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.

Accommodation

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.

Activities

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.

Prices

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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 NATURE

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DATES FROM DATES TO PER PERSON SHARING| PACKAGE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT| PACKAGE PER CHILD SHARING| PACKAGE PER PERSON SHARING| EXTRA NIGHT
03-Apr-18 15-Jun-18 1106 USD 290 USD 644 USD 359 USD
16-Jun-18 30-Jun-18 1133 USD 290 USD 664 USD 359 USD
01-Jul-18 31-Oct-18 1935 USD 688 USD 1066 USD 760 USD
01-Nov-18 22-Dec-18 1387 USD 416 USD 792 USD 486 USD
23-Dec-18 01-Jan-19 1795 USD 622 USD 996 USD 690 USD
02-Jan-19 02-Apr-19 1431 USD 434 USD 824 USD 518 USD
03-Apr-19 18-Apr-19 1163 USD 302 USD 690 USD 384 USD
19-Apr-19 22-Apr-19 1431 USD 434 USD 824 USD 518 USD
23-Apr-19 30-Jun-19 1163 USD 302 USD 690 USD 384 USD
01-Jul-19 31-Oct-19 2037 USD 744 USD 1128 USD 821 USD
01-Nov-19 22-Dec-19 1431 USD 434 USD 824 USD 518 USD
23-Dec-19 01-Jan-20 1891 USD 666 USD 1054 USD 748 USD

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.

Child policy:

  • Child rates applicable to children 2-11 years sharing with 02 adults
  • If sharing with 1 adult, the adult pays sharing rate while child pays indicated rate
  • Two children in own room pay 75% of adult sharing rate

Extra night rates are inclusive of Masai Mara Game Reserve fees per person per day.

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UK UK Tel: 07546​ 433 250 (Sally Wanjau) or 07901-396513 (Steve Sturton-Davies)

USA USA Tel: 1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or 1-855-372-3274 (Phil Bottrell)

India India Tel: +91 819 723 4947 (Santosh Ojha)

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