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Mara Leisure Camp Mara, Kenya



As Simba proudly surveys his kingdom in his majestic glory, Ndovu leisurely chews on succulent tree
branches, his family close by. Not too far ahead, Nyati and his comrades graze on the lush Mara plains as
the lonesome and often ill-tempered Kifaru stomps along in solitude. And finally, the elusive Chui…
lounging above the ground on a lofty tree branch, on the lookout for his next meal.

Together, they make the Big 5. Known as such not for their size, but for the difficultly they presented
hunters who tried to capture them. And this is their home. The Masai Mara – Kenya’s finest game reserve –
gentle rolling grasslands teeming with a plethora of animals and bird life.

See Thomson and Grant Gazelles, Topi, Eland, Zebra, Waterbuck, Giraffe, Hippo, Wildebeest, Warthog, Crocodile, Ostrich, Vultures among others, and over 450 bird species, with over 50 birds of prey.

One thing is for sure… at the Masai Mara, you will experience nature in all its wild wonder!

Our accommodation facilities include 1 exclusive honeymoon tent, 8 spacious ‘jumbo’ tents, 17 standard
‘nyati’ tents and 3 family ‘jamii’ cottages.

With these, all social groups are adequately catered for.

For the discerning palate, we have expert chefs who deliver mouth watering 5 star cuisines for all three
meals of the day… Why not enjoy these in the bush for that ultimate experience?

Now that your comfort is taken care of, let us embark on a safari of a life time! Soak in the abundance of
untamed wilderness, fresh and natural scenery, filled with exotic wildlife during our expertly guided game
drives, enjoyed in open vehicles. These can be scheduled for morning, evening or full day.

For those interested in a more intimate encounter, we conduct a safe and exciting walking safari where you
have the chance to come face to face with nature’s beauty both in flora and fauna…

Should you feel the need for a break from the bush life, take a dip in the cool waters of our swimming pool
for that refreshing feeling.

As dusk rolls in, enjoy romantic evenings while you watch the sunset, sipping on cool drinks. Or get cozy
by the fireplace while taking pleasure in a sun downer cocktail of your choice, as you listen to the unique
sounds of nightfall in the African wilderness. Tip your head back and get mesmerized by the star studded
velvet skies above, in clarity rarely witnessed elsewhere… And as the evening draws to a close, allow
gentle warm breezes full of natures mystery lull you to sleep… the morning awaits!

The exclusiveness that you seek and deserve is our promise to You…


Mara Leisure, a Luxury Tented Camp nestled in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve
on the banks of the Talek River.

The camp is situated on the northern border of the game reserve and this makes all areas of the park
accessible for game viewing. The Maasai Mara is renowned for its abundance and diversity of wildlife and
your stay here should be rewarded with sightings of the BIG FIVE – lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and

You will have the chance to meet the local Maasai community and interact with them and learn of their
traditional lifestyle.

Getting there:
Traveling by road to the Maasai Mara has become more comfortable with the repair of the road.

From Nairobi, take the Narok road coming down from the escarpment towards Maai Mahiu.
At Maai Mahiu, take direction Narok (C12, bording the Mt Longonot).
After Narok, continue up to the main gate (Sekenani gate).

Distance on Kms Time
Nairobi 260 4- 5 hrs
Narok- The Gate 130 2 hrs
Keekorok Airstrip 30 45 minutes
Ol-kiombo Airstrip 22 30 minutes

There also twice daily scheduled Air Kenya flight from Nairobi at 1000hrs and 1500hrs.
There is also daily flight from Nanyuki –Mara at 1000hrs and
Samburu-Mara at 0915 hrs.Monday to Friday Mombasa –Masai Mara via Wilson 0850 hrs.
Saturday Mombasa –Masai Mara via Wilson 1105 hrs

There also twice daily scheduled Safari link flight from Nairobi at 1000hrs and 1500hrs.
Shaba –Masai Mara 0910hrs, Samburu-Masai Mara 0930 hrs and Nanyuki-Masai Mara 0945 hrs.
There is also scheduled flight from Mombasa/Malindi/Ukunda with Mombasa Air.
Private Charter from anywhere. Airstrip is OlKiombo or Keekorok.
There is need to notify our office or the Camp the airstrip your guest will use in order to facilitate the transfers and to avoid inconveniences


The Tents spaciously line up along the Talek River, overlooking the plains of the game reserve.

Accommodation is offered in twenty six double tents and 3 cottages.

Breakdown as below:

We have 6 Jumbo Tents

• Very spacious

• Wooden floor with sizeable floor rags

• Minibar

• Each tent has en-suite facilities-i.e. Bathtub

• Hot and cold running water

• Spacious verandah overlooking the river

• unique hand crafted furniture & fittings

• Mosquito Posta Bed Net

• VIP Services-personalized room service

• Blow-dryers

• Tea/coffee Making facilities

• Umbrella/Spotlight Torches

• King Size Bed

• Study Table

• maximum privacy and tranquility

2 Family Jumbo:

• Interconnecting corridor

• Common Meeting area for Breakfast, Lunches, Dinner or social gathering

• Ideal for families(we recommend 2 close families at one given time)

• Everything else that is in Jumbo Tents.

3 Chui Cottages:

• Ideal for families

• Interconnecting door

• Kings Size beds

• Mini-bar on request

• Wooden floor with sizeable floor rags

• Each cottage has en-suite facilities- i.e. Bathtub

• Hot and cold running water

• Spacious verandah overlooking the river

• unique hand crafted furniture & fittings

• Mosquito Posta Bed

• VIP Services-personalized room service

• Blow-dryers

• Adjoining room has twin beds with similar facilities as double cottage

• Tea/coffee Making facilities

• Umbrella/Spotlight Torches

• Study Table

• maximum privacy and tranquility

• Permanent Structures

17 Nyati Tents

• Standard Tents

• Twin/ Single Beds

• Spacious Bathroom

• Wooden floor with sizeable floor rags

• Mini-bar on request

• Tea/Coffee making facilities

• Good view of Talek River

• Blow-dryers on request

• Study Table

• Umbrella/Spotlight Torches

• VIP Services-personalized room service

• Hot and cold running water

• Spacious verandah overlooking the river

• Mosquito Posta Bed


• A swimming pool

Should you feel the need for a break from the bush life, take a dip in the cool waters of our
swimming pool for that refreshing feeling.

Fire Place

• Elegant lounge/reception

• Curio Shop

• Conference /Video and Guest Lecture room

• Drive/Guide Accommodations

• Dinning area

• Resident nurse and medical Clinic

Power: Is supplied by solar power for heating up the water and generator is available for the rest of
electricity use in the Camp. Facilities available for recharging video batteries.

Climate & Clothing:
Kenya has a tropical climate, which is characterized by warm days and cool evenings.
There is no winter here and the coolest months are June to September with average
day temperatures of 18-22 C and night temperatures of 8-15C.

The hottest months are October to February with temperatures ranging
between 22- 30C during the day and 15-21C at night.

Clothing should be cool, comfortable & casual all year round. Jerseys and heavier jackets are required in
early mornings and evenings. Muted colors are the most suitable on safari and white does reflect the light,
creating a glare.

We advise long sleeves and long trousers due to the long grasses.
Sturdy and comfortable shoes are essential.

Laundry services are available.

All personal expenses can be paid for with Visa, Master Card and Amex credit cards, in addition to
traveler’s cheques and cash. We regret that we cannot accept personal cheques unless cleared in advance of

Sunscreen, sunglasses and hats are essential, as the sun in Kenya can be strong. Good insect repellents are
advised although the camp does provide. Binoculars and good cameras are an absolute must. Please don’t
forget to bring plenty of film and camera batteries, as local stocks are unpredictable.

Please consult your doctor and local advisor on health requirements for Kenya.
Malaria also exists in Kenya and prophylaxis as advised by your doctor is required.

Special Requests:
Mara Leisure Camp prides itself on their personalized services. Please do alert us to any special requests,
dietary requirements, allergies or medical conditions. Please advise this information at the time of booking,
so that we may plan in good time.

Rates & Gratuities:
The rates includes all meals and accommodation, Maasai cultural experience, laundry and most beverages
(Spirits & champagne are not included).

Bush skills programs are available on request – archery, spear throwing, fire-making, etc.

Gratuities for the guides and camp staff are not included in any of the packages offered and are left to the
guests’ own discretion. These may be relative to your experience during your stay.

Age Restrictions:
Children of all ages are welcome at Mara Leisure Camp. Children up to 2 years are free of charge.
Children between 2 & 12 years will be required to share with an adult.
A 50% reduction of half twin rate when sharing with adults.
This reduction is only applicable for children up to and including 12 years.
2 Children in own room rate to apply is Single Rate.
3 Children in own room rate to apply is Single Rate + Child rate {50% of half twin rate}.
4 Children in own room rate to apply is Twin Rate.

Communication to the camp is relayed via telephone, fax and email

Baggage Allowance:
In cases of use of light aircraft, schedule flights or private charters,
luggage is limited to 15kg in one soft bag.

• Game drives

Maasai Mara is host to the most spectacular array of wildlife. Her 1510 square kilometers of open
savannah, woodlands and tree-lined rivers creates an eco-system which supports huge numbers of bird and
mammal species. The acacia dotted plain creates scenery of stunning beauty. Lion are found in abundance
throughout the park as are elephant, giraffe, a variety of gazelle species and zebra. Cheetah and leopard are
also regularly seen and, if lucky, you may also find rhino. Game viewing is never dull in the Mara, and
patience is often rewarded with unique sightings: a pride of lion stalking their prey; a solitary leopard
retrieving its kill from the high branches of an acacia tree; male wildebeest sparring to attract females into
their harem; or even a herd of elephant protecting their young from opportunistic predators.

The annual wildebeest migration traditionally is present in the Mara from July-October and at this time
nature’s dramas unfold before your very eyes at every turn. As well as wildlife, the Maasai Mara is also
home to many members of the colorful Maasai tribe who may be seen around the borders of the park –
morans (warriors) loping across the plains, young boys herding goats, or elders grouped under a tree
discussing matters of the day.

For guests on the Full Game Package, two game viewing drives in open-topped 4WD vehicles are included
in the package, per day. The Camp also organizes fly in packages from Nairobi and Mombasa.

• Guest lectures
Our naturalist is available to give our guest free lectures and slide presentations on the Masai Mara.

• Guided Bush /Nature Walk
For that intimate encounter take a safe and exciting walking safari where you have the chance to come face
to face with nature’s beauty both in flora and fauna…

• Bush Dinners

For that bush experience we do organize bush setting for Breakfast and Dinner. This can be done for a
minimum number of six guests. This is done at extra cost.

• Balloon Safaris
We have a partnered with several balloon safaris companies that offer daily Balloon departures.
From this vantage bird’s eye view of the Masai Mara you will be able to see beautiful and
excellent scenery and variety of the game. To top of this special occasion, a full Champagne
breakfast complete with open bar is organized on the landing site to celebrate the flight.

• Cultural Visits
For those who want to know more about the Masai Culture they can visit their villages though at a

Number of Tents/Cottage 1Chui+3Cot+8Jumbo+17Nyati
Maximum Guests 64 Pax
Children Yes
Triples Extra bed can be added in all rooms
Twin beds All convertible to double
Overhead Fans NO
Mosquito Nets Yes
Camp Pool Yes
Bathtub Jumbo, Jamii cottage and Chui Suite
Indoor Showers Yes
Jakuzi No
In Room Safe No
Telephone Yes in the main building
Blow-dryers Jumbo Tents
Laundry Yes(changed at reasonable rates)
Suitable for disabled guests Yes, with assistance
Distance between Rooms 10m/33ft
Check In 12h00
Check Out 10h00
Power 220v AC
Private 4×4 safari vehicle Yes
Credit Cards Visa & MasterCard
In-Room Massage On Request
Family Rooms Yes
Honeymooners Suite Yes