5-day Masai Mara Under Canvas

Staying in a conservancy in the Masai Mara, you are away from the hordes of vehicles in Masai Mara National Reserve.  Situated beside the Ripole River in the Mara Ripoi Conservancy, Giraffe Camp is surrounded by a forest of Camphor bush (African Wild Sage, known as Leleshwa in Kenya) and Yellow Bark Acacia. Beautiful hills, woodlands, and open plains make up this 13,500-acre game-rich wildlife sanctuary, which is home to a wide variety of species, including big cats. The conservancy links directly to the Mara Reserve, allowing wildlife to roam freely from the Reserve and to Ol Kinyei Conservancy along a wildlife corridor that runs across the Ripole River. It also connects to Siana Conservancy.  Additionally, you can game drive in Ol Kinyei Conservancy and you have one entry fee included for the Masai Mara National Reserve.

With only eight guest tents, Giraffe Camp is a perfect alternative to the large, mass-market tourist hotels in the Masai Mara, offering a more intimate and genuine safari experience. A dining tent and a cosy lounge are situated along the Ripole river at the camp. The camp offers visitors the chance to spend time at a really environmentally friendly bush camp with no permanent buildings and little environmental impact.  A Maasai village has leased a portion of their property to us for the purpose of conserving wildlife, which is why we have a 13,500-acre Kenyan wildlife conservancy on it.


  • Nairobi
  • Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Mara Ripoi Conservancy
  • Ol Kinyei Conservancy
  • Kenya

Tour Summary

Full Day by Day Itinerary


Day 1 : Nairobi

Pick up Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transfer to Eka Hotel for check in and overnight on Bed & Breakfast basis.


Day 2 : Mara Ripoi Conservancy

After breakfast transfer back to Nairobi Wilson airport by plane, then catch the afternoon flight to the Mara, arriving later in the afternoon.   On arrival you will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Giraffe Camp. Settle into your tent and then afternoon game drive in the Mara Ripoi Conservancy, with a sundowner at a scenic spot followed by a night game drive with spotlights to search for nocturnal animals, including the elusive leopards which are resident in Mara Ripoi Conservancy, before heading back to camp for dinner.


Day 3 : Mara Ripoi Conservancy

A full day spent on a game drive into the famous Masai Mara National Reserve with a picnic lunch in the reserve. Return to Mara Ripoi Conservancy late afternoon, sundowner and dinner in camp.


Day 4 : Mara Ripoi Conservancy

Morning and afternoon game drives in Mara Ripoi Conservancy, with an excellent chance of sighting lions, cheetahs and leopards all of which are found in the conservancy. Sundowner and night game drive.


Day 5 : Departure

Early morning game drive in the Mara Ripoi Conservancy returning for breakfast. Mid-morning transfer to the airstrip for the flight back to Nairobi’s Wilson airport.  You will then be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward international flight.


All meet and greets, and airport transfers
Transportation in an open-sided 4WD vehicle
Return Light aircraft flights
Walks with Maasai warriors
Guaranteed window seat
All accommodation and meals as specified
Local non-alcoholic and alcoholic
All park fees and government taxes


International flights
Travel Insurance
Visa Fees
Drinks, meals and other activities not mentioned
Laundry due to eco-rating of these camps, laundry service is not provided