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  97%
(27 reviews)

Very enjoyable experience indeed. "Tent" was excellent (really a tent erected under a permanent thatched canopy) and the food was outstanding for such a remote ... 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%
(20 reviews)

We had a wonderful time at Offbeat - staying in this tented camp was a great contrast to the lodge accommodation we'd enjoyed at Borana. It's a fabulous little camp ... 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

Excellent  98%
(12 reviews)

We stayed at 2 kicheche camps, the Kicheche Bush Camp and the Kicheche Mara. This is what I said about the Kicheche Bush Camp "Fantastic. The managers, Darren & Emma ... 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

Excellent  100%
(7 reviews)

Fantastic. The managers, Darren & Emma are very personable and go out of their way to make sure that guests are looked after. Nothing is too much trouble.The food and wine ... 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

Excellent  93%
(6 reviews)

A wonderful place to stay and from which to explore the fabulous Game Reserve, teeming with wildlife. The camp is most efficiently run by the delightful manager, Mariana ... reviews...

Porini Lion Camp

Porini Lion Camp

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In a riverbank location in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Porini Lion Camp is a traditionally styled tented camp in one of the ...More about Porini Lion Camp

Good  80%
(6 reviews)

Food excellent particularly the soups and service by all staff excellent. William and Josephat our driver/guides very knowledgeable about all game and very enthusiastic ... 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

Excellent  100%
(5 reviews)

The English couple who manage the Plains Camp were absolutely brilliant. The service was extremely personalised and they always made us feel at home. Quality of the food ... 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

Excellent  100%
(3 reviews)

This is an excellent camp=well run with knowledgeable and charming staff who offer a good service. Good rooms-wonderful views and terrific area to visit both by car and ... reviews...

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 ...More about Porini Mara Camp

Excellent  93%
(3 reviews)

Extraordinarily wonderful experience. Thanks to everyone. The staff were really wonderful. We would especially like to thank everyone for the incredible singing and dancing, ... 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 ...More about Cottars 1920s Camp

Good  90%
(2 reviews)

Cotters is good, but just something missing, guides and staff are very nice, but the management wasn't as hands on as at other camps. Great wildlife once you drive ... reviews...

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 ...More about Elephant Pepper Camp

Excellent  100%
(2 reviews)

Lovely tents - decorated in Raj colonial style . Lots of brass fittings, paw print ash trays , lamps and a phonogram. One tent had sofas and drinks available from a fridge ... 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...

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 ...More about Ngare Serian

Good  90%
(2 reviews)

Ngare is across the river from the main Serian camp but it is run separately and there is no guest interaction between the two camps. It is approached by a narrow suspension ... reviews...

Serian

Serian

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Perched quite high above the Mara River, where it cuts a broad valley along the western border of the Mara North Conservancy, ...More about Serian

Good  90%
(2 reviews)

Great facilities, surprisingly luxurious and large tent/room. We tied this with Nkorombo to have two differnt areas, here you can go off road and have night drives. We ... reviews...

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 ...More about Karen Blixen Camp

Excellent  100%
(1 reviews)

this is a great camp, staff excellent particularly charles our waiter and peter the guide. reviews...

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, ...More about Kicheche Valley

Good  80%
(1 reviews)

The location in a valley has its detractions as although very peaceful it is a bit of a drag to get to the river beds where most of the animal activity occurs. The waterhole ... reviews...

Ol Kinyei Adventure Camp

Ol Kinyei Adventure Camp

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Ol Kinyei Adventure Camp is a simple, budget camp of dome tents in the 65km2 Ol Kinyei Conservancy, an exclusive Maasai wildlife ...More about Ol Kinyei Adv. Camp

Good  80%
(1 reviews)

Staying at Ol Kinyei Adventure Camp was a great adventure. We slept comfortably in sleeping bags with high density foam pads on the floor of our tent. Our tent had a toilet/... reviews...

Wilderness Camp

Wilderness Camp

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Formerly a simple encampment of dome tents, known as Basecamp Dorobo Fly Camp, the new Wilderness Camp is set in a peaceful valley ...More about Wilderness Camp

Excellent  100%
(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...

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

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

Hemingways Ol Seki Mara

Hemingways Ol Seki 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 Hemingways Ol Seki

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 about ...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

Saruni Mara

Saruni Mara

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On a wooded, south-facing hillside in the far north of the Mara North Conservancy, the Italian-owned 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 ...More about Saruni Mara

Saruni Wild

Saruni Wild

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Located 10 kms away from the main Saruni Mara, Saruni Wild is down in a valley within the Mara North Conservancy. With only three tents and no electricity it is a simple bushcamp which works perfectly in conjunction with a stay at the much more permanent Saruni Mara. In July 2015, Saruni Wild ...More about Saruni Wild