The Masai Mara National Reserve is probably one of the most famous wildlife regions in the world and provides the most diverse game viewing within Kenya. Wildlife viewing is magnificent at all times, but from July to October the Masai Mara plays host to the world's largest mass land migration, when around two million animals make the long and arduous journey from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.
Reasons to visit the Masai Mara include:
General game viewing in the Masai Mara is good all year round, however, if you want to see the amazing spectacle of the migration then the best months to go are July to early August and also November. The exact time will vary according to rainfall, but this is a good guideline.
There are two ways to get to the Masai Mara. The drive from Nairobi will take about 5 – 6 hours. Alternatively you could opt for a flight which will take about 45 minutes, there may be stops along the way.
There are some beautiful camps in the Mara, in beautiful settings. Ngerende Island Lodge and Saruni Mara are two of our favourites. If you prefer a more traditional tented camp then Ngare Serian or Rekero Tented Camp are excellent.
Cottar's Camp, in the south east of the Masai Mara, offers opulent tented accommodation with decor harking back to the 1920s.
Classic luxury tented camp on the Mara River, well-known as the base for filming Big Cat Diary.
A beautiful eco-friendly luxury camp on the banks of the Mara River.
Adventure camping with great guides means you get a high quality safari experience for a very good price.
Mara Bushtops is a luxury tented camp in a stunning hilltop location near the Mara Reserve, offering game drives, night drives and guided walks.
Naibor Camp in the Masai Mara Game Reserve has uniquely styled large tented rooms and offers luxury bush living.
Small camp with a homely feel in a private conservancy rich in wildlife.
Small, luxury tented lodge on Mara River in a private conservancy.
Sala's Camp is located at the southern end of the Masai Mara, in a great position for the wildebeest migration routes.
Time: GMT +3 hours
Flight time: Flights from Europe to Nairobi take about 9 hours direct.
Language: Kiswahili and English are the official languages.
Visas: Visas are required for European passport holders.
Health: Malaria is present in most of the country. No vaccinations are compulsory, except yellow fever if coming from an infected area.
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