Mara Ngenche Camp (Masai
Mara Ngenche is situated on easily one of the most
significant geographical landmarks of the game reserve—flush
with game and birds and unspoiled views that stretch for
miles. In the Maasai tradition, the process of initiation
after circumcision involves spending time in the wilderness,
where the young initiates with unique names will carry out
livestock raids in the villages for food. In the 1920s, a
group of initiates named irngenchei settled in this area and
hence the area was named after them.
Local Maasai legend has it that Ngenche was once a
hideaway for cattle-raiding Maasai warriors who pushed south
from this vantage point into Tanzania to steal cows from
their cousins, the Kuria. Consequently, the Kuria would
sneak back up onto the Mara plains under the cover of
darkness and return the favor—killing whoever might stand
in their way. The campsite is rooted in the history of
Ngenche as a destination for warring, slaughtering cows,
gorging on food, fraternal bonding and even male
circumcision rituals. And let’s face it: the real African
safari is rooted in tribal mystery, hunting and conquest.
Today we take nice pictures of the animals, but drawing us
in is a primal urge for the truly wild. Ngenche delivers
this in heaped spoonfuls.
Well hidden in beautiful greenery on the banks of two
rivers, the famous Mara and Talek Rivers in the heart of the
Masai Mara, this camp lives up to its reputation as one that
provides intimate and exclusive accommodation to just twelve
guests in six huge custom designed authentic luxury canvas
Each of the bedrooms measures approximately 54sq. meters
with amazing fusion of modern African décor.
Limited laundry service is available.
The Lounge and Dining area are luxuriously furnished in a
mix of blending leather, suede and canvas furniture
overlooking the confluence with its resident pool of
hippopotamus and floats of crocodiles that provide some
excellent entertaining moments.
A fully stocked bar is available for guests.
24 hour Electricity is provided by solar energy
Guided night game drive.
Guided Bush/Nature walk.
Balloon safari with bubbly breakfast.
Game drives in 4 wheel drive
Lectures on Masai culture
by resident naturalist.
Entertainment by local Masai
When to go:
When to go: The best months for travelling to Kenya are
June through the end of October and then December through
the end of March.
If you are wanting to see the Great Migration then we
suggest the months of July, August and September, these are
also the busiest times along with the Christmas holidays as
this is when school holidays fall.
If you prefer to travel when the game is still superb but
it is not so busy then we recommend the following months,
June, September, October, November, February, March, April
Accommodation Rates:- From $650 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary