Mara Explorer Camp is located where four of the Masai Mara’s prime safari areas converge. The camp offers some of Kenya’s best wildebeest migration viewing.
This exclusive tented camp occupies the southern banks of the Talek River, where four of the Masai Mara’s prime gameviewing areas converge. There are just 10 luxurious river-facing tents in total at Mara Explorer Camp, each furnished with four-poster beds, antique storage chests and open-air claw-footed bathtubs with views over the African bush.
Dining at Mara Explorer Camp takes place in an atmospheric riverside dining area, which adjoins a plush lounge and well-stocked library. Guests are also able to use the freeform swimming pool or purchase souvenirs and other essentials at neighbouring sister camp Mara Intrepids.
Private guided game drives take place three times a day within the Masai Mara Game Reserve – in open-sided vehicles, and guests also have the option to participate in walking safaris led by a resident Maasai naturalist in the Mara Conservation Area. Optional activities off-site include a hot air balloon safari over the plains and cultural excursions to nearby Maasai communities.
How to get to Mara Explorer Camp
Mara Explorer Camp is around 300km or 6 hours by road from Nairobi. Alternatively, fly from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to the Ol Kiombo all-weather airstrip – you’ll be at camp within 45 minutes of leaving the capital.
Activities at Mara Explorer Camp
- Game drives in the Masai Mara Game Reserve
- Nature walks in the Mara Conservation Area
- Bush dining and sundowners
- Hot air balloon safaris
- Maasai cultural excursions
*Some activities are available at extra cost.
Mara Explorer Camp Highlights
- An exclusive small tented camp in an exceptional gameviewing area
- In the heart of Masai Mara, with front row seats for the wildebeest migration
- Romantic guest tents with open-air bathtubs
- Open vehicle game drives available thrice daily
- Opportunity to walk with the Maasai
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