Mara Toto – one of the very first Great Plains camps to open in the Masai Mara is opening again on the 1st July having had a refurb and rebuild.

“At a bend in the river, there is a thick ebony forest, unusual for an area that is typically the rolling plains of Kenya’s Maasai Mara. It is here that we are opening our newest camp: Mara Toto Tree Camp.

This secluded haven feels like a tropical forest; the camp is built high into the trees, and the quiet atmosphere is one of the most tranquil I have encountered in over 40 years of exploring Africa’s hidden gems.

Let me tell you about our much beloved little Toto and its new design…

This was the original site of our Explorer-Collection Mara Toto Camp, setup at ground level and, as a result, prone to higher water levels at times. As such, it became a seasonal camp. Now, by lifting it above those periodic flood levels and into the trees, we can offer it as a year-round camp.

Because it has been totally rebuilt, Mara Toto Tree Camp opens as a brand-new Great Plains Réserve-Collection camp on the 1st of July 2024.

This romantic safari-era-inspired camp, with primary access to the private Mara North Conservancy, and of course the Maasai Mara National Reserve combines perfectly with our Mara Nyika Camp (that has access to the private Naboisho Conservancy), with Mara Plains Camp (accessing the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy) for full access to all three private conservancies,  as well as our newly refurbished ol Donyo Lodge, completing an ideal circuit.

The new Mara Toto Tree Camp Key Features:

  • The entire camp is now raised into the canopy of the trees and connected by suspended walkways for a full tree-top experience.
  • Accommodates a maximum of 8 guests sharing in 4 Suites, each with an indoor lounge and en-suite bathroom facilities, including double vanity basins, luxurious antique baths and indoor shower.
  • Each suite includes a set of high-quality binoculars and a complete professional camera set per suite for guests’ complimentary use during their stay. All their photographs taken during their stay will be downloaded onto a keepsake memory stick upon departure or uploaded via our high-speed internet.
  • The camp’s central area includes indoor and outdoor dining opportunities, a private wine cellar and an outdoor deck with a fireplace.
  • In-suite spa treatments are available.
  • Open year-round.
  • Safaris in specially designed open-sided vehicles perfect for photography. Each vehicle seats a maximum of 4 guests, but can easily be adjusted to 6 for families.
  • Guests enjoy access to both the Maasai Mara National Reserve and the private Mara North Conservancy.
  • Perfectly located to take advantage of two wildebeest and zebra migrations – the famous annual southern migration of over one million animals from the Serengeti, typically in late July and August, and the summer season migration from Loita Plains later in the year, when over 100,000 zebra and wildebeest arrive from the northwest.
  • Daily scheduled light aircraft return transfers from Nairobi Wilson to the ol Kiombo Airstrip are included in the standard nightly US$ rate of $2,820 per person sharing per night, valid from 01 July – 31 October 2024 and US$1,445 per person sharing per night from 01 November – 19 December 2024.”

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