Lerai Safari Camp
The only safari camp within a 5000-acre private conservancy in the greater Masai Mara ecosystem, Lerai enjoys exclusivity among migrating wildlife and was consciously built in 2018 with the sensitive environment in mind.
Lerai Safari Camp Highlights
Lerai Safari Camp is a small, yet grand, tented camp on its own in the 5000-acre Olerai Conservancy only 15 miles north of the Serengeti National Park and within the greater Masai Mara ecosystem. Its open plains sustain the highest number of giraffe and eland in the region and there is a host of exciting activities in addition to game drives and walking safaris that truly offer a multidimensional safari experience. The camp – a main dining, lounge & bar area – and the six tented suites are built in an acacia thicket along a stream to which passing wildlife is drawn.
- Six canvas tented suites each with classic, elegant furnishings, plenty of woodwork and natural textures.
- A shaded verandah extends from the front of each tent and ensuite bathrooms are at the back, beautifully finished with brass fittings.
- Low environmental impact using solar power for lighting, limited time periods for use of electricity, and access to WiFi in the lounge.
- Main camp has a lounge, bar, and dining area overlooking the seasonal river and the open plains.
- Lerai is in partnership with the Masai community to share in the wealth of the conservancy, using ecotourism to benefit local enterprise, and working alongside cattle herders.
Lerai Safari Camp Game Viewing and Activities
The beauty of Olerai Conservancy is that it is a part of the greater Masai Mara ecosystem but enjoys total privacy and exclusivity in a very popular area on the East African safari circuit. The open plains are ideal for herds to move through and graze on, while predators like lion, cheetah, hyena, leopard, and wild dog have ample room to stalk and chase their prey, resulting in some good sightings of both carnivores and herbivores. The seasonal river in front of Lerai Safari Camp attracts elephant, wildebeest, zebra, Masai giraffe, a host of birds and the area’s big cats. It certainly opens the camp up to some excellent at-home game viewing. In terms of activities, there are plenty. Game drives and walking safaris, pre-dawn hot-air ballooning followed by champagne breakfast in the bush, horse riding for advanced riders, massage therapy, bird watching, star gazing, night drives, and cultural activities.
Sand River Camp
Set along the banks of the Rufiji River is Sand Rivers Selous Camp. An open-fronted camp on decks overlooking the Rufiji River. Each cottage has a large en-suite. The main lounge and dining area are situated right on the river and a pool situated just off the lounge area.