Opened in early 2001, Mara Explorer has elevated the art of the African safari to spectacular new heights. This exclusive five-star camp, situated on a thickly forested river in the middle of the Maasai Mara reserve, offers guests the ultimate wilderness retreat, where you can watch elephants or giraffes drinking from the privacy of your verandah or from your own outdoor Victorian bathtub!
Situated in the heart of the Masai Mara game reserve, Mara Explorer enjoys prime views of the spectacular wildebeest migration between June and September, and some of the world's most rewarding Big Cat sightings during the remainder of the year.
Mara Explorer has been constructed as an eco-friendly camp, and its operations are designed to have a minimal impact on the fragile Talek ecosystem. All biodegradable waste is mulched for compost, while water heating is quelled by briquettes made from used coffee husks.
All the public areas are decorated with old African artefacts and memorabilia from the earliest days of the African safari.
This exclusive five-star camp has 10 luxurious and well-spaced tents, each with its own private river frontage and views over the Talek's southern banks. Seven of the tents have giant double beds, while three have twin beds. Each tent is furnished in a classic 'Explorer' style, with fine hand-carved mahogany furniture, antique chests and historic prints, and equipped with a luxurious en-suite bathroom with twin basins and all modern amenities.
The tents have been specially designed to open up to the sky and, on a deck on one side, a Victorian claws foot bathtub offers secluded open air bathing and a unique new perspective of the African bush. Each tent has a personal tent attendant and radios for tent service.
An intimate canvas covered dining area looks out over the river close to the camp entrance. Meals are served from own kitchens, using fresh vegetables and herbs grown in the camp gardens. Meals can also be enjoyed on your veranda, or at one of a series of specially-selected bush sites close to the camp. Next door, the camp bar provides beautiful river views and a well-stocked library, while the lounge area offers luxurious sofas for reading, playing board games, or swapping safari tales.
At Mara Explorer, you will enjoy private game drives with experienced professional safari guides, walking safaris in the Mara Conservation Area, Bush Breakfasts and dinner under the stars, Romantic sundowners in spectacular selected areas. You can arrange early-morning hot air balloon rides or fishing safaris to Lake Victoria. Attend and learn from lectures and slide shows on the Maasai Culture and human-wildlife Ecology. Participate in Environmental activities such as tree-planting with local residents.
Together with a sister camp, the Mara Intrepids camp, Mara Explorer support local primary schools and medical clinics. Guests are invited to visit these facilities as well as the villagers' own Manyattas, which offer a fascinating insight into traditional Maasai life.
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MARA EXPLORER CAMP, MASAI MARA AIR PACKAGE:PRICES IN US$
PRICES INCLUDE:WILSON – MASAI MARA – WILSON RETURN FLIGHTS, RETURN AIRSTRIP TRANSFERS, 2 NIGHTS FULL BOARD ACCOMMODATION,SHARED GAME DRIVES & PARK FEES
PRICES EXCLUDE: NAIROBI CITY TRANSFERS, CULTURAL VISIT, EXCLUSIVE USE OF VEHICLE, BALLOON SAFARI, GRATUITIES & ANYTHING OF A PERSONAL NATUREPlease select your currency:
|DATES FROM||DATES TO||PER PERSON SHARING, PACKAGE||SINGLE SUPPLEMENT, PACKAGE||PER CHILD SHARING, PACKAGE||PER PERSON SHARING, EXTRA NIGHT|
|02-Jan-15||31-Mar-15||1530 USD||470 USD||920 USD||575 USD|
|01-Apr-15||06-Apr-15||1485 USD||470 USD||880 USD||575 USD|
|07-Apr-15||30-Jun-15||1345 USD||400 USD||810 USD||505 USD|
|01-Jul-15||31-Oct-15||2065 USD||735 USD||1185 USD||845 USD|
|01-Nov-15||15-Dec-15||1485 USD||470 USD||880 USD||575 USD|
|16-Dec-15||22-Dec-15||1530 USD||470 USD||920 USD||575 USD|
|23-Dec-15||31-Dec-15||1915 USD||660 USD||1110 USD||770 USD|
Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.
If you wish to discuss your requirements with one of our expert safari consultants please call on:
USATel: 1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or 1-800-642-4666 (Hildy Rubin)