Run wild on the plains

Run wild on the plains

Cultural Immersion

Cultural Immersion

Helicopter flights

Helicopter flights

Get up close to the rhinos

Get up close to the rhinos

Go exploring!

Go exploring!

Go animal tracking...

Go animal tracking...

Play sports at the Emarti School

Play sports at the Emarti School

Learn about Holistic Management

Learn about Holistic Management

Experiences

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. 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.

Activities

 

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, 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 - visit the neighbouring farm that grows essential oils for DoTERRA and learn about the good work and support the farm does for the local communities.

  • 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.

  • 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. [$30 per half hour, $60 per full hour]

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

  • 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 [suggested donation $100 per person]

  • Have a scenic helicopter flight over the plains and along the Mara River. [Price on enquiry]

  • Visit the Maa Trust and meet the ladies who do the amazing beadwork for the Wild beaded bracelets. [Suggested donation $50 per person]

  • 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]

  • 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. 

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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.