We are excited to announce the first season of our newest exclusive-use Leleshwa Seasonal Camp in the Ol Derekesi Conservancy from June to October. The camp overlooks the Sand River, adjacent to the Maasai Mara National Reserve and has stunning views over the plains and hills.
Our guests have unrestricted access to both the Ol Derekesi Conservancy and the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Our camp is part of an exclusive group of properties that visit this remote part of the Reserve close to the Tanzania border, which means that you will see very few vehicles during your activities having a private experience.
Preparing this camp to open for the season has been nothing short of a labour of love. It looks as amazing as it does because of collaborations with incredible and innovative local artisans including East African Chumaworks who created the beautiful metalwork furniture throughout the camp. Tosheka Textiles is a social entrepreneurial company that produced the beautiful linens in our bathrooms and dining area.
Our location at the Ol Derekesi Conservancy supports the Wildlife Conservation Trust which works to protect biodiversity through empowering communities with wildlife conservation. In addition to the park and conservancy fees that all of our guests pay towards the Conservancy, we support their various projects and also recruit staff from the local community.
We welcomed our first guests in June and they had an amazing time exploring the local area in a vehicle and sometimes on foot. Other activities included Maasai school, village & market visits and paddling, swimming or fishing in the Sand River. This location is known to be one of the first to receive the wildebeest migration in June, this visit, at the very beginning of June, was a touch early for the migration. However big cats and elephants were in abundance.
The exclusive-use Leleshwa Seasonal Camp will be located on the Ol Derekesi Conservancy throughout the migration season until October, leaving not a trace that we and our guests were there. Find out more about our camps in Kenya and Tanzania here.