Activities

 

Throughout the day on the property there are always interesting activities going on.  Guests are welcome to walk around the estate, meet the team, snuggle a newborn calf, milk the cows, help with day-to-day jobs which may include spraying the cattle, beekeeping, tree planting or helping the scouts in the conservation work. There is also always a willing team eager to play football and guests are welcome to mix in on the farm pitch.  Guests are free to walk or jog around the estate, in the knowledge that they are safe from game within the farm fence.

 

The properties have the space to provide a very peaceful environment to relax and unwind, but beyond the beautiful views that stretch across the lawns and over the river, there are a number of activities to do at your own pace in your own time....


INCLUDED

  • Sundowners on the edge of the hill, watching the sky change colour and the sun set over the plains, with a gin and tonic in hand.

  • Bush Breakfasts after a morning game drive.

  • Guided Walks within Naretoi to get to know some of the things you may miss on a drive like the local flora, identifying tracks and spoor and of stretching the legs, recommended going out for 1 or 2 hours, suitable for the whole family with children over 7. 

  • Tennis – there is a tennis court with balls and rackets provided.

  • Local School Visits – why not pack a few extra pens, pencils, footballs or things you might be looking to throw away and we can donate these to the local school children of the Emarti Village. 

  • Farm activities/ visits to the local cattle market. 

  • Fishing in the Mara River – have a go after a morning game drive or over sunset on the edge of the Mara River fishing for catfish.  If you catch it, take a picture and release it!

  • Garden games – croquet, garden boules, rugby balls, board games.

  • Visit to the Mara Training Centre founded by Tarquin and Lippa Wood, to learn about rangeland management and their efforts to work with local communities to restore and maintain the natural environment through Sustainable Rangeland Management (www.maratrainingcentre.com)

  • Visit the Wood’s indigenous tree nursery and spend a morning planting trees in their river bank restoration project (upon request), fly home guilt free about your carbon footprint!


EXCLUDED (Extra cost and must be arranged in advance)

  • Visits to the Rhino Sanctuary guests are able to walk with the rhino, while being protected by armed rangers. [Recommended donation of minimum $10]

  • Spend an hour or two at the local Maasai Village, learning about how their huts are made, how to make fire with only a couple of twigs, listen to the mammas sing and meet the children.  Have a look at some of their handmade beaded items of jewellery or buy something to take home! [$30 per person, children half price]

  • Maasai Homestay – for those wanting a real cultural immersion experience, one of our families in the Enonkishu conservancy welcome guests to join them putting the cows to bed, sitting around the fire and then spending the night in their guest mud hut!  Eat traditional food (with some back up provided by our kitchen in case) and sleep in a mudhut. We also provide a mosquito net, bedding and mattresses to ensure maximum comfort, in this unique experience. [$100 per person, children half price]

  • Scenic flights in a light aircraft (Cesna 206) over the Mara Plains, land near Governors Camp and get collected by our guide in the safari car with a picnic packed for lunch and a game drive to see the landscape of the Mara National Reserve or potentially a wildebeest crossing (at certain times of the year) and then a scenic flight back to Naretoi. [$400 per person]

  • Balloon Safari’s - wake up at dawn and float over the wildlife and the Maasai Mara – a once in a life time opportunity. [$500 per person]

  • A boda boda ride – Have a go at something different! Spend the morning driving off-road on a boda boda (akso known as “Chinese impala’s” – the motorbikes seen all over our part of Africa) through the Enonkishu Conservancy, ending up with a breakfast overlooking the Mamusi Dam. 

Want to do something different?

How about joining us on a trip to the market on a hired “boda boda”?  Join Tarquin or one of our rangers on an exciting expedition to enjoy the excitement and chaos of a cattle market. Join in and bid for a cow which could be a donation to our Enonkishu Conservancy community herd which is managed in a holistic grazing plan that protects pastures for the wildlife!?


Get involved at the local school, we are always working on a building project at the Emarti or Ol Meoshi Schools to improve access to quality education for the children in the area.  Join in on a football match at the school and take with you some avocado seedlings from our tree nursery (please let us know if advance) so you can plant a tree at the school, making your holiday with us have a great positive impact.


Go monitoring!  We have regular sessions in the Enonkishu Conservancy monitoring the wildlife as well as other activities including tracking the wildlife in the area, setting camera traps, moving mobile cattle bomas and a spare pair of hands is always welcome!  Learn firsthand from our rangers how they work hard to protect the wildlife in the area, get involved and see if you can help our conservation efforts during your holiday. 
For those interested in coming back and having a bigger impact, we welcome groups or individuals to stay for longer times and get involved in our community and conservation programs.  Check out www.wildimpactadventures.com for more info!