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Masai Mara Big Cat Safari

6 days from £2620pp plus international flights.

The Masai Mara is famous for its big cats. Lions, cheetahs and leopards and are all seen regularly here. So this is a must for big cat lovers!

If you could chose just one safari destination, you could do no better than the Masai Mara. Famous for the abundance of lion, the annual wildebeest migration, and the Maasai tribe with their distinctive custom and dress, it is without a doubt one of Africa's most famous safari destinations.

This holiday gives you four full days in which to explore the national park and surrounding region.

In the company of an expert guide, you'll observe and learn about the wildlife, large and small.

We've based this trip on staying at Governor's Camp, which is well-known for being host to the BBC series Big Cat Diary. So come and meet the Marsh Pride, Olive the leopard and Shakira the cheetah - if they're feeling sociable!

Governors Camp, Masai Mara


When you arrive at Nairobi airport you will be met and driven across town to Wilson airport for the flight to the Masai Mara. You will be met on arrival and driven to Governors' Camp, where you will spend the next 5-nights. Settle in after your journey and look forward to the safari to come! 

Spotting lions on safari in the Masai Mara


Your safari begins. Your stay at Governors' Camp includes 2 extended excursions into the Masai Mara each day. Not only are grazing animals particularly common in this area but big cat sightings are also particularly prevalent. Indeed, the BBC's Big Cat Diary is largely filmed in this area. The bush lands around Rhino Ridge are also good areas for spotting one of the Masai Mara's 20 or so black rhinos. Between activities you have time to relax at the camp on your own private veranda or in the lounge with fellow guests.
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On safari in the Masai Mara


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. During the annual migration (July-October) around 2 million animals making the long and difficult journey from the Serengeti in Tanzania. Even outside of the migration season wildlife viewing is still magnificent, with the Mara supporting substantial resident wildlife populations including the Big Five. A fascinating array of around 550 species of resident and migratory birds is also present within the Masai Mara. 
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Cheetahs in the Masai Mara


As well as game viewing in the Mara, Governors Camp also offers chances to visit local Maasai villages (manyattas), for an insight into their way of life. There are also opportunities to see local schools and other community and conservation projects with which the camp is involved. 
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Lion on the Masai Mara big cat safari


Your final safari day. Enjoy game drives in this beautiful setting. It's hardly surprising that Governors' Camp was the setting for the film 'Out of Africa', and that much of the BBC's 'Big Cat Diary' was also filmed nearby. Governors' Camp can provide alternative means of wildlife viewing - on foot outside the National Park or with a complementary bird walk around the camp to admire the many species of bird. This evening relax with a sundowner as you chat with fellow guests and enjoy a candle-lit meal alfresco. 
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Leopard on the Masai Mara big cat safari


You will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Wilson and assisted to Nairobi airport, where your safari ends. 
Price & Dates

Guide price from (pp sharing): £2620 (ex. international flights)

Price notes: .2019 guide price pp sharing: 1 Aug - 30 Sep & 16 Dec - 31 Dec 2019 from £3315. 1 - 31 Oct 2019 from £2930. 1 Nov - 15 Dec 2019 from £2620.


Accommodation on a twin share basis; meet and greet at Nairobi airport; return flights from Wilson to the Masai Mara; all transfers; meals as specified; bottled water, twice daily excursions into the Masai Mara and surrounding areas, to local villages, schools and community projects while at Governors' Camp.

If you'd like to upgrade to Little Governors it would add roughly £150 per person to the price (please ask). We can also recommend many other excellent Masai Mara properties, so please ask us. 


International flights; departure taxes; visas; travel insurance; meals not specified; drinks; items of a personal nature; tips.

Getting there: 

This holiday starts and ends in Nairobi. International flights from the UK start from around £750, depending on season and availability.

Departure dates: This is a tailor made safari which we can arrange for you at any time, subject to availability. Just let us know when you'd like to go.

places you will see

places you will see

Masai Mara National Reserve
Masai Mara National Reserve
The Masai Mara National Reserve is probably one of the most famous safari and wildlife regions in the world and provides the most diverse game viewing in Kenya.

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