Eagle View Camp

Ecolodge Design

Mara Naboisho Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya

Eagle View Camp is set on a natural promontary providing spectacular views over Naboisho Conservancy in Kenya’s Maasai Mara region, located one-hour by plane from the capital city, Nairobi. The camp overlooks a natural waterhole which is frequented by a broad range of wildlife including giraffes, elephants and various species of antelope.

HM Design was the lead consultant, landscape architect, co-Architect and led a local team that provided Conceptual to Design Development services for the expansion and eco-reconversion of existing facilities which had been poorly-built and were in disrepair. HM Design proposed an extreme makeover – from an equivalent 2-star, 5-villa property to one that is 4-star equivalent and with 12 safari tents. HM Design started from ‘ground zero’ to ensure that analysis and planning approaches and principles had strong foundations and to create a truly sustainable ecolodge, social and ecological values were employed as the key underlying planning and design concepts. The new master plan includes upgraded accommodations, renovated existing villas, entrance arrival experience, re-furbished and expanded main building, interpretation center, swimming pool etc. The Site Plan and Architecture borrows from vernacular Maasai homesteads and marries it with modern safari tent roofs.

Awards

2019 Published as the only African case study of the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s (USA) Landscape Performance Series! https://www.landscapeperformance.org/case-study-briefs/eagle-view-camp

2018 Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architect’s (FLASLA) “Award of Excellence” 2015 Awarded Silver Eco Rating by Ecotourism Kenya

2013 Recognized as one of the ‘Top 25 Best Ecolodges’ in the world by National Geographic Traveler

Media:

National Geographic: Top 25 Ecolodges in the World,

2014 Eagle View Camp Case Study -Landscape Architecture Foundation LAF News: Migrating Wildebeests and Data

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