Mara Explorer, built on a thickly forested river in the middle of the Maasai Mara Reserve, offers the ultimate wilderness retreat. Here you can watch elephants or giraffes drinking from the privacy of your verandah - or your own outdoor bathtub! In the heart of the reserve, Explorer enjoys prime views of the spectacular wildebeest migration between June and September, and rewarding daily game viewing for the remainder of the year.
This exclusive five-star camp offers 10 luxurious en suite tents, each with a private deck overlooking the river. There is an open-air riverfront dining area, an intimate lounge and camp library. The swimming pool can be used at the sister camp, Mara Intrepids. Activities offered include shared game drives, walking safaris in the Mara Conservation area, and visits to a local Maasai community supported by the camp. Riverside bush breakfasts, sundowners and dinners and balloon safaris can be arranged.
The camps we stayed in were all nice but kudos to Oliver’s whose location allowed us to be first in and last out of the areas deep within the Tarangire. We also enjoyed the other people at the camp especially Justin & Jacky the managers. We loved being at the fire pit for wine & sharing every evening.
Mara Explorers was an unbelievable camp also – same fire pit experiences and although we were doing shared drives the camp was very empty (5 people besides us). The manager, George knew we had been in Tanzania for a week so put the other first timers in one truck and gave us our own driver!Read More
- Suzy & Ewald Wiberg
We were also thrilled with our decision to upgrade our accommodations to Mara Explorer. We requested Tent 4, which was incredibly located at the river bend where the hippos hung out and the baboons and mongoose came to play in the afternoon. I can't say enough about this wonderful camp. The service, the food, the beautifully appointed tent and the overall hospitality surpassed all expectations. This was truly a highlight of our trip.
The Norfolk Hotel was great. I loved it. I felt very much at home there. They upgraded us on both stays. We enjoyed the restaurants, p articularly the atmospheric Delamere Terrace. I was glad you convinced us to stay in Nairobi.Read More