Included in your stay:
On touchdown at our
Privately Owned airstrip you will be greeted by a Mara Gypsy
representative and escorted to the camp.
3 Meals a day
Our menu is international and inspired by Africa with the fresh
local produce it provides, our cuisine is sure to be one of the
highlights of your stay. However, should you have any special
dietary requirements; halaal, kosher or vegetarian, let us know
in advance, and we'll do our utmost to make sure we have exactly
what you need. Should specific items need to be flown in it is
best if advance knowledge of this requirement is known in order
for us to cater for you.
Bottled water, soft drinks, house wines and local spirits are
included. Fine wines and spirits available for purchase.
Vintage wines, champagne, please ask and we will try and source
a specific wine for you. – Charges apply.
Wildcat Watches· Hill Top Star Gazing· Maasai Manyatta
Visit· Sun Downers
School Visit· Private Bush Dining· Botanical Wonder·
Bird Watching Point
Nature Walks· Resident Leopard Watch· Maasai Weaponry
Pedicure and Manicure
Biking· Lounge enjoy and purchase African artifacts
fresh water crabbing and fishing
If you would like to
hire your own private safari vehicle and guide please enquire,
(Extra charge will apply)
Park Fees are not included in your stay, however, can be
pre-arranged, currently Park fees are $40 per person per day and
Conservation Fees of $40 per day. (Fees are subject to change)
Service, Private Safe, Laundry
Length of Stay
We recommend a
minimum of 3 to 4 nights stay to fully appreciate the game
drives and luxury tented experience.
welcome, however, you will need to speak to our agent in the
Visitors should take
the same care as they would normally take in any other
destination worldwide. A safe is located in your tent for your
personal use, and there will be a Ranger on site at all times
for your personal safety. Every precaution is taken for our
guest’s safety; therefore we have ample security on site 24
hours a day.
When planning your
Wedding Safari, the following needs to be considered
must spend at least 2 working days in Nairobi before the
can only take place after a 4 day stay in Kenya
passport and birth certificate are needed in Kenya
Prior to your
wedding we will require the following documents:
passport of bride and groom
birth certificate of bride and groom
that bride and groom are single
All details above
are correct at time of print.
Your personal Mara
Gypsy Wedding Coordinator or our Travel Agent will be happy to
assist you further with any of the above.
Our Travel Agent and
Mara Gypsy will be happy to arrange your flights.
Airport International: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Airport Local: Wilson Airport Nairobi for internal flights.
There are direct flights from many European cities to Nairobi.
Visitors from the Americas will find connections via these
European cities. For those coming from Australia and Asia there
are flights via Johannesburg and the Middle East. Indian
travellers will be able to fly direct from Delhi and Mumbai to
On arrival at the airport our representative will meet you and
will have arranged for your transfer to the hotel or close by
Wilson Airport in Nairobi where you will be flown directly to
our private airstrip.
With its privately owned airstrip, a 45-minute flight from
Nairobi or Mombasa will see you touch down in this arena of
nature, as long as there are no elephants on the run way!
Alternatively, a 5-6 hour drive from Nairobi will see you here.
The majority of the roads (80%) are man-made and graded. The
other 20% will be a fun filled bumpy roller coaster safari ride.
Though the drive is longer it is filled with spectacular sights
of local villages, Maasai Manyattas and wildlife, not forgetting
the awe-inspiring 'Great Rift Valley' a sight not to be missed.
Your passport will need to be valid for at least 6 months from
the date of departure.
Residents from most countries are required to have a 3-month
multiple entry visa to enter Kenya. This can be obtained for a
fee, on entry at the airport, or contact your local Kenyan
Embassy or Consulate for rules applying to you.
Kenya enjoys a
healthy and invigorating climate. Visitors need feel no concern
for their general health during their stay. If you are on
regular medication e.g. diabetic, please ensure you have
adequate supplies to last, as the correct type may not be
readily available in Kenya.
As vaccination requirements change from time to time, we suggest
you consult your local doctor or health department for the
latest health precautions. Some of these treatments require a
course of injections so don't delay, give yourself time.
Anti-malarial precautions are required. As there are various
types of medication to help prevent malaria, we would advise
that you contact your Doctor before departing on your trip.
During your stay it is still important to cover up with insect
You will need to
have a comprehensive travel insurance policy. You must make sure
that it will cover you for safaris and any other hazardous
activities you may wish to take part in such as ballooning,
diving etc. If you are unsure that your policy is adequate
contact your insurer.
Mara Gypsy or our Travel Agent would be happy to assist you
further with any of the above.
Due to Kenya's
varied terrain the weather can vary. Out on the Mara, the
climate is generally hot and humid; however, the evenings can
become quite cold.
To cover the wide range of temperatures you will require
lightweight clothing for the day with warmer items for the
evening. It is advisable to wear layers of clothing that way you
would be able to regulate your body temperature more easily.
Even during the monsoon seasons the sun is still very strong.
You are advised to wear a broad rimmed hat, sunglasses and UPV
protection as there is no shelter out on the Mara Plains. As it
is possible to have rain you would also need to have a
lightweight wind/waterproof jacket. Trainers (sneakers) are fine
for safari walks.
You can wear whatever you prefer around the lodge and dining
rooms. Formal wear isn't always practical, but of course it's up
Mobiles and Laptops, Photography
Cameras a must! This
trip will leave you with some awesome memories and there'll be
an abundance of opportunities to catch the moment on film or
digital. If you are bringing a digital camera we recommend a
good optical zoom (8x or more) - this is ideal for game
Certain tribes will accept being photographed, usually in
exchange for a small sum of money. The Maasai are more reticent
than the others and our guides will advise you.
Mobiles - remember
the intention is to be submerged in nature and not to intrude on
your magnificent host so although we have facilities to charge
your mobile and laptop hopefully you will not be needing to use
it them that extensively.
Email and Internet facilities will be available, however due to
the remoteness, connection maybe intermittent.
Kenya uses the
British 240-volt system and 3-pin plugs. Electrical goods
designed for 220 volts can be used safely. There will be
facilities for recharging video and camera batteries. Mara
Gypsy or our Travel Agent would be happy to assist you further
with any of the above.
Sitting across the
equator and on the east coast of Africa, Kenya has a varied
terrain. On the coast you will find tropical sandy beaches and
coral reefs, while inland the terrain is more arid and teaming
with wildlife. A safari holiday in Kenya provides the
opportunity to watch this wild life.
Any time! The
landscape changes with every season so each visit will give you
a different perspective of the African bush.
The migration of
over two million animals in Kenya (Maasai Mara National Reserve)
is from about June until October. The exact timing is
unpredictable as it varies according to the rains.