On the vast savannah grasslands of the Masai Mara National Reserve with the Talek river flowing past, Mara Intrepids Camp is set in deliciously wild country.

This world famous reserve is the northern extension of the sprawling Serengeti of Tanzania and the two ecosystems make for the greatest wildlife spectacle on the planet – from the million or more wildebeest migrating with changing seasons between the Mara and the Serengeti to the flocks of birds from Eurasia; from the prides of black-maned lions to herds of elephants; from sparring hippos in the rivers to the insouciant crocodiles lying in wait of prey.

Every tent is raised on stilts, and opens to the Talek River with that signature view of the endless plains.  Recently refurbished to accommodate the modern, discerning safari traveler, the tents are large and spacious with private verandahs to enjoy the river and the plains, giving infinite views of the Mara. 

In addition there are two family luxury tents, gorgeous homes under canvas.  Beautifully decorated in stylistic African ethnic and modern pieces, the two bed-roomed family tents include a spacious lounge and an outside deck looking out at the river and the plains beyond.  All have ensuite bathrooms and washrooms.

For quiet moments, you can escape to the high tower in the forest glade and scan the tree canopy of the riverine forest and the plains.  It’s a great vantage lookout point for any wildlife that strolls by or stalks the prey. There is a small, sparkling swimming pool with a shady terrace supplied with sun beds.