House in the Wild is a private home tucked away on a farm on the edge of the Maasai Mara. It sits on the banks of the Mara River and is surrounded by game within the Enonkishu Conservancy. It has a casual and laid back atmosphere where guests can get away from the beaten track and plan their own itinerary as they like. The house sleeps 12 people comfortably, with 2 double ensuite rooms on the river, and a family cottage which has a double and twin room sharing a bathroom. The house comes fully staffed and has an excellent chef and safari guide who can help guests to plan their activities over their stay.
The house is casual with simple interiors and a rustic charm. There is a dining and sitting area with a cosy fireplace and a large lawn that stretches out to the banks of the Mara river, with a beautiful pool overlooking the river. Evening dining can be in the house or out by the campfire, under the stars.
One of the unique features of House in the Wild is how private it is. As it is tucked away in the bush on the corner of the farm with views that stretch over the river and across the plains, you feel as if the Mara is your own back garden. There are no other tourists and it is off the beaten track. House in the Wild gives you a taste of life on a farm with the big 5 on the doorstep, all to yourselves.
Activities: Game drives - Our experienced guide knows the area intimately and there is plenty of game to see within the Enonkishu, Lemek and Ol Chorro Oiruwa conservancies. Big cats, elephants and plains game are commonly seen within a 15 minute drive from the house. The Mara game reserve is about 50km game drive away, worth visiting over the Great Wildebeest Migration for a chance of seeing a river crossing. Bird walks - There is a huge amount and variety of bird species around the house. Much can be seen on guided walks along the river banks. Guided Hill Climb - For the more energetic guests, a guided walk / climb up the Kileleoni Hill is well worth it. Being the highest point in the Greater Mara Ecosytem, the view stretches out as far as the eye can see. Also a great spot for sundowners or bush breakfasts for those who’d rather go up in the car! Farm activities - At any moment in the day, there is bound to be some kind of interesting activity going on at the farm. An early morning 15 minute walk to the dairy herd to milk a cow for your morning coffee makes it all the more delicious. School visits - The Emarti Primary and Secondary Schools are 5 km away from the main farm gate, crossing over the river at the Emarti Bridge. With over 700 children to visit guests always get a warm welcome. Cultural Manyatta trips - An authentic experience where our local maasai guide takes you to his family home. Rhino Sanctuary - On the edge of the hill, guests can get up close to the tame rhinos in the Rhino Sanctuary. Fishing - Sit on the banks of the mara river and see who can catch the biggest catfish. Tennis - There is a tennis court on the farm, a 15 minute walk from the house, or a 5 minute drive away. Maasai Singing - Our team of maasai watchmen on the farm are also talented singers and dancers, and always willing to perform their latest traditional hit at sundown on the lawn by the house.
40% deposit to confirm the booking, the rest can be paid on arrival. Please note conservancy fees are not included in the price, these can be bought at the house and cost $80 for non residents, or 1000/- for residents, per day. Car is not included Transfer is not included
By Car: From Narok take the tarmac road towards Sotik for about 55km. You will go passed 2 big turn offs to the Maasai Mara. At about 53-54km you will see a green fuel levy sign on your left. You want to take the next dirt road on the left, at the “Mulot” junction. There will be signs to the Fairmont Mara Safari Club, follow this. Once you are on the dirt road, reset your trip mileage to 00km and follow the following directions. At 1.8km there is a fork but keep left At 12km keep right (there is a private road to the left fork) At 20km keep left (there is a fork to the right) At 24.5km turn right (there should be a fenced manyatta on your left) At 27.5km turn right At 27.8km turn left into the main farm gate. Scheduled Flights: There are twice daily flights into Ngerende with Air Kenya or Safarilink. By Private Plane: There is a private airstrip on the farm, please call before arriving. The coordinates are: S01 04.231'E035 14.127'