Conservancy. The camp is owned by a veteran ...More about Ngare Serian

Ol Seki Hemingways Mara

Ol Seki Hemingways Mara

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A designer tented lodge in a stunning location, Ol Seki perches at the end of a ridge in the Naboisho Conservancy, northeast of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Built in 2005, it was bought in 2011 by the Hemingways hotel group On an arrow-shaped bluff pointing south, with a 270-degree panorama, ...More about Ol Seki Hemingways

Porini Lion Camp

Porini Lion Camp

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In a riverbank location in the Olare Orok Conservancy, Porini Lion Camp is a traditionally styled tented camp in one of the Mara region’s most successful community-owned wildlife conservancies. Just north of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the Olare Orok Conservancy is a community-integrated ...More about Porini Lion Camp

Porini Mara Camp

Porini Mara Camp

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The first tented camp in the Mara region to be run with support from the local community, Porini Mara Camp is a genuine eco-camp nestled around the banks of the Ole Sabukiye River in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy (founded by Porini Mara’s owner), in the northern part of the Mara eco-system. Porini ...More about Porini Mara Camp

Saruni Mara

Saruni Mara

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On a wooded, south-facing hillside in the far north of the Mara North Conservancy, Saruni Mara is a stylish and unfenced bush lodge with six individual cottage-villas. Unlike most other properties in the Mara’s conservancies – it is built with a degree of permanence, setting it apart from the numerous ...More about Saruni Mara