Overview of Mara Under Canvas Tented Camp

Nestled in the Mara triangle in the Northern Serengeti, Mara Under Canvas is the ideal place from which to view one of nature’s greatest spectacles: the Great Wildebeest Migration. The closest camp to the Mara River, you’ll have front-row seats to one of the most intense river crossings of the migration. From here, you can watch thousands of wildebeest negotiate the waters in an attempt to avoid the jaws of hungry crocodiles and get to the green pastures on the other side.

Explore remote areas of the Serengeti on early morning and afternoon game drives, observing the abundant wildlife roaming the plains. Early birds will delight in the hot-air balloon safari, which gives you the chance to see the fauna and flora of this unique area from a different perspective. Visits to Moru and the Maasai Kopjes, islands of eroded rock in a sea of grassland, allow you to discover a new and unique ecosystem. End your days off sipping on a cocktail in front of Lake Masek.

Balancing seclusion and comfort, this temporary camp allows guests to experience an authentic African safari. Due to its remote location, the camp runs on solar electricity. Besides giving the camp its eco-friendly status, it allows guests to disconnect and leave the demands of everyday life behind while immersing themselves in the splendid isolation of the African bush.


Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
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Date Board Price
01/11/2023 - 31/12/2023 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $450
01/01/2024 - 31/03/2024 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $470
01/06/2024 - 30/11/2024 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $470
16/12/2024 - 31/12/2024 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $470

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Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Front-row seats to the Wildebeest Migration
  • Closest camp to the Mara River
  • Hot-air balloon safaris
  • Visits to the ecologically significant Moru and Maasai Kopjes
  • Eco-friendly, temporary camp
Game drives

Game drives

Hot air ballooning

Hot air ballooning



General Facilities

Whether you’re enjoying a meal in the dining area or playing a board game in the tastefully decorated lounge between game drives, the open-sided tents of Mara Under Canvas provide guests with unmatched views of the surrounding Serengeti. Relax around the camp fire after a day of exploring, enjoying appetizers and swapping stories about the day’s sightings.

Room service

Room service

Solar power

Solar power


Meals at Mara Under Canvas are served in a cosy mess tent. The simple surroundings give no indication of the outstanding quality of food and service you’ll be treated to during breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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