Kiserian Cottage and Bush Camp

Enonkishu, Masai Mara
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Kiserian Cottage and Bush Camp
Enonkishu, Masai Mara

A delightful private family hideaway on the northern fringes of the Masai Mara, Kiserian overlooks a lovely dam with resident hippo and abundant birdlife. It makes for a perfect laid-back, low-key safari getaway with excellent game viewing across the private Enonkishu, Ol Chorro and Lemek conservancies.

Kiserian accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 ensuite bedrooms – 4 in the cottage and 6 in the tented camp

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Summary
  • A charming and exclusive-use bush retreat on the private Naretoi wildlife estate
  • Comfortable and attractive accommodation put together with relaxation and seclusion in mind
  • Cottage with 2 double ensuite bedrooms, central living & dining room and kitchen, veranda and swimming pool
  • Bush Camp with 3 double ensuite tents plus mess tent with dining room, bar and sitting room
  • Full-board tariff – including bush breakfasts, picnics and safari sundowners
  • Enjoy unlimited game drives across 40,000 acres of uncrowded private conservancies
  • Easy access to all the wonderful landscapes, wildlife and adventures of the greater Masai Mara
  • Explore the 1000 acres of Naretoi and its conservation and community initiatives on foot or by bicycle
Destination - The Masai Mara

Located in Southwestern Kenya alongside the Tanzanian border, The Masai Mara, together with the adjoining Serengeti National Park, forms one of the world’s most diverse and spectacular eco-systems.  A region characterised by short grass savannah plains interspersed with areas of riverine forest and bordered by towering rocky escarpments, The Mara is home to an incredible abundance and variety of wild animals and is renowned worldwide as Africa’s most exceptional – and loveliest – safari destination.

The Maasai Mara National Reserve covers an area of 1,510 sq. km (580 sq. miles) at altitudes which range from 1500 to 2170 metres above sea level. The area has one of the highest lion densities in world, together with significant populations of cheetah, leopard, elephant and buffalo, and this is where over two million wildebeest, zebra and Thomsons Gazelle migrate annually. Home to over 95 species of mammal and 570 recorded species of bird, excellent ‘Big Five’ year-round game viewing is virtually guaranteed.

Beyond the northern and eastern boundaries of the National Reserve, many former cattle ranches and agricultural lands have been transformed into private conservancies. These are exclusive wildlife reserves committed to high-end, low-density tourism together with community and environmental initiatives and accessed only by guests staying within these designated areas. Here, walking and riding safaris, night game drives and other adventurous activities not permitted in the National Reserve are often on the safari menu.

Enonkishu Conservancy, Masai Mara

Enonkishu, the most northerly conservancy in the greater Masai Mara, is a re-wilding success story.

Once intensively farmed and over-grazed, the area has become a world-class conservation area, host to an incredible variety and density of mammals including some of the world’s rarest animals, white rhino, wild dog and a wealth of plains game including antelope, giraffe, zebra, eland and wildebeest.

There is a resident pride of lion, families of cheetah and a number of leopard. Herds of elephant browse among the trees of nearby Kileleoni Hill, the highest point in the Mara and home to the endangered Mountain Reedbuck. Night game drives offer rewarding sightings of nocturnal animals such as honey badgers, porcupines and aardvarks.

Several other private conservancies are also close by, as is the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Given the quantity and quality of the wildlife in Enonkishu and its uncrowded surroundings, game drives in the National Reserve are usually only recommended during the annual wildebeest migration (usually July-October)

Enonkishu – which means ‘the place of healthy cattle’ in Maa – is also host to a working livestock ranch. The conservancy works with more than 50 local Maasai families to protect the surrounding wildlife grazing areas and a holistic grazing plan enables people, wildlife and livestock to thrive together.

At Enonkishu and Naretoi – which means “working together” in Maa – responsible, high-end eco-tourism goes hand-in-hand with conservation. Funds raised through conservation fees go towards supporting sustainable rangeland management, restoring biodiversity, mitigating human-wildlife conflict, assisting in ecological monitoring and training wildlife rangers.

The conservancy supports community-led initiatives which boost small businesses, support the local provision of health care, education and clean water and encourage and assist with bee keeping, tree planting and other sustainable farming practices that serve as a model for living in harmony with nature.

There are several scheduled daily flights from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to the Mara Ngerende Airstrip and the flight takes one hour or less, followed by a 15-minute drive to House in the Wild.  Private light aircraft and helicopters can land at the Naretoi Airstrip which is just a minute or two from the lodge.

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Rates

Regular Season (early January to mid June, 1st September to mid December)

$3400 per night for up to 6 guests
$550 per extra adult guest per night
$358 per extra child guest per night (5-15 years)

Premium Season (mid June to end August)

$4000 per night for up to 6 guests
$650 per extra adult guest per night
$423 per extra child guest per night (5-15 years)

Festive Season (mid December to early January)

$4500 per night for up to 6 guests
$750 per extra adult guest per night
$488 per extra child guest per night (5-15 years)

Children 4 years old and younger stay free of charge

Conservancy Fees

$130 per adult guest per day
$85 per child guest per day (5-15 years)

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