Tangulia Mara Camp

Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya, Kenya

At a Glance

  • The camp of Jackson Looseyia, one of the renowned guides from BBC Big Cat Diaries

  • Owned and run by a complete Maasai team

  • Fantastic position on the boundary of the Mara with easy access to the famous Musiara Marsh

  • Just six tents for an intimate, personal stay

  • Besides offering excellent guiding, enjoy an authentic insight into Maasai culture

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The only time to avoid Kenya is during the long rainy season in April and May. November is considered the short rainy season, however, these are less predictable and are much lighter. The best time of year to visit the Maasai Mara is during the Great Wildebeest Migration which tends to pass through the Mara between mid July to late October.

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Insider's View

Game drives with Jackson Looseyia are the highlight of a stay at Tangulia

Have a peek through the scope which is trained on the salt lick - lots to see!

Get up extra early and head out before dawn to watch it break over the Mara - you will not be sorry!

Take both a picnic breakfast and lunch and head out for the whole day in the bush. Especially during the Great Migration, it is a great to have flexibility in your schedule and only head home when you felt you’ve had enough.

Sit on your verandah and watch the copious amounts of game come to the salt lick as the sun sets.

Spend a magical morning over the Mara in a hot air balloon.

Make sure to enjoy a sundowner on the edge of the Mara River located just in front of the property.

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Tangulia Mara Camp is a traditional safari camp which is owned and operated by a Maasai team including Jackson Looseyia, an experienced Maasai guide who appeared on BBC Big Cat Diaries and grew up in the Mara - here you'll enjoy a truly Maasai experience.

Tangulia Mara Camp is situated on the western boundary of the Mara Reserve and enjoys excellent access to the Musiara Marsh, famous for its pride of lions as well as the Mara Triangle which lies to the west of the Mara River, allowing for diverse and exciting game drives.

The camp is owned by Jackson Looseyia who appeared in BBC Big Cat Diaries and is one of the most experienced guides in the Maasai Mara, having grown up here. The camp is operated by a Maasai team to offer guests an authentic cultural experience in addition to the fantastic wildlife found in the area.

Tangulia Mara Camp has just six tents, making for an intimate and atmospheric stay in an exclusive setting. Each spacious tent has both a double and single bed and is en-suite with a shower, basin and flush toilet. Both hot and cold water is piped into the tents from a storage tank, allowing for running showers. There is solar lighting throughout camp and a WiFi hotspot.

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Anna Thomas (Staff)

Tangulia is an absolute must in the Mara. Since it is the only camp completely run by Massai, its true authenticity is what makes it so special. The game drives are unique for it is located in a private conservancy so you are able to do off-roading and have minimal vehicles at each sightings. It is also in close proximity to the Mara National Reserve and the Mara Triangle for easy access. The service at Tangulia is quite wonderful and they make you feel so at home, you will be sad to leave. Each night you can sit under the stars for dinner on the beautiful decks looking up at the night sky while chatting with other travelers and staff about the sightings you save that day. Tangulia is a home away from home and is truly a special place.


Sian Frost (Staff)

This lovely little camp has wonderful views over the Mara Triangle and the salt lick below which attracts plenty of game. The tents, albeit a little basic are incredibly comfortable and are perfect for those who really want to go back and really experience the bush. If you are feeling brave request tent number one, a walk away from camp but on the "Hippo Highway" it really makes for an exciting night at camp. Jackson really makes you feel at home and it is a fantastic opportunity having him there to quiz him about anything safari related. Big Cat Diaries was films in the Mara Triangle and he knows the area inside out so you can rest assured your safari experience will be out of this world.


Anna Hearn (Staff)

We absolutely loved Tangulia Mara when we visited - it's in the most perfect position overlooking the Olotulo Murt salt lick, which attracts the most extraordinary amount of game. The camp itself is simple but very comfortable, and the highlight here is enjoying game drives with the legendary Jackson Looseyia, who runs the camp. A game drive in his company is always a special occasion, and the game in this Mara triangle area is exceptional. This is a brilliant, simple yet perfect little camp with a great position and extraordinary guiding - definitely one to include for the safari aficionado.


Kenyan Safari Offer

Book your 7 night Kenyan Safari, staying at Ol Malo and Tangulia Mara Camp, to enjoy an incredible saving of £1100pp.
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Book from 05 November 2020 to 30 June 2021
Travel from 05 November 2020 to 30 June 2021
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  • Maasai Mara Balloon Safari

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  • Private Safari Guide and Game Drive Vehicle

    Ensure an exclusive and totally tailored safari experience by booking a private safari guide and game drive vehicle. A private guide gives you the flexibility to go where you want, when you want. If you have specific interests this is an absolute must.

  • Walking in the Maasai Mara

    Exploring the African bush from outside a safari vehicle is a wonderful experience. Get away from the noise of the 4x4 and, accompanied by your professional safari guide, begin to pick up on the smaller details of the African bush.

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Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya, Kenya

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