Swimming pools in the Masai Mara

December 14th 2021  |   Kenya, Countries  |  by   Charlotte Opperman
Swimming pools in the Masai Mara

We’re often asked if it’s possible to stay at a camp in Kenya’s Masai Mara where there’s a swimming pool.  Twenty years ago there were very few camps we could have suggested but today there is a lovely selection scattered across the plains of the Masai Mara and adjoining private conservancies.

Here’s where you can find camps with a swimming pool in the Masai Mara:

Main Reserve
Sala’s Camp – Under canvas safari experience with contemporary comfort. Secluded location beside the Sand River on the southern edge of the Mara in an area teeming with year-round wildlife.

Swimming pools in the Masai Mara

Plunge pool on the verandah at Sala’s Camp

Naboisho Conservancy
Naboisho Camp – Extensive range of safari activities thanks to its setting on the private Naboisho Conservancy and particularly well known for superb guiding.

Swimming pools in the Masai Mara

The swimming pool in front of Naboisho Camp

Ol Seki Mara Camp – Pretty tented camp in the private Naboisho Conservancy. Large local lion population and impressive numbers of elephant and giraffe

Ol Seki Mara Camp aerial pool, lodge and safari tents

Aerial view of Ol Seki

Mara North Conservancy
Mara and Acacia Houses – These two houses, tucked away in the private Mara North Conservancy, are perfect for families or small groups travelling together. Exclusive use so guests are free to design their own itinerary.

Swimming pools in the Masai Mara

The secluded swimming pool shared by Mara and Acacia Houses

Enonkishu Conservancy
House in the Wild and villas – Family owned boutique lodge in the Enonkishu Conservancy. Laid back luxury accommodation perfect for privacy and adventure. Private villas Amani and Jamani House offer further options on this lovely private estate.

Pool with a view at Amani House

Mara Triangle
Angama Mara – Perched on the edge of an escarpment the striking design makes the most of some stunning views. Superb wildlife and a good spot for the wildebeest migration.

Swimming pools in the Masai Mara

Angama enjoys a spectacular position overlooking the Masai Mara plains

Bateleur Camp – Classic and intimate in a private corner of the Masai Mara guests explore by vehicle and on foot in an area rarely traversed by others.

Bateleur Camp pool

The pool at Bateleur Camp is a great place to relax between safari activities

Kichwa Tembo – A luxurious camp, contemporary in feel with sophisticated, stylish interiors set in a private concession with abundant iconic wildlife.

Swimming pools in the Masai Mara

Exquisite pool-side setting at Kichwa Tembo

Olderkesi Conservancy
Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp and Bush Villa – Atmospheric camp and villa evoking the safari spirit of years gone by. Elegant setting, excellent guiding, amazing views and prolific wildlife in a private setting in the east of the Mara.

Swimming pools in the Masai Mara

The swimming pool at Cottar’s Private Villa

What next?
Our team of experts has travelled widely throughout Africa and the Indian Ocean and can offer advice on every type of safari from family and beach holidays to riding and primate safaris. If you are keen to include a stay in the Masai Mara in your safari itinerary do get in touch – chatting to people in person, by phone or email is what we do best. We listen, we explain, we answer all sorts of questions even those you didn’t know to ask, and finally we make suggestions. If this is your first time to Africa or your twenty first, we have a team standing by to help make the planning easy and the journey the best ever. Please get in touch whatever stage you’re at.

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