Mara Toto Camp is a brand new addition to the Great Plains Conservation Collection in the world famous Masai Mara Reserve, and will now be opening for 11 months of the year (closed for one month after Easter, each year). It complements Great Plains Conservation's existing Kenya products - Mara Plains Camp, ol Donyo Lodge and Ride Kenya horse safaris.
Mara Toto is a magical revisiting of the past, drawing from the designs of original explorers and created for those who want to get a step closer to the romantic era of Kenya and East Africa. Under off-white canvas with shadows dancing against candle-lit tents, the camp is nestled in the cool shade of a grove of ebony trees on the banks of the Ntiakitiak River which cuts through the private Olare Orok conservancy.
It is set down low, hidden from lights and noise and any sign of mankind. It is a time-capsule of an era when Finch Hatton, Barclay Cole and Delaware went on safari through these parts in search of adventure, romance and Africa’s big game.
The five tents are large and spacious, light and airy, with en-suite toilet and showers where guests enjoy piping hot water from huge brass period showers while listening to hippos snort and grunt in the river below.
Mara Toto is authentic safari chic, staying true to the language of the 1920’s with some of the best access to the Masai Mara as well as the Mara North Conservancy. Here guests will experience 4x4 vehicle safaris with qualified guides and the best of both worlds, the intense game action of the ecosystem and the quiet and stylish retreat of their own private haven.
The camp is positioned to take best advantage of two migrations, the famous annual Serengeti migration and the second green season migration which brings in nearly half a million wildebeest and over 100,000 zebras playing the game of chasing storms for best grazing. The area is a predators dream!
Mara Toto is a stylish experience and adventure camp that is head and shoulders above any other in the region, matching the service levels, specialised guiding, design and quality that has become associated with Great Plains Conservation.