Mpata Safari Camp

Mpata Safari Club is perched high on the edge of the Oloololo escarpment, offering panoramic views adjoining the Masai Mara National Reserve. The club’s unique design is the brainchild of Edward Suzuki, a leading architect in Japan.

Location: Masai Mara

Seasons: Open all year round

Languages Spoken: English, Swahili, and Japanese

How to get there: It is 270 km from Nairobi, a 6-hour journey by road or a 45-minute flight, landing at Kichwa Tembo airstrip, which is a 20-minute drive to the lodge.

Clothing: It’s advisable to carry a light sweater or jacket for evenings.

Facilities: There are 11 suites and 12 deluxe units, each with a separate bedroom, bathroom, and verandah. The suites are spacious enough to accommodate a family and include a lounge, kitchenette, and an outdoor Jacuzzi. All units have a separate bedroom, bathroom, verandah, and mini-bar.

Food and Drinks: All meals prepared at the club are based on recipes by Kiyomi Mukuni, a world-renowned chef. The outdoor bar offers sensational views of the Mara River.

Activities: Enjoy game drives, balloon safaris, nature walks, and cultural visits to the Maasai Villages.

Interesting Facts: The camp is named after a great Tanzanian artist, S.G. Mpata, whose paintings are held in great esteem worldwide.