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Maasai Mara Conservancies
Maasai Mara Conservancies
Maasai Mara Conservancies
Maasai Mara Conservancies

The conservancies are exclusive to their guests...

...bush walks...

Most of the camp staff come from the region’s Maasai communities.

You will often see no other vehicles around you...

Maasai Mara Conservancies

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View pictures from the Maasai Mara Conservancies


Private game-viewing (this hyena was in Mara North) is the hallmark of the conservancies.
Mara North is the largest of the conservancies, with livestock still seen on the fringes…
…and most camps employing local staff, including driver-guides and spotters.
They know the area well, including Leopard Gorge, location for many a TV documentary.
Much of Mara North consists of open plains…
…where the dramas of life and death on the savannah are always evident…
…and you'll witness Tennyson's 'Nature, red in tooth and claw', on a large and small scale.
This lilac-breasted roller has caught a small frog.
Southeast of Mara North Conservancy lies the Olare Motorogi Conservancy…
…where a mixture of open grassland and riverine bush…
…offers interesting walking opportunities…
…and excellent wildlife-watching. It isn't all blood and guts, though it's rarely as tender…
…as this pair of canoodling crowned cranes…
…or as cute as this young elephant practising his threat performance.
As in all the conservancies, Olare Motorogi offers lots of close-up time with elephants.
Signing in at Mara Naboisho, as in all the other conservancies, is simple…
…as guests are always expected, and daily fees are included in the rates at all the camps.
There's varied walking country in Mara Naboisho, here looking towards the reserve…
…and wildife everywhere, including these giraffes heading for their evening browse.
And there's always a good spot for a sundowner.
Ol Kinyei Conservancy has just one, very eco-friendly camp, Porini Mara Camp…
…entirely staffed by Maasai warriors and elders, who take guests on walks…
…into the nearby bush.
East of Ol Kinyei, lies Siana Group Ranch, which is becoming a conservancy…
…and is big enough for most of it to feel remote from the 'main' road that passes it.
The wildlife here, as ever, is very good, with plenty of close-up experiences to fascinate…
…and intrigue.
The most south-easterly of the conservancies is Ol Derikesi, on the Tanzanian border.
Here, the game-viewing is all yours – and the thrill of discovery all the more intense…
…when you come across a scene like this – a guilty-looking lion, resting up after killing…
…all but one of the cubs in a neighbouring pride. KWS rangers rescued this survivor.
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Private game-viewing (this hyena was in Mara North) is the hallmark of the conservancies.
Private game-viewing (this hyena was in Mara North) is the hallmark of the conservancies.
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Mara North is the largest of the conservancies, with livestock still seen on the fringes…
Mara North is the largest of the conservancies, with livestock still seen on the fringes…
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…and most camps employing local staff, including driver-guides and spotters.
…and most camps employing local staff, including driver-guides and spotters.
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They know the area well, including Leopard Gorge, location for many a TV documentary.
They know the area well, including Leopard Gorge, location for many a TV documentary.
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Much of Mara North consists of open plains…
Much of Mara North consists of open plains…
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…where the dramas of life and death on the savannah are always evident…
…where the dramas of life and death on the savannah are always evident…
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…and you'll witness Tennyson's 'Nature, red in tooth and claw', on a large and small scale.
…and you'll witness Tennyson's 'Nature, red in tooth and claw', on a large and small scale.
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This lilac-breasted roller has caught a small frog.
This lilac-breasted roller has caught a small frog.
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Southeast of Mara North Conservancy lies the Olare Motorogi Conservancy…
Southeast of Mara North Conservancy lies the Olare Motorogi Conservancy…
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…where a mixture of open grassland and riverine bush…
…where a mixture of open grassland and riverine bush…
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…offers interesting walking opportunities…
…offers interesting walking opportunities…
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…and excellent wildlife-watching. It isn't all blood and guts, though it's rarely as tender…
…and excellent wildlife-watching. It isn't all blood and guts, though it's rarely as tender…
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…as this pair of canoodling crowned cranes…
…as this pair of canoodling crowned cranes…
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…or as cute as this young elephant practising his threat performance.
…or as cute as this young elephant practising his threat performance.
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As in all the conservancies, Olare Motorogi offers lots of close-up time with elephants.
As in all the conservancies, Olare Motorogi offers lots of close-up time with elephants.
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Signing in at Mara Naboisho, as in all the other conservancies, is simple…
Signing in at Mara Naboisho, as in all the other conservancies, is simple…
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…as guests are always expected, and daily fees are included in the rates at all the camps.
…as guests are always expected, and daily fees are included in the rates at all the camps.
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There's varied walking country in Mara Naboisho, here looking towards the reserve…
There's varied walking country in Mara Naboisho, here looking towards the reserve…
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…and wildife everywhere, including these giraffes heading for their evening browse.
…and wildife everywhere, including these giraffes heading for their evening browse.
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And there's always a good spot for a sundowner.
And there's always a good spot for a sundowner.
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Ol Kinyei Conservancy has just one, very eco-friendly camp, Porini Mara Camp…
Ol Kinyei Conservancy has just one, very eco-friendly camp, Porini Mara Camp…
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…entirely staffed by Maasai warriors and elders, who take guests on walks…
…entirely staffed by Maasai warriors and elders, who take guests on walks…
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…into the nearby bush.
…into the nearby bush.
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East of Ol Kinyei, lies Siana Group Ranch, which is becoming a conservancy…
East of Ol Kinyei, lies Siana Group Ranch, which is becoming a conservancy…
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…and is big enough for most of it to feel remote from the 'main' road that passes it.
…and is big enough for most of it to feel remote from the 'main' road that passes it.
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The wildlife here, as ever, is very good, with plenty of close-up experiences to fascinate…
The wildlife here, as ever, is very good, with plenty of close-up experiences to fascinate…
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…and intrigue.
…and intrigue.
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The most south-easterly of the conservancies is Ol Derikesi, on the Tanzanian border.
The most south-easterly of the conservancies is Ol Derikesi, on the Tanzanian border.
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Here, the game-viewing is all yours – and the thrill of discovery all the more intense…
Here, the game-viewing is all yours – and the thrill of discovery all the more intense…
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…when you come across a scene like this – a guilty-looking lion, resting up after killing…
…when you come across a scene like this – a guilty-looking lion, resting up after killing…
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…all but one of the cubs in a neighbouring pride. KWS rangers rescued this survivor.
…all but one of the cubs in a neighbouring pride. KWS rangers rescued this survivor.

Safaris visiting Mara Conservancies

Just ideas, we'll always tailor-make a trip for you


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Striped Hyena Safari

5 days • 3 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Expert Africa's Striped Hyena safari is an example of a possible safari itinerary for keen walkers, enabling you to experience the sounds and sights of the bush, and its wildlife, in a more direct way.

US$3,980 - US$4,810 per person

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African Hawk-Eagle Fly-in Safari

7 days • 2 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Two luxurious camps provide quieter game-viewing within Laikipia and the Mara ecosystem. Situated on private conservancies, Lewa Wilderness and Naboisho offer the chance to sight all of the ‘big 5’ and enjoy a range of safari activities.

US$6,440 - US$10,070 per person

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Hamerkop Fly-In Safari

8 days • 2 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Different wildlife, contrasting camps and a whole host of activities, this is a safari for those wanting to get out and about and not just sit in a vehicle.

US$5,500 - US$8,280 per person

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Tawny Eagle Kenya Fly-in Safari

7 days • 2 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Explore Laikipia and the Maasai Mara ecosystem with stays in the Ol Pejeta and Naboisho conservancies. Two smart yet authentically rustic bush camps provide a traditional safari experience, offering a high standard of guiding and excellent level of care.

US$4,810 - US$6,920 per person

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Purple Grenadier Fly-In Safari

6 days • 2 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Fantastic guiding from intimate, well-run mid-range tented camps, in superb conservancy locations: this safari is all about making the most of the incredible wildlife in Laikipia and the Maasai Mara.

US$5,680 - US$6,750 per person

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African Finfoot Fly-in Safari

7 days • 3 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

A unique start to the safari in Nairobi National Park, then classic, luxurious camps combine for a high end and exclusive safari in fantastic wildlife destinations.

US$8,180 - US$12,640 per person

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Black Kite Fly-in Safari

10 days • 4 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Explore Kenya in-depth with visits to Nairobi and Meru National Parks, the Mara Conservancies and Amboseli. Nestled in remoter regions, four camps provide fantastic access to rich game, a range of activities and beautifully diverse landscapes.

US$8,380 - US$9,630 per person

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Peregrine Falcon Fly-In Safari

6 days • 2 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Discover two of Kenya’s quieter wildlife havens with visits to Meru National Park and Mara North Conservancy. Top-quality sister-camps provide considerable comfort and a range of activities by which to explore the game-rich surroundings.

US$5,710 - US$6,550 per person

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Where to stay in Mara Conservancies

Our suggestions for safari camps in Maasai Mara Conservancies


Naboisho Camp

Naboisho Camp

Naboisho Camp is one of the most luxurious of the handful of camps in the Naboisho Conservancy. It offers day and night game drives, game walks and full creature comforts in the bush.


98% (41 reviews)
Kicheche Mara

Kicheche Mara

Kicheche Mara Camp has just eight tents and a rustic and comfortable feel. It is set by a stream in a pretty area of the Mara ecosystem's Mara North Conservancy.


98% (39 reviews)
Kicheche Bush Camp

Kicheche Bush Camp

Kicheche Bush Camp is a smart and intimate tented camp with a relaxed atmosphere and the perfect base in the Mara for keen photographers.


99% (38 reviews)
Offbeat Mara

Offbeat Mara

Offbeat Mara is a small traditional camp that appeals to safari traditionalists, located in one of the Maasai Mara’s quiet conservancies.


97% (28 reviews)
Kicheche Valley

Kicheche Valley

Kicheche Valley is a boutique tented camp in a wooded district of the Mara ecosystem's Naboisho Conservancy, with plenty of wildlife in the area.


96% (18 reviews)
Encounter Mara

Encounter Mara

Encounter Mara is located in the private Naboisho Conservancy – a game-rich area of the Mara ecosystem – and offers a contemporary take on the traditional, low-impact luxury safari camp.


95% (11 reviews)
Serian

Serian

Serian is a luxury tented camp on the east bank of the Mara River in the Mara North Conservancy. It is the sister camp of Ngare Serian, on the west bank.


98% (10 reviews)
Mara Plains Camp

Mara Plains Camp

Mara Plains is one of the very best camps in the Mara ecosystem. Located in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, just outside the Mara reserve, it has access to three wildlife-viewing areas.


100% (10 reviews)
Elephant Pepper Camp

Elephant Pepper Camp

Elephant Pepper Camp is a small 10-tent bush camp, put together in the traditional "campaign" style, and including a large honeymoon/family tent.


98% (8 reviews)
Porini Lion Camp

Porini Lion Camp

Porini Lion Camp is a pioneering, community focused eco-camp, with excellent guides and game viewing, in the predator-rich, Olare Motorogi Conservancy.


83% (8 reviews)
Ol Kinyei Adventure Camp

Ol Kinyei Adventure

Ol Kinyei Adventure Camp is a satelllite of the larger Porini Mara Camp. Both of them are located in the Maasai-owned Ol Kinyei conservancy, the oldest community conservancy in the Maasai Mara ecosystem.


97% (7 reviews)
Porini Mara Camp

Porini Mara Camp

Porini Mara Camp is a small, pioneering eco-camp in the first private conservancy in the Mara region, with comfortable accommodation and a range of activities.


96% (5 reviews)
Cottars 1920s Camp

Cottars 1920s Camp

Cottar's 1920s Camp is a classic, luxury tented camp with a 1920s safari theme, located in its own conservancy on the southeast border of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.


92% (5 reviews)
Ngare Serian

Ngare Serian

The luxurious Ngare Serian and its sister camp Serian face each other across the Mara River on the western side of the Mara North Conservancy


96% (5 reviews)
Karen Blixen Camp

Karen Blixen Camp

Karen Blixen Camp sits on a meander of the Mara River in the Mara North Conservancy, just beyond the northern boundary of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.


90% (4 reviews)
Basecamp Eagle View

Basecamp Eagle View

Basecamp Eagle View is a community-focused safari camp in the Naboisho Conservancy, with a strong emphasis on responsible tourism and a spectacular location.


100% (4 reviews)
Hemingways Ol Seki Mara

Hemingways Ol Seki

Magnificently located tented lodge on a bluff looking south across the Naboisho Conservancy toward the Maasai Mara National Reserve.


93% (3 reviews)
Saruni Wild

Saruni Wild

Saruni Wild is a rustic and traditional safari camp in the Lemek Conservancy, with just three tents and limited electricity.


93% (3 reviews)
Leleshwa

Leleshwa

Leleshwa was a delightful, boutique safari camp on the picturesque banks of a tributary of the Talek, with an extensive, little visited game area on its doorstep.


90% (2 reviews)
Mara Toto

Mara Toto

Mara Toto is a small luxury camp due to open in 2019.


100% (1 review)
Basecamp Wilderness Camp

Basecamp Wilderness

Basecamp Wilderness Camp is a simple, traditional tented camp, set in a remote valley in the Naboisho Conservancy in the Mara ecoystem.


100% (1 review)
Kicheche Walking Wilderness

Kicheche Fly Camp

Kicheche Walking Wilderness Fly Camp is a temporaray dome tent camp set up for participants in Kicheche's two-day walking safari between Kicheche Valley and Kicheche Bush Camp.


100% (1 review)
Saruni Mara

Saruni Mara

Saruni Mara is a luxurious permanent lodge, on the remote northern edge of the Mara North Conservancy, with stunning views, good guiding and very private and comfortable rooms.


80% (1 review)
Basecamp Leopard Hill

Basecamp Leopard Hill

With six beautiful tents, Basecamp Leopard Hill is a smart safari camp in the Naboisho Conservancy in the Maasai Mara ecosystem.


100% (1 review)
Mahali Mzuri

Mahali Mzuri

Mahali Mzuri is a strikingly modern tented camp in the Virgin Limited Edition group, in a remote part of the Mara ecosytem's Olare Motorogi Conservancy. It has lovely views and all the luxuries of a five-star hotel.


100% (1 review)
Mara Bushtops

Mara Bushtops

Mara Bushtops is a luxury safari hotel on a private concession, outside the Maasai Mara National Reserve, with the emphasis on comfort, relaxation and good food and wine.


No reviews yet
Cottars Private House

Cottars Private House

Cottar's Private House is one of the few truly luxurious, modern private houses in the Mara ecosystem, spoiling its guests with first-rate staff, a swimming pool and wonderful views.


No reviews yet
Entumoto

Entumoto

Entumoto is a high-end tented camp, with a swimming pool, situated in a very pretty location on the east side of the Maasai Mara ecosystem.


No reviews yet

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