Maasai Mara on a budget!

By on January 19, 2017

Lots of backpackers, overlanders and lower budget travellers feel that they can’t visit Maasai Mara because it is inaccessible and out of their price range…….   It’s true there are literally hundreds of luxury outfitted camps and lodges in the Mara charging megabucks, but we set up in 2011 with the specific aim of cutting […]

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 2017

By on February 4, 2016

Introduction: When we first came to Maasai Mara to set up a camp here we’d never really given any thought to the extent of community involvement we would have, aside from obviously having guests who would visit the local Maasai village and bring income to the residents. To begin with we were too busy building […]

Sharing Trips & Safaris

By on January 28, 2016

‘KENYA & TANZANIA’ 13 day 12 night safari package 3-15th July. 3 people confirmed. From $2970pp. Full itinerary and costs here. ‘TSAVO WEST & AMBOSELI’ 5 day 4 night safari package 3-6th July – $700pp. (Itinerary is part of a longer KT safari). ‘MAASAI MARA & NAKURU’ 6 day 5 night safari package 10-15th July […]

Food at Mara Explorers

By on June 8, 2015

What kind of food do we cook? Do we have a menu system? Do we cater for vegetarians? Many people are understandably interested to know about the food in our camp before they book! When you book with us you can choose to book either room only or full board. When you book room only […]

The Big Five (Big 5)

By on May 28, 2014

The Big Five (Big 5) 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 […]

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 […]