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Masai Mara Game Reserve is widely recognized as the jewel in the crown of Kenya’s Tourism Industry. Known as the "spotted land" to the Maasai people, the Mara is a land of stunning scenes, myriad wild game and great bird watching experience is guaranteed. Mara has the magnificent African scenic landscape that displays an amazing natural beauty.

Masai Mara Game Reserve and the neighbouring private Ranches annexes the Serengeti National Park Tanzania popularly known as the Mara –Serengeti ecosystem. In this untamed pristine  African wilderness setting is the exquisite biodiversity. It is famous for its Maa people and high number of large cats.

The most spectacular time to visit is traditionally July to October during the dramatic  Annual Wildebeest Migration season a natural phenomeon to behold. During the migration massed herds of animals including zebras and wildebeest, head down from the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara in search of fresh pastures. Masai Mara, the staging ground for the annual Wildebeest Great Migration makes the Mara a true wonder of the natural world.

This breathtaking African savannah: long swaying grass on the endless plain dotted with flat topped acacia trees and dense green jungle is complimented by the majestic wildlife population of predators, herbivores and exotic ancient cultures.

The Mara is also home to excellent resident game including the big five that comprises lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard. Six species of primates and over 450 birds add to Mara's unbelievable natural diversity and open panorama. The Maasai Mara should definitely form part of your Kenyan safari experience.

 Masai Mara Game Reserve: What Game

  • Vultures, wildebeest, elephants, cheetahs, buffalo, hippos, crocodiles, hyenas, lions, impala, leopards, ostriches, giraffes, baboons and mongoose

 Masai Mara Game Reserve: What Activities

  • Hot air ballooning- a great way to see the wildlife and landscape;
  • Early morning, evening, and night Game drives as well as bird watching;
  • Customized safari vehicles – perfect for photographers;
  • Guided walks with interpretive guide, fabulous bird watching. Overnight fly camps;
  • Visits to local Maasai villages and Community Trust Projects;
  • Champagne or bush breakfasts and bush dinners. Day trips with picnic lunch to a river crossing;
  • Photographic opportunities are endless. Many species of wildlife are comfortable with the game viewing vehicles and come up close for the perfect picture;
  • A visit to a hospitable Maasai village gives your Maasai Mara safari a cultural edge. The Maasai live in a traditional way of life in a 'Manyatta' a homested.

 Masai Mara Game Reserve: Best time to visit

  • August to November

Masai Mara Game Reserve: Where to stay

  • Keekerok Lodge, Mara Sarova Camp , Mara Intrepids Camp, Mara Serena Lodge, Mara Sopa Lodge
    • Mara Intrerpids

      Mara Intrepids Camp which is overlooking the Talek River at the very place where Masai Mara’s four game-viewing areas meet enjoys one of the most spectacular locations in the world’s best-known wilderness. The Masai Mara is famous for the spectacle sunrise and the big game scattered across the rolling plains of the reserve. The camp is a short drive…
    • Mara Explorer

      Mara Explorer which is an exclusive five-star luxurious tented camp lies at the convergence of the Masai Mara’s four main game-viewing areas. Mara Explorer is situated on a broad, thickly forested bend of the Talek River in the very heart of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. The camp enjoys prime views of the spectacular wildebeest migration between July…
    • Keekerok Lodge

      Keekerok Lodge is located at the southern end of the Mara paradise and right in the path of the annual migration of wildebeests and zebras. The lodge is the first one to be built in Masai Mara, has retained its charm and hospitality throughout the years. There is always plenty of activities around the waterhole but during the…
    • Sarova Mara Game Camp

      Sarova Mara Game Camp is found in the Masai Mara Game reserve the richest conservation in Kenya, the area is world famous for its annual wildebeest migration from the Serengeti plains in Tanzania. The camp is well located to enjoy the unique phenomenon of rolling plains surrounding the Camp teeming with wildebeest, gazelles and zebras during the migration…
    • Mara Serena Safari Lodge

      Mara Serena Safari Lodge is built on top of a hill and has one of the most spectacular scenic views across the vast plains, forests and rivers that make up the Masai Mara. The Mara is one of the world’s richest wildlife sanctuaries. The lodge is  designed to mirror a traditional Maasai village or Manyatta. Mara Serena Safari…