Semadep Mara Camp
Semadep Camp Mara is a budget safari accommodation located in the Masai Mara, about a km from Masai Mara Reserve Sekenani gate. Semadep is an acronym of ‘Sekanani Maasai Development Project’, a Maasai village project designed to develop the Maasai community living in Sekenani area socially, economically and politically in a sustainable manner.
The lodge can be reached either by road or by air. The distance from Nairobi to Masai Mara is approximately 250 km. It takes around 5-6 hours by road while flying time take about 45 minutes. The camp is 19.4 km from the Ol Kiombo Airstrip.
Semadep Camp is run by the Masai Community; visit us and enjoy the greatest migration on earth, explore the rolling plains of the world’s finest park, spot the diverse range of wildlife the Mara has to offer and learn about the way of life of the local Maasai community.
Semadep Mara Camp has 12 permanent tents, each with 2 or 3 single beds, mosquito net(s), verandah with chairs and table and en-suite bathroom with flush toilet and hot shower. There is also a campsite where guests can pitch their own tents and, in the campsite, there are shared lavatory facilities.
Semadep Mara Camp offers locally sourced and traditionally prepared meals and guests get to enjoy the meals in the dining tent. The fully stocked bar serves a variety alcohol and soft drinks and guest may enjoy the drinks around the camp fire at night. There is also a shared kitchen, equipped with a dishwasher and minibar.
The camp offers 24-hour security for your peace of mind. There is a stationed vehicle for hire for those who are interested. Organized safaris in the Maasai Mara, nature walk safaris, and Maasai village visits can all be arranged.
Here at Semadep we want our guests to have a comfortable and enjoyable stay while experiencing the wild nature of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Guest are able to enjoy evening drinks around our camp fire.
Camp activities include; game drives, guided nature walks, hot air balloon safaris, Maasai village visits and lectures on Maasai culture.
Semadep Mara Camp Accommodation Rates
2023 Semadep Mara Camp Accommodation Rates Per Night Include;
Accommodation on Full Board Basis
Citizens/ Resident Rate
60 US Dollars per person
6,000 Kenya Shillings
* Children 3 years and below stay for free
* Half-day game drive – 90 US Dollars Per person
* Children 4 years and above pay 1/2 the adult rate
* Full-day Game drive – 180 US Dollars Per person
* Nature walk – 25 US Dollars per person & children – 12 US Dollars
* Masai village visit for more cultural experience – 30 US Dollars per person Adult & Children – 15 US Dollars
Accommodation Rates Exclude:
* Game drives
* Park entry fees
* Gratuities/ Tips
* Domestic Flights
* All transfers to the camp
* Medical/ Travel insurance
* Items of a personal nature
* Medical evacuation and flying doctor insurance
* Alcoholic and beverage drinks (sodas, wines, champagne, spirits, local beers)