House in the Wild is a family-owned boutique lodge on the Mara River’s banks. It’s tucked away in Naretoi, a private, 1,000-acre estate within the Enonkishu Conservancy on the Maasai Mara National Reserve’s edge. Every cottage is spacious, blending contemporary design with traditional African flair; and each features a private veranda with game-filled river views.

Once an intensive farm, Naretoi is the first project of its kind where land fringing the Mara has reverted back from agriculture to wilderness. This pioneering ‘rewilding’ scheme has seen rangelands around House in the Wild return to their natural state, with wildlife subsequently coming back after more than a decade of intensive farming.

Using grazing animals as the drivers of habitat creation, and with the restoration of dynamic, natural water courses, the project has seen extraordinary increases in wildlife.

  • One of The Long Run’s certified Global Ecosphere Retreats (GERs) – with only 11 around the world
There are six very specious cottages: four have a double room, while the remaining pair sleep four people – including, in one case, a private lawn. Extra beds can be added to most of the smaller rooms on demand.
Each cottage is en-suite with hot showers and flush toilets
Dining takes place in the main dining area, beside a communal lounge
Swimming pool with a thatched gazebo and bar, Tennis court, with equipment provided and Garden games – croquet, boules, rugby balls to pass
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Families or small groups



  • Game drives in the Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Bush walks
  • Fishing in the Mara River
  • Local school visits
  • Visit the neighbouring farm that grows essential oils for DoTERRA and learn about its local-community work
  • Visit the Mara Training Centre and learn about more inspiring conservation work
  • Visit an indigenous tree nursery and plant trees