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Mara Intrepids Tented Camp is a luxury safari accommodation built on the banks of the Talek River in the Masai Mara National Reserve. The camp is a short drive from the Mara River, at the very confluence of Mara’s four game-viewing areas, where more than a million wildebeest and zebra make their perilous migration crossing every July and August.
The camp can be reached either by road or by air. The distance from Nairobi to Masai Mara is approximately 280 km. It takes around 5-6 hours by road while flying time takes approximately 45 minutes. The closest Airstrip is Ol Kiombo just a 2-minute drive from the camp.
Mara Intrepids Tented Camp Masai Mara has 30 air-conditioned tents consisting of Single tents, Double/ Twin tents & Triple tents. The tents are spread over the riverside site and arranged in 4 distinct clusters.
Each tent is spacious and lavishly fitted with African mahogany furniture, tea/coffee making facilities, work desk, wooden storage chest, clothes rack, mosquito net, and 4 poster beds. The tents have furnished decks with views over the river and the en-suite with double vanities, showers, and flush toilets.
The Mara Intrepids Tented Camp has a well-stocked bar that overlooks the Burrungat plains and is an excellent place for a sundowner drink or an after-dinner nightcap. The high thatched roofs and polished wooden floors of the main lounge area create a cool, breezy area to relax.
Guests can have meals in the dining section, beside the river, or dine in al fresco on the outside patio of the restaurant is a delight under the canopy of towering trees and untouched gardens.
The kitchen boasts its own vegetable garden where the freshest of homegrown herbs, fruits, and vegetables are grown. Guests are spoilt for choice with fare ranges from continental to traditional African and Asian foods.
Mara Intrepids Camp resident genet and greater bushbabies drop in during dinner, sometimes shy and curious, giving many a newcomer their first sighting of these nocturnal animals. Diners are treated to Masai dancing by the Masai Morans from the neighboring Manyattas and those daring enough can join in to challenge the Masai leaps.
Guests can keep cool on African afternoons in the camp’s refreshing keyhole-shaped swimming pool. There is also a spa where guests can get a relaxing massage to ease sore muscles.
Mara Intrepids Tented Camp activities include; game drives, birding, star gazing, a photographic safari, hot air balloon safaris, village visits, and bush dining.
Mara Intrepids Tented Camp Non-Resident Accommodation Rates
Non-Residents Accommodations Rates Include;
Full Board accommodation + Airstrip Transfers in Masai Mara Game Reserve + 3 Game Drives Per Day & Training levy and service charge and value-added tax
|Dates To||Single Room
2nd Jan 2022
|31st Mar 2022||520 US Dollars||660 US Dollars|
|1st Apr 2022||30th Jun 2022||310 US Dollars||
390 US Dollars
1st Jul 2022
|31st Oct 2022||1,030 US Dollars||1,270 US Dollars|
|1st Nov 2022||22nd Dec 2022||520 US Dollars||
660 US Dollars
23rd Dec 2022
|1st Jan 2023||830 US Dollars||
1,030 US Dollars
Children Ages are between 2-12 years;
* 1 Adult + 1 child – Single rate
* 1 Child in own room – Single rate
* 1 Adult + 2 children -Full double rate
* 3 Children sharing own room – Full double rate
* 2 Children sharing own room – 75% of double rate
* 2 Adults +1 child – Double rate + child 50% of per person sharing rate
* 2 Adults + 2 children – Double rate + 50% per person sharing rate per child
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Mara Intrepids Camp Accommodation Rates Exclude:
* Walking safaris
* Private game drives
* Masai Mara Park Entrance Fees
* Extras meals & packed lunch boxes
* Nairobi to Masai Mara Game Reserve Return Flights
Activities at an Extra Cost
* Lunch – 45 US Dollars per person
* Dinner – 40 US Dollars per person
* Cocktail – 30 US Dollars per person
* Breakfast – 35 US Dollars per person
* Bird Walk- 15 US Dollars per person
* Lunch Box – 30 US Dollars per person
* Bush Lunch – 55 US Dollars per person
* Bush Dinner – 55 US Dollars per person
* Private BBQ – 30 US Dollars per person
* Nature Walk – 30 US Dollars per person
* Cultural Dance – 20 US Dollars per person
* Bush Breakfast – 50 US Dollars per person
* Welcome Cocktail – 5 US Dollars per person
* Village Visit / Farm -20 US Dollars per person
* Hot & Cold Canapés – 25 US Dollars per person
* Champagne Cocktail – 40 US Dollars per person
* Bush Breakfast + Walk – 55 US Dollars per person
* Game Drive -per person – 55 US Dollars per person
* Sundowner + Game Walk -70 US Dollars per person
* Birthday/ Anniversary Cake – 50 US Dollars per person
* Sole Use of Vehicle per day – 550 US Dollars per vehicle
* Sole Use of Vehicle per game drive – 250 US Dollars per vehicle
* Sundowner reception + Canapés + Open Bar -45 mins – 60 US Dollars per person
Mara Intrepids Camp Activities
Mara Intrepids Camp Game Drives; Three game drives every day in the reserve – the early morning from 6 am to 9 am; the midmorning after breakfast and finally the late afternoon from 3.30 pm returning to camp at sunset or you can indulge in a full day game drive to the Mara River with a packed picnic breakfast and/or lunch.
Mara Intrepids Camp Adventurers’ Club; Recommended for children accompanying their parents on safari this family program provides a fun and exciting opportunity for the kids to learn about the wild from our Masai naturalists who specialize in plants, wildlife and survival skills.
Children will be edutained through various activities and facilities on-site including an obstacle course that portrays the challenges wild animals face, don’t be surprised if you child comes out looking like Mowgli from Rudyard Kipling’s all-time favorite Jungle Book.
Mara Intrepids Camp Balloon Safaris (upon request); Enjoy the thrill of an early morning hot air balloon ride where you can enjoy the spectacle of the Masai Mara sunrise and the aerial view of big game scattered across the rolling plains of the reserve.
Mara Intrepids Camp Photographic Safari; Led by trained guides, some of whom are active photographers themselves, African Spice Safaris is able to ensure that your safari goes beyond your expectation.
The 4×4 safari jeeps are specially modified to allow for more legroom and roof racks open for the best game viewing and photography, with accessories such as beanbag mounts for cameras available upon request. The vehicles are also fitted with mini-bars for cold beverages to ensure your comfort.
Fly day trip – Mfangano Island, Lake Victoria (upon request); Take a 40-minute flight from Mara Intrepids Camp to Lake Victoria crossing over the expanse of the Mau forest – one of Kenya’s biggest indigenous forests – and the famed green tea plantations of Kericho to Mfangano Island sitting on Lake Victoria.
Mara Intrepids Camp Nature walks; A two-hour nature walk with a Masai naturalist will see you identify more than 30 species of plants, spot a variety of birds and pick up some survival tips like knowing how to behave in the presence of wild animals.
Mara Intrepids Camp Cultural Visits; Guests at Mara Intrepids can visit the Masai Manyattas or kraals where a local Masai guide will give you an intriguing account of the Masai people and the traditions that have stood the test of time and still prevail on the plains.
Mara Intrepids Camp Star Gazing; Take a detailed tour of the African sky with expert guides at Mara Intrepids. The Equator slices Kenya almost in half making it one of the very few places in the whole world where you can observe both the northern and southern hemisphere skies from one location.
Mara Intrepids Camp Birding; A visit to the Masai Mara isn’t only about seeing the “Big 5”; the game reserve also boasts a bird list of over 450 species. These range from the large and highly conspicuous Common Ostrich, to the small (but still conspicuous) Cardinal Quelea.
A bird walk is a must for every bird lover or simply someone curious to see the rich profusion of birds; keen birders can record more than a hundred species in a day.