House in the Wild

House in the Wild is a private home tucked away on a 1000 acre private estate, Naretoi, on the edge of the Maasai Mara.  It is the perfect family getaway.  It sits on the banks of the Mara River and is surrounded by game within the Enonkishu Conservancy. It has a casual and laid back atmosphere where guests can get away from the beaten track and plan their own itinerary. The lodge sleeps 12 people comfortably, with 2 double ensuite rooms on the river, and 2 family cottages.  The lodge comes fully staffed and has an excellent chef and safari guide who can help guests to plan their activities over their stay. It has a beautiful swimming pool overlooking the river.

House in the Wild is very proud of the fact that all of the fresh veggies, eggs, milk, cream and baked goods are produced by the farm or the family. They have healthy and delicious ingredients delivered to our kitchen from the farm daily, to create sumptuous wholesome meals. Mara Beef provide our prime beef for delicious fillets, burgers, and steaks. Dining is either under the stars on a table by the campfire or in the dining area by the fire... Bush dinners and brunches can also be prepared and packed picnics for those wanting a full day of game driving.

Family River Cottage

One double with a big double bed and the option of additional 2 single beds for children at the rear of the room, with an ensuite bathroom, and a huge bath overlooking the river. The cottage has a zip up canvas net so guests can watch the sun rise over the Mara River.

Warburgia Cottage:

A double en suite with massive bath overlooking the river.

The Original Cottage

A family cottage with 2 rooms sharing a bathroom, with a bath and an outside shower. One room has a double bed and the other room has 3 single beds.

Marula Cottage

This cottage has two large double en-suite rooms with its’ own private lawn, verandah and lounge areas.

Hippo Cottage

This cottage is one room with an ensuite bathroom

The Wild Villa - (1 UNIT / VILLA)

A private villa for exclusive use on the Mara River, upstream from House in the Wild.

Game drives

The experienced guide knows the area intimately and there is plenty of game to see within the Enonkishu, Lemek and Ol Chorro Oiruwa conservancies. Big cats, elephants and plains game are commonly seen within a 15 minute drive from the house. The Mara game reserve is about 50km game drive away, worth visiting over the Great Wildebeest Migration for a chance of seeing a river crossing.

Guided walks

There is a huge amount and variety of bird species around the house. Much can be seen on guided walks along the river banks. For the more energetic guests, a guided walk / climb up the Kileleoni Hill is well worth it. Being the highest point in the Greater Mara Ecosytem, the view stretches out as far as the eye can see. Also a great spot for sundowners or bush breakfasts for those who’d rather go up in the car!

Horse riding

There are horses available for experienced riders to go on hacks around the farm, getting up close to giraffe, wildebeest and zebra.

Farm activities

At any moment in the day, there is bound to be some kind of interesting activity going on at the farm. An early morning 15 minute walk to the dairy herd to milk a cow for your morning coffee makes it all the more delicious.

Cultural visits

An authentic experience where our local maasai guide takes you to his family home or the Emarti Primary and Secondary Schools are 5 km away from the main farm gate, crossing over the river at the Emarti Bridge. With over 700 children to visit guests always get a warm welcome. Our team of Maasai watchmen on the farm are also talented singers and dancers, and always willing to perform their latest traditional hit at sundown on the lawn by the house.

Rhino Sanctuary

On the edge of the hill, guests can get up close to the tame rhinos in the Rhino Sanctuary.


Sit on the banks of the mara river and see who can catch the biggest catfish.


There is a tennis court on the farm, a 15 minute walk from the house, or a 5 minute drive away.



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