Jacqueline’s House Roumeguere-Eberhardt, a French social anthropologist, is famous for her research into the culture and traditions of the Maasai. Jacqueline lived for more than 40 years amongst the Maasai people, studying, ﬁlming and photographing their traditions. She married Ole Kapusia, a Maasai moran who was her research assistant throughout her studies. Jacqueline’s House has been fully renovated.
It has 4 en-suite double rooms and an upstairs open plan living and dining area with views of the plains. The long veranda overlooks the Mara River. The house is elegantly rustic, and furnished with locally made furniture. It can be taken on self—catering or full board basis. The house is hosted by George and Vanessa Roumeguere, son and daughter-in-law of Jacqueline.
Game drives are done in the visitors‘ own car; guides are provided by the camp. Other activities include game walks and cultural visits to Maasai villages. Children’s activities include learning how to use bows and arrows with the Maasai, and ﬁshing for catfish in the Mara River.
Several ﬁlms and documentaries have been ﬁlmed at Mara Enkipal Safari Camp, such as The Serengeti Symphony and The Leopard Sun. Mara Enkipai‘s Dawntodusk Foundation aims to empower local communities by providing clean water and alternate energy, and by providing training in conservation and tourism skills.