Mara Sokonoi Camp
Established in 2011, Mara Sokonoi is a small and exclusive tented camp in the Siana Conservancy, on the banks of the seasonal Oloipili River. The camp is named for the Sokonoi, a medicinal tree used by the Maasai to treat a range of ailments.
There are 5 en-suite tents, adorned with linen drapes and safari furnishings. All tents have private verandas facing the riverine vegetation. The water is heated by briquette fuel boosters and lighting is by solar power. There re also 2 traditional Maasai huts, each containing 2 bedrooms and a small sitting area.The mess tents raised on a platform, and has a dining area, bar, lounge with library and large terrace with a view of the sunset.
Game drives can be taken in the early morning and evening. Game walks led by Maasai moran focus on tracking and bush navigation. Other activities include night drives, bush dinners, sundowners and cultural visits to Maasai villages.
The camp is committed to collaboration with the local Maasai. Young Maasai moran are employed by the camp to learn skills such as masonry, carpentry, housekeeping and cookery through apprenticeship. The women earn income through building guest manyattas in traditional Maasai style, while simultaneously learning new methods of building maintenance.