Location: Naretoi Estate, Enonkishu Conservancy, Narok County, Kenya
The House in the Wild is a small and private 8 room lodge, and consists of a main lounge and dining area, a swimming pool with a thatch gazebo and bar and six cottages. Each Villa has a full staff complement that includes a private host/guide and chef, as well as private safari vehicles. All mealtimes, activities and daily activities can be personalized to suit each guest.
The Original Cottage: This has a large verandah with two double rooms, both with ensuite bathrooms each with baths and an outside star shower.
The River Cottage: One double with the option of additional 2 single beds for children at the rear of the room.
The Warburgia Cottage: Under the shade of a huge Warborgia Tree, a double en suite with massive bath overlooking the river. There is an upstairs loft chill-out area, with great views over the river, which has two lovely daybeds that can be used for children.
The Marula Cottage: This cottage has two large double en-suite rooms with its’ own private lawn, verandah and lounge areas.
The Hippo Cottage: Set in a beautiful spot in the shade of huge leafy trees on the banks of the Mara River. With its own huge verandah and bath overlooking the river, it is the perfect room for a private luxury safari.
The Olerai Cottage: This cottage was completed in October 2021 and is similar in design to the Hippo Cottage, a twin/ double ensuite, with a beautiful verandah surrounded by huge trees and looking downstream towards the West. There is a beautiful brass bath that overlooks the river.
Uniqueness of this Camp
Private boutique lodge on the edge of the Masai Mara in Kenya, set on the banks of the Mara River, we offer exclusive safari at your own pace. The House in the Wild is a private 12-14 bed lodge, and consists of a main lounge and dining area, a swimming pool with a thatch gazebo and bar and four cottages.
House in the Wild has 2 luxury private Wild Villa’s on offer, Amani House and Jamani House, both sleeping up to 14 pax.
Amani House: named after the Swahili word for “Place of Peace” set in one of Kenya’s most breathtaking wild landscapes, on Naretoi on the edge of the Maasai Mara. Amani House is a captivating and exquisitely beautiful private property available for exclusive hire by groups or ideal for families with older children. The property has a family home, a guest home, and the main home with living, dining, media, and billiard room.
This House has seven bedrooms available; four luxurious king ensuite rooms in the family house and three rooms in the guest house; one with a private balcony with a brass bath and fireplace and a twin room (can be a king bed) with a private verandah and fireplace and a bunk room that has four queen-sized bunk beds, perfect for older children. The total capacity of 14 people.
Facilities available at the House: swimming pool, with a hot tub at one end and a pergola for outdoor dining alongside. Basketball / pickle ball court and a fully equipped gym. Each of the houses has a high definition TV with Apple TV, and the main house has an indoor and outdoor Sonos system.
Jamani House: set on the top of a meander of the Mara River, with breathtaking views across an expansive lawn looking out across the Naretoi plains to the Kileleoni Hill, the highest point in the Maasai Mara. The house is an architectural masterpiece featuring a spacious living room and large dining room with a fireplace, a gathering terrace with an open bar. Five bedrooms, including four king bedrooms with ensuite baths and one bunk room with 3 lower double beds and three upper singles with an ensuite bath.
The house has a total capacity of 12 people – 8 adults plus up to 4 adults / teenagers in the bunk room. The property is into separate buildings namely; the living room, bar and dining area are in the main building with separate buildings for the uniquely designed guest rooms, all situated to get the best views across the plains and over the river.
A small library features a flat screen TV equipped with Apple TV. Sustainably grown teak flooring, custom colour plaster walls and unique concrete surfaces are just a few of the features of this remarkable home. The sundowner deck on top of the library is the perfect spot for entertaining and catching up as the sun sets.
Room Amenities: Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Detached Private Bathroom, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fireplace, Fridge, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Facilities, Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mini Bar (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, ,Tea / Coffee Verandah, Wheelchair Friendly.
Camp Amenities: 24-hour Security, Bar, Barbeque Facilities, Battery Charging Facilities, Eco Friendly, Gym, Gym (nearby), Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service Complimentary), Malaria Free, Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Secure Parking, Spa, TV Room, Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Foreign Exchange, Room Service.
House Activities: The House offers incredible game-driving through Enonkishu, Lemek and Ol Chorro Conservancies. Guests are welcome to walk around the estate, meet the conservation team, do some tree planting or visit the vegetable shamba where they can help find ingredients for the kitchen.
Things to do on your own schedule include: sundowners on the edge of the hill, watching the sky change colour and the sun set over the plains, with a drink in your hand, Bush Breakfasts after a morning game drive, Guided Walks within Naretoi to get educated on the local flora, identifying tracks and spoor and of stretching the legs, recommended going out for 1 or 2 hours, suitable for the whole family with children over 7.
Play tennis on the tennis court with balls and rackets provided. Local School Visits – pack a few extra pens, pencils, footballs or things you might be looking to donate these to the local school children of the Emarti Village. Farm activities – include visiting the neighbouring farm that grows essential oils for DoTERRA and learn about the good work and support the farm does for the local communities.
Go fishing in the Mara River – after a morning game drive or sunset on the edge of the Mara River fishing for catfish. If you catch it, take a picture and release it! Garden games include – croquet, garden boules, rugby balls, board games.
Visit the Mara Training Centre founded by Tarquin and Lippa Wood and learn about the inspiring conservation work, Visit the Wild Shamba and the indigenous tree nursery and spend a morning planting trees, fly home guilt free about your carbon footprint!
Activities with extra charge: Enjoy a relaxing massage, soft, medium or deep tissue using locally grown essential oils, Visits to the Rhino Sanctuary guests are able to walk with the rhino, while being protected by armed rangers, Visit the Mara Elephant Project and learn about the incredible work that is done to reduce human – wildlife conflict and protect the elephants of the Maasai Mara
Scenic helicopter flight over the plains and along the Mara River, An hour or two at the local Maasai Village, learning about how their huts are made, how to make fire with only a couple of twigs, listen to the mammas sing and meet the children. See how some of their handmade beaded items of jewelry are made or buy something to take home!
Scenic flights in a light aircraft (Cesna 206) over the Mara Plains, land near Governors Camp, met by the guide in the safari car with packed picnic for lunch, a game drive to see the landscape of the Mara National Reserve or potentially a wildebeest crossing (at certain times of the year) and then a scenic flight back to Naretoi.
Balloon Safari’s – wake up at dawn and float over the wildlife and the Maasai Mara – a once in a life time opportunity.