The SpaceIf you’re planning a trip to the Maasai Mara check us out!
Aimed at fun, friendly adventure travellers, we offer comfortable accommodation from basic camping to cottages as well as complete safari packages. We provide clean facilities with hot showers, cozy bar and dining area with good food and a large camping area. Our electricity is 100% solar and we are a pet friendly camp with cats and dogs living onsite.
Located just 3.8km before the Sekenani gate of the Maasai Mara National Reserve and only 300m from the main road. From our base here you can partake in activities including gamedrives, walking safaris, traditional village stays, school visits, local dinners, afternoon tea and hot air ballooning.
What are you waiting for? Migrate to Maasai Mara……. Guest AccessAll guests are invited to enjoy our bar and dining area where we serve food three times a day and provide complimentary tea and coffee throughout the day.
Inside it contains a well stocked bar with cold drinks, seating areas, a small gift shop, games, maps and books, outside is further seating and smoking areas. We also provide free wifi to our guests in the bar area.
Guests staying in our standard accommodation have access to our two hot showers and clean eco-friendly toilet blocks.
Guests staying in our ensuite cottage accommodation have the use of a private flush toilet and hot shower attached to their room as well as the public facilities. Interaction with GuestsLaura and Moses live on site and are often around to chat with guests, they have also carefully chosen a small, friendly team of guides, cooks and security who will always be around and happy to assist you during your stay. The NeighborhoodFrom our location here, as well as being very close to the Maasai Mara for gamedrives, it is also possible to partake in Maasai guided walks ($10pp), traditional village visits ($10pp) and hot air ballooning ($450pp). We can also arrange afternoon tea, bush meals and camping trips to stay inside the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Getting AroundBY PRE ARRANGED CAMP TRANSFER:
KES 12,000 each way between Nairobi and our camp. Transfer vehicles are licensed to carry up to 4 guests each.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
Take a Narok Line matatu from Nyamakima in Nairobi CBD early (approx 7am) to Narok which should cost approx. KES 400 and arrive in around 2-3 hours. Once in Narok walk 5mins or catch a boda-boda to the central bus station (opposite Naivas supermarket) anyone you ask will direct you. Once there book a seat in a shared taxi to Sekenani, it should cost approx. KES 500 and depart Narok around lunchtime. Expect it to take around 3-4 hours to get to Mara Explorers and do not take it all the way to Sekenani as we are 3.8km before, ask the driver to drop you off at the main road opposite AA Lodge, 300mtrs from camp. We recommend you keep the phone number of the camp with you at all times incase of any problems.
If you plan to use public transport please be aware the return vehicles leave Sekenani to Narok early, be prepared to leave around 6am. Also on Sundays public transport between Maasai Mara and Narok is unreliable.
It’s possible to fly into our nearest airstrips Keekorok (inside the reserve) or Siana (outside the reserve) with Safarilink or AirKenya and we can organise you transfers and gamedrives from here.
If you’re self-driving and have GPS our co-ordinates are as follows;
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DIRECTIONS FROM NAIROBI:
-From Nairobi you should join the new Southern bypass heading in the direction of Kikuyu.
-When you have passed through Kikuyu town you need to branch left and join the highway heading towards Limuru and the Rift Valley.
-Pass by several service stations on the left
-Look out for 15% off at Bata ahead signboard on left.
-Branch left off the highway straight after the Concord service station by a large 15% off at Bata signboard.
-Turn left onto B3
-Follow B3 road down the Rift Valley Escarpment to Mai Mahiu for approx 17km
-In Mai Mahiu township turn left to stay on B3
-Follow B3 to Narok for approx 87km
-Continue through Narok
-Pass by Kenol Petrol Station on the left (has toilets, small shop and restaurant)
-Turn left onto C12
-After check point barrier turn left to stay on C12 tarmac road
-After approximately 20km the tarmac turns into very rough road, do not deviate from this road
-After approximately 60km you will see a large sign appearing on the right hand side for Maasai Mara University and also for AA Lodge. Slow down as our entry is just before them on the opposite side of the road. You will see our small green sign saying Mara Explorers Camp on the left hand side.
-If you arrive at Sekenani gate you have missed us. Turn around and come back approx. 3.8km looking for us on the right hand side!
-Total: Approx 220km, 5 hours depending on the current road conditions from Narok to Sekenani. Other Things to NoteDue to the state of the road after Narok to Maasai Mara it is advisable to make sure you have a suitable 4x4 to travel here with if you intend to self drive within the reserve for your gamedrives.
If you do not have your own transport we can arrange taxi transfers to camp, from Nairobi the cost is KES 12,000 each way and the journey time approximately 5-6 hours. We are also accessible via public transport, for full details please contact us.
At camp we have 4x4 Landcruisers available for gamedrives which cost KES 15,000 per day inclusive of driver/guide their park entry and fuel. Your personal park entry is payable on top and is currently USD 80 per person per day.