Our full day sharing guided game drives are $60 per person per day and they run with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 camp guests per vehicle, the guided vehicle departs camp at 6.30am and returns around 6pm depending on the day and what’s been seen. Your personal park entry fee of $80pp is payable on top directly to the park gate on entry.
In the event that only one guest is going out on a particular day it is still possible to go but the minimum operating cost of $120 rather than $60pp is payable. We do not guarantee sharing game drive numbers until the evening before when all the days guests have checked in since travellers often change their plans.
We can also organise private guided game drive vehicles for $100 per half day and $200 per full day, plus your personal park entry fee is payable on top. Private vehicles need to be booked in advance.
Hot Air Ballooning
Following a pre-dawn pick up from camp around 5am, take a breathtaking sunrise balloon flight over the Mara plains before landing for a champagne-style picnic breakfast in the reserve. Enjoy a game drive on your way back to camp where you can expect to arrive around 11am.
Cost $450 per person, suitable for children 8 years and above.
With this activity you will get the opportunity to eat Masai goat meat, traditionally roasted on sticks over an open fire. We will depart camp around 5pm and take you to our bush BBQ location on the banks of the Talek River where you can enjoy the scenery and interact with your local guides as the meal is being cooked. We’ll have a typically Kenyan dinner of Nyama Choma (roasted meat), ugali, katchumbari salad, potatoes and spinach and you’ll also have an opportunity to sample the local brew called Moratina which is made from the sausage tree! After dinner and stories around the camp fire we will return to Mara Explorers.
Cost $50 per person inclusive of transport, dinner, local brew and Maasai dancing. Children 12 years and under $10 per child when accompanied by an adult.
The Maasai village visit activity takes around 1 hour and you will typically be given a demonstration of Maasai dance, taken around a traditional ‘boma’ and shown how the Maasai make fire with sticks before going to their gift shop. It is a good opportunity to take photos and also ask the Maasai questions about their culture but you will need to be prepared to practice your negotiation skills in their shop.
You will normally be asked for a donation of $10 per adult/ $5 per child 12 years and under to visit the village which is payable directly to the village when you visit.
This activity is best done on a clear evening so there is a chance of a good sunset! We will head down to our sundowner spot on the banks of the Talek River at around 5pm. We’ll have a selection of drinks and snacks and there will be a chance to spot some of the local wildlife around such as zebra, dik diks and monkeys as you enjoy the scenery. We’ll have a small campfire as the sun goes down before heading back to camp for dinner around 7.30pm.
Cost $30 per person inclusive of drinks, snacks, transport and camp fire. Children 12 years and under $10 per child when accompanied by an adult.
If you would like to get a more authentic experience of Maasai life and culture, we can organise overnight stays at the homestead of local Maasai, James Lesaloi and his family. Here you will partake in activities such as herding, fetching water, learning to throw a spear and shoot a bow and arrow as well as go for nature walks.
Cost $70 per person per night inclusive of transport to the homestay, accommodation, meals and village activities. Children 12 years and under 50% rate.
If you love camping and adventure and are not put off by minimal facilities then we can organise to set up our mobile bush camp inside the Maasai Mara and you can combine camping in the wild open of the Mara Triangle’s Iseiya or Eluai public campsite with your game drives. Our team will set up camping dome tents with mattresses and sleeping bags and our chef will prepare dinner for you under the stars by the campfire and a sunrise breakfast. Here we are often visited by wildlife but we have armed rangers with us for safety.
Horse riding is now available at the Ride Mara stables, a 1.5 hour drive away from our camp, inside the Olerai Conservancy near Talek.
The cost for a 2 hour morning or afternoon ride is US$ 200 per person, including the use of a riding hat, chaps, jodhpurs and gloves if required.
Mara Explorers can provide return transfers to and from the Ride Mara stables for US$ 100 per vehicle carrying up to 4 passengers.
*All riders should be experienced and will be required to sign an indemnity in advance. Weight Limit for riders is 90kg / 200lb.