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Mara Ngeche

Mara Ngeche

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Mara Ngeche, a small intimate Bush Camp of 6 Bedroom Tents each measuring approximately 54sq. metres with amazing fusion of modern African décor. Each tent has a four poster King Size Bed with a 180º view on to the Mara River with all the amenities such as hot/cold running water, flushing toilet, bathtub and an outside shower with a view.

Nature is undisturbed and the camp grounds are kept ‘as found’ to allow one to be completely immersed with the surroundings. There is an astonishing view of the confluence of Mara and Talek Rivers and home to a huge population of hippo and crocodiles. The camp is unfenced and is designed to allow the movement of animals through the grounds.

All members of the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and Black Rhinoceros) are found in the Maasai Mara. The population of Black rhinos was fairly numerous until 1960, but it was severely depleted by poaching in the 1970s and early 1980s, dropping to a low of 15 individuals. Numbers have been slowly increasing, but the population was still only up to an estimated 27 in 2009.

Numerous other antelopes can be found, including Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, impalas, elands, duikers and Coke’s hartebeests. Large herds of zebra are found through the reserve. The plains are also home to the distinctive Maasai giraffe. The large Roan antelope and the nocturnal bat-eared fox, rarely present elsewhere in Kenya, can be seen within the reserve borders. More than 470 species of birds have been identified in the park, many of which are migrants, with almost 60 species being raptors. Birds that call this area home for at least part of the year include: vultures, marabou storks, secretary birds, hornbills, crowned cranes, ostriches, long-crested eagles, African pygmy-falcons and the lilac-breasted roller, which is the national bird of Kenya.

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