Mara Expedition Camp

A journey of discovery where lessons learned will change your life and the way you view the world…

 
 
 
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WELCOME TO MARA EXPEDITION CAMP

“This is a brand new camp, positioned on high ground in a grove of typical East African acacia trees overlooking a valley in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. It is on private land, so very exclusive but with access to some of the region’s best wildlife. The camp tells the story of early day explorers with touches of campaign furniture and open air space under light canvas. It is an ideal camp, from which to start your safari looking for big cats such as cheetah and lion. Most days you don’t even have to go very far!” – Dereck Joubert, CEO

Mara Expedition Camp is a magical revisiting of the past, drawing from Africa’s original explorers’ designs and designed for those who search for East Africa’s romantic safari era. Here, you will experience the best of both worlds: the intense action of the Maasai Mara ecosystem, as well as the more private 70,000-acre Mara North Conservancy. Mara Expedition Camp is a stylish experience and adventure camp unique to the industry and fits the service levels, specialised guiding and design that has become associated with Great Plains Conservation.

It is safari chic with five light and airy, spacious canvas tents, each with en-suite bathrooms where you enjoy piping hot water from huge brass safari showers. It is set down low, hidden from lights and noise from other camps or properties or any sign of mankind. Under the grove of Africa ebony trees, its humble main area is lit by lantern and candlelit, simple in design, but just enough for all the comforts. This camp’s ambience and ‘back to the classics’ safari design will be a sure hit with private groups and safari enthusiasts.

The camp is locally famous for its leopard residents wandering nearby and is positioned to take the best advantage of two migrations – the famous annual Serengeti migration and the green season migration from Loita Plains, an additional 50,000 wildebeest and over 100,000 zebras vying for grazing rights. Mara Expedition Camp is a place for the ardent safari-goer.  Full days, with picnic breakfast (and often lunch, too), traverse some of Africa’s richest game country, renowned for extraordinary predator density and frequent hunts. Access to both the Masai Mara Reserve and Mara North Conservancy give guests options of more privacy.

Venture out to explore the Maasai Mara from your secluded camp from

$690

(The above rate is based on a per person per night sharing basis for travel during the period 01 June – 14 June 2021)
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Quick Facts

Accommodation

Fully inclusive of all scheduled wildlife viewing activities, meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including imported spirits and champagne. Park fees and flights are additional.

Number of Guests

Mara Expedition Camp can accommodate up to 12 guests sharing in six classic safari styled tents. An additional guide’s tent is available.

Children from 6 years are welcome. Families will be joined by other guests on all scheduled game viewing activities. Private game drive vehicle hire is not available at this camp.

Activities

Early morning and late afternoon / early evening game drives in an open, 4×4 vehicle and guided walks. Balloon flights across the Maasai Mara can be arranged but are at an additional cost. Visits to Maasai bomas and local school and community projects (supported by Mara Expedition Camp) are possible and offer incredible insight into the region’s colourful people.

Location

Mara Expedition Camp is positioned on high ground in a grove of typical East African acacia trees overlooking a valley in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. It is on private land, so very exclusive but with access to some of the region’s best wildlife.

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