Hosted Safaris

Masai Mara

Hosted Safaris- Imani and cub resting in the shade in the Masai Mara

Masai Mara Safaris (8 nights hosted safaris)

7th – 16th November 2020 subject to Covid-19 restrictions being lifted
19th – 28th June 2021 – 4 places remaining
7th – 16th November 2021


These hosted safaris are based at the Zebra Plains Mara Camp in permanent tented accommodation. We have negotiated a discounted rate at the camp, but we are not running it as a workshop. Your contract will be direct with Zebra Plains, but we will be on hand to offer help, advice and to host you during your stay.

Guests will have access to a dedicated safari vehicle and guide, suitable for the use of wildlife enthusiasts or photographers. Photographers will have a whole row of seats to themselves allowing shots from either side of the vehicle, with no more than 2 guests per vehicle. Groups wishing to share a vehicle however can be accommodated.

You will have the option of all day game drives (12 hours) or the more usual morning drive / siesta / afternoon drive format, on a daily basis. Walking safaris in the Zebra Plains concession are also available.

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Total Cost per person sharing:

2020 rate US$ 3475
The 2020 rate is held for 2021 safaris

 Single supplement:

US$ 425

All transfers between Nairobi airports and hotels
1 night at a Nairobi city hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
Return flights between Nairobi Wilson airport & Ol Kiombo airstrip
8 nights full board accommodation in luxury tented room at Zebra Plains Mara
All soft drinks and alcoholic drinks
Unlimited number of game drives per day
Services of knowledgeable and experienced safari guide
Private use of 4×4 game vehicle custom made for safaris and photography
Maximum 2 guests per vehicle unless larger group requested by guests
Park fees for 8 nights
Walking Safaris in Zebra Plains concession
Sundowner set-ups at the camp
Laundry service
Amref Medical Evacuation

International flights
Personal medical insurance
Dinner at Ole Sereni Hotel (if required)
Items of a personal nature
Tips and gratuities

Payable Locally

Balloon rides at $450 per person
Cultural visits at $20 per person

terms & conditions

The camp reserves the right to alter rates in occurrence of government tax changes, late payments and cancellations with communications to the customer or travel agents.
Any changes regarded by the customer should be received not less than 15 days to the expected arrival date. The provisional bookings are only valid for 14 days.
The above rates are inclusive of government taxes.
Payment of 30 % deposit confirms the reservations with the balance to be paid three months prior to the date of arrival. Rosemary & Ian Locock Photography will take bookings and make all arrangements with Zebra Plains Mara Camp for hosted safaris, but guests will need to make payments direct to the camp as directed at time of booking. Please use the Contact tab to make a booking.


Excellent Game Viewing

Booking through you made for ease and a sense of surety and safety. Game viewing was excellent and our guide got us very well placed and timed for every occasion. We certainly want to go back soon. - Maasai Mara, November 2019

Judy & Helen - Newfoundland


“an unforgettable holiday - every day full of incredible and varied sightings, an absolutely amazing experience. Wouldn’t hesitate to go back again and again.” - Kenya November 2019

Alaine & Mark - Dorset UK


DAY 1 – On arrival at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by a Zebra Plains representative who will transfer you to a city hotel for an overnight stay on bed & breakfast terms.

DAY 2 – Following breakfast in your hotel, a Zebra Plains representative will meet you in Reception and transfer you to Nairobi Wilson airport for your flight to Ol Kiombo airstrip in the Maasai Mara.

There you will be met by your guide from the camp and your hosted safaris begin. You will have time for a short game drive on your transfer to the camp in time for lunch. After lunch you can settle in to your room before taking high tea, prior to an afternoon game drive.

Should you prefer, you can remain in the camp and take sundowners prior to your evening dinner. During dinner, your guide will agree a plan with you for the following day.

DAYS 3 – 9 – You will receive an early morning wake up call at the time agreed with your guide, allowing time for tea or coffee in the dining room before departing on your game drive.

You are free to choose on a daily basis whether you wish to game drive for the whole day, or shorter drives with breaks spent in the camp. A picnic breakfast will be taken while out on the game drive, which you can choose to take at a time that suits you. If you choose to stay out all day, you will also have a picnic lunch served in the bush.

Guests opting for the separate game drives will return to the camp for lunch, before taking another game drive at a time agreed with your guide.
Arriving back at the camp from your game drives there will be time to take a welcome drink around the fire with other guests.

Ample time to discuss your sightings from the day and to make plans for your game driving the following day, before taking a well earned evening dinner.

DAY 10 – You will receive an early morning wake up call as on previous days and take a game drive including bush breakfast, before returning to the camp in time for lunch.

You will have plenty of time to freshen up and prepare for your transfer to Ol Kiombo for your flight to Nairobi Wilson airport. Arriving at Nairobi Wilson, you will be met by a Zebra Plains representative who will transfer you to the Ole Sereni Hotel for dinner as required (at your own expense).

After dinner, your Zebra Plains representative will collect you from the Ole Sereni Hotel for your transfer to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your late evening flight to London Heathrow.