Masai Mara

Amani House at House in the Wild


An exclusive escape on the edge of the Maasai Mara

If your family is looking for a private, remote getaway with plenty of opportunity to see animals and a variety of activities to fill the days, then House in the Wild is the perfect place for you.

Tucked away on Naretoi, a private estate in the Enonkishu Conservancy, this homestead sits on the banks of the Mara River and is surrounded by wild nature.

Your stay here will be in their exclusive Amani House. Its name, ‘place of peace’ in Swahili, couldn’t be more representative of the experience it offers. Completely separated from the rest of the property it is a beautiful private villa with stunning spaces and luxurious accommodation. There is a swimming pool with hot tub, gym and all the comforts you would expect in your own home.


  • Private villa with seven bedrooms

  • Swimming pool and hot tub

  • Gym space and basket ball hoop

  • Pool table and high definition apple TV

Kenya Masai Mara House in the Wild Amani House bedroom


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    Game drives

    Your experienced guide will know the Enonkishu, Lemek and Ol Chorro Oiruwa conservancies extremely well. There are plenty of big cats, elephants and plains game to see within a short distance of the house. The Mara Game Reserve is a 50km game drive away, and if you’re visiting over the Great Migration, you may even witness a dramatic river crossing.

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    Guided walks

    Head out on a guided walk and there is lots to see, including a huge variety of bird species around the house and on the river banks. If you’re feeling more energetic you can go on a guided walk or climb up the Kileleoni Hill. It’s the highest point in the Greater Mara Ecosystem and you’ll be treated to incredible views. This is also the perfect spot for sundowners or bush breakfasts if you take a drive up first thing.

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    Horse riding

    If you’re an experienced rider you might choose to go out on a hack around the farm and get up close to giraffes, wildebeests and zebras on horseback.

Community & Culture

The Enonkishu Conservancy is a community driven conservation model. Most of the staff at House in the Wild live within a 5km radius of the property. The owners founded the Mara Training Centre through the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund grant which helps communities to sustainably manage their natural resources. They also built the Emarti Primary and Secondary schools, where students can take part in a conservation programme.


The founders of the House in the Wild aim to restore and regenerate biodiversity in a sustainable way with social, ecological and economic benefits. The owners, Lippa and Tarquin Wood were part of founding Enonkishu Conservancy, a community-led conservation initiative which safeguards the natural resources, heritage and people of this fragile ecosystem. The aim is to establish a balance between conservation and enterprise for the Maasai communities.


House in the Wild runs on 95% solar energy and recycles water through an eco wetlands system. They also source firewood from their own sustainable plantation and grow homegrown vegetables for their daily menus.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

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