Masai Mara game drives with Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge
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DAILY GAME DRIVES

Unique to Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge are our Pinzgauer vehicles which offer a whole new experience when it comes to game drives. Along with our exceptionally highly trained and experienced guides you will be sure to see the very best Game that the Mara Triangle and Masai Mara have to offer. Game drives are scheduled twice a day but there is also flexibility during peak Migration to stay out all day so you are sure to catch nature’s greatest show in earth.

All Game drives are shared game drives, and will leave at the times below:

EARLY MORNING GAME DRIVE

  • Light breakfast served at 6:00am
  • Departs at 6:30am

AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE

  • Please meet in reception by 2:45pm
  • Departs at 3:00pm

PRIVATE HIRE

Private vehicles are available to hire for sole usage should you not wish to share. Please speak to reception about this option.

FULL DAY GAME DRIVE

For those of you wanting a Full Day Game Drive experience, please kindly inform Reception by 7:00pm this evening to secure your space for tomorrow.

**** light breakfast consists of tea/coffee/juices/fruits****

Please note, Mara Triangle Park Fees are not included in our rates and are payable locally upon arrival/entry into the Mara Triangle. Cash and credit cards are accepted, for more information click here to visit the Mara Triangle website

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HOT AIR BALLOON SAFARIS

For the adventure of a lifetime we offer the unique experience of a Balloon Safari over the plains, forest and river of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, famous for its abundance of wildlife throughout the year. Lions, Elephants, Buffalo, Hippos, Crocodiles and prolific numbers of plains game are regularly seen, as are the countless species of Birds both in flight and atop their lofty perches in the trees. The annual migration of the Wildebeest from July to October is a sight that, viewed from the vantage point of a Balloon, is never to be forgotten.
Departure is from Little Governors’ Camp, which has a perfect natural launch site and offers easy access for the take off shortly after sunrise. The flight lasts about an hour, with ample opportunities for photography and video filming from this unusual and often exciting perspective. After landing there is
a traditional champagne toast, followed by a breakfast cooked on the Balloon burners in the middle of the rolling plains of the Masai Mara. It is another tradition with us that each passenger is presented with a cd which includes a certificate to commemorate the flight. The Balloon Safari ends with a leisurely game drive which often allows you to return to the animals seen from the air before returning to the lodge.

There are no special requirements for participation in a balloon safari.
For safety reasons children must be eight years old and above and taller than 1.2metres to participate in hot air balloon safaris.
Balloon Safaris can either be booked before the safari or at the lodge.

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QUAD BIKE ADVENTURE

A thrilling ride through the bush and our organic garden. Take in the incredible views and see the wildlife from a completely different perspective. Ride past giraffe, elephants and zebra and go deeper into the bush for an unforgettable experience.

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HOW TO BUILD A FIRE MAASAI STYLE

Famed for their fire building skills, in this experience, Maasai warriors will teach you how to build a fire using traditional techniques. They’ll explain just how and why fire is so important.

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BUSH DINNER

Indulge in fine dining under the twinkling stars of the African sky. It’s a wonderful al fresco dining experience overlooking the Mara open plains — add an extra memorable touch with traditional Maasai entertainment around the bonfire.

Bush Breakfast overlooking the Masai Mara

BUSH BREAKFAST

Not many experiences are more memorable, or as typically Kenyan, as breakfast in the bush. Setting off first you enjoy a fascinating game drive into the bush where, at one of our specially chosen breakfast sites, a full English breakfast will be cooked before you. Enjoy a glass of chilled ‘buck’s fizz’ while you savour the experience.

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SUNDOWNER

Enjoy refreshing cocktails and tasty canapés whilst watching the sun set over that spectacular scenery — breath-taking. Soft drinks and mock-tails available for children.

The Maasai Experience at Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge

MAASAI VILLAGE VISIT

Just outside Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge is a small settlement of a traditional Maasai community. A traditional Maasai homestead is known as a “Manyatta”. We encourage clients to visit this Manyatta if they are interested in Maasai culture and would like to experience a way of life unchanged for centuries.

Bush Breakfast overlooking the Masai Mara

ORGANIC GARDEN TOUR

The rich volcanic soil of the escarpment provides an excellent foundation for our organic garden. We have a cleverly designed irrigation system, rainwater
collection and crop rotation process to ensure fresh produce all year round.
Enjoy a tour of the garden and sustainable farming plot and meet our talented gardener. You may even get the chance to pick your own fruit or veg for your dinner!

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IN-ROOM DINING

For a wonderfully romantic experience, enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea or even Champagne & Canapés in the privacy of your own tent.
Simply speak to reception to let them know which meal and which day and we’ll arrange this specially for you. Enquire about other extras including chocolates and fruit baskets.

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LUNCH AT THE VANTAGE POINT

Wow, that view — perched on the rock at the Mara Engai Vantage Point, you can relax and enjoy an unbelievable and truly intimate dining experience.
Overlooking the Masai Mara and great migration route, this is quite simply magical.

Bush Picnic in the Masai Mara with Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge

PICNIC LUNCH

This is no ordinary picnic, this is a Mara Engai Picnic. We’ll drive you into the Masai Mara, watching the game on route before setting up your table and chairs in a prime location. So you can enjoy scrumptious treats whilst taking in the views and still watching the unique wildlife.

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WALKING SAFARI

Or “Bush Walks” will identify tracks; highlight interesting insects; talk about fascinating plants; and discuss the ecosystem in general. It’s a great way to appreciate the smaller wildlife, which can’t be so easily seen from a vehicle. It’s also offers the thrill of being in the bush with the big game.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

FREE CHILD MINDING SERVICE

If you would like to enjoy a little grown up time, why not book our child minding service — it’s completely free of charge. Let our child minders look after the little ones while you have some well deserved time to yourself. Enquire at reception for details.

 

MAASAI NAMING CEREMONY

A lasting memento of your time at Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge — your own Maasai name. Take part in a traditional naming ceremony, and receive a certificate with your new Maasai name. It’s up to you which name you choose to use after that!

 

We want your whole family to enjoy your stay at Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge, so ask at reception about other children’s activities including games, books and colouring fun — all free of charge.

Thrilling Game Drives in the Masai Mara with Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge