Masai Mara

Masai Mara

Things to do - general

 

Home to the annual Masai Mara/Serengeti Wildebeest Migration, 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 which is why we recommend booking your Masai Mara tour or safari well in advance – especially if you want to see the migration

The Masai Mara National Reserve has fenceless borders with a number of private conservancies, including Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. This vast protected landscape is one of the top wildlife destinations in Africa, and Kenya’s flagship conservation area.
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.

From July to November one of nature’s greatest spectacles, the wildebeest migration, reaches the Mara – the sheer number of wildebeest arriving in the area is staggering. The migration is a dramatic mass movement of almost 2-million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle in a seasonal annual cycle driven by rainfall. To reach the Mara’s fresh grazing, wildebeest make dramatic river crossings, facing enormous crocodiles to feast on the Mara plains and regain their strength. November’s short summer rains trigger the last leg of the migration, when the wildebeest move south to their Serengeti calving grounds.

The Masai Mara and its neighbouring private conservancies offer a range of accommodation, from  child-friendly to romantic. The park can be crowded in high season, which is why we recommend staying in one of the neighbouring private conservancies where you’ll enjoy the advantage of easy access to the Mara for the superb game-viewing and migration scenes, but can also retreat to the conservancy’s crowd-free setting where off road game viewing, night drives and guided nature walks are permitted. We highly recommend taking a hot-air balloon flight and experiencing an authentic cultural interaction with the Maasai people.

And as for actually getting out there, we have a huge range of Masai Mara tours and safaris packages ranging from short, intensive tours to much longer itineraries that include other great wildlife and beach destinations.

Talk to us today if you are planning a masai mara safari holiday.

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
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
Mara Sopa Lodge

Mara Sopa Lodge

Masai Mara
Located high on the slopes of the Oloolaimutia Hills, Masai Mara Sopa Lodge was one of the first saf 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

Samburu, Aberdares, 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, Nairobi, 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 will be More info
13 Day Kenya and Seychelles Package

13 Day Kenya and Seychelles Package

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

3 Days Masai Mara Safari

Masai Mara
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
6 Day Kenya Vintage Safari

6 Day Kenya Vintage Safari

Amboseli, Masai Mara
Day 1: 0700 Hrs – pick up from your hotel and drive to Amboseli. Arrive in time for lunch at the Amb 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 Wildlife Honeymoon Package

8 Day Kenya Wildlife Honeymoon Package

Samburu, Aberdares, 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
Classic Kenya Family Safari

Classic Kenya Family Safari

Nairobi, Amboseli, Masai Mara
Day 1 Jambo Nairobi You jet into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you will be collected by More info
Family Kenya's Amboseli & Masai Mara

Family Kenya's Amboseli & Masai Mara

Amboseli, Masai Mara
DAY 1 Jambo Nairobi You jet into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you will be collected 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
Masai Mara Fly In Safari

Masai Mara Fly In Safari

Masai Mara
Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara At 0800 hrs you will be picked up from your hotel and then transferred t 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

Unfortunately there are no car rental offers at this location at the moment.