Masai Mara glamping is a unique opportunity to get close to nature particularly as the Great Migration is one of the most incredible natural spectacles in the world. Over a million Wildebeest gather in the Serengeti to calve and then move north through the Masai Mara drawn by the scent of rain. Africa’s largest concentration of predators including lions and hyena gather in the Mara drawn to the perfect opportunity for easy hunting. The Great Migration generally runs from early July to the end of October and two luxury glamping specialists are geared up and ready for the action.
Elephant Pepper Camp located in the Mara North Conservancy wilderness area has introduced brand new tents, children’s activities and a new private dining area. Cottar’s 1920’s Camp located in the Cottar’s Wildlife Conservancy in the South East of the Masai Mara, bordering the Serengeti and Loliondo reserves has added a new 25m swimming pool to the Cottar’s Private Homestead.
This year all the tents at Elephant Pepper are brand new, with the addition of a new Honeymoon / Family Tentbrining the accommodation offering to eight double/twin ensuite tents and two honeymoon/family tents. The honeymoon/family tents have a larger layout including a master bedroom, lounge area with stunning views and ensuite bathroom. The tents can accommodate families up to five (two adults and three children).
All the new tents offer more spacious accommodation and solar heated running water is now available in half of the tents and remaining tents will have running water by the end of the month. Cultural walks can now be arranged for children on the plains accompanied by a Masai Warrior. Youngsters will learn how to make fire, throw a rungu, handle a bow and arrow and study droppings and tracks. Children can make casts of tracks, which make a lovely keepsake to take home. Elephant Pepper Camp has also introduced a new lounge tent, which can be used for private dinning for small groups of adults or families.
Cottar’s 1920’s Safari Camp opened Cottar’s Private Homestead in 2012. Possibly the most glamorous private luxury accommodation on the Mara, the 10,000 square ft homestead is built using indigenous and eco-friendly materials. This year Cottar’s have added a private pool to the accommodation which already boasts a large living room, dining room, a deck with magnificent views all the way to the Tanzanian boarder, five en-suite bedrooms and an exclusive staff of eight (waiter, house keeper, chef, kitchen help, security, guide and a wildlife spotter). The new swimming pool is 25m in length and raised on a small hill, it offers sweeping views over the savannah.
For more information on Elephant Pepper Camp and Cottar’s 1920’s please visit www.chelipeacock.com
Exceptional Travel is offering packages during the migration season staying three nights at Elephant Pepper Camp and three nights at Cottars 1920s starting from £4,815 per person based on two people sharing a double or twin tent, including international flight with Kenya Airways, all internal flights and transfers, all food and drink in camp, taxes and park fees. Contact www.exceptional-travel.com or call 01608 638 777