In Kenya's famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Mara Expedition Camp sits in a small bend on the banks Ntiakitiak River, where thick forest meets savannah, and just a few kilometres from its sister camp, Mara Plains.
Mara Expedition Camp is a magical revisiting of the past, designed for those who search for East Africa's romantic safari era. Here, you will experience the best of both worlds: the intense action of the Maasai Mara ecosystem, as well as the more private 70,000-acre Mara North Conservancy. The area is prime leopard territory and, in season, the annual wildebeest and zebra migration literally passes in front of your tent, offering you the chance to witness one of the miracles of nature first-hand from the comfort of your verandah.
It is safari chic with five light and airy, spacious canvas tents, each with en-suite bathrooms where you will enjoy piping hot water from huge brass 'safari showers' to a chorus of hippos lazing nearby. The tents are decorated with items the early explorers would have carried with them from brass chandeliers and old Indian campaign chests to rich leather and hardwood furniture. This all combined with rich textiles and soft cottons.
The camp is set down low, hidden from lights and noise and any sign of mankind. Under the grove of Africa ebony trees, its humble main area is lit by lantern and candlelit, simple in design, but just enough for all the comforts. This camp's ambiance and 'back to the classics' safari design will be a sure hit with private groups, and safari aficionados.
Approximately 1 hour's flight from Nairobi Wilson to Ol Kiombo Airstrip inside the Maasai Mara Reserve. From here the camp is an approximately 45 minute game drive to camp.
Early morning and afternoon game drives in open 4Ã?4 vehicles (a rarity in the Mara) and hot air balloon flights, at an additional cost.
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