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.