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.

World renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth', the awe inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest, the Mara is Kenya's most visited wildlife protected area. Technically an extension of Tanzania's renowned Serengeti National Park, the Mara constitutes only 4% of the entire Serengeti ecosystem but its rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments offer one of the world's most rewarding and evocative wildlife arenas.

Safaris to Fig Tree Camp

  • Flying Safari to Fig Tree Camp Mara.
  • 2 Nights 3 Days Masai Mara Road Safari
  • 4 Days Lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari

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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.

Wildlife highlights

Offering an abundance of herbivores, the Mara makes the ideal hunting ground for Kenya's famous ‘big cats' and hosts her largest population of lions. It also offers the best chance of spotting a leopard in the wild. Other predators include cheetah and spotted hyena. Historically teaming with wildlife, the Mara is famous for the large herds of elephant and buffalo that meander its plains; also for the fat pods of hippo that wallow in its mud-brown rivers. Other stars include the distinctive Masai giraffe, plum-coloured topi, Coke's hartebeest, Grant's and Thomson's gazelle, zebra, impala, Kirk's dik-dik, bushbuck, waterbuck and red duiker. The Reserve also boasts plentiful Nile crocodile, monitor lizard, baboon, vervet, blue and red-tailed monkeys, nocturnal bush babies, and tree hyrax. There are over 550 resident and migratory species of birds.


All tents/rooms offer both double and single beds. Educational talks are offered on a complimentary basis nightly. Children's mealtimes can be arranged.

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.

Other attractions

  • 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.