5 reasons why we’re loving Speke’s Camp!

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Speke’s Camp is a hidden gem on the safari circuit!! It’s a traditional up-market camp that can serve as a base for exploring the Maasai Mara. Here are five reasons why we think it’s a perfect addition to your safari circuit!

  1. GAME VIEWING GALORE!

Located between Mara North and Olare Orok Conservancies on private land along the Olare Orok River. The camp has access to some of the best river crossing spots and game viewing areas, to name a few… MUSIARA SWAMP, RHINO RIDGE, PARADISE PLAINS and the Leopard-rich TALEK RIVER. A completely private location in the Maasai Mara. Located between Mara North and Olare Orok Conservancies on private land along the Olare Orok River. The camp has access to some of the best river crossing spots and game viewing areas, to name a few… MUSIARA SWAMP, RHINO RIDGE, PARADISE PLAINS and the Leopard-rich TALEK RIVER. A completely private location in the Maasai Mara. 


2. ACCESSIBILITY 

By airScheduled flights are available from Wilson Airport to Musiara Airstrip (10km from camp) or to Ol Kiombo Airstrip (15k from camp), on arrival you’ll be met by the friendly Speke’s Camp team.

By car The journey is only a hop, skip and a jump from the big city (Nairobi), taking approximately five hours.  


3. A BIT OF A BARGAIN…

Speke’s Camp is one of the more affordable camps within the Maasai Mara, making it the perfect addition to any safari circuit. With eight traditional safari tents all with en-suite bathrooms, the camp is perfect combination exclusivity and affordability. What more could you ask for…


4. COMPLETE FREEDOM 

Staying at Speke’s allow’s you access to some of the best game viewing spots around! To top it all off you are provided with your own exclusive vehicle and expert Maasai guide throughout your stay! Allowing you and your group complete freedom to spend your time as you please…..from viewing the amazing wildlife from dawn ’till dusk or relaxing under the shade of acacias enjoying your bush meals or sundowners!


5. SECLUDED SETTING

Set alongside the Olare Orok River under the shade of majestic indigenous trees, the camp provides a comfortable and relaxed setting. Views stretch across the plains. Resident elephants also make an appearance! A totally private location to sit back and relax! 

Slow Travel & Maasai Trails…

With the modern world/life getting faster and faster we barely have time to catch our breath! Going on safari should be a chance to completely relax, unwind! Taking a step back from the craziness of the everyday hustle and bustle!! One of our favourite experiences to recommend is the concept of SLOW TRAVEL!

Slow travel allows one to have a deeper connection to their surroundings, a more hands-on experience of the landscape, climate, way of life & culture. One can discover hidden pockets of their surroundings, new & exciting places all off the beaten track – no queues, no entrance fee, no crowds – just you and the African wilderness.

A slow itinerary, to connect to the place, the people and the culture.

 Maasai Trails through the Loita Hill is a perfect example of ‘slow travel’. Hosted and guided by local Loita Maasai, you get to experience the best of what Kenyan hospitality has to offer. No schedules or time-tables to deal with!

Along the trails EXPERIENCE & CONNECT with your surroundings. From waking up to the cool morning air, feel the heat of the mid-day sun as you make your way further into untouched forests, taking shelter under the cool of ancient trees, feeling the temperatures drop as the sun beings to set. EXPERIENCE THE LIFESTYLE of the land.

 


 

From wandering through the Loita Forest or across the Laikipia Plateau you’ll discover an ANCIENT LANDSCAPE barely touched human-hands. Hidden waterfalls, giant trees, elusive game and views over the GREAT RIFT VALLEY can all be discovered.


Your guides are eager to share their CUSTOMS & CULTURES with you. Learn how they read the landscape, listen to the stories of their fore-fathers. The Loita Maasai who lead you on the trails are reputed to be the most conservative of this tribe, dedicated to their TRADITIONS, CEREMONIES AND RITES OF PASSAGE.