Set in the midst of freshwater springs, is the Siana Springs Camp bordering the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve.
Previously owned by Heritage hotels, the camp has fewer visitors these days, so you may easily get a discounted stay here if you ask. It takes about 40 minutes to drive to the Maasai Mara Reserve Gate as it is located in a conservancy adjacent to the Reserve.
- Game Drives – Guests can take two game drives each day in the reserve.
- Balloon Safaris (upon request) – Enjoy the thrill and breathtaking beauty of an early morning hot air balloon ride where you can see views of big game scattered across the rolling plains of the reserve, down below.
- Photographic Safari (upon request) – Led by trained guides, the 4×4 safari jeeps are specially modified to allow for the best game viewing and photography possible.
- Nature walks – A two-hour walk in the conservancy with a Maasai naturalist guide, is a must for those interested in nature.
- Cultural Visits – Guests can visit the Maasai manyattas or kraals where guests can meet the local Maasai villagers and learn about the traditions and lifestyle of these fascinating people.
- Birding – Not just about seeing the “Big 5″, the game reserve also boasts over 450 species of birds. Birders can record more than a hundred species in a day.
The lodge has it’s own organic eco-garden, and all the cuisine is specially prepared with your health in mind. Succulent meats and fish fill the buffet tables of the restaurant, together with a choice of salads and organic vegetables.
Set in the spacious grounds, there are 39 standard luxury tents (5 with double beds, and 34 twin bedded tents).There are three areas called, Bamboo( 20 tents,) Acacia (10 tents), and Palm (9 tents). The tents all have a permanent stone floors with rugs, a washroom with shower, handbasin and flush toilet. Set beneath indiginous forest creepers, gigantic fig trees and the African acacias, the resident bushbuck who like to graze very close to the tents are so cute! Colobus monkeys and tree hyrax are also seen regularly. The tents are spacious with their own private verandah where guests can enjoy the peaceful environment. The camp is secured by a low voltage perimeter fence to deter big game from entering into the grounds and gardens.
Built on the Siana Conservancy belonging to the local Maasai. The Camp gives wonderful views of the traditional Maasai Villages, where early in the morning, as you drive to your game drive in the vast expanse of the Mara, you’ll see huge herds of cattle inside the Manyatta’s (traditional Maasai Villages) kept safe from prowling lion.
Directions: Siana Springs is easily reached by road or air.