Neptune Mara Rianta Luxury Camp
Masai Mara - Kenya
The perfect base for your exclusive Safari adventure is the Neptune Mara Rianta Luxury Tented Camp.
Nestled in the heart of the exclusive Masai Mara North Conservancy. Immersed in the original bush among indigenous plantations and trees, the 20 luxury tents are directly overlooking the Mara River, which winds itself around the camp with gently flowing waters surrounded with wild life and teeming with large groups of Hippos.
Early morning and afternoon game drives in the Masai Mara North Conservancy included in the price.
Sooth your body and mind with a relaxing and invigorating massage at the Earth & Rain Spa or enjoy an al fresco lunch or an evening BBQs around the pool complemented by activities of Masai dancing and talks on the Masai culture.
20 luxury tents
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All 20 luxury tents (85m²) are built on elevated wooden platforms and have their own private viewing deck from where hippos and other wildlife are regularly seen.
Facilities in the tent include:
- King Size or twin bed with fine linens
- Butler on call
- En- suite facilities with solar heated hot and cold running water
- Large shower
- Two hand wash basins
- Private WC
- Sitting Area with lounge chairs
- Writing desk
- In-room safe
The Acacia Dining Room
Dining at the Neptune Mara Rianta Camp is an exotic adventure in itself, created from the abundance of fresh Kenyan produce the menus are a culinary journey to please the most discerning of palates. Breakfast and lunch are often served buffet-style, while dinner is a la carte with a choice of appetizers, pasta, main courses and tempting desserts, complemented by savories to begin with and ending with fine desserts, fresh tropical fruits and a selection of delectable cheese made in Kenya.
Breakfast: from 07.30 to 10.00
Lunch: from 12:30 to 14.30
Dinner: from 19.30 to 21.30
Around the pool, al fresco lunches and evening BBQs complemented by activities of Masai dancing, presentations and talks on the Mara's ecosystem and Masai culture create the truly unique Neptune Safari experience.
Romantic bush private meal adventures
We organize private set bush breakfast and lunches at sensibly chosen areas, offering guests the most stunning view of the savanna as the complete surprise after an exciting early game drive, or indulge yourself with a romantic bush dinner set beneath the starry Firmament of the African night.
In tent dining service
Offers early morning tea/coffee/hot-chocolate with your wake-up call each morning.
Room service and in tent dining is offered on reservation.
The Zebra Bar & Lounge
Enter a setting that will truly make you feel like you are an explorer of the 20s.
The cozy Zebra Bar & Lounge is a place where you will be able to relax enjoying your favorite drink or cocktail. Afternoon tea, cookies, cakes are also available and sandwiches are served from 15.30 to 18.00
The Zebra Bar & Lounge is open from 11.00 to 23.00
After a long day of exploration in the African wilderness, there is no better way of finishing the day than by indulging yourself in a pampering session that will immediately relax and soothe your mind and body. Earth & Rain Spa is an oasis of tranquility where you can enjoy relaxing and invigorating massages, face and body treatments and many other signature treatments while being captured into the curative atmosphere of the unspoiled African bush and the gentle sounds of the Mara River.
Earth & Rain
In Africa, rain gives life and life depends on it…
Rain is the gift that brings simple wealth to the earth and all those on it. Rain refreshes in the still heat of the day, it cools thirsty land, awakens the senses and sharpens the aromas of the bush.
Capturing the beauty and magic of African décor, Earth & Rain Spa blends earthy colors and dramatic images to evoke a sensory journey and invites guest to build a personal experience in its calming space.
Here you will find everything you need to soothe body and mind.
At Earth & Rain Spa we utilize indigenous moisture – nourishing natural ingredients and other native resources such as plants, flowers, salt, grains, spices, wild honey and raw sugar. Our tempting choices of treatments are based on ancient African, Asian and European traditions designed to soothe the spirit, rejuvenate the body and enrich the mind.
After experiencing the attentive service and warm ambience, you will not want your visit to Earth & Rain Spa to end and you will return again and again.
Earth & Rain Spa is an experience like no other.
The Masai Mara is one of the world's largest ecosystems home to a splendid variety of trees, plants, birds, reptiles, mammals and of course the big cats.
Tempted by greener pastures, the wildebeest arrive at the Mara River around July and cross over into the Masai Mara plains. Their spectacular northward migration is dictated by weather patterns, but typically the wildebeest remain in the Masai Mara until about October, when they return to Tanzania. The Masai Mara National Reserve and Mara North Conservancy are located west of the Rift Valley and are a natural extension of the Serengeti and a key dispersal area for wildlife.
Approximately 1.3 million wildebeests as well as hundreds of thousands of other animals, including zebra and gazelle coming from the south make the journey. They are met on the Masai Mara plains by another migratory contingent, the resident wildebeest herds of the Mara region. These animals reside in the northeast of the Mara, the Loita Plains and Hills, and are also drawn by the lush grasslands. By October, the rains are heading back south to the Serengeti, and the migration reverses, continuing the cycle of life.
Less famous, yet very impressive, is the Loita Hills migration, where thousands of local wildebeest drift in from the east in May and often stay in the Mara North Conservancy throughout the year, heading back to the Loita Hills only when it rains again in March. This makes the Mara North Conservancy an all year destination and not just a seasonal environment.
The Mara North Conservancy is an all year destination and not just a seasonal environment. Each season offers unique highlights.
January - March
Main focus is on the big cats and their cubs that are generally born at the end of the year, and the local Loita Hills wildebeest migration
April - June
Emerald season, quiet, an ornithological dream!
July - September
Wildebeest migration and river crossing season
October - December
Most animals are giving birth
Take advantage of our daily game drives within the Masai Mara National Reserve for a unique safari experience. Neptune Mara Rianta luxury camp offers 2 kinds of game drives, an early morning drive and a late afternoon drive. All day game drives are also available, these include a picnic lunch during your tour. Night game drives are available upon request.
Early Morning Game Drives:
After being woken up by the delicious smell of freshly ground coffee, a delicious cup of tea or a succulent cup of hot chocolate, our safari experts will guide you through the wonders of the African bush and the beauties of the Reserve’s wildlife just as the colors of the sunrise enlighten the day. You will be driven in our 4x4 vehicles by our highly qualified drivers through the Masai grassland. You will then return to camp to enjoy a perfectly set breakfast.
Afternoon Game Drives:
Your adventure of the afternoon game drive usually takes place late afternoon, driven in our 4X4 vehicles and guided by our qualified tour guides, you will experience your magical safari till the sun sets.
Guided Nature Walks
A thrilling adventure that will take you in the heart of the Kenyan bush to discover Masai Mara’s wildlife from up-close. Your ranger will show you how to track animals and will brief you on how to approach the animals always keeping a safe distance.
Bird Watching remains one of the most sought after activities at Masai Mara.
The Park is inhabited by over 470 species of birds from vultures to marabou storks, ostriches, African pygmy falcons and the lilac breasted roller amongst many others. Not one day will pass without seeing one of these beautiful animals.
Hot air balloon
Another thrilling experience to not miss during your stay at Neptune Mara Rianta Camp is the hot air balloon safari. There is no better way to admire the beauty of nature from above. You will have time to take your perfect picture and portrait the exceptional views as you float above Masai Mara’s breathtaking and unique scenery.
Maasai cultural visit
Masai Mara is home to the Maasai ethnic group, known for their distinctive dress and vibrant culture, you will have the chance to embrace a culture who has kept its traditions for the past centuries. They will warmly welcome you in their village and tell you all about their everyday life as well as how they live and hunt on the Masai grounds.
1. ENJOY THE AMAZING SCENERY AND WILDLIFE
Please give yourself plenty of time to enjoy one of the most beautiful places on earth. You are welcome to stay with animals for as long as you wish as long as you follow the conservancy rules below.
2. KEEP AT LEAST 25 METRES AWAY FROM WILDLIFE
Human activity interferes with an animal's behaviour; to see animals behave naturally you must keep a good distance away. Please stay at least 25 metres (roughly five vehicles lengths) away from animals. Never put your guide at risk of being fined by asking him to drive too close to an animal.
3. KEEP IT TO A WHISPER
Wild animals will move away or freeze if they hear human voices. To watch animals continue with their normal hunting, feeding and nursing activities please lower your voice and remain calmly seated. Shouting, clapping, or cheering disturbs the wild animals and is strictly prohibited. Please switch off the engine, radio and mobile phones at a sighting.
4. NO MORE THAN FIVE VEHICLES AROUND ANY ANIMALS
To ensure minimum disturbance no more than five vehicles are allowed around one wildlife sighting. When there are more than five, the viewing time is reduced to 10 minutes. In that event take your turn and wait at a minimum distance of 100 metres.
5. LET SLEEPING LIONS LIE
Respect the animals. Do not harass any wild animals by forcing them into movement, blocking their path, or follow them too closely. Vehicles and human interference can cause confusion; separating an animal from its young or preventing a hunting lion or cheetah to bring down its prey. Always keep a good distance from young families, as well as dens, burrows and nests.
6. GUESTS MUST REMAIN INSIDE VEHICLES WHEN CLOSE TO WILD ANIMALS
For safety reasons you must remain inside the vehicles when close to wild animals. This rule also applies for sitting or standing on rooftops.
7. HAVE A PICNIC
At designated areas you are welcome to stretch your legs, enjoy the view or have a picnic lunch. Check for animals, including the above branches. Stay within 25 meters of your vehicle.
8. DON'T SHARE YOUR LUNCH
Wild animals become habituated if fed, causing them to abandon normal hunting and feeding behaviours. They can then become aggressive and threatening towards humans, which may lead them to be destroyed.
9. HELP US KEEP THE MARA BEAUTIFUL
Please ensure that all litter is brought back to the camp with you, including cigarette butts. We want everyone to enjoy the wonders of the Mara. Please do not take any specimens will you; bones, feathers, stones, plants and flowers must all stay where they are.
10. NIGHT GAME DRIVES
Afternoon game drives can easily be extended into an exciting night game drive. Please use a red filter to view animals at night which does not disturb their normal behaviour.
11. RESPECT OUR RANGERS
These rules and the Mara North rangers protect the wildlife and the environment. They are there to make sure that each person who visits the conservancy can enjoy their stay. Please respect our rangers and work with them - we are all responsible in ensuring the protection of the Mara. Thank you and enjoy your stay!
Please visit Mara North Conservancy Official Website for further information
All Conservancy Fees listed below are daily conservancy fees and are listed in USD unless otherwise noted. If you book online your stay through our online booking system the fees will be automatically added to the total purchase price. Otherwise the Conservancy fees should be paid through the camp.
Kenyan Resident Adult
Kenyan Resident Child
Our Safari Guides
David Ng’ang’a Waithaka
At the age of 35 David is married with one daughter. He is well trained in Range Management and Animal Health and as such he’s been tested and proved competent in range development policy, range pastures, range ecology, wildlife conservation, range research, range development and planning. He has been directly involved to very successful translocation the endangered Rothschild’s giraffes into Kigio Wildlife Conservancy from Lake Nakuru National Park and black rhinos from three National parks in Kenya to the new Mugie Wildlife Conservancy. As such he earned himself wealth of wildlife knowledge from experts he had been assisting. Through Chester zoo’s funding program, David managed to train and became one of the very few fully accredited Darwin (AFRSG) rhino monitoring instructors in Africa. David’s personal interests include: videography, educational lecturing to local wildlife clubs, reading, listening to music, hiking, spending time with his daughter when he goes home on his leave. David has travelled throughout Kenya and Tanzania. He is a silver level guide with KPSG (Kenya professional safari guides) looking forward to achieving the highly coveted Gold level.
David Lekinyot Mpooya
David Lekinyot is only 24 and has earned himself good wealth of experience in wildlife and tourism management. As a young after traditional graduation to Maasai Moranhood David joined and studied at Koiyaki guiding school a local Maasai collage that provides youth with education in tourism industry. Its here he was helped to understand conservation and became an ambassador of for wildlife. He has been involved in lions monitoring with Maasai Mara predator project an initiative of Living With lions Organization. He is at bronze level with KPSG (Kenya professional safari guide) and determined to sitting and passing Silver level exams soon.
As a young Maasai Moran (worrior) Daniel Nabaala was born and brought up in the Maasai community whereby he spend his time herding his father’s livestock. He is now 26, married and has two kids. To fulfill his desires to joining tourism, Daniel attended thorough training as a professional safari guide at Koiyaki guiding school. He has a bronze medal with KPSGA (Kenya professional safari guides association) and is determined to sitting for the silver level exams soon. Asked what challenges him most in the field, Daniel Nabaala said he feels bad when he cannot explain to guest’s animal’s behavior due to language barrier. As such he is determined to studying Italy as an additional a foreign language.
Daniel Kisemei started by lecturing tourist visiting their village and as such he got encouraged from guests and friends whom admired his communicating skills to working as a tour guide. He was lucky later to joining Amboseli Institute of Hotels, Tours & Catering and attains a Diploma in tourism management. He is a bronze level guide with the KPSGA and looking forward to achieving Silver. At 26, he is married with a Son and he spends time herding his cattle whenever he is at home on leave. He has a photography passion collecting and identifying pictures of various birds.
There are various ways to get to the Neptune Mara Rianta Camp in the Mara North Conservancy:
- Either by Safarilink or Air Kenya's scheduled daily flights from Wilson Airport in Nairobi to Mara North (Buffalo) airstrip. Transfers from the airstrip to the lodge are included in the room rates.
- By private charter to any of these airstrips
- By road from Nairobi
For daily flight schedule information visit the Safarilink and Air Kenya websites
Neptune Mara Rianta Luxury Camp - All Inclusive
P.O. Box 741,Narok
Tel: +254 788 262 666
GPS: -1° 09' 18.79", +35° 05' 18.31"