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Mara Motorogi


... is a prime private conservancy which lies immediately to the northwest of the main Maasai Mara reserve in Southwest Kenya.

This area contains 48 square kilometres of lovely Mara scenery, with grassy plains cut through by a network of gentle valleys, backed by the distant Oloololo Escarpment.

The open hills host a rich and varied population of grazers year round, including giraffes, zebras, hartebeests and warthogs. These herds are accompanied by high densities of predators, including lions, cheetahs, hyenas and jackals.

In between the hills run a number of small seasonal streams or 'luggas', lined by ribbons on forest which are home to a broader range of species notably including baboons, elephants, buffaloes, hippos and leopards.

Mara Motorogi usually sees a reasonably amount of migration action during the Jul/Oct dry season, although you will need to drive south into the Mara Confluence area if you want to see significant river crossings.

Being a private conservancy means that vehicle traffic is strictly limited. Only guests of the one small camp here are permitted to explore this significant tract of prime land. Vehicle clusters of any type should never happen.

It also means that camp operator is free to offer off-road driving, walking safari, bush meals and some limited night vehicle safari, which helps to produce a much more rounded experience.

There are also significant opportunities for cultural interaction with the local Maasai people, who are shareholders in the conservancy and therefore tend to be very welcoming.

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