Mara North Conservancy, Kenya
Guests are invited to enjoy an exclusive safari in the heart of wilderness in Mara North Conservancy, which borders with the renowned Masai Mara National Reserve. Each of the cottages has its own style. For instance ‘The Observatory’ includes a vintage brass telescope, ‘The Love Shack’ designed especially for couples is furnished with elegant antiques and the ‘The Photographer’s Studio’ enchants with old box browning camera and stunning prints adorning the walls. Breakfasts are often served in secluded valleys and dinners can be enjoyed under starlit sky offering unique and intimate experience. The main highlight is the safari in Mara North Conservancy and the Masai Mara National Reserve. In the former, night drives are also arranged to observe nocturnal species. Guests may go on a guided walk up to the top of Kilileoni (accompanied by a vehicle), i.e. the highest peak in the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, or visit local Maasai market and immerse in the culture of this tribe. Participating in the ‘Warriors Academy’ younger travellers may gain skills and wisdom needed to survive in the bush. The hotel is perfect for witnessing the Great Migration with gnu, zebra and other animals taking part in their annual journey. At the hotel guests may visit the Maasai Wellbeing Space. This facility is hidden in valley’s olive and cedar forest and offers stunning treatments blending sophisticated techniques and ancient Maasai knowledge. Body detoxification and purification becomes a unique experience with treatments based on Olsinoni leaves, gel from Usuguru and compresses from Olleleshwa leaves. There is also a range of massages and facials from which to choose.
Location: Mara North Conservancy, Kenya, about 4-5 hours’ drive or a 1 hour flight from airport in Nairobi.
Accommodation: 5 cottages and 2 villas: The Observatory, The Love Shack, The Photographer’s Studio, The Artist’s Studio, The Literary Room, Family Villa, Private Villa ‘Nyati House’.
Restaurants & bars: communal dining in the main ‘Kuro’ House hosted by guides and managers, private dining in-cottage and in the Library, picnics, bush meals & sundowners;
Facilities: Library, day and night guided & shared game drives, Warriors Academy (special programme in bush skills and animal tracking), cultural and sightseeing excursions, Ol Chorro rhino sanctuary visit (payable extra), hot-air balloon flights (upon request and payable extra), gift shop, weddings & blessings, Wi-Fi in common places;
Sport & Recreation: birdwatching and animal observation, guided bush walks;
Spa: Maasai Wellbeing Space: massages, facial, hands and feet treatments.