Masai Mara

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The Masai Mara is unquestionably one of the most famous parks in the world and quite rightly so. The enormous herds of migrating wildebeest attracting several predators makes for an unrivalled wildlife spectacle. This eco system, attached to the Serengeti inTanzania to the south, is truly tremendous.

The vast plains provide in a single vista a broad selection of wildlife grazing together (or in hidden grasses watching their prey). Here you will see huge herds of zebra, a variety of gazelle, giraffe, elephant, buffalo and foreever amusing warthog. And watching them the cats: lion, leopard, hyena and some cheetah. If you’re really lucky, you’ll see the resident black rhino but they’re pretty shy and rarely seen. If you’re after the Big Five, the Mara delivers in spades.

However, fame comes at a price. The Mara has attracted numerous mass market tourism and encroaching Masai which have downgraded the wilderness experience. All said, there are ways round it.

We would recommend heading to one of the conservancies where controlled tourism and education of the local Masai have renewed dwindling animal populations and re-established a more genuine and raw safari experience.

Camps we recommend lie discretely in the Mara North, Olare Orok, Naboisho and OlKinyei conservancies. They are truly wonderful places and you will have a very privileged stay in any of these. We suggest staying in one or two of the camps for a more varied experience. Flights are frequenct and easy from Nairobi Wilson or you can also fly on to other parks or the coast direct from the Mara.

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Safari&Beach Favourites

Elephant Pepper Camp

Situated on the northern edge of the Masai Mara Nature Reserve in 3,600 sq km of wilderness within the protected Koikiya wilderness are...

S&B Rating:
$550 Per person, per night  
Elephant Pepper Camp

Kicheche Mara Camp

A classic tented camp hidden in the beautiful Acacia Valley in a prime wildlife location on the Mara North Conservancy...

S&B Rating:
$420 Per person, per night  
Kicheche Mara Camp

Ol Seki Hemingways Mara

This private tented camp bordering the Masai Mara is your enclave of luxury in the wildest terrain of Kenya....

S&B Rating:
$500 Per person, per night  
Ol Seki Hemingways Mara

Porini Lion Camp

Porini Lion Camp is located in the exclusive 20,000 acre Olare Orok Conservancy. This expansive conservancy, which borders the Masai Ma...

S&B Rating:
$530 Per person, per night  
Porini Lion Camp

Rekero Camp

Situated amidst the teeming wildife of the Masai Mara Nature Reserve at 4,800 ft and close to the famous and ancient animal crossings a...

S&B Rating:
$540 Per person, per night  
Rekero Camp

Saruni Mara

Built on the edge of the last remaining forest in the Maasai Mara, Saruni Mara is an exceedingly intimate and sophisticated lodge. Its ...

S&B Rating:
$625 Per person, per night  
Saruni Mara

Places to Stay

Angama Mara

Brand new luxury camp on the rim of the Great Rift Valley with far reaching views across the plains of the Masai Mara below it. This c...

S&B Rating:
$750 Per person, per night  
Angama Mara

Cottar’s 1920s Camp

Located near the Masai Game Reserve in Kenya this authentic camp has been in the Cottar family for 80 years. They know all there is ab...

S&B Rating:
$580 Per person, per night  
Cottar’s 1920s Camp

Elephant Pepper Camp

Situated on the northern edge of the Masai Mara Nature Reserve in 3,600 sq km of wilderness within the protected Koikiya wilderness are...

S&B Rating:
$550 Per person, per night  
Elephant Pepper Camp

Entim Camp

Entim Camp is a gem of a camp in a fabulous location, near the Mara River, in the main Mara Game Reserve....

S&B Rating:
$450 Per person, per night  
Entim Camp

Governors Private Camp

The jewel in the crown of the Governors Camp's collection this camp is exactly what is says. To be booked only by one family or a grou...

S&B Rating:
$445 Per person, per night  
Governors Private Camp

Governors’ Camp

Established almost a century ago Governors' Camp was exclusively reserved for Kenya's Colonial Governors....

S&B Rating:
$372 Per person, per night  
Governors’ Camp

Il Moran Camp

Part of the Governors' Camp collection this is small, intimate camp often regarded as the premier camp in the Masai Mara...

S&B Rating:
$450 Per person, per night  
Il Moran Camp

Ilkeliani Camp

Nestled in a river glade in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, the area is a favourite for elephants coming to drink from the Talek River....

S&B Rating:
$250 Per person, per night  
Ilkeliani Camp

Karen Blixen Camp

Karen Blixen Camp is an eco-friendly luxury camp that gives a sense of the exciting explorer days when the savannah was seldom visited ...

S&B Rating:
$400 Per person, per night  
Karen Blixen Camp

Kicheche Bush Camp

A small, intimate tented camp set in the Olare Orok Conservancy in the Masai Mara game reserve. The ultra low-impact spread of six gue...

S&B Rating:
$460 Per person, per night  
Kicheche Bush Camp

Kicheche Mara Camp

A classic tented camp hidden in the beautiful Acacia Valley in a prime wildlife location on the Mara North Conservancy...

S&B Rating:
$420 Per person, per night  
Kicheche Mara Camp

Kicheche Valley Camp

Kicheche Valley, is an intimate luxury tented camp composed of only 6 tents sitting on platforms amongst the trees and rocky outcrops. ...

S&B Rating:
$400 Per person, per night  
Kicheche Valley Camp

Little Governors’ Camp

Part of the Governors' Camp collection, this is a quiet and undisturbed camp of 17 tents approached by boat across the Mara River...

S&B Rating:
$416 Per person, per night  
Little Governors’ Camp

Mara Plains Camp

Imagine a camp set right in the heart of some of the greatest predator country of Africa......

S&B Rating:
$520 Per person, per night  
Mara Plains Camp

Mara Toto

Mara Toto Camp sits in a small bend in the Ntiakitiak River, where thick forest meets savannah, and just a couple kilometres from its s...

S&B Rating:
$520 Per person, per night  
Mara Toto

Naibor Camp

Situated in a prime location, overlooking the Talek River on the southern section of the Masai Mara Game reserve, this is as good as it...

S&B Rating:
$590 Per person, per night  
Naibor Camp

Offbeat Mara Camp

Offbeat Mara Camp is a special place. A stay here hosted by Penny Killebrew will promise you wonderful game viewing and informal luxur...

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Offbeat Mara Camp

Ol Seki Hemingways Mara

This private tented camp bordering the Masai Mara is your enclave of luxury in the wildest terrain of Kenya....

S&B Rating:
$500 Per person, per night  
Ol Seki Hemingways Mara

Porini Lion Camp

Porini Lion Camp is located in the exclusive 20,000 acre Olare Orok Conservancy. This expansive conservancy, which borders the Masai Ma...

S&B Rating:
$530 Per person, per night  
Porini Lion Camp

Porini Mara Camp

Porini Mara Camp has recently been set up in the exclusive wildlife conservancy of Ol Kinyei, one of the most beautiful wilderness area...

S&B Rating:
$500 Per person, per night  
Porini Mara Camp

Rekero Camp

Situated amidst the teeming wildife of the Masai Mara Nature Reserve at 4,800 ft and close to the famous and ancient animal crossings a...

S&B Rating:
$540 Per person, per night  
Rekero Camp

Richard’s Camp

Richard's Camps offer the discerning traveller luxury tented camps in two different locations in the very heart of the Masai Mara. Desi...

S&B Rating:
$600 Per person, per night  
Richard’s Camp

Sala’s Camp

Be the first to see the wildebeest migration arrive in Kenya and the last to see it head back to Tanzania at this fabulously located ca...

S&B Rating:
$490 Per person, per night  
Sala’s Camp

Saruni Mara

Built on the edge of the last remaining forest in the Maasai Mara, Saruni Mara is an exceedingly intimate and sophisticated lodge. Its ...

S&B Rating:
$625 Per person, per night  
Saruni Mara

Serian Camp

A traditional camp ideally situated on the Mara North Conservancy, to experience the Great Migration....

S&B Rating:
$550 Per person, per night  
Serian Camp

Richard’s Camp

Masai Mara, Kenya

Angama Mara

Masai Mara, Kenya

Karen Blixen Camp

Masai Mara, Kenya

Little Governors’ Camp

Masai Mara, Kenya

Cottar’s 1920s Camp

Masai Mara, Kenya

Entim Camp

Masai Mara, Kenya

Governors’ Camp

Masai Mara, Kenya

Naibor Camp

Masai Mara, Kenya

Elephant Pepper Camp

Masai Mara, Kenya

Rekero Camp

Masai Mara, Kenya

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