Family Tent

At a glance

  • Close to the Mara River
  • Beautifully furnished tents with four-poster beds
  • Excellent kids’ club

Mara Intrepids

3.5

The elegant Mara Intrepids sits above the Talek River in the heart of leopard country.

Mara Intrepids enjoys a spectacular wildlife-rich location, close to the famous Mara River that’s crossed during the great migration, and in a well-known leopard spotting area. Stalk amazing wildlife on game drives in open-sided Land Rover vehicles, with the option of three game drives a day or an extended full-day drive with a packed picnic breakfast and/or lunch.

The camp is run sustainably – composting, wastewater recycling and self-generated heat all help minimise its effect on the stunning natural surroundings. The central area houses a dining terrace, swimming pool and raised platforms with river views. International and local dishes are prepared largely with home-grown produce. Breakfast and lunch are taken outdoors under the trees overlooking the river, while dinner is served in the classic dining tent. Bush babies and genet visit most evenings, and guests can enjoy Maasai dancing from skilled local artists. At sunset, watch as Maasai warriors bid goodbye to another day and welcome the evening. 3-11 year olds can enjoy the recommended Adventurers’ Club, run by Maasai naturalists who will teach children all about the wild in a fun and interesting way.

Beautifully furnished tents are spread across the riverside area to allow guests their own haven of tranquillity. Each tent is privately screened, sitting on a shady raised platform and furnished in classic African safari style, with four-poster bed, intricate furniture, modern en-suite bathroom and sweeping views across the riverbank.

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Key information

In the central Maasai Mara, a short drive from the Mara River

Airport transfer time: 45-minute flight from Nairobi’s Wilson airport to Ol Kiombo airstrip followed by a 5-minute drive
Rooms: 30

Good to know

Insider tips

Indulge in a full day guided game drive with a packed picnic breakfast and/or lunch. Mara Intrepids' 4×4 safari jeeps are specially modified to allow for more legroom and roof racks open for the best game viewing and photography. Spending all day out in the reserve allows you to spend time at the Mara River, which offers completely different but equally fascinating wildlife viewing to that of the open plains. Visit during the migration and you may be lucky enough to see some of the dramatic scenes unfold.

Accommodation information

30 tents including 2 family tents

Activities

• Book a bush dinner* • Take a full day game drive to the Mara River • Take flight on a balloon safari followed by a Champagne breakfast* • Go on an escorted walking safari outside of the reserve*.

Dining

Thatched dining deck and open terrace, bar

What's included

Lodge Package • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the dining tent or outdoors • 3 game drives daily • Airstrip transfers • Park fees.

*Denotes local charge