Fig Tree Camp is one of the original Mara camps, located on the banks of the Talek River and enjoying breathtaking views across the plains. Recently completely refurbished it offers a welcoming ambience and a range of both tented and chalet accommodation. It is also one of the main sites for balloon safaris in the Mara.
The camp is located on the banks of the Talek River on the northern border of the reserve, 240 kilometres from Nairobi (4-5 hours by road). The camp is 40 minute’s drive from Keekorok Airstrip and 30 minutes from Olo-kiombo airstrip – both of which are less than an hour’s flight time from Nairobi.
The camp offers a choice; there are 38 luxury safari tents overlooking the Talek River, each with a double and a single bed. There are also 10 superior ’Ngamboli Super Luxury Tents’, also on the banks of the river; or 22 ’Garden Chalets’ also with double and single beds. All rooms/tents are ensuite with private balcony and generator electricity.
Dining and bars
The camp offers two bars, a central dinning room, an open-air dining area, a riverside dining area and a ’tree house’ coffee deck. Meals are served on a buffet basis and include a broad selection of international and local cuisine.
All tents/rooms offer both double and single beds. Educational talks are offered on a complimentary basis nightly. Children’s mealtimes can be arranged.
Conferences and events
The camp has its own conference facility.
What to see and do
The camp offers its own swimming pool and sun-lounging area. Nightly lectures and videos are also offered in the private lecture theatre. The camp has resident medical services and a curio shop. When it comes to game-viewing, there is nowhere in Africa richer in wildlife or more eventful in encounters than the Mara. A pristine wilderness of haunting beauty, it promises its visitors a profusion of wildlife, prolific bird life and the unprecedented opportunity of catching up with all the members of the ‘Big Five’ in one morning. As to scenery, the 1,800 sq kilometres of this veteran reserve offer the classic mix of African imagery; miles of lion-gold grasslands, shoals of lilac-misted hills, a meandering river, acres of thorn-bush and mile upon mile of undulating wilderness.
• Game drives
• Complimentary nightly lectures and video shows about the Mara ecostystem.
• Cultural dance performances.
• Guided (by Masai Morans) game walks – at small additional charge.
• Champagne Bush Dinner – night game drive and barbecue ’bush dinner’ on the Mara plains.
• Balloon Safari with champagne breakfast on landing