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MARA RIVER AREA TENTED CAMP

Situated on the banks of the Mara River, built around a small watering hole that teems with birds and wildlife.

Intimate in character, there are just 17 tents tucked away among the trees. Each has an en-suite bathroom, hot running water, even bidets. In keeping with safari tradition lighting is by gas and kerosene lanterns, or by candlelight. From every verandah the view changes constantly as giraffe, elephants, buffalo, hippos and warthogs all come to drink or graze.The has no fences here, and, should they wish, animals are free to wander the camp’s grounds.

Getting here is an adventure in itself...the adventure begins with the approach. Guests’ vehicles are parked on the far side of the river, after which they are ferried across the Mara, and then escorted by armed guides to camp. As dusk falls, the flickering lights in the forest make the camp a peaceful and atmospheric place. Meals are our usual superlative standards, served, as is our style, outdoors during the day and in our candle lit dining tent by night.

Come evening, it’s time for chilled drinks and tall tales around the blazing campfire. Then finally a delicious dinner and a hot-water bottle to keep you warm in bed. The food is fabulous, as is the choice. Meals are generally taken outside, breakfast and lunch are both buffet orientated affairs, and dinner is a la carte.

Two game viewing excursions per day with experienced driver guides in the Masai Mara Game Reserve are included.

Balloon safaris, guided walks in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, cultural visits to a nearby Masai Village, and excursions to Lake Victoria can be arranged at an extra cost.