With just seven tents, the camp offers a truly private experience and reflects the spirit of owners Richard Roberts & Liz. Richard himself grew up in the Maasai Mara, in the Ol Chorro Conservancy, where his parents were active nature conservationists. The tents are stylishly furnished, each with a walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom and outdoor area with seating. To the front of the lodge hang hammocks, and cushions are scattered around the meadow, which adds to the camp’s relaxed and romantic atmosphere.
For families, there is a large tent comprising two en-suite tents joined by a common living room.
The wildlife in the Mara North is fantastic and exciting game drives are guaranteed. The number of vehicles here is naturally much lower than the publically accessible Maasai Mara Game Reserve.
The camp is reached by air from Nairobi Wilson via the Mara North Airstrip; flight time from Nairobi Wilson is approximately 45 minutes
Additionally, July sees the arrival of the first ca. two million wildebeest, zebra and Thompson’s gazelle that migrate from the Serengeti to feast on the fresh green grass of the Maasai Mara. They remain until September, when they make their way south again towards the Serengeti. The animals traverse the Mara River, where hungry crocodiles lie in wait for their prey, a spectacle known as ‘river crossings’.
Guides are allowed to leave the tracks in the Mara North Conservancy, which means very close animal encounters are possible.
Game drives take place in the conservancy, but also cross into the actual Maasai Mara Game Reserve, which is particularly popular during the great migration. It is not unusual for guides to pack breakfast and lunch and spend the whole day out with guests to witness one fo the River Crossings. Night drives are allowed in the private conservancy, but not in the game reserve.