Mara Explorer has elevated the art of the African safari to spectacular new heights. This exclusive five-star camp, situated on a thickly forested river in the middle of the Maasai Mara reserve, offers guests the ultimate wilderness retreat, where you can watch elephants or giraffes drinking from the privacy of your verandah – or from your own outdoor Victorian bathtub! Situated in the heart of the reserve, Mara Explorer enjoys prime views of the spectacular wildebeest migration between June and September, and some of the world’s most rewarding Big Cat sightings during the remainder of the year. This camp offers 10 luxurious and well-spaced tents, each with its own private river frontage and views over the Talek’s wildlife-rich southern banks. Each tent is furnished in classic ‘explorer’ style, with fine hand-carved mahogany furniture, antique chests, historic prints and equipped with a luxurious en-suite bathroom with twin basins and all the modern amenities. The tents have been specially designed to open up to the sky and, on a deck on one side, a Victorian claw-foot bathtub offers secluded open-air bathing. Mara Explorer was constructed as an eco-friendly camp and its safari accommodation in Kenya is designed to have a minimal impact on the fragile Talek ecosystem. An intimate dining area looks out over the river close to the camp entrance. Meals are served from the kitchens, using fresh vegetables and herbs grown in the camp gardens. Meals can also be enjoyed on the veranda, or at one of many specially-selected ‘bush sites’ close to the camp. Next door, the camp bar offers sweeping views over the river, and a quiet place for reading, playing board games, or swapping Masai Mara safari tales. There are game walks and game drives daily for you to make the best of this wildlife spectacle!