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Tangulia Mara Camp

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Silver price level

Mango Opinion

Tangulia Camp is one of our favorite safaris spot from which to explore the Masai Mara. While it does not exude bush luxury like some camps, this is a special place. This simple yet comfortable camp is owned and operated by two of the best guides in East Africa and the bush experience here is off the charts.

Tangulia Mara Camp is a traditional tented safari camp situated on private land on the western boundary of the Mara Reserve, allowing easy access to game drive around the Musiara Marsh, the short grass plains, and Rhino Ridge, in the reserve or across the Mara River bridge into the Mara Triangle west of the river. Both areas have rich biodiversity and offer prime wildlife and big cat viewing; and, during the migration, ready access to some of the main river-crossing places.

The name tangulia means “to lead” and is at the core of the camp’s existence. With over twenty-five years of guiding visitors to the Mara, the owners Jackson Looseyia & Domenic Nchoe are more than qualified to give guests at truly authentic insight to Maasai culture, customs, beliefs and knowledge of the fauna and flora here. The large and open mess overlooks the Olotulo Murt salt lick, frequented by wildlife and leads down to the Mara River. The 6 tents are shaded under a canopy of trees and are built on raised floors of Talek flat stone with a lovely verandah. Each tent has a double and single bed with an attached ensuite bathroom complete with shower, sink and toilet.

Activities include game drives, both day and night, to see the wildlife and beauty of the Masai Mara reserve. Also offered are guided walks on the slopes of the escarpment outside the reserve, and experiencing the warmth and hospitality of the nearby village are great attractions for guests.