Richard's Camp - Forest Camp
Maasai Mara, Kenya - Adventure 3
Positioned on the edge of a forest overlooking the open plains of the Maasai Mara, Richard's Camp - Forest Camp is a secluded and intimate tented camp. There are seven spacious tents furnished in a comfortable safari style with 24-hour solar lighting and en-suite bathrooms with flushing loos. After a day of unrivalled game viewing with the camp's exceptional guides, enjoy hot showers and cocktails around the open camp fire, followed by a delicious three course dinner under a canopy of stars. If the evening is a little chillier than normal, curl up in the cosy sitting room with a roaring log fire.
The camp is located in the northwest Masai Mara, which is an extension of the Serengeti (Tanzania) ecosystem. The Masai Mara National Reserve is a wilderness area of about 1510 km² that forms the northern tip of the 27,000 km² Serengeti/Mara ecosystem, where wild animals can still roam freely and be seen in vast numbers. The Masai Mara offers wonderful scenery and an amazing abundance of wildlife. Every year it hosts what is now recognised as the greatest wildlife show on earth, 'the migration', which takes place between July and October. Over a million wildebeest and two hundred thousand zebra pass through on their endless journey, following the rains in search of grass. Lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, hippo, crocodile, antelope and gazelle are some of the many species to be found.
Spend a full day out in the Park with a picnic lunch, or enjoy sundowners looking over the world-famous plains of the Mara, watching the sun drop below the horizon with wildlife silhouetted on the skyline.
Experience: Day & night game drives; escorted wildlife, birding & scenic walks; bush meals; sundowners or even indulge in an open-air Victorian bath tucked away in the forest surrounded by flickering candles and the sounds of the bush.
Optional extras: Cultural visits to a local Maasai village: the Masai Mara is home to the colourful and handsome Maasai people, pastoral nomads who are synonymous with the region. By advance request: scenic flights directly from camp with Richard Roberts as your pilot and guide (payable in camp), flying low over the game and landing on the Mara escarpment; hot air balloon flights; scenic flights by helicopter or Waco bi-plane (by advance booking).