Boutique Luxury

Mara Expedition

Mara Expedition is set a short distance from its larger sister Mara Plains, in the Mara North Conservancy, bordering Kenya's Maasai Mara. With just 5 luxury tents it is an exclusive option in prime wilderness.

Maasai Mara, Kenya
Mara Expedition
  • An exclusive little camp at the heart of one of the ultimate wildlife hotspots on Earth

  • Enjoy the attentive and friendly hosting that comes hand in hand with Great Plains camps

  • Borrow some of the camp's top quality canon camera equipment to capture a few memories

  • In this quiet conservancy you can avoid the traffic of other areas of the Mara

Mara Expedition (formerly Mara Toto) sits in the heart of the 70,000 acre Mara North Conservancy, magnificent predator country and within striking distance of one of the finest wildlife sightings on earth, the river crossings of the great wildebeest and zebra migration.

Derek and Beverly Joubert, alongside the Mara Plains managers, Lorna and Richard, spent endless days driving through the area in search of the perfect site for their new camp. At the end of a long day of driving they stopped on the river bank for a sundowner and realised they had, by chance, stumbled upon the perfect spot.

The whole concept for Mara Expedition was focused on a blend of comfort, adventure and intimacy that would make this small camp stand out amongst the other options of the greater Maasai Mara area.  Mara Expeditions is designed for those who seek the levels of service and attention to detail of a Great Plains camp, but are prepared to forgo some of the fancier amenities. However, guests will still be pampered with fine dining, beautifully appointed tents and warm hospitality.

On the wildlife front, you wont need to venture far from camp to be in with a chance of experiencing some extraordinary game sightings, the migration passes through camp every year and the riverine forest in which the camp is set is prime leopard territory.

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Maasai Mara, Kenya

Situated on the Ntiakatek River, Mara Expeditions is located on the northern border of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in the 70,000 acre Mara North Conservancy.

It is an 8-hour 30-minute international flight to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport, then it is a 30-minute drive to Wilson Domestic Airport. Scheduled flights from Nairobi’s Wilson airport to Ol Kiombo airstrip take about 45 minutes. Guests are met on arrival and transferred to the camp via a 30-minute game drive.

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