Mara Intrepids

Talek River, Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Situated at the heart of Maasai Mara National Reserve, Mara Intrepids Lodge is an exclusive getaway that brings class and comfort to your holiday. Walk into this cool resort to enjoy a thorough excursion of the reserve. With Talek River visible from the lodge and numerous game viewing spots, your stay here gives you a true African safari just the way you dream about it.

Expect daily game drives into the game reserve. It is a once in a lifetime to spot as many species as you can. This area is famous for its rich blend of flora and fauna. Your game drive might be in time for you to spot a leopard’s claws snatching the life of a helpless gazelle. Watch such action unfold before you as you capture the moment from the 4x4 open-sided safari vehicle.

There is much more waiting for you here such as cultural visits, bush dining and hot air balloon safaris. Heritage hotels, the owner of this lodge and other luxury camps in the country, endeavours to enhance the quality of accommodation.

30 tents sit on raised decks to enhance the scenery you get from the comfort of your room. Large transparent windows on the tent’s wall bring natural light into your sleeping quarters, and offer a sweeping panorama of the beauty of the jungle. These rents, distributed in the land, ensure privacy and relaxation. Trees and bushes create a perimeter around the property, curving out a secluded location where you can relax and just enjoy nature.

To make your stay memorable, your tent affords you luxury in every aspect. The en-suite unit gives you a spacious bathroom with washbasins, a toilet and shower. The place is spotlessly clean. Drop on the large poster bed after a day’s exploration of the Maasai Mara.

The excellent catering team gives you a wake-up call with a cup of warm tea or coffee and some cookies.  Prepare for an unforgettable dining experience. The team of culinary masters prepares exemplary meals based on guest’s needs.

Let your children have the time of their life in the adventure club. This education style adventure teaches kids about wildlife and vegetation, but allows them to take part activity in the learning process. It is a fun activity so that kids can enjoy the holiday as parents go out into the wild.

Highlights of your holiday at this tented camp are

  • Great food
  • Excellent accommodation
  • Exquisite adventure
  • Courteous services


What to do at Mara Intrepids

The best way to explore Maasai Mara is to stay as close to this natural wonder as possible. At Mara Intrepids, you are only a few meters from the crossing point of millions of animals that tour this area during the great wildebeest migration. Talek River is visible from your tent, and the sounds of wildlife soothe you to sleep daily. The activities awaiting you here are

  • Game viewing
  • Sundowner
  • Photographic safari
  • Adventurer’s club
  • Hot air balloon rides
  • Bush dining

Luxury Tents Accomodation at the Mara Intrepids

Mara Intrepids Camp has 30 luxurious tents. Each tent sits on a wooden deck a few meters from the ground. This elevation offers a greater view of wildlife activity at the nearby Talek River. It also brings cool air into the tent giving you a relaxing and calm atmosphere.

These spacious tents cater for individuals, couples and families. Inside, you get one large queen size bed or two twin beds. The elegant room contains a myriad of attractive colours that complement the canvas on the tent’s walls. Lights and lamps illuminate the interior creating an ambient space to rest after touring the Maasai Mara.

The tent offers

  • En-suite facilities with a shower, modern toilet, washbasins
  • A private deck where you can watch the reserve and  bask in the sunshine
  • A sofa

Other amenities to ensure your comfort are a coffee or tea maker in your room, laundry services, safety deposit box, a hot water bottle and bug repellent. The tent has a wardrobe and other furniture.

These units face the river. You get a glimpse of remarkable scenery as animals roam around the river and beyond. The sleeping area as well as the bathroom is spacious. The camp has ample security to ensure you are safe day and night.

Whether you have you are on vacation with your family or friends, you get activities to keep you busy and happy in the camp or in your tent. For instance, spend the morning or evening hours watching game at the river. From the deck, a pair of binoculars can magnify the scenery so that you watch wildlife as if you are right by the banks of the river.

You can also relax on the sofa while playing board games or engage in a conversation with your friends and family members. Bask by the swimming pool and enjoy the rays of the African sunshine. Mara Intrepids Camp also has a doctor on call in case of emergencies.

Directions to Mara Intrepids

Mara Intrepids is a luxury camp in Maasai Mara National Reserve.  It occupies a prime area close to Talek River. For that reason, your stay gives you unrivalled adventure as you tour every corner of this natural wonder. If your vacation is between July and October, you get a once in a lifetime chance to view the great migration from up close.

Watch millions of wildlife animals crossing the majestic Talek and Mara rivers where crocodiles and other carnivores lying in wait for easy prey. Since the tents sit on a deck off the ground, you can watch wildlife activity in the river and the plains. The luxury camp occupies an area along the route of the great migration. Even though there is a significant increase in the number of animals as more herds arrive from Tanzania annually, this reserve has a fair share of flora and fauna.

This is the ultimate holiday destination for couples, families and individuals. It is accessible from all parts of the country through major cities such as Nairobi and Mombasa.  It is 298km from the capital city, Nairobi. You can travel

  • By air
  • By road

Book a flight through Safari link or Air Kenya from Nairobi to the reserve. These flights depart from Wilson Airport and land at Ol Kiombo. It is a 45-minute journey to this airstrip, and it is close to the camp.

Nonetheless, you can opt for the six-hour journey by road. Despite the time spent traversing the country, it is a great experience for adventure seekers. Pass through different towns as you travel from the capital to the more exotic and laid back town of Narok. The reserve is a few kilometres from Narok town. Start packing and get here for the most exciting holiday of your lifetime.

Enjoy International Cuisine at Mara Intrepids

Experience the joy of outdoor dining by starting your day with a meal in the open-air restaurant. Sit under the shade of tall indigenous trees as you savour a myriad of delicious dishes. Mara Intrepids caters for people from diverse backgrounds. Therefore, the restaurant prepares a wide variety of food. Select what you want from the buffet setup in line with your taste and preference.

Instead of restricting your choice to a number of cuisines, this camp adopts an ala carte menu.  If the sun is too much for you, the indoor dining room is perfect.  The aroma of sumptuous food excites your appetite in time to enjoy the African or continental dish brought to you.

Sit back as Maasai morans go all out to make your evenings worthwhile.  They break into song and dance to entertain and teach you about their culture.

This restaurant leaves a mark in the heart of every guest because of

  • The wide range of tasty deserts such as cinnamon tart
  • The camp has a garden where the restaurant gets basic produce such herbs and vegetables
  • Excellent catering service to make sure your meal is in time and just as you want it

Mara Intrepids does not limit you to the indoor or al fresco dining setups. You can also dine in the wild where there is just you, your companion (if you have one), the waiter and the bush. You get bush dining in its finest with the river a few meters from your dining area.

The restaurant also caters for private parties. If you want a barbeque for your friends and family, the elite team of caterers attends to your needs to prepare the perfect meal for you and your guests.

The bar offers alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. It has a panorama view of the reserve giving you the best platform to unwind as you sip your drink. Relax in the bar any time of day as you reminisce about your trip to the reserve, or meditate on your upcoming game excursion to explore the plains of Maasai Mara.

Event Venues at the Mara Intrepids

If you are searching for a place that offers all essential facilities for functions, in one package, Mara Intrepids is the place to bring your guests. This tented camp is a leader when it comes to exemplary safari experiences combined with luxury. Therefore, your guests have a chance to take part in your function without neglecting the need for a tour of this tourism hotspot.

You have the right venue because this lodge offers

  • Great accommodation
  • Conference facilities
  • Outstanding catering services
  • Valet services
  • Communication services such as fax and telephone

 Great accommodation

In this luxury resort, the management endeavours to improve the quality of facilities and amenities so that guests have a modern and elegantly furnished tent. Recent renovations spruced up the rooms to incorporate better facilities and revamp the room. The outcome is 30 tents with excellent en-suite facilities such as a spacious shower, toilet and washbasins. Guests can relax on the lounge area in the room or walk to the bar for a drink as they catch up.

Conference Facilities

The spacious conference room has video and audio facilities to enhance communication during corporate functions. The cool atmosphere of this region enhances deliberations and debates. It is a serene location to discuss heated topics without causing tension among colleagues. If that happens, the team can cool off in their tents by watching wildlife from the veranda. Later, you can resume such discussions after a game drive or bush lunch.

Outstanding Catering Services

Sample a wide of dishes prepared by professional and courteous staff. You can dine in the outdoor dining area, indoors or in the bush. Apart from world-class meals, you get an array of delicacies. This enhances catering for a large group whether you are hosting a wedding, birthday celebration or a corporate meeting.

The restaurant team also caters for private meals and barbeques. Ask for assistance in creating a practical menu for your guests. The able and dedicated team ensures each person who checks in for your function gets personalized assistance from accommodation to food and drinks.

Valet Parking

Whether you arrive in shuttle buses or private cars, there is sufficient and secure parking for your fleet.

Communication Services

Enhance your function with the necessary communication gadgets that let you talk to the outside world. Even though this resort sits at the heart of the jungle, you can get in touch with your office or business partners through telephone services, fax, mail or electronic mail.

These features ensure your wedding, party or corporate event takes place smoothly. You have so much to do for fun such as game viewing, swimming and watching the entertaining troupe of Maasai dancers.

Camping Safari  at Mara Intrepids

Heritage Hotels searches for the perfect location for its tented camps and resorts. Mara Intrepids is the outcome of this company’s effort to give the world a luxurious resort right in the middle of the jungle.

This 30-tent lodge occupies prime land in Maasai Mara National Reserve a short distance from Talek and Mara rivers. This wildlife country forms the route of the great annual migration. Therefore, you can never miss a bit of the spectacle whose crossing points are not far from the resort.

It is the perfect spot to watch and learn about the jungle where herbivores and carnivores clash for survival. See leopards, lions and cheetahs chasing prey in the plains. View wildebeests, gazelles, zebras, giraffes and elephants grazing in the savannah and acacia bushes.


Individual tents sit on a raised podium about a meter from the ground. They have a wooden floor and large windows light up the spacious room and give amazing view of the reserve. An expansive private deck offers a set of safari chairs and a table where you can sit and relax under the sun. Game viewing starts from inside your room because the tents face the river where dozens of animals flock daily.

The beds are either queen size or double twins. Each unit has en-suite bathroom facilities. You get a spotlessly clean toilet, shower and a set of washbasins. The bathroom is spacious for use by families and couples. You also get a wardrobe and a large sectional sofa that overlooks the deck. Artificial lights illuminate the room creating a vibrant and ambient atmosphere. A mix of colours adds a touch of warmth.

Facilities and Amenities

It is one of the few family friendly lodges with a kids club to keep children happy and busy. To live up to its objective of quality luxurious services, Heritage Hotels offers a wealth of facilities and services. Expect a great holiday with

  • En-suite accommodation
  • Restaurant
  • Conference room
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Board games
  • Boutique
  • Coffee or tea maker
  • Bug repellent
  • Laundry services
  • Telephone, fax and postage
  • Swimming pool
  • Massage


Mara Intrepids is the place to stay in for a great fun and adventure. From the moment your vehicle drives into this luxury resort, prepare for an unforgettable safari filled with discoveries. Most of the activities here involve exploring the beauty of the reserve. Nonetheless, there are indoor activities such as board games to cater for days when you do not wish to venture out. Activities in this camp can also be corporate functions like meetings or personal celebrations such as weddings, birthday and graduation parties. Take up the challenge to participate in

  • Game viewing
  • Hot air balloon safaris
  • Sundowner dining
  • Swimming
  • Photographic safari

This holiday will linger in your mind for many years because this is the best location for safaris in Kenya.

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