Mount Longonot Hiking

By on February 4, 2019

Mount Longonot is a stratovolcano (a conical volcano built up of many alternate layers of hardened lava and ash) under the management of Kenya’s KWS (Kenya Wildlife Service). It can be found in the Great Rift Valley on route between Nairobi and Naivasha, 90km from Nairobi and south east of Naivasha. It is thought the volcano last […]

Kakamega Forest

By on January 28, 2019

Kakamega Forest is a small area of indigenous tropical rainforest just 45 sq km in size which is home to unique bird life, primates and beautiful flora and fauna including over 380 species of trees, 330 species of birds, 27 species of snakes, 7 primates, over 400 species of butterflies as well as several mammals. […]

The Porridge Project – Ole Keene School

By on January 2, 2017

On 5th April 2012 we first visited our neighbouring primary school in Ole Keene. Comprising of basic iron sheet classrooms and a mud hut kitchen plus two newly built classrooms it is a very basic school. Although now a government funded school it was originally built from contributions by the villagers of Ole Keene and […]

Our Sponsored Students 2019

By on February 4, 2016

Overview: In 2012 we began sponsoring our first student. Since then Mara Explorers has helped over fifteen students get a chance at education which they wouldn’t otherwise have been able to afford. Explanation: Primary school runs for eight years in Kenya followed by High School for a further four years, a polytechnic college is another […]

The Big Five (Big 5)

By on May 28, 2014

Every year thousands of tourists visit Kenya and the Maasai Mara in the hope of catching a glimpse of the big five. So what are the Big 5? The big five were so named by colonial hunters for being the five most difficult and notoriously dangerous animals to hunt and kill. They were the Elephant, […]

Maasai Mara National Reserve – Information

By on March 15, 2014

What is the Maasai Mara National Reserve? The Maasai Mara National Reserve (also spelt Masai Mara) was established in 1948, it is approximately 1500sq. kms in size and adjoins Tanzania’s Serengeti. Probably Kenya’s number one tourist destination it holds spectacular scenery as well as vast amounts of bird and wildlife. The Reserve is famous for […]

Mount Suswa Conservancy

By on November 12, 2013

Mt. Suswa is seen and driven past by thousands of safari goers every year in Kenya as they descend or travel over the Great Rift Valley escarpment enroute to the Maasai Mara or Nakuru. When stopping to take those stunning landscape photo’s not many people take note that they are photographing Mt. Suswa and it’s […]

2020 RATES

By on January 3, 2013

  Accommodation: Camping Own Tent & Beddings @ $15pppn - Camping Space Only Budget Dome Tent Accommodation @ $55pppn – Full Board @ $ 20pppn – Room Only Self Catering. En Suite Cottage Accommodation @ $75pppn – Full Board En Suite Tent Accommodation @ $85pppn – Full Board   Single supplement $20 on all en suite accommodation. August […]