The Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Arena of the annual wildebeest migration and one of the most renowned East African Safari destinations
A new safari camp, constructed on a loop of the Mara River, which winds around the camp, Exploreans Mara Rianta Luxury Camp features 20 luxury tents and a central area that houses the main building. Overlooking the swimming pool and the Mara River the main building and tented terrace has a welcoming Reception area and lounge, a library equipped with wireless Internet access, a comfortable Bar and cocktail lounge with an open fire place, and a typical safari style decorated restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The camp also features its own Mvua African Rain Spa. The safari camp's vicinity is frequented by large groups of hippos and teaming with wildlife.
About the Masai Mara
World renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth', the awe inspiring annual wildebeest migration, the Masai Mara is Kenya's most visited protected area and safari reserve. Technically an extension of Tanzania's renowned Serengeti National Park, the Masai Mara constitutes only 4% of the entire Serengeti ecosystem but its rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments offer one of the world's most rewarding and evocative wildlife safari arenas.
The Masai Mara is 270 miles from Nairobi (five hours by road). The reserve offers numerous airstrips and flights are typically less than an hour from Nairobi. The safari camp - Exploreans Mara Rianta Luxury Camp - is in the North Conservation area of the Masai Mara, minutes drive from a number of dedicated airstrips.
Exploreans Mara Rianta Luxury Camp - Accommodation & Facilities
There are 20 tents, each of which overlooks the river. Built on elevated wooden platforms, each has its own viewing deck, king-size four poster bed, ensuite bathroom, private safe, room service and butler service. Prices are inclusive of full board and two game drives per day.
Exploreans Mara Rianta Luxury Camp - Dining & Bars
There is a central Acacia restaurant where all meals are served, al fresco meals are also served around the pool. Evening meals feature cultural performances of Maasai dance followed by talks on the Mara ecosystem and culture. There is also a cocktail lounge. Meals can be served privately in the tents with prior notice. The price is all inclusive of meals and drinks (wines and beers and selected spirits).
Conference & Event Facilities
This East Africa safari tented camp does not offer specific Safari conference facilities but will be happy to quote for small meetings and social gatherings or for incentive options centered on the annual migration of the wildebeest.
Weddings and honeymoons at Exploreans Mara Rianta Luxury Camp
The Exploreans Mara Rianta Luxury Tented Camp makes an ideal Safari honeymoon destination in East African, more especially since it offers the chance of observing the annual migration of the wildebeest. Wedding and honeymoon packages are offered ion request.
Child-friendly tented safari camp
The Exploreans Mara Rianta Luxury Tented Camp welcomes children; babysitting services, children's meals, additional beds and family safari accommodation is available on request.
What to see and do at this East African safari tented camp
The Exploreans Mara Rianta Luxury Tented Camp offers:
• A lounge
• Library (Wi-Fi)
• Guided nature walks
• Ornithological walks
• Mvua African Rain Spa
• Swimming pool
• Cultural performances / lectures / village visits
• Twice-daily game drives
Hot air balloon safaris are also available at additional cost
Exploreans Mara Rianta Luxury Camp Spa facility
The Mvua Rain Spa offers massage, face and body treatments using indigenous ingredients.
Kenya safari - a tented camp experiences in the Masai Mara
Typical Kenya safari experiences include: safari game drives in especially adapted 4WD East Africa safari vehicles (with professionally trained Kenya safari guides), seasonal viewing of the annual migration of the wildebeest, safari bush breakfasts, lunches and dinners; cocktails around the lodge campfire and guided safari walks through the Masai Mara. Exploreans Mara Rianta Luxury Camp also offers East African Safari ornithological tours, cultural performances and visits to the local people of Kenya. Because the Masai Mara is a reserve rather than a national park, night games and guided walks are also usually offered (neither of which are permitted in the national parks.
The Masai Mara - East Africa's celebrated safari arena
When it comes to wildlife-viewing, there is nowhere in East Africa richer in wildlife or more eventful in encounters than the Masai Mara. A pristine wilderness of haunting beauty, it promises its visitors a profusion of wildlife, prolific bird life and the unprecedented opportunity of catching up with all the members of the ‘Big Five' in one morning and the breathtaking annual wildebeest migration. As to scenery, the 1,800 sq kilometres of this veteran East African safari reserve offer the classic mix of East African safari imagery; golden savannah, single acacia trees on the skyline, meandering rivers and an unprecedented richness of wildlife.
The annual wildebeest migration
Between the end of July and November, over one and a half million wildebeest accompanied by half again as many zebras and gazelles, under take what has come to be known as the annual wildebeest migration, which takes them from the short-grass plains of the Serengeti to fresh pasture in the grasslands of the Masai Mara; thus creating one of nature's grandest spectacles. Moving in groups of up to 20,000 at a time the annual wildebeest migration thunder across the plateau hesitating only briefly to cross the Mara River, where many fall prey to the waiting crocodiles. Towards the end of October the annual wildebeest migration reverses direction and begins crossing back into Tanzania. The actual timing of the annual wildebeest migration, however, is dictated by the weather and does not always ‘run to schedule'.
Masai Mara East Africa safari wildlife highlights
Apart from the spectacle of the annual wildebeest migration, the Masai Mara makes the ideal hunting ground for Kenya's famous ‘big cats' and hosts her largest population of lions. The Masai Mara also offers the best chance of spotting a leopard in the wild. Other predators include cheetah and spotted hyena. Historically teaming with wildlife, the Masai Mara is famous for the large herds of elephant and buffalo that meander its plains; also for the fat pods of hippo that wallow in its mud-brown rivers. Other stars include the distinctive Masai giraffe, plum-coloured topi, Coke's hartebeest, Grant's and Thomson's gazelle, zebra, impala, Kirk's dik-dik, bushbuck, waterbuck and red duiker. The Reserve also boasts plentiful Nile crocodile, monitor lizard, baboon, vervet; blue and red-tailed monkeys, nocturnal bush babies, and tree hyrax. There are over 550 resident and migratory species of birds in the Masai Mara.
When to visit this East African safari tented camp
The Masai Mara can be visited at any time of year. Rainfall is typically highest December, January and April. The timing of the annual migration of the wildebeest varies according to annual rainfall patterns.
Exploreans Mara Rianta Luxury Camp – Masai Mara
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