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Emboo River is located in a small forest along a river bend, making it a perfect spot to unwind and feel one with nature.  Wake up to the songs of birds. Read a book under the shade of our ancient fig tree. Meditate to the sound of the river flowing by. 

Do you want to relax even further? Here are some activities which you could enjoy:

  • Enjoy a dip in Emboo River's natural swimming pool that overlooks the river and the grasslands beyond. Spot giraffes, hippos, elephants, waterbucks, zebras, crocodiles and many more animals from this oasis. Emboo River's swimming pool is natural, meaning that we use zero chemicals such as chlorine or salt to keep it clean. This way we bring no toxins to the Maasai Mara and you can enjoy a fresh dip in clean and soft water. Click here to find out how our sustainable swimming pool works.

  • Relax in Emboo River's Spa surrounded by nature. The spa treatments are inspired by the unique eco system of the Maasai Mara and use local and organic ingredients. Click here to see the spa menu and dream about treatments with names such as 'Serene Savannah' and 'Lush Lavender'. *
  • While some might enjoy being disconnected from work emails and daily news, others might prefer to regularly update friends and family back home and share pictures of lions, cheetahs and zebras. Emboo River's lounge area has Wi-Fi access.
  • Emboo River's lounge area is a perfect spot to hang, read a book, play boardgames, play pétanque, or badminton and enjoy arts and crafts.
  • Eco Tour: Dreaming about running your own safari lodge? Want to find out how a sustainable business runs? Find out this and much more during a tour behind the scenes. (30 - 60 min)
  • Tree Planting: Leave a mark! Plant your own indigenous trees that help with reforestation and absorbing carbon. (30 min)
  • Farm Visit: Select veggies in our hydroponic garden with the Emboo River Chefs & help create a delicious salad. (45 min)
  • Nature Walk: Explore the Maasai Mara on foot to get a different view of this unique ecosystem and its residents. A short bush walk can be organised around the lodge. (60 min)
  • Story time: Gather around the camp fire during the evenings to share stories, gaze at the stars or listen to the tales from the Maasai. (every evening at 7 pm - 8 pm)
  • Maasai Warrior Training: Learn survival skills including rungu throwing and bow and arrow from Maasai warriors! (60 min)
  • Children's activities: Emboo River has been a favourite destination for families. Our youngest guest was only 4 weeks old. For our youngest guests, we have special activities such as the below:

    • Children's bush walks

    • Emboo River's beach is a sandy spot along the riverbank which is perfect for a picnic lunch, playing in the shade or building sand castles 

    • Arts and crafts including making Maasai toys* with mud and twigs

    • Maasai Warrior training, followed by a 'graduation ceremony' where new warriors get a certificate

    • Safari bingo, a game to be played during drives

    • The swimming pool with a kids' section is a major success

    • Nap time will be a dream in our beautiful wooden children's beds

    • Nanny service* is available so parents can enjoy a romantic dinner

  • Balloon Safari: Watch the sun rise over the Maasai Mara from a hot air balloon. This magical experience takes approx. 1 hour and is followed by a breakfast in the bush. *
  • Horseback riding: Explore the Maasai Mara on horseback! Visit the stables, set out on an adventure through the savanna and spot wildlife all around you. This activity includes breakfast in the bush during the morning session or sundowners in the bush during the afternoon session. *
  • Maasai Cultural Experience: Learn more about Maasai culture and history and understand how the Maasai community blends traditional and modern lifestyles, during a visit to our neighbouring Maasai Village. *
  • Bush Walks: Have you seen Maasai walk through the savanna on foot and wondered "How do they do this?". Experience it for yourself!

    During a guided Bush Walk you will roam through the grasslands and spot many birds, insects, antelopes and other animals. Learn to identify animal tracks and dung and get a closer look at termite mounds. Check puddles for terrapins. Spot dens that have been dug into the sand. Learn about medicinal plants and all the special fauna and flora that keep this ecosystem in balance. *
  • Get even more zen during a yoga, meditation, sound healing, art therapy and other wellness sessions. We provide yoga blocks and yoga mats made from upcycled flip flops, and the serenity of nature will do the rest.

    These sessions are either self led by the guests, or... Join us for a
     Wellness Retreat led by talented professionals. *

* book in advance; an extra charge will apply

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