Masai mara

Masai mara

Things to do - general

 

World renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth’, the awe inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest, the Mara is Kenya’s most visited protected area. Technically an extension of Tanzania’s renowned Serengeti National Park, the Mara constitutes only 4% of the entire Serengeti ecosystem but its rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments offer one of the world’s most rewarding and evocative wildlife arenas.

Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve is without doubt one of Africa’s classic safari destinations and thus features on most of our top recommended Kenya safari tours. It’s also extremely popular the world over we recommend you book your Masai Mara tour or safari well in advance – especially if you want to see the migration.

Game viewing

Game viewing in the Masai Mara is excellent all year around thanks to the diverse population of resident game, including the Big 5 – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino – plus popular species like zebra, giraffe, hyena, eland and gazelle. The Mara’s big cats are even the stars of a popular wildlife TV series.

We’ll be happy to recommend Masai Mara travel itineraries that put you at the heart of the migration action but safaris in the Masai Mara also include romantic and intimate escapes where you’ll enjoy opulent tented camps set in private concessions.

We highly recommend taking a hot-air balloon flight and experiencing an authentic cultural interaction with the Maasai people. Talk to one of our safari experts about combining a Mara safari with Kenya’s other top destinations, such as Amboseli National Park or a beach break to the glorious sun-drenched islands of Zanzibar or a Seychelles Vacation.

Country Kenya
Area (km2)1,510
Cottar's 1920s Camp

Cottar's 1920s Camp

Masai mara
Recapture a Bygone Era – experience the essence of old-world safari adventure. Years of Experi More info
Elephant Pepper Camp

Elephant Pepper Camp

Masai mara
A traditional, mobile luxury safari camp in the Masai Mara. Back to Nature – the camp has no p More info
Governors' Camp

Governors' Camp

Masai mara
Governors’ Camp has a peaceful setting in the forest along the Mara riverbanks, in the norther More info
Karen Blixen Camp

Karen Blixen Camp

Masai mara
*Authentic Yesteryear Charm – a colonial-style ‘Out of Africa’ luxury camping expe More info
Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

Masai mara
Meaning ‘Head of the Elephant’ in Kiswahili, Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp is located on a pr More info
Mara Intrepids Camp

Mara Intrepids Camp

Masai mara
Amidst the Masai Mara National Reserve alongside the Talek River flowing lazily by and crocodiles ba More info
Mara Ol seki

Mara Ol seki

Masai mara
This oasis of beautifully designed safari tents is nestled amongst Cordia and Acacia trees, enjoying More info
Mara Plains

Mara Plains

Masai mara
Mara Plains Camp is a small and private luxury tented camp in the Olare Orok Conservancy. This conse More info
Mara Safari Club

Mara Safari Club

Masai mara
*Wild Vistas – tents have a view of the hippo-filled Mara River. *Variety of Activities – More info
Ngerende Island Lodge

Ngerende Island Lodge

Masai mara
Located within a 5,000 acre section of a conservation ranch, the luxurious Ngerende Island Lodge is More info
Olonana

Olonana

Masai mara
Location – situated on the banks of the Mara River, in the heart of Kenya’s Big Game cou More info
Richard’s Camp

Richard’s Camp

Masai mara
*Family-Run – Richard’s extensive knowledge comes from growing up in the Masai Mara. *Prime Location More info
Sala's Camp

Sala's Camp

Masai mara
*River Setting – located at the convergence of two rivers. *Migration – a perfect location to watch More info
10 Days Aberdares Samburu Mara Safari

10 Days Aberdares Samburu Mara Safari

Aberdares, Samburu, Masai mara
DAYS 1-2 To the manor born You could be in the English countryside, complete with a stone manor h More info
10 Days Kenya Safari Experience

10 Days Kenya Safari Experience

Nakuru, Aberdares, Masai mara
Day 1: Arrive At The Jkia Airport – Nairobi Hotel Upon arrival at the Airport you will be met by our More info
12 Days Kenya & Zanzibar Honeymoon Package

12 Days Kenya & Zanzibar Honeymoon Package

Zanzibar, Nakuru, Masai mara
Day 1: Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) – City Hotel On arrival in Nairobi, you w More info
13 Day Kenya and Seychelles Package

13 Day Kenya and Seychelles Package

Seychelles, Amboseli, Kenya, Masai mara
A Kenya and Seychelles holiday is a great way to experience Africa. Discover Kenya where Africa̵ More info
3 Days Masai Mara Safari

3 Days Masai Mara Safari

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Day 1:    Nairobi Pick up from your convenient location in Nairobi where you will head to Masai Mara More info
3 Days Wildebeest Migration Safari

3 Days Wildebeest Migration Safari

Masai mara
This safari starts from Nairobi, and you spend 2 nights in Masai Mara with 1 full day on game drive. More info
4 Day Masai Mara On Wings

4 Day Masai Mara On Wings

Masai mara
Day to Day Itinerary Day 1 Arrive in the Masai Mara On your arrival in Nairobi, you are transferred More info
5 Day Mara Migration Safari with a Tour of Lake Nakuru

5 Day Mara Migration Safari with a Tour of Lake Nakuru

Nakuru, Masai mara
Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara, Kenya Met upon arrival or picked up from your city hotel for your More info
7 Day Classic Kenya Safari

7 Day Classic Kenya Safari

Samburu, Amboseli, Masai mara
Day 1 We will collect you from your hotel or the International airport and transfer you to the domes More info
8 Day Kenya Tanzania Safari

8 Day Kenya Tanzania Safari

Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Nakuru, Amboseli, Masai mara
Day 1: Nairobi-Lake Nakuru You will be met upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport More info
8 Day Kenya Wildlife Honeymoon Package

8 Day Kenya Wildlife Honeymoon Package

Aberdares, Samburu, Masai mara
DAY 1: Depart Nairobi after your breakfast and head north towards Mt Kenya You will arrive at the Ab More info
8 Days Best Of Kenya Classic Safari

8 Days Best Of Kenya Classic Safari

Nakuru, Amboseli, Masai mara
Day 1: Arrive At The JKIA Airport – Nairobi Hotel Upon arrival at the Airport you will be met by our More info
9 Day Kruger & Mara Safari

9 Day Kruger & Mara Safari

Kruger National Park, Masai mara
Day 1-3: Fly to Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve Begin your journey in Johannesburg with a scheduled f More info
Classic Kenya Family Safari

Classic Kenya Family Safari

Kenya, Masai mara
Day 1 Jambo Nairobi You jet into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you will be collected by More info
Kenya Wildlife & Beach Safari

Kenya Wildlife & Beach Safari

Nakuru, Mombasa, Amboseli, Masai mara
Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Mara Game Reserve You will be picked up at 0700 hrs and be driven via the Gr More info
Romantic Masai Mara Safari

Romantic Masai Mara Safari

Masai mara
DAYS 1-3 Touch down in Nairobi to a modern city alive with markets, traffic, traders and the hust More info