Mara Ngenche Camp (Masai Mara) Kenya
Mara Ngenche is situated on easily one of the most significant geographical landmarks of the game reserve—flush with game and birds and unspoiled views that stretch for miles. In the Maasai tradition, the process of initiation after circumcision involves spending time in the wilderness, where the young initiates with unique names will carry out livestock raids in the villages for food. In the 1920s, a group of initiates named irngenchei settled in this area and hence the area was named after them.
Local Maasai legend has it that Ngenche was once a hideaway for cattle-raiding Maasai warriors who pushed south from this vantage point into Tanzania to steal cows from their cousins, the Kuria. Consequently, the Kuria would sneak back up onto the Mara plains under the cover of darkness and return the favor—killing whoever might stand in their way. The campsite is rooted in the history of Ngenche as a destination for warring, slaughtering cows, gorging on food, fraternal bonding and even male circumcision rituals. And let’s face it: the real African safari is rooted in tribal mystery, hunting and conquest. Today we take nice pictures of the animals, but drawing us in is a primal urge for the truly wild. Ngenche delivers this in heaped spoonfuls.
Well hidden in beautiful greenery on the banks of two rivers, the famous Mara and Talek Rivers in the heart of the Masai Mara, this camp lives up to its reputation as one that provides intimate and exclusive accommodation to just twelve guests in six huge custom designed authentic luxury canvas tents.
Each of the bedrooms measures approximately 54sq. meters with amazing fusion of modern African décor.
Limited laundry service is available.
The Lounge and Dining area are luxuriously furnished in a mix of blending leather, suede and canvas furniture overlooking the confluence with its resident pool of hippopotamus and floats of crocodiles that provide some excellent entertaining moments.
A fully stocked bar is available for guests.
24 hour Electricity is provided by solar energy
Guided night game drive.
Guided Bush/Nature walk.
Balloon safari with bubbly breakfast.
Game drives in 4 wheel drive vehicle.
Lectures on Masai culture by resident naturalist.
Entertainment by local Masai morans.
When to go:
When to go: The best months for travelling to Kenya are June through the end of October and then December through the end of March.
If you are wanting to see the Great Migration then we suggest the months of July, August and September, these are also the busiest times along with the Christmas holidays as this is when school holidays fall.
If you prefer to travel when the game is still superb but it is not so busy then we recommend the following months, June, September, October, November, February, March, April and May!
Accommodation Rates:- From $650 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary