• Getting close to nature
    Up close with nature
  • The vantage point
    Stunning views overlooking the Mara plains and into the Serengeti !
  • Sun downer
    Magical Sundowners
  • Ballooning
    A view from above like no other
  • Elephants
    Be one with nature
  • Game drive
    Our very own private road up to the lodge
  • Sun downer
    African sunsets
  • Fire lighting with Maasai
    Learn how to make a fire like a Masai!
  • Game Drive
    A birds eye view down below

Treat yourself to an Amazing Experience

What ever takes your fancy in our activities list you can book it here by clicking the link and letting us know

Explore our activities and create even more memories to last a lifetime

We offer a wide range of exciting activities to please the little ones and also the adventurous ones. From Quadbike Safaris to , Learning how to make a real fire like a Masai, a special Masai naming ceremony to visiting the Masai Village to name a few. 

If you would like more information or to book any activity, please email us on to book your activities. 

All activities must be booked and paid for before arrival. Activities are weather permitting.

Games Drives

Unique to Mara Engai Lodge are our Pinzgauer vehicles which are known as the 'Big 6 ' in the Mara Triangle . These vehicles offer a whole new experience when it comes to Game drives. The vehicle can seat up to up to 8 people comfortably and has a canvas roof top for easy game viewing. They are strong and sturdy and offer a Game drive like no other.

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  full day Game Drives must be booked with reception the night before).

We also offer private game drives. Please do email for more information and to book your very own Private Safari.

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


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


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


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

Game Drive

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.

All Balloon Safaris need to be pre booked and paid for in advance due to limited availability please email to secure your space. 

Balloon Safari
Quad Bike Tour

Quad Bike Adventure

A thrilling ride through the African Bush. Take in the incredible views from the escarpment and see the wildlife from a completely different perspective. Ride past giraffes, elephants and zebra and go deeper into the bush for an unforgettable experience.

Bush Breakfast

Bush Breakfast

Not many experiences are more memorable, or as typically Kenyan, as breakfast in the bush. You will set of in the early morning hours and enjoy a fascinating game drive in the Mara Triangle, your guide will then take you to one of our specially chosen breakfast sites where a feast awaits.

Maasai village

Maasai Village Visit

Just outside Mara Engai 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.

Organic Garden tour

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!

In Room Dining on Veranda

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.

in room dining avaibale at a small fee

Lunch at Vantage Point

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.

we also cater to larger groups near the Vantage Point.

Picnic Lunch

Picnic Lunch

This is no ordinary picnic, this is a Mara Engai Picnic. We’ll drive you into the Masai Mara, watching the game en 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.

Walking Safari

Walking Safari

Our ” Safari Walks' will identify tracks; highlight interesting insects; talk about fascinating plants; birds and most important the eco- system, which we as Mara Engai are very passionate about . We hold a Gold Eco Rating award . The ' Walking Safaris ' 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.

Bush Dinner

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 and listen to stories of the Masai.

Maasai Fire Lighting

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 and explain how this is so important to their daily lives.

Child minding service

Child Minding Service

If you would like to enjoy a little grown up time, why not book our child minding service —  Let our child minders look after the little ones while you have some well deserved time to yourself. Please email info@, for more details . All childminding must be booked and paid for in advance.

Maasai Naming Ceremony

Maasai Naming Ceremony

A lasting memento of your time at the Mara Engai 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!

Fine Dining

Extra Lunch or Dinner

Wanting to stay on and enjoy the lodge a little longer? No problem. We can arrange an extra breakfast, lunch or even a take-away lunch box. This can be arranged at reception.

Simba Sundowner

Simba Sundowner


Enjoy refreshing cocktails and tasty canapés whilst watching the sun set over that spectacular scenery - breathtaking. Soft drinks are also available for children.

Chui Sundowner

Chui Sundowner


This package offers an enchanting extra of traditional Maasai dancers to entertain and delight you, while sipping a delicious cocktail and enjoying canapés. Soft drinks and mocktails are available for the younger members of the party.

Tembo Sundowner

Tembo Sundowner


Let us conjour up an amazing mocktail and tasty treats for you to enjoy while taking in the stunning sun set and the breathtaking view

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

Create your Memory here


All safari activities are embarked upon at the guests' own risk. The management does not accept any liability for injury to a person, loiss of items or fatalities resulting from any activities