Camp plot in the Wilderness
Here parts of the movie “Out of Africa” were shot
The directors couple were looking for the perfect location for their camp in the world-famous Masai Mara.
Below the Ololoolo escarpment, where scenes for the movie “Out of Africa” were shot, the Wilkens found a plot of 50 acres (200.000qm) and decided to dedicate their luxury camp to their son Tim, calling it “Mara Timbo Camp”. “Back then we didn’t know that ´Tembo` was Swahili for ´Elephant`.” Michaela explains. “Now we always have to explain that the name of our camp is not just a spelling mistake!”
People who love animals going on Safari at Mara Timbo Camp have the chance to see the so called “Big-Five” in direct neighborhood to the camp. Besides elephants, rhinos, buffalos, leopards and lions you can also watch the impressing Big Migration of the wildebeests from the beginning of July until October. For the migration more than 1,2 millions (!) of wildebeests, zebras and antelopes migrate from Tanzania to grass in Masai Mara, where hungry crocodiles are waiting for them, when crossing Mara River.