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  • How do I get to Mara Napa Camps?
    Mara Napa Camps is located right in the center of the incredible Maasai Mara region of Kenya, East Africa. The whole of Mara is actually inside a crater (part of the Great Rift Valley) and elevation at camp is 5,092 feet above sea level. Lying along the Talek River and adjacent to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the camp is 2.6 miles (4.18km) from the small town of Talek: 157 miles (253 Km) southwest of Nairobi. A short 45 minute plane ride gets you from Nairobi to Olkiombo, the local Mara airstrip, and from there, its 30 minutes by safari vehicle to the camp. Book your international flight into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya (NBO) then book a flight from the smaller Wilson Airport (WIL) to Ol Kiombo Airstrip in the Maasai Mara. Our safari vehicles will pick you up from the airstrip and take you to Mara Napa Camps. Your adventure begins as soon as you leave Ol Kiombo! If you would like us to arrange all of your transportation, our camp concierge service will coordinate the following on your behalf: 1. pickup from NBO (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi) 2. transportation and overnight stay at one of our partner hotels 3. transportation from your hotel to Wilson Airport 5. flights to and from WIL (Wilson Airport) to Olkiombo Airstrip 6. pickup from Olkiombo to Mara Napa Camps
  • What should I pack?
    Pack light and dress comfortably. The small planes from Nairobi to the Mara limit your baggage to 33 pounds (15 kgs). Take advantage of our free laundry service daily. The key is to bring layers so you can pile on a few extras for the cool mornings and evenings and peel them off during the warm days. A light rain coat or poncho can come in handy. Along with your prescriptions, bring any over the counter medicines you are used to needing. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have prior to your arrival. Don't forget mosquito repellant.
  • When is the best time to come to the Mara?
    Anytime! No, really. Since the gestation period of the animals is so varied, there are always babies being born in the Mara. Every season brings new surprises. Don't shy away from the so-called rainy or green season. This is a favorite time for professional photographers. The light is amazing, the crowds are low, and the wildlife, including migratory birds, is prolific.
  • How many days should I stay?
    Everyday in the Mara there is something new to see. No day is like another. This is paradise, so as long as possible! But if you are short on time, we recommend at least 3 nights but 5 is better.
  • Is there WIFI so I will be able to get work done while at Mara Napa?
    Yes! We have WIFI in the bar, dining, Eagle's Nest overlook and our small conference room. Each suite has a desk, USB ports, and universal plugs for your convenience. Since we are in the bush, WIFI is not as reliable as in the city, therefore we suggest you also have an international cellular plan for back up.
  • What is the weather like?
    Maasai Mara is next to the equator so it enjoys a fairly even temperature and mild climate all year round. Nights and early mornings can be a bit chilly, 60's Fahrenheit, (15 Celsius), but a jacket, a few layers and a neck scarf will keep you comfortable. Daytime temperatures typically range from the 80's to 90's Fahrenheit, (26-32 Celsius). Rain can come at anytime, but is usually short lived and often only at night. We do have umbrellas!
  • Is smoking allowed on the property?
    No. For health and safety reasons, smoking of cigarettes, cigars, vape pens or anything else combustible is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. We regret if our policies do not meet your needs. We would be happy to make a recommendation for alternative accommodations.
  • Can you accommodate my dietary restrictions or food preferences?
    Yes! Our menus can be curated to fit your dietary desires - vegan, vegetarian, keto, etc. We'd love to tailor your stay just for you.
  • Do I need to worry about animals in my tent?
    We have 24/7 Maasai security guards to ensure your protection at all time. However, wildlife have no desire to mount the decks and bother you. They tend to keep to themselves and are afraid or people. As long as you don't wander around by yourself at night and startle an animal, you needn't worry.
  • Will I see rhinos?
    Due to poaching, rhinos are often difficult to find. However, during the months of March through May the likely hood is much greater. If you would like a guaranteed rhino experience we can arrange a special trip for you to a sanctuary where the rhinos are protected, each by their own personal guard. You will be able to get very close to these incredible animals here.
  • What about tipping?
    Our staff are driven to give you their very best service without the incentive of tips. However, tips are greatly appreciated and and at the request of our staff, they pool the tips and share them equally. There are gratuities boxes in the bar and reception areas.
  • What about mosquitos?
    We do our best to keep the mosquitos at bay both in the common areas and your room and provide nets at night over the beds. However, we do recommend bringing your own wipes and lotions to apply on any exposed skin (face, neck, hands, ears, ankles) before sundown and before bed or after a shower at night.
  • Do I need a VISA and can you help me get one?
    Yes, you will need a visa. We are here to help if you'd like us to handle it all for you.
  • What animals am I likely to see at the camp?
    Mara Napa Camps is an amazing property that his been a corridor for wild animals for many many years. As a consequence, seeing hippos coming out of the water and crossing the property at night is a common occurrence. Other visitors include: warthogs, bush bucks, leopards, lions, hyenas, mongooses, dik-diks, vervet monkeys, baboons, wild cats, elephants, giraffe, zebras, porcupines, and many, many birds. You'll enjoy a safari without ever leaving the compound.
  • Are night game drives available?
    Although night game drives are prohibited in the National Reserve, many animals visit our camp on a regular basis, especially at night. It is a magical experience to see Mara under the stars and witness the grazing of hippos, zebras, elephants or giraffes. We can even arrange for a night guard to accompany you on the decks to see animals in the wee hours. If you stay more than a few nights, you are apt to see our resident porcupines, mongooses, pumbas, bush bucks, dik-diks, leopard, hyenas and more.
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