House In The Wild
Our experienced guides knows the area intimately and there is plenty of game to see within the Enonkishu, Lemek and Ol Chorro Oiruwa conservancies. Big cats, elephants and plains game are commonly seen within a 15 minute drive from the house.
Safari – See the wildlife and the landscapes around us and learn about what makes the Maasai Mara so special.
Nature on foot – have a guided walk to learn while getting some exercise. Recommended going out for 1 or 2 hours, suitable for the whole family with children over 7.
Futures in the Wild Tour- Visit to our Mara Training Centre founded by Tarquin and Lippa Wood, learn about rangeland management and their efforts to work with local communities to restore and maintain the natural environment through Sustainable Rangeland Management. Visit our Futures in the Wild Women’s projects:
Tree planting: Meet the women who run the Trees in the Wild nursery and plant a tree.
Beading: See our women’s beading projects and learn to make yourself a Maasai bracelet.
Tennis – there is a tennis court with balls and rackets provided.
Local School Visits - visit the local Emarti school, the primary and the secondary school which was built by the Wood family and meet the amazing and warm children from the Emarti community.
Visit the local cattle market – a vibrant and buzzing atmosphere and a slice of real life in the Maasai Mara.
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!
Visits to the Rhino Sanctuary guests are able to walk with the rhino, while being protected by armed rangers.
Manyatta visit - Spend an hour 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!
Helicopter flights over the Mara Plains, see Endafar info sheet
Balloon Safari’s - wake up at dawn and float over the wildlife and the Maasai Mara – a once in a lifetime opportunity.
A boda boda ride – Have a go at something different! Spend the morning driving off-road on a boda boda (the motorbikes seen all over our part of Africa) through the Enonkishu Conservancy, ending up with a breakfast overlooking the Mamusi Dam.
Visit the Mara Elephant Project – our partner in protecting the elephants in this area and reducing human – wildlife conflict. Please talk with your guide on arranging a visit to their HQ
Mountain bike riding
There is a huge amount and variety of bird species around the house. Much can be seen on guided walks along the river banks.
For the more energetic guests, a guided walk / climb up the Kileleoni Hill is well worth it. Being the highest point in the Greater Mara Ecosytem, the view stretches out as far as the eye can see. Also a great spot for sundowners or bush breakfasts for those who’d rather go up in the car!
At any moment in the day, there is bound to be some kind of interesting activity going on at the farm. An early morning 15 minute walk to the dairy herd to milk a cow for your morning coffee makes it all the more delicious.
An authentic experience where our local maasai guide takes you to his family home or the Emarti Primary and Secondary Schools are 5 km away from the main farm gate, crossing over the river at the Emarti Bridge. With over 700 children to visit guests always get a warm welcome.
Our team of maasai watchmen on the farm are also talented singers and dancers, and always willing to perform their latest traditional hit at sundown on the lawn by the house.
On the edge of the hill, guests can get up close to the tame rhinos in the Rhino Sanctuary.
Sit on the banks of the mara river and see who can catch the biggest catfish.
There is a tennis court on the farm, a 15 minute walk from the house, or a 5 minute drive away.
Mountain bike riding
Ride alongside the giraffe and zebra of Naretoi, or venture down to the Mara Training Centre where you can visit the Wild Shamba or see the women beading.