Mara Intrepids is located in a special Leopard spotting zone of the Maasai Mara. This camp is just a short drive from the Mara River, where over a million wildebeest and zebra make their perilous migration crossing every year. Outside of the migration, period, the camp still offers some of the world's finest game viewing, with large local populations of plains game including, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and all the Big Cats. In 2004 for example, some 75% of the footage for the BBC's famous Big Cat Diary was shot in the vicinity of the camp.
The camp is run on strict eco-principles, with hot water generated by burning used coffee husks, biodegradable waste mulched for compost, and all wastewater recycled through our own on-site constructed wetland.
Mara Intrepids is 298 kilometers from Nairobi and is served by an all-weather airstrip that enables guests to be at the camp within 45 minutes of leaving the capital city of Nairobi. Daily scheduled flights are available from the Wilson airport and other safari destinations on your itinerary.
Mara Intrepids boast 30 luxurious tents that are widely spread across a large riverside site to ensure you the optimum of privacy and peace. Each tent is furnished in the classic style of the grand African safaris, with large four-poster beds and handsome reproduction furniture, offset by modern en-suite bathrooms with hot showers, flush toilets and all modern amenities. Each tent sits on a shady raised platform, with sweeping views over the riverbanks where a large variety of animals come to drink.
At night, the restaurant is usually visited by wide-eyed bush babies some of which are melanistic. A separate dining area is sometimes used for larger groups travelling together, and bush breakfast, sundowners and bush dinners can also be arranged.
Game drives are always a delight here as they don't get much better than in this central triangle of the Maasai Mara. Lion, cheetah, buffalo, spotted hyena, black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox and various antelope are conspicuous in the plains that divide the rivers, whose confluence lies close to the main crossing point used by tens of thousands of wildebeest during the annual migration. This part of the reserve receives fewer visitors than the eastern part and as such it is possible to drive long periods without seeing another vehicle.
The lodge offers nature walks and cultural visits to local Maasai villages. They can also arrange hot air balloon safaris, leaving before dawn.
Mara Intrepids is specially recommended for families on safari with children. There is an Adventurers Club for children which offers a special family programme at no extra cost designed for children accompanying their parents on safari. This provides the chance for children to learn about the wilds from Maasai naturalists who specialize in plants, wildlife and survival skills. Children participate in various activities at the camp including an obstacle course that portraying the challenges faced by wild animals.
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MARA INTREPIDS 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||1195 USD||305 USD||750 USD||410 USD|
|01-Apr-15||06-Apr-15||1150 USD||305 USD||710 USD||410 USD|
|07-Apr-15||30-Jun-15||900 USD||180 USD||585 USD||280 USD|
|01-Jul-15||31-Oct-15||1735 USD||570 USD||1020 USD||680 USD|
|01-Nov-15||15-Dec-15||1150 USD||305 USD||710 USD||410 USD|
|16-Dec-15||22-Dec-15||1195 USD||305 USD||750 USD||410 USD|
|23-Dec-15||31-Dec-15||1620 USD||510 USD||965 USD||620 USD|
Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.
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USATel: 1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or 1-800-642-4666 (Hildy Rubin)