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Mara Explorers Camp Campsite

PO Box 896, Masai Mara, Kenya

100% Overall Rating 2 out of 2 customers would recommend this property based on 2 reviews

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  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Free Parking
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hot Showers
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Towels Included
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils

Important Information

Please follow the directions on how to reach us carefully.

Your booking is on room only, if you would like to self cater your meals you should bring all your food supplies with you, Narok is the last place you will find a supermarket, out here not much is available. There is a self catering kitchen area in the campsite with utensils, gas stove, fridge and sink. Alternatively you can get individual meals from the camp kitchen at a cost of $10 per person for breakfast ($11pp 2020 rate), $10 per person for lunch ($11pp 2020 rate) and $16 per person for dinner ($16pp 2020 rate).

If you are coming via public transport and require a safari vehicle for game drives we have Land Cruisers based at our camp which are converted for game viewing and are inclusive of an experienced driver guide and fuel. Game drives cost US$ 60 per person per full day, minimum of 2 people required. In the event there are no other guests, solo travellers will be required to pay the rate of 2 people. Your personal park entry is payable on top which is US$ 80 per adult per day. Private use of a game drive vehicle for just your own group can also be arranged, contact us in advance for rates and booking.

Kindly note we operate a minimal noise level policy after 10pm to 6am and we do not condone the use of illegal drugs on our property.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you require and further information before your stay.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

We strongly recommend you protect yourself with travel insurance for any trip you make to Kenya to cover lost baggage, theft, personal accident and medical emergencies.

Limitations of Liability:
Guests attend Mara Explorers Camp & Backpackers at their own risk.

Please note:
Late cancellation or no show one night charge
Payment upon arrival by KES or US$ cash or credit card (subject to a 5% fee).
Check in from 12.00
Check out before 10.00
Taxes & community fees included

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 12:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00


  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Masai Mara?

Contact us directly

Map and Directions


By Public Transport: Take a Narok Line matatu from Nyamakima in Nairobi CBD early (approx 7am) to Narok which should cost approx. KES 400 and arrive in around 3 hours. Once in Narok walk 5mins or catch a boda-boda (motorbike taxi) to the central bus station (opposite Naivas supermarket) anyone you ask will direct you. Once there, book in a shared taxi to Sekenani, it should cost approx. KES 700 and depart Narok around lunchtime (you may need to pay extra for large bags). Bear in mind the shared taxis can fit up to 8 people inside a vehicle designed for 4 so for added comfort you may prefer to pay for more than one space! Expect it to take around 2-2.5 hours to get to Mara Explorers and do not take it all the way to Sekenani as we are 3.8km before. There are several drivers who know our camp and will drop you to our gate including Pastor George, Sigei, Jack, Mungai and Wahinya, you can ask around for them at the stage to assist you.

On your way back you will need to wait at the main road around 7-10am in the morning to get a return vehicle going to Narok. There is no specific time table so you just have to wait for a passing vehicle with space.

Please note if using public transport, keep valuables and money on you at all times, some large bags and luggage may be packed on the roof or away from your seat or charged extra if you keep them with you. Using public transport is an adventure, it requires patience and does not always go 100% according to plan. Mara Explorers will not take any responsibility if you miss your matatu, it breaks down, there is a transport strike or for any other reason you are not able to complete your journey here by public transport!

By Road: If you’re self-driving and have GPS our co-ordinates are as follows S 01º 29.565′ E 035º 21.645′

Full details from Nairobi:

-From Nairobi you should join the new Southern bypass heading in the direction of Kikuyu.
-When you have passed through Kikuyu town you need to branch left and join the highway heading towards Limuru and the Rift Valley.
-Pass by several service stations on the left.
-Look out for 15% off at Bata ahead signboard on left.
-Branch left off the highway straight after the Concord service station by a large 15% off at Bata signboard.
-Turn left onto B3
-Follow B3 road down the Rift Valley Escarpment to Mai Mahiu for approx 17km
-In Mai Mahiu township turn left to stay on B3
-Follow B3 to Narok for approx 87km
-Continue through Narok and cross the bridge over the Ewaso Ngiro river.
-After passing through Narok town turn left onto C12 signposted to Maasai Mara.
-After the check point barrier in Ewaso Ngiro town turn left to stay on the tarmac road which is C12. Do not go straight into the rough road.
-After approx 85km look out for a large sign for AA Lodge & Nashulai Conservancy on the right hand side.
-Our entrance is almost opposite on the left hand side, due to on going road construction we don't currently have a sign.
-If you arrive at Sekenani gate you have missed us. Turn around and come back approx. 3.8km looking out for us on the right hand side!
-Total: Approx 220km, 5-6 hours depending on the current road and traffic conditions.

By Private Transfer: A private taxi transfer from your accommodation in Nairobi to our camp in Maasai Mara costs US$ 135 (1-4pax) or US$ 250 (5-12pax) per vehicle each way and takes around 5-6 hours. Private taxis from Narok are available at a cost of $60 per vehicle seating up to 4 pax.

By Air:
It’s possible to fly into our nearest airstrip Keekorok (inside the reserve) with Mombasa Air, Safarilink or AirKenya and we can organise your pick up and game drives from there. Remember when flying into the reserve you will be required to pay park entry fees on arrival and airstrip transfer costs will apply. You should contact us in advance of your arrival to organise your pick up.

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