Mara Expedition Camp

“Mara Expedition Camp is positioned in a grove of typical East African acacia trees overlooking a valley in the Masai Mara Reserve.

Camp Overview

“Mara Expedition Camp, a Great Plains Conservation Explorer-Collection safari camp, is positioned in a grove of typical East African acacia trees overlooking a valley in the Masai Mara Reserve. It is on private land, so very exclusive but offers affordable Kenya safari opportunities and 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 to start your safari, looking for big cats such as cheetahs and lions. Most days, you don’t even have to go very far!”

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.
  • Complimentary WiFi is available for guest’s use in their tent.
  • 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.


Mara Expedition  safari chic with six light and airy, spacious canvas tents, each with en-suite bathrooms where you enjoy piping hot water from huge brass safari showers. The affordable Kenyan safari camp itself is tucked away below the tree line, hidden from the lights and noise from neighbouring camps or any other sign of humanity. 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.


Bedroom features

  • Uniquely designed custom tents on slightly raised platforms;
  • Large bedroom with attached bathroom;
  • Either twin or double bed configuration;
  • Classic in style, the shaded tents are of light tan canvas with plenty of netted windows and high ceilings;
  • Tea and Coffee station;
  • One 2-Bedroom Family custom-designed canvas tent on a slightly raised platform consisting of two bedrooms,each with their own separate bathroom and dressing area;

Bathroom features

  • En-suite with flush loo, double brass basins and a campaign-styled indoor shower;
  • Hot water is provided;
  • Soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion provided;
  • The power system does not support hairdryers, shavers or any high wattage device.


  • We look forward to having children stay with us who are 6 years and older;
  • The family tent can accommodate a family of 2 adults and 1 or 2 children;
  • No triples possible;
  • Families with children may be accommodated in the same vehicle as other guests unless a private vehicle is booked and paid for;
  • Young children must be supervised as the camp is open,with high predator densities in and around camp;
  • Great Plains Young Explorers Kid’s program is available –thoughtfully designed to explore various experiences and topics from birding to cooking to art to tracking wildlife.

Safari Activities

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morning and late afternoon / early evening game drives in an open, 4×4 vehicle
and guided walks.

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flights across the Maasai Mara can be arranged but are at an additional cost.



Mara Expedition Camp Rates


  2023 Room rates   2024 Room Rates
  Mid Low High   Mid Low High
Per person per night sharing $ 860 $750 $ 1 130   $ 955 $835 $ 1 255
Single supplement* $ 430 $375 $565   $ 478 $418 $628
Children sharing with adult rate (6 – 15 years) $ 430 $375 $565   $ 478 $418 $628
Per 2-bedroom family tent per night n/a $ 2 250 $ 3 390   $ 2 865 $ 2 505 $ 3 765
Late check out rate Not Available        
Compulsory Maasai Mara National Reserve fee $ 80 per adult per night | $ 45 per child (06-15 years)**   $ 80 per adult per night | $ 45 per child (06-15 years)**
Great Plains Foundation Conservation & Community Contribution $ 50 per person (of any age) per night   $ 95 per person (of any age) per night


    • Mid: 11 January – 31 March 2023

    • Low: 01 April – 14 June  & 01 November – 19 December 2023

    • High: 15 June – 31 October & 20 December 2023 – 10 January 2024


    • Children are accommodated from a minimum age of 6 years.

    • Activities will cater to family ability & safety. Some activities may have a specific age related restriction – please refer to the general notes at the end of this manual.

    • The 2-Bedroom Family Suite sleeps 3 adults sharing or 2 adults and 2 children of 6-15 years.

    • Should the family tent be unavailable, child rates are applicable for up to one child aged 15 and younger sharing with one adult in a tent.

    • Children 16 and older will pay applicable adult rates and be accommodated in a separate tent.

    • Families will be combined with other guests for all game viewing activities.


    • Fully inclusive of accommodation, scheduled activities in the Maasai Mara National Reserve and Mara North Conservancy, all meals, laundry, return Ol Kiombo airstrip road transfers, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages including premium beverages.

    • Guided bush walks are also available on site at this property, at the camp manager’s discretion.

    • Exclusive of conservation/park fees (amount subject to change without notice), and hot air ballooning which should be booked in advance.

    • The return scheduled seat in plane air transfers from Nairobi Wilson to this camp are excluded from the full nightly rate. However, when combined with a Great Plains Conservation Réserve Collection Maasai Mara-based camp on a minimum 2-night stay in each camp, return scheduled air transfers to/from Nairobi Wilson are included.

    • The Maasai Mara National Reserve and Great Plains Foundation Conservation & Community levy is applicable to all private pilot / guide stays.

    • ** Maasai Mara park fee is subject to change without prior notice.

    • *For all multiple single-room reservations in shoulder and low season, a single supplement will apply from the 2nd single room.

    • Local airlines offer daily scheduled flights between Nairobi’s Wilson airport and Maasai Mara’s Ol Kiombo airstrip. Schedule and rates available on request. Minimum 2 guests required per flight.

    • Local airlines use a variety of aircraft ranging from a Cessna Caravan (12 seats) to a 40-seat aircraft. The flying times are approximate as the service could land at additional airstrips en route, depending on passenger demand.

    • The camp has one complimentary use professional camera body and lens set. Photos will be downloaded to a memory stick on guest’s departure.


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