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Mara Saruni

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Saruni is a intimate design lodge set in a conservation area bordering with the Maasai Mara National Reserve. With accommodation for 12 guests in six spectacular cottages, it is set in a remote valley at the heart of the most exciting Africa Wilderness. Owner-hosted, Saruni offers a new concept of safari: the thrill of a real adventure lived in harmony with the Maasai Warriors coupled with high standards of style and comfort. Saruni has six large cottages, where one experiences both the elegance and safety of a permanent accommodation with the thrill of sleeping in close contact with nature. The accommodations are furnished with colonial antiques, Persian carpets and African art.

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The atmosphere at the camp is informal but elegant. Each cottage has hot and cold running water, 220 volt electricity, elegant Italian bathroom fittings, polished wooden floors, and large bathrooms where the canvas front can be totally open to offer you an amazing “shower with a view”. Décor is unique for each cottage and from the large verandahs one enjoys a unique view of the Mara plains and can watch the many wild animals that come to our waterhole. Your safari actually starts on the massive cedar beds, from where you can see in total privacy elephant, leopard, waterbuck, bushback and impala traversing freely and peacefully in the grounds of the camp.

Sala’s Camp

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The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is widely considered to be Africa’s greatest wildlife reserve. It comprises of 1510 square kilometres of open plains, woodlands and riverine forest, and is part of a massive ecosystem, contiguous with the plains of the Serengeti. Sala’s Camp is situated on the banks of the Sand River, a secluded and private corner of the Mara, offering spectacular views across the plains towards Tanzania.

Guests have the opportunity to witness one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles, a natural wonder of the world – the Great Wildebeest Migration and voted in November 2006 a new natural wonder of the world. Each year the promise of rain and green grass brings more than 1.3 million wildebeest and 200,000 zebra. These numerous migrants are

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followed along their annual, circular route by a block of hungry predators, most notably lions and hyena. Sala’s Camp is located at the heart of the migration.

The camp accommodates a maximum of 14 guests in six spacious double tents and one honeymoon tent. These en-suite tents are comfortable and romantic, offering running hot and cold water, lighting and flushing toilets. The mess tent provides access to charging points for cameras and other electronic equipment.

Royal Mara Camp

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The Royal Mara is located in the western Koyiaki Conservation Area of the Maasai Mara, on a peninsula in the popular “Hippo Bend Lagoon” section of the Mara River. The lodge is within a few miles drive of the world famous migration river crossing points of “Koyiaki-Kichwa” and “Mara Serena” as well as the leopard hangout at Leopard Gorge, highlighted on the BBC Big Cat Diary program. The camp marsh, resident hippo pools, lagoon and waterhole make game viewing inside the Royal Mara site, in combination with game drives, an unforgettable safari experience.

The Royal Mara Camp has eight luxury, spacious, guest suites situated with river frontage which have flush toilets, bidets, twin basins, luxury showers, hot water, and electricity. Artificial water pressure is provided by a main booster pump. All river guest suites have luxury hand carved furnishings, elegant linen, lush towels, bathrobes, slippers, toiletries, and four poster beds (one super king or two doubles; additional bedding added if desired). They also have Maasai carpeting, colonial antiques, and African artifacts and include a wardrobe cabinet, a writing desk, a safe deposit box, a mini fridge and an internal sitting area. A room attendant is assigned to each river guest suite and daily house keeping is provided. River guest suites are on raised decks with private river frontage verandas equipped with chaises lounges and dining seating.

Porini Lion Camp

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Porini Lion Camp is located in the exclusive 20,000 acre Olare Orok Conservancy. This expansive conservancy, which borders the Maasai Mara Game Reserve is home to an abundance of animals including the Big Cats for which the Mara is famous.

The Camp is situated along the banks of the Ntiakatiak River, a seasonal river with some permanent hippo pools near the camp. With 6 luxury guest tents the camp is very exclusive and giving you a real in the bush experience. The tents are very spacious and have private verandahs along the length of the tent, providing a secluded and private ‘space’ for you to relax and enjoy the beauty of this African wilderness. Each tent has en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and hot safari showers. Food is excellent with fresh baked bread and high quality meals prepared by the camp Chef.

Offbeat Mara Camp

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Offbeat Mara Camp is a 12 bed luxury semi-permanent camp situated on the Olare Orok water system, on Koyiaki Group Ranch, north of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. This unspoilt part of Maasai land is an area full of wildlife but far from any lodge. Offbeat Mara Camp works with the local Maasai community by employing many in the camp staff as well as employing and training local Maasai guides. The Mara offers amazing gameviewing throughout the year and features the annual wildebeest migration in July – September. The camp will be hosted by Piers Winkworth.

The camp sleeps only twelve guests in six large tents – three doubles and three twins (an extra bed can be added to your tent). Each tent has its own en-suite bathroom with hot bucket showers, wash basins and flush loos. The spacious tents are all furnished with large, hand made cedar beds, 24 hour solar lighting and the finest linen.

Informal dining is hosted in the mess tent or around the campfire. Delicious English breakfasts, lighter lunches and three course dinners are served each evening. Guests can also relax in the bar and living room tent, which is furnished with comfortable sofas, a writing desk, library and fully stocked bar.

Mara Sopa Lodge

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Set in the Oloolaimutia valley the Mara Sopa Lodge blends in perfectly with its surrounding hillside landscape. The accent here is on the Masai people and the fabulous wealth of wildlife, birdlife, and natural flora to be found in the fabled Masai Mara Game Reserve.

The lodge has 200 beds by way of 77 rooms, 12 suites and 1 Presidential suite, all of which are ‘rondavel’ style and have en-suite bathroom facilities which provide shaving sockets and hairdryers. Every room and suite has a private, elevated verandah with splendid views across the valley and on which guests can relax, sunbathe and watch resident birds and wildlife. Mini-bars are also available in each room.

The lodge has direct-dial telephone facilities as well as satellite television. Lodge generators provide 240volts, 50 cycles 24 hours a day. The water supply comes from nearby springs but guests are advised not to drink from the taps. Instead, filtered water is provided in flasks in every room and bottled water is available for sale. The Guest Shop stocks a wide selection of curios, gift items, clothing, film and toiletries. The lodge has a freeform, fresh-water pool which offers spectacular views over the valley.

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

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An interpretation of a traditional Maasai Manyatta village of domed huts, Mara Serena Safari Lodge is set on the saddle of a hill where it overlooks the 1,800 square kilometers of rolling plains, woodlands and rivers that make up the Masai Mara Triangle – one of the world’s richest wildlife sanctuaries. The lodge has a spectacular view of the surrounding landscape or the game and birdlife that inhabit it. It is on this very terrain stretching endlessly before the lodge where the annual migrations take place, where millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle traverse the landscape to feed on the rich new grass and give birth to their young.

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An architectural echo of the traditonal Maasai manyatta of domed huts, the guest rooms of Mara Serena are styled and arranged to blend into the natural landscape. Every room is an individual “hut” – spread out to give each one uninterrupted views of the plains, the meandering riverine forest and the silhouetted hills beyond.

The main dining room is spectacularly decorated in three large domes and three small ones resembling enlarged Maasai manyattas. Sumptuous international menus, buffets and barbecues are served to guests alongside authentic African dishes. The full-service lounge and bar located in the main building serves fresh fruit juices, soft drinks, tea and coffee, cocktails, wines, spirits and liqueurs.

Mara Sarova Camp

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There are 75 rooms all located on the ground floor. The Camp is set in the African bush but the luxurious tents all have permanent roofs, zip-up fronts, the voltage of 240 volts and ensuite facilities with permanent shower and WC. Relaxing outside your own tent listening to the Orchestra of rasping Cicadas, croaking Tree Frogs and the intermittent call of birds and monkeys is a memorable symphony.

There is a Bureau de Change, free safety deposit boxes, laundry and valet services and baby-sitting services. It is mainly humid in these areas with the temperature averaging around 26C during the day and 12C at night. When arriving at the lodge you will be welcomed with a glass of chilled fruit juice. There is a restaurant that serves buffet breakfasts and lunches and dinner is Table d’hote.

Mara Porini Camp

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Mara Porini Camp is set up in the exclusive wildlife conservancy of Ol Kinyei, one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in the Serengeti-Mara Eco-system. This is pristine wilderness with open savannah plains, riverine forest, springs, streams and rivers, rolling hills and spectacular views across the Mara. Ol Kinyei belongs to a Maasai community who have recently set aside the conservancy as a sanctuary for wildlife. The conservancy holds a wide variety of the animal species for which the Mara is famous including a large resident pride of lions.

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The Mara Porini Camp has 6 guest tents sited in the shade of Yellow-barked Acacia trees along the banks of the Laetoli, a permanent spring within Ol Kinyei. The tents are spacious and each has an en-suite bathroom with flush toilet and safari shower. The camp accommodates a maximum of 12 guests, giving the experience of real camping in the bush in an exclusive private wilderness but with all the comforts required by discerning travellers. Food is excellent with home baked bread, fresh salads and high quality meals prepared by the camp Chef.

At Mara Porini Camp guests enjoy morning, evening and night game drives, sundowners at scenic viewing points and escorted walks with Maasai guides.

Mara Intrepids

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Mara Intrepids is the most talked about destination in the world’s most talked about wilderness. Sitting above a sweeping bend in the Talek River, at the confluence of the Maasai Mara’s four game-viewing areas, the camp enjoys one of the most spectacular locations in the entire Mara ecosystem. Intrepids is a short drive from the Mara River, where more than a million wildebeest and zebra make their perilous migration crossing every July and August.

The camp itself is divided into four distinct areas, with separate dining areas and ‘mess tents’ ensuring exclusivity for larger groups travelling together. An Intrepids safari offers a unique game-viewing adventure, including three daily game drives with our experienced guides, educational outings with our famous Adventurers’ Club, and trips to Maasai villages where we support several community development projects.