Things to Do at Acacia and Mara House
Our guides can take you out on two game drives per day: one in the morning, and another in the late afternoon. You’re also welcome to stay out all day with a packed lunch. Because you have a private vehicle, you can remain at each sighting as long as you like. There’s no need to leave those lion cubs behind because other guests want to find elephants!
Our vehicles are either open-sided or closed with rooftop hatches so you can stand up for a better view. The vehicles have fridges to keep drinks nice and frosty and charging points so you won’t run out of juice just as the lioness you’re filming breaks her cover.
As we’re in a private conservancy with more flexible rules than the Masai Mara National Reserve, we are able to drive after dark. Using a spotlight to find glinting eyes, you might see predators hunting or nocturnal creatures like a bush baby or genet going about their business.
Set out on foot for the most intimate exploration of the savannah. On a nature walk with one of our guides, you’ll see all the small things you miss or scare off in a vehicle: bugs, butterflies, birds and more. It’s also a fascinating learning opportunity for children, who get to examine dung and identify animal tracks with our excellent guides.
The guardians of this land are the Maasai, who live in villages around the Mara. Head to one of the nearby communities to learn about the Maasai lifestyle and culture in a respectful way.
Nearby Naboisho is home to one of our specially modified photographic vehicles. The open vehicle allows keen amateurs and professional photographers alike to shoot at eye level with wildlife. It is equipped with all the gear to ensure award-winning shots — from beanbags and camera rests to 360° swivel seats. You can read more about the vehicle here. Please enquire to ensure availability of the vehicle and confirm any additional fees.