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  96%
(21 reviews)

Amazing walks with the manager Ruelof. The conservancy is great, with very abundant wildlife, and feels very private. Tent was great but the service and guiding were incons... 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%
(10 reviews)

This is a beautifully sited camp and the tents are well located apart from each other. Really feel you are in the middle of the bush. After Bush Camp though, Mara really ... 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  98%
(10 reviews)

We came to Mara after 3 days in Meru and this was a step up. The tents were bigger and the bathroom area was nicer and larger. Good beds and clean room. We could hear ... 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...

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%
(4 reviews)

Our three nights here were the best of our two weeks away. The camp managers Darren and Emma are consummate. They create a wonderful atmosphere and the evening meals here ... 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...

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  87%
(3 reviews)

This camp is very different to Saruni being a proper tented camp with a big Eco theme. So it is solar everything and lovely bucket showers etc. The camp managers Colin ... 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%
(3 reviews)

Overall really good. Safari was fantastic. Room service not quite so good - a few minor glitches. The tent itself was lovely but lacked a few amenities such as a proper ... 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...

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...

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%
(1 reviews)

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Elephant Pepper Camp (EPC). We were here four nights, and were greatly spoiled. The staff and hosts were attentive and thoughtful; the ... 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...

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

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 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

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 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 65 km² Ol Kinyei Conservancy, an exclusive Maasai wildlife sanctuary on the northern border of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The camp is linked to Porini Mara Camp and is able to offer a similar level of high-quality ...More about Ol Kinyei Adv. 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, 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

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, Serian Camp is a small independent tented camp, owned by the established safari guide Alex Walker. It has two sister ‘Serian’ camps in the Mara ecosystem – one directly ...More about Serian