Mara North Conservancy

Mara Toto Camp

Overview

A timeless camp

Mara Toto Camp sits in a bend in the Ntiakitiak River in the private Mara North Conservancy, surrounded by wildlife and the sounds of the bush.

A celebration of East Africa’s romantic safari era, it blends luxury with a genuine sense of adventure with four high-ceilinged canvas tents decked out in campaign-style furnishing along with brass safari showers and en suites bathrooms.

The intimate set up also has a relaxed mess tent for dining and relaxing between game drives, while the whole setting feels particularly timeless when lit by lanterns.

Facts

At a glance

  • Four tents

  • Lounge and dining tent

  • Bar and fire pit

  • Solar powered

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Experiences

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    Game drives

    Drives to find and photograph unique wildlife across both the Maasai Mara Game Reserve and the Mara North conservancy. The camp's specially designed Land Cruisers are totally open-sided to maximise sightings and photographic opportunities.

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    Photography

    Mara Toto has two professional-grade camera sets, each with a choice of lenses, including wide-angle macro lenses. These are available on a complimentary basis to guests on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Community & Culture

Great Plains Conservation exists to conserve and expand natural habitats; using sustainable eco-tourism protect and restore critical habitats, conserve wildlife, and benefit local communities.

The camp has employed approximately 90% of the staff from the local area and it also sells locally produced crafts at the camp, all proceeds of which go toward the community, particularly the women’s groups and schools. Mara Toto also supports local schools through donations, assisting with construction projects, taking pupils on game drives and more.

Conservation

Each guest contributes considerably to the success of the conservancy’s flourishing ecosystem with conservation fees paid safeguarding this habitat, while supporting Maasai landowning families. This partnership agreement ensures the survival of an astounding volume and variety of wildlife.

Working with local communities, Great Plains Conservation’s Conservation Grows programme has seen more than 2000 trees planted in and around the Maasai Mara, helping to restore indigenous trees to the landscape and teaching the value of indigenous trees in functioning ecosystems.

Footprint

Mara Toto Camp is guided by the Great Plains Corporate Environmental policy and has achieved a ‘Gold’ rating from Ecotourism Kenya for its holistic efforts. The policy describes the company’s commitment to develop camps that utilise all existing green technology and sustainable practices, so that the impact on the environment in which it conducts business is as minimal as possible. The main source of power and hot water for Mara Toto Camp is solar energy and there are thorough water and waste management processes in place.

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.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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