The Mara Big Five Camp is a down-to-earth accommodation and offers the opportunity for clients with a smaller travel budget to explore the Masai Mara as an ecosystem. From Mara Big Five Camp you can reach the gate to the conservancy in a few minutes. The Masai Mara Nature Reserve covers an area of around 1500 square kilometres and is the most species-rich reserve in Kenya. The Masai Mara owes its name to its inhabitants – the Maasai tribe.
Mara Big Five Camp
The Mara Big Five Camp has three different types of tents for you, which are furnished in a rustic style. The standard double tents have two single beds or, in the superior double tent, one double bed. The family tents have two double beds. The dining tent and a sheltered outdoor area are located in the rest of the Mara Big Five Camp. There is enough space for all guests. In the bush bar, comfortable seating areas offer you space in the evening to chat with other travellers and share your experiences of the day. There is also a charging station for your devices.
Excursions & Safaris. Learn more about the traditions of the hearty Masai people during a visit to a Masai village. Get an insight into their daily life in the bush. Or dive deep into the Masai Mara on a jeep safari or bush walk. All safaris take place with experienced guides and at least one Masai. Special tours for birdwatchers can of course also be organised.
Culinary delights in the bush. Whether a tasty bush breakfast or delicious sundowners while watching the wild animals in close proximity. A very special culinary experience.
Balloon flight. The very special highlight is a balloon ride and watching the animals from lofty heights.
Children. Families with children are very welcome. Spend a day with the Masai and learn about life, games and culture. An unforgettable day for your little ones. Don’t miss our family safari either.
Your accommodation – the tents
Three different types of rustic tents await you at Mara Big Five Camp. The standard double tents are equipped with two single beds, while the superior double tents have a double bed and you can make yourself comfortable in two double beds in the family tent. The comfortable mattresses in all tents ensure a restful night’s sleep. Furthermore, a desk, including charging station and a bathroom with shower, washbasin, WC and hot water provide the necessary comfort. There is seating with a table in front of the tents. Solar energy and a hot water system are available. Towels and bed linen are also provided.
Catering at Mara Big Five Camp
Specially trained kitchen staff cook fresh meals daily from local produce to ensure a balanced diet for a long day on safari. Breakfast is available as “English” and “Continental”. A bar with two types of beer and various wines as well as a selection of spirits is available.
Environmental awareness & sustainability
Sustainability and a conscious use of resources is a top priority: shower water is immediately recycled and rinse water is also recycled after being treated by a biofilter. Electricity is generated from solar energy. Hot water is heated exclusively using solar energy. Waste is separated and taken to Nairobi for recycling. Organic waste is transported to Talek and composted.
The camp team & the safari drivers
The staff at Mara Big Five Camp are friendly and well-trained Kenyans. The guards and guides are Maasai. The team is always attentive and endeavours to make your stay as enjoyable and memorable as possible. All driver-guides speak perfect English and are among the most experienced drivers in Kenya. Hardly a movement in the thicket escapes the eyes of these professionals. They know how to put the cars in the right light and quickly understand the wishes of the photographers.
The Mara Big Five Camp is located in the village of Telek, which lies directly on the Masai Mara. A large nature reserve which borders the south-eastern border of Tanzania and the famous Serengeti National Park.