The Great Wildebeest Migration is undoubtedly one of East Africa’s biggest safari attractions, with the herds typically visiting Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve from June to October each year. During these months, our ‘Leleshwa’ Camp is set up in Ol Derekesi Conservancy on the Mara Reserve boundary and overlooking the Sand River, a part of the Mara that is first to receive the vast herds each year as they cross the border and spill over the plains of the Mara.
The area between the Sand River and the Tanzania border has possibly the lowest vehicle density of any part of the Mara ecosystem, meaning true privacy on game drives in the jewel in Kenya’s safari crown. Remote and topographically varied, the picturesque area has a wide variety of resident game to search for, regardless of where the migrating herds have reached. In addition to amazing game-viewing by day and night, you’ll be able to explore the bush on foot, meet and share stories with Maasai tribesfolk, splash around and cool off in the Sand River during the heat of the day and enjoy having a very special part of the Mara to yourself.
Leleshwa Camp is available on a exclusive or shared basis and can accommodate up to 15 people in seven luxury tents. Our spacious, custom-made tents are set on raised earthen platforms and all have a private verandah with views over the Sand River valley and hills beyond, and en-suite bathrooms, with flushing toilets and piping hot showers.