Wilderness Basecamp

Muthaiga Safari Camp

Keekorok, Kenya

Prices From: $440 per person

Muthaiga Safari Camp feels like home in the Maasai Mara!!

Located in the Olderkesey area, the camp can be reached through the Keekorok airstrip by flights from Nairobi. Located in a 300 acres private concession with a airstrip nearby for private flights.

The landscape is extremely charming with lush vegetation, sweeping vistas, and grassy hills. 1600 meters high, malaria free with no need for vaccination.

All kinds of animals, elephants, giraffes, zebras, gazelles, lions and wildebeests live undisturbed following the rhythm of nature.

The camp is composed of seven tents (each one is dedicated to a famous person who has lived in Kenya : Karen Blixen, Beryl Markam, J. Alexander Hunter, F. Courtney Selous, Philip Percival, Denys Finch Hatton and Roy) and two villas (dedicated to the famous hunter Berkeley Cole and to Lord Delamere) respectively 180 and 205 sq. m., with luxury furniture and a personal butler.

For those who wish it, the first safari starts at dawn, the best time to view the animals. Guests can wake up with a nice cup of coffee or a cup of tea. Later on, they will find a rich buffet with cakes, croissants, sandwiches, toasts, cornflakes and accompanied by coffee, tea, chocolate, juice fruit and fresh fruit.

At one o’clock lunch is served, a picnic lunch in the Savannah can be ordered. Tea time at five o’clock is a ritual with freshly made cakes. If you wish, you can go for a safari at dusk, when the lions start hunting. Drinks and appetizers are served around the fire or in the large verandas outside. Dinner is served by candlelight, with two first courses, two second courses, several side dishes and dessert. Coffee or spirits are served around the fire, in the starlight. This is the magic time of Maasai story tales: legend tells about a big black leopard that has its den near the camp, difficult to see but always present.

Location

Region: Africa - Eastern and Southern

Address:
PO Box 8910
Keekorok
Nairobi
Kenya
00200

Amenities/Activities

All Meals All Meals

Day Tours Day Tours

Wildlife Wildlife

Ecologically Responsible Ecologically Responsible

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General Information

Full board accommodation, all meals, soft drinks, beers & house wines and ground activities such as two extended game drives daily (game drives are made with private Landrovers or Landcruisers in perfect conditions), guided safari walks, night game drives, laundry, bush meals such as breakfast, lunch and dinner under the stars, bird watching and local airstrip transfers (Keekorok and Cottars Airstrip).

The Esoit Maasai Development and Wildlife Conservation Trust:

The Wildlife Conservation Trust will develop an eco-friendly land use plan and result in improvements in key quality of life areas like education, health, and general developmental needs.

Current Projects include:

Women's Enterprise Project - 'Face Africa' - A joint initiative between The Muthaiga safari Camp and a group of 25 women from the Esoit area. This project aims to provide access for the Maasai communities surrounding the Mara region to place their crafts within the camps and lodges in a manner which is consistent with non-exploitative and financially viable principles.

Mobile Health Clinic - By raising money to alleviate the burden of startup costs, we will be able to provide the community with a dedicated clinician, an ambulance and a modest clinic that will meet basic health and first-aid needs.

Primary Education Program - This program seeks to build a primary school, providing up to 200 primary students within a 10-mile radius of camp access to primary education, as well as the first year of salary and accommodation for 4 teachers.

Wildlife and Ecosystem Protection Program - This program has already seen success in the following areas:

  • Establishment of a Wildlife Damage and Search Fund
  • Construction of dams for water catchments and mineral licks
  • Creation of the Understanding Value Campaign for preservation of the local natural habitat

The Wildlife and Ecosysten Protection Programs seeks to further develop the Scout Program. The primary goals of this program are to monitor and protect the movements of wildlife in the area: to help avert and mollify human-animal conflict and to provide alarms for incursions by cattle raiders or problem elephants. Additionally, to clean out poacher's snares and help prevent further deforestation of the local cedar trees.