Mara Intrepids Camp

Family-friendly Mara Intrepids Camp sits close to Kenya’s notorious Mara River, where crocodiles and wildebeest battle during the annual migration.

A short drive from the Mara River – notorious for its wildebeest-eating crocodiles – sits Mara Intrepids Camp. This 30-tent camp flanks the Talek River and was the site where some 75% of footage for BBC’s famous Big Cat Diary was filmed. Guest tents are furnished in the style of colonial safaris, with handsome four-poster beds and elegant hardwood furniture as well as large private verandas to enjoy the teeming plains of the Masai Mara.

The entire property is fenced off for security and on the premises are a number of river-facing dining spaces, a freeform swimming pool and bar with gameviewing platform. Guests also have the opportunity to dine in the bush or out under the stars in between thrice-daily game drives in open-sided vehicles (unusual in the Mara).

Other activities that can be enjoyed include lectures on Maasai culture and wildlife, astronomy lessons or walking safaris with the resident naturalist and visits to nearby Maasai communities. For kids and teenagers, Mara Intrepids Camp has two excellent programs specially tailored for both age groups.

Location

How to get to Mara Intrepids Camp

Mara Intrepids Camp is a 6-hour drive from Nairobi. Alternatively, fly from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to the Ol Kiombo all-weather airstrip – the latter option will have you at camp within 45 minutes.

Activities at Mara Intrepids Camp

  • Game drives in the celebrated Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Guided 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 Intrepids Camp Highlights

  • A superbly located camp at the confluence of four prime gameviewing areas
  • Close to the croc-infested Mara River
  • Outstanding setting to observe the wildebeest migration
  • Open vehicle game drives available thrice daily
  • Ideal for families with children or teenagers

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Kenya Overview

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Kenya has so many exciting and wonderful experiences to enjoy that the options are endless. Top experiences include:

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What is the climate like in Kenya?
The highland areas have a temperate climate (22°- 25°C) due to the high altitude, however  it is hotter in low-lying areas like the Rift Valley (30°- 35°C). The coast is hot and humid most of the year. Kenya has two rainy seasons, the ‘short rains’ that take place over 5-6 weeks in November and December and the ‘long rains’ that occur during March to May.

How do I get to Kenya?
Kenya’s major capital Nairobi is the main entry point into the country. Major airlines that fly into Nairobi include British Airways, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa and Air France. From Nairobi, Kenya Airways offers flights to other popular African destinations including South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.

What can I combine Kenya with?
Kenya is often combined with neighbouring Tanzania, and with Uganda or Rwanda for a trek to see the gorillas. A few days on the beautiful beaches of the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar is a very popular way to end a Kenyan safari.

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