• Location: Kenya, Masai Mara
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level: Luxury


A private retreat characterised by thoughtful elegance and set in the heart of the Masai Mara. Ten classic safari tents overlook the bustling Talek River, surrounded by lush forest and featuring spacious decks.  Each tent is a feast for the senses with hand-carved mahogany furnishings, richly textured fabrics and delightful details. Modern amenities ensure your comfort.

Mara Explorer offers front-row seats to the Great Migration between June and September and exceptional game viewing year-round. The wildlife-rich surrounds will enchant you, whichever view you choose: from the comfort of a divan in the main lounge or your secluded, claw-foot bathtub, from an exhilarating game drive or an intimate guided walk. Dining is a true delight - an abundant kitchen garden and excellent larder deliver succulent meat and fish dishes, refreshing vegetarian options and decadent desserts.


  • Witness the Great Migration (June to September) in the heart of the Masai Mara
  • Exceptional game viewing year-round, especially big cats
  • Superb dining & excellent service
  • Opulent tented accommodation with modern amenities
  • Personal butler & resident doctor

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The communal areas of the lodge are beautifully furnished with an emphasis on understated elegance. The decor reflects a classic colonial mix of exotic African flavours and charming European comforts. Impressive views over the surrounding wilderness shapes the lounge and dining areas. Guests relax on sofas and divans with a book from the library or idly observe the elephant and giraffe at the waterhole.

A sparkling pool beckons in the heat of the day, while the evenings are given over to a central campfire that draws guests to its primal warmth and inspires the natural camaraderie of shared adventures.

General Facilities

    Computer facilities
    Laundry service


The freshest herbs and vegetables, homegrown in the lodge's own kitchen garden, compliment a menu designed to satisfying discerning palates. Hearty and nourishing, without ostentation or fussiness, the kitchen serves tender meat and fresh fish dishes, complemented with a tempting spread of salads and superb vegetarian options.

To balance such wholesomeness, a memorable selection of desserts and cheeses complete each feast. Meals are served in the comfortable, open-air dining area overlooking the hippo-filled river. By prior arrangement, guests may dine in the wild proper, taking breakfast, sundowners or dinner alongside the Talek River.

Standard Tent

Each of the 10 classic safari tents provides a secluded sanctuary with a  deck overlooking a private view of the tumbling Talek River. Surrounded by lush forest and serenaded by wallowing hippo, you may be forgiven for forgetting the activities on offer and simply settling in to enjoy the riverside teeming with wildlife and birds. 

Every tent is a feast for the senses with hand-carved mahogany furnishings, richly textured fabrics and delightful details, such as historic prints and antique chests.  The en suite bathroom offers every modern amenity, including a shower, twin basins and flushing toilet. The open air, Victorian claw-foot bathtub is a triumph - allowing guests the singular experience of game viewing from a bubble bath.

Seven tents offer enormous double beds and the remaining three offer twin beds. Every tent includes radio communications, complementary insect repellent and mineral water, and a personal attendant available 24-hours per day. Additional comforts include laundry and valet services, a private bar and library, safe deposit boxes, sockets for battery charging, and telephone or email facilities by arrangement.

Standard Tent AMENITIES

    En-suite bathroom
    Outdoor bath
    Outdoor area


  • Bush dining
  • Cultural tours
  • Game drives
  • Local village visits
  • Specialist guides
  • Star gazing
  • Guided walking safaris
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $770 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017 $465 Game Package
  • 23 Dec 2017 - 01 Jan 2018 $690 Game Package
  • 02 Jan 2018 - 02 Apr 2018 $465 Game Package
  • 03 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $325 Game Package
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $770 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018 $465 Game Package
  • 23 Dec 2018 - 01 Jan 2019 $690 Game Package

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Emma Hill

Emma Hill

Africa Safari Expert

"Listening to the hippos at night from my tent and enjoying the bush feel made me wish I could stay longer. Excellent location on the river!"



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