We booked our Safari through a travel agent in Nairobi, Phoenix Safari (not helpful & informative enough) and stayed in the Mara Siria Camp.
3 nights under the stars, this beautiful camp is situated along the ridge 1000ft overlooking the Mara plain. each tent is sparsely spaced from each other with an environmental understanding encompassed with the natural surroundings. There are no fences, as is the way of the Masai people, so you may hear wild animals near your tent grazing at night which made for some excitement.
There is a Plunge pool built into the rock face & heated by the masonary with a Safari shower nearby to warm up or cool down depending.
The food served, by our very entertaining Maitrede Maurice was piping hot, exquisite & locally sourced. There was an additional cost for soft drinks & alcohol which I wouldn't consume if your are taking a prescription of Malerone; we found out a day or two after our trip after a night on the sauce in Nairobi.
Joel, the camp managed took care of us and our arrangement most warmly & the camps naturalist, Leshau provided very interesting facts & information about the Masai people & the surrounding nature on our Nature walk, an addition cost of $10 pp.
Definitely a place I would love to visit again, especially with its exceptional location & wonderful wildlife to discover nearby.
Asante sana rafiki
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mara Siria is a specially designed luxury tented bush camp for those travellers who want to experience a true wildlife safari off the beaten track. Mara Siria Camp reverts to the original spirit and to the true meaning of “Safari” by offering individual services and private atmosphere.The camp's location on top of the Siria Escarpment offers an unique and stunning view into the plains of the Maasai Mara Triangle and at the Mara River. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mara Siria Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Mara Siria Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve