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Maasai Mara – owner-run camp

KENYA

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Enkewa Camp is an owner-run eco-friendly camp where you will feel part of the family – but large enough to lose yourself and enjoy privacy. The ideal way to share the magnificence of the Maasai Mara with your friends and family.

Activities include twice-daily game drives to search for the Big 5 (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo) and other species, birdwatching, hot-air ballooning and visits to a traditional Maasai village and local market for an authentic cultural experience. Our guests also get to enjoy bush breakfasts/lunches and sundowners out there in the Maasai Mara.

The camp is located in the Olderkesi Conservancy on the southeastern border of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Accommodation consists of eight guest tents with a mess tent and lounge area

This is an intimate off-the-grid safari camp safari for those who want the magnificence of the Maasai Mara – without the crowds

Overview

Length: 6 days / 5 nights
Group Size: To suit you
Location: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Departure Dates: To suit you
Highlights:
Eco-friendly camp, twice daily game drives looking for the Big 5 & other wildlife with skilled and experienced Maasai guide and spotter, avoid the more crowded areas in the Mara, visit traditional Maasai village and market, bush meals in the Maasai Mara, Olderkesi Conservancy, best chance to see black rhino in the Maasai Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, wildebeest river crossings during the migration season, visit Sand River waterfalls

from US$ 3,020 per person sharing (6 days)

Prices and dates

Lodges visited: Tamarind Tree Hotel + Enkewa Camp

2024 Rates

LOW Season: May

Per person sharing

US$ 3,020

Per solo traveller

US$ 4,355

Per child sharing with adult (4-11 yrs)

US$ 2,165

MID Season: 2 Jan-Apr, Jun

Per person sharing

US$ 3,420

Per solo traveller

US$ 4,785

Per child sharing with adult (4-11 yrs)

US$ 2,020

MID Season: Oct-21 Dec

Per person sharing

US$ 3,820

Per solo traveller

US$ 5,185

Per child sharing with adult (4-11 yrs)

US$ 2,420

HIGH Season: Jul-Sep, 22 Dec-1 Jan 2025

Per person sharing

US$ 4,020

Per solo traveller

US$ 6,050

Per child sharing with adult (4-11 yrs)

US$ 2,550

DISCOUNTS will apply if you book the ENTIRE CAMP – 7 tents, minimum 3 nights, maximum 2 single rooms.

Please enquire about our FAMILY-FRIENDLY AND GROUP SAFARIS: Children of all ages are welcome.

Price includes:

  • All airport meet and greets and transfers

  • Return charter flight to the Maasai Mara from Wilson Airport

  • 1 night Bed and breakfast accommodation at Tamarind Tree Hotel with gym access.

  • 4 nights full board accommodation at Enkewa Camp including soft drinks, beer and house wine, morning, afternoon and/or full-day safaris in 4×4 vehicles with professional guides and Maasai spotters, breakfast and lunch in the savanna, sundowners, all entrance and conservation fees, and 24/7 office support.

Price excludes:

  • International flights, visas, airport departure taxes, excess baggage charges

  • Personal items, telephone calls, travel and medical insurance, tips

  • Any activities not specified in the itinerary.

Itinerary

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi you will be met by an Africa Geographic representative and transferred to Tamarind Tree Hotel. Let us know if you wish to explore any of Nairobi’s popular attractions or dining venues, and we will gladly arrange a programme tailored to your needs.

Overnight at Tamarind Tree Hotel (bed and breakfast)

Shortly after breakfast, you will be transferred to Wilson Domestic Airport (10-minutes by car) for your one-hour flight to the Maasai Mara Keekorok Airport, which is within the national reserve and only a stone’s throw away from Enkewa Camp.

The thrill of spotting your first elephant or zebra as you come into land is a befitting hors d’oeuvres for what you are about to see and experience in the Mara.

Enjoy lunch at Enkewa Camp before heading out onto the Maasai Mara plains for your first game drive.

Enkewa Camp’s philosophy of tracking and searching for its own wildlife sightings far from the transited areas, makes the Enkewa Camp safari experience amongst the best in the Maasai Mara. It is located in superb Big 5 country - with access to four different lion prides within minutes from camp, as well as the best leopard territory inside the reserve. The black rhino density in the area is the highest in the Maasai Mara-Serengeti ecosystem.

Your skilled and experienced Maasai tracker and driver will use their skills to find the best opportunities to observe wildlife. Travelling in custom-built 4×4 vehicles you will have privileged access to the most remote places (and also avoid the more crowded routes of the Mara) to enjoy the reserve by yourself in somewhat greater privacy. Many iconic wildlife species such as elephant, hippopotamus, giraffe, Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelle, plains zebra, topi, warthog and buffalo are also common first sightings.

Overnight at Enkewa Camp (full board).

After an early-morning mug of steamy fresh Kenyan coffee you will head out on your morning drive into the plains of the Mara in search of species that may be returning from their nocturnal forays, or waking up and getting ready for the day.

Breakfast is normally packed into a basket and served during your morning game-viewing safari.

During the height of the wildebeest migration (end of July through to October), your day will be filled with large herds of wildebeest, dazzling zebras and the epic drama of the Mara River crossings. The river poses a major obstacle in their way, and the herds’ momentum drives the show that ensues. You will soon realise why the migration is referred to as “The Greatest Show on Earth”.

During the migration, a full day out can be arranged. Your guide will approach each sighting to ensure that you enjoy the show. Patience is key, and river crossings don’t happen every day. That said, there is no such thing as getting bored in the Mara, and every day spent here is more than duly rewarded.

Several children-friendly activities and programs have also been developed; please do not hesitate to ask.

After breakfast, you will visit the Sand River waterfalls where you'll discover a very photogenic enclave with unique rock formations – it is also a spectacular spot for a quick dip or swim as the heat builds.

An optional activity is to visit a traditional Maasai village in the evening. This genuine and jovial affair will allow you to experience the lovely hospitality of the beautiful Maasai people.

Overnight at Enkewa Camp (full board)

After your last wake-up call in Enkewa, you will set off with your bags on your last morning safari game drive with a picnic breakfast on board. From there, you will head to Keekorok Airstrip to catch your one-hour flight to Wilson. On arrival at Wilson Airport, an Africa Geographic representative will transfer you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you will check in for your return flight home.

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