Masai Mara National Reserve
Masai Mara is probably the most famous park of Kenya, located in the south-west of the country and forming one ecosystem together with Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.
Masai Mara enjoys wonderful views of vast plains, with a huge variety of animals and great numbers of big cats (lions, leopard and cheetah). Masai Mara and Serengeti are also the location of the famous Wildebeest Migration. Big herds of wildebeest normally migrate to Masai Mara between end of July and October. However, the exact timing of the “migration” largely depends on the weather and availability of food, so there is never a guarantee of when exactly the herds will be in the Mara.
The camps we offer in the Masai Mara main reserve are located in the western part of the park, along the Talek river. They are in an area that is perfect for a fly-in safari. Being further away from the main access gates for road transfer coming from Nairobi, and away from the bigger lodges, combined with more challenging roads, you will enjoy less crowded areas compared to the eastern side of the park. However, the Masai Mara tends to be very busy during migration season. If you want to experience more exclusive gamedrives during these months, we suggest you book a number of nights in one of the neighbouring conservancies.
Masai Mara is bordered by a number of conservancies that provide a more exclusive gamedrive opportunity compared to the main reserve. There are strict rules as to the number of vehicles that can stay with one group of animals and generally, only clients from one of the camps in a conservancy can do gamedrive in that area.