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Bespoke Adventures


At House in the Wild we want our guests to enjoy the safari of their dreams, alongside experiencing what life is really like in the Mara.

It is making friends.

It is learning about our culture.

It is being a part of our conservation.

It is a total immersion into our world.

It is the personal touches.

It is about creating unforgettable memories...

Most importantly...it is about having fun.

Sitting in an incredible world class conservation project, House in the Wild offers phenomenal game-driving through the Enonkishu, Lemek and Ol Chorro Conservancies.  Aside from game driving, throughout the day on the property there are always interesting activities going on.  Guests are welcome to walk around the estate, meet the conservation team, do some tree planting or visit the vegetable shamba where they can help find ingredients for the kitchen. There is table tennis, a tennis court nearby and there are other games to play on the lawn including croquet or boulles

Activities

 

There is so much to see and lots of activities on offer but we want to ensure our guests can plan their itinerary at their own pace. We are always ready to take you on an adventure.

Sitting in an incredible world class conservation project, House in the Wild offers incredible game-driving through Enonkishu, Lemek and Ol Chorro Conservancies.  With a resident pride of lion, plenty of leopards, elephants and lots of plains game, our guests usually see the Big 5 and plenty more throughout their stay with us.  Aside from game driving, throughout the day on the property there are always interesting activities going on.  Guests are welcome to walk around the estate, meet the conservation team, do some tree planting or visit the vegetable shamba where they can help find ingredients for the kitchen. There is a table tennis and there are other games to play on the lawn including croquet or boulles.  

 

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.

  • 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. 

  • Go 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 the Mara Training Centre founded by Tarquin and Lippa Wood and learn about the inspiring conservation work, do some beading with the women from the area, learn about our soap and candle making.

  • Visit the Wild Shamba and the indigenous tree nursery and spend a morning planting trees, fly home guilt free about your carbon footprint!


EXCLUDED

(Extra cost and must be arranged in advance)

  • Enjoy a relaxing massage, soft, medium or deep tissue using locally grown essential oils. 

  • Visits to the Rhino Sanctuary guests are able to walk with the rhino, while being protected by armed rangers. 

  • Visit the Mara Elephant Project and learn about the incredible work that is done to reduce human - wildlife conflict and protect the elephants of the Maasai Mara 

  • Have a scenic helicopter flight over the plains and along the Mara River. 

  • 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!

  • 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. 

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

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Photography

Through the professional guidance of our on-site wildlife photographer and naturalist, Adam Bannister, you can take part in hands - on private tutorials and editing sessions. In addition, you will be assisted in editing some of your photos.

 

We have beginners and advanced camera kits available to hire, on a daily basis.

 

WILD PHOTOSHOOTS 

We offer the following for our guests:

Wild Mara Photoshoot

Enjoy a photoshoot at the lodge and surrounding environs, guest areas. The Wild Shamba, by the Mara River, out on a walking Safari, on a sundowner by the property.

  • Approximately 25 beautifully edited Images

  • Images presented in a custom online gallery

  • Also available for celebration photography – birthdays, honeymoons, anniversaries, proposals!

 

Half-Day Safari Photoshoot (mornings recommended)

Photographer will accompany guests in their safari vehicle

  • Point of view shots, wildlife, picnic and group/couple shots

  • Approximately 30 images (mixture of people/animals and landscapes)

  • Images presented in a custom online gallery

 

Full-Day Safari Photoshoot

(6 hours)

Photographer will accompany guests in their safari vehicle

  • Point of view shots, wildlife images, picnic and group/couple shots

  • Approximately 50 beautifully edited Images (mixture of people/animals and landscapes)

  • Images presented in custom online gallery

It is suggested this is split: 3 hours in the morning, and 3 hours in the late afternoon so as to make the best of the light.