Our stay in the Maasai Mara would be for two nights and our second tent camp, Mara Intrepids Tent Camp.
As Chuck commented in our previous blog post we arrived at the camp after a long drive, checked in, and grabbed a quick lunch before heading out on a game drive.
Th resort is the sister property to the Samburu Intrepids Tent Camp where we stayed after leaving Nairobi.
The resort is laid out similarly with tents scattered along walkways on either side of a main reception area with registration, a bar, open air dining room and a gift shop.
We first arrived after a long drive from the Great Rift Valley grabbed a quick lunch as they were kind enough to keep lunch open for us. From there we all settled in, then headed out for a game drive and made it back in time to freshen up for dinner.
Dinner, much like the Samburu camp was a series of courses, salad, choice of two soups, intermezzo, entrée and dessert.
You can tell someone in the kitchen has a great classical training as Consommés were perfectly clear, potatoes and root vegetables were tourneed to perfection.
We enjoyed Vegetable Samosa, a Mushroom Tartlette, Matar Paneer an Indian dish with peas and cottage cheese, and Roasted Chicken Breast and Entrecote of Beef. Pretty impressive meals given that we were over and hour from the main road and several hours from a major city.
Another impressive detail about the resort was meeting the General Manager, a woman, who in a very male dominated society was running the entire team at the resort and trust me she ran a tight ship. The staff was friendly and on point.
The tents were well appointed, showers with hot water really make your day when you are out in a safari vehicle all day.
We stayed at several of The Heritage Hotels Kenya properties and they all offered us wonderful accommodations.