OverviewNestled on the banks of the Ntiakitiak River, Mara Toto, which means Baby Mara, is shaded by spectacular ebony trees just walking distance from Mara Plains. Designed as an original 19th century expedition camp, Mara Toto offers four double tents accommodating up to eight guests made with light and airy spacious canvas with bucket showers and designed for those who are searching for East Africa’s romantic safari era. Step back in time to a nostalgic era drawing from East Africa’s original explorers in search of a romantic safari era. At Mara Toto, guests will experience the best of both worlds: the intense action of the Maasai Mara ecosystem, as well as the more private 70,000-acre Mara North Conservancy. The camp is locally famous for its leopard residents wandering the riverbanks. Safari aficionados are able to take advantage of two migrations – the famous annual Serengeti migration and the green season migration from Loita Plains where an additional 50,000 wildebeest and over 100,000 zebras are rivaling to graze. Mara Toto is a place for the ardent safari enthusiasts. Immerse in some of Africa’s most prosperous game viewing, which is renowned for extraordinary predator density and frequent hunts. For those seeking seclusion, Mara Toto offers access to both the Reserve and Mara North Conservancy.
AccommodationsDesigned as an original 19th century expedition camp, Mara Toto offers four double tents accommodating up to eight guests made with light and airy spacious canvas with bucket showers and designed for those who are searching for East Africa’s romantic safari era. An additional guide’s tent is available.
Children from 6 years are welcome. Families will be joined by other guests on all scheduled game viewing activities. Private game drive vehicle hire is not available at this camp.
•Meals (Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic Beverages, Included Imported Spirits and Champagne)
Activities•Early morning and late afternoon / early evening game drives in an open, 4×4 vehicle
•Balloon flights across the Maasai Mara (Additional Cost)
•Visits to Maasai bomas and local school and community projects are possible and offer incredible insight into the region’s vibrant culture and welcoming locals.
Great Plains Conservation
Great Plains Conservation is grounded by a mission to find the right formula of conservation, communities and commerce. Its exquisite collection of safari camps, a study in sustainability, was designed to make a difference in the preservation of some of Africa’s most diverse and threatened habitats. Five passionate conservationists came together with one philosophy rooted in the fundamental appreciation of the good life, good people, good staff and good decisions that make a lasting impact on Africa’s national treasures and for iconic wildlife. Conservationists include Dereck and Beverly Joubert who are renowned wildlife documentary filmmakers and National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence. Their philosophy is deeply rooted in genuine interactions with travelers, wildlife, nature and the local communities which they are able to help through their foundations of Community Uplife, Save the Lions, Save the Rhinos, and Save the Elephants. Guests of the company’s low-impact, high-quality safari camps reap the rewards as they achieve peace of mind in knowing that they are giving back to the environment and local people that inhabit its lands. Throughout Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe, the Great Plains team has crafted life-changing safari journeys, which, while leaving no negative trace on the acres they cover, leave an indelible footprint in the hearts of those who are fortunate enough to visit.Visit Website
Wilson Airport (WIL) to Ol Kiombo airstrip inside the Maasai Mara Reserve
Mara Toto is located on the banks of the Ntiakitiak River, within a private and secluded site in Kenya’s famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve.