Our expert guides take you twice daily for game drives, in the mornings at 06h30 and in the late after afternoon from 16h30. Watch herds of elephants drink at the waterhole or stay with a pride of lion as the cubs play and fight with one another. There is no rush and no preordained schedule – this is safari on your terms. Game drives occur in the general Greater Maasai Mara region. At Mara house, game drives occur in the general Greater Maasai Mara region and vehicles are either open game-viewing vehicles, or closed vehicles with big windows, high roofs and hatches that open. All vehicles have power points where you can recharge your devices and are fitted with fridges to keep your drinks deliciously frosty.
Depending on fitness the walks can be done between game drives either in the morning from 06h30 or in the late afternoon when it's not too hot from 16h30. They are done in the Maasai Mara Regions for about an hour or two.
Cultural and community visits
The culture of the natural guardians of this land is both complex and fascinating. There are few that would deny they are one of the best-known tribes in Africa and it is with good reason that does not purely stem from the game rich plains they roam. The concept of encouraging our guests to experience this wilderness and its people on their own terms very much extends to exploring the world beyond the animals and the scenery.
Time spent with your guide and his community is often the most rewarding aspect of a visit to this world and we believe it is the best way to take as much or as little from their culture as you would like.
We visit only villages, communities and trading centers that are part of our team’s home life. The results are that you are well received and made to feel very welcome as you explore this extraordinary culture and they get to know a little about you.
In 2009 the judges of the prestigious Responsible Tourism Awards recognised the on-going achievements in this complex arena. We welcome all our visitors to explore our work and to get involved as much as possible with our vision of protecting and enhancing this very ancient and magical people.
Our Mara house expert guides takes you on the night game drives, watch herds of elephants drink at the waterhole or stay with a pride of lion as the cubs play and fight with one another. There is no rush and no preordained schedule the safari is on your terms. Game drives occur in the general Greater Maasai Mara region. At Mara Houses, the drives explore the Mara North Conservancy and surroundings.
Calling all passionate photographers! Join us for a photographic safari experience in our specialised photography vehicles. The vehicles have drop-down sides for photographers to capture low, eye-level photographs. Beanbags, foam camera rests, power points, fridges and 360º swivel seats promise to make your wildlife photography experience a dream! (at an additional cost)