A Masai Mara Safari is an unforgettable experience. The Masai Mara comprises 200 sq miles of open plains, woodlands and riverine forest and is a natural extension of the Serengeti plains in Tanzania. The Mara river, the reserve’s backbone is the natural barrier crossed every year by the large migratory herds of wildebeest and zebra which march across the Serengeti and Masai Mara. As explained in the Wildebeest migration more than one million wildebeest and 200,000 zebra move in a quest for the best pastures, finding along the way the crocodile filled river. At the Mara River they mass together on the banks before finally plunging forward through the raging waters, creating a frenzy as they fight against swift currents and waiting crocodiles.
The Masai Mara has excellent Safari accommodation with luxury tented safari lodges being assembled in prime wildlife viewing areas. A Masai Mara Safari involves being accommodated in luxury safari lodges whilst observing the “great circle of life” that performs daily on the vast East African Plains.
The arrival of the great Wildebeest herds from July to October springs the Masai Mara into life as the lush grasslands overflow with not only Wildebeest but huge herds of Zebra and other antelope closely followed by opportunistic hungry predators. Although this event is a major attraction the Masai Mara is an excellent Safari destination from January through to the beginning of April (before the start of the “long rains” in April) and then from June through to the end of October.
Featured in the classic motion picture “Out of Africa” no vacation to Kenya would be complete without a Masai Mara Safari. The Mara is home to a breathtaking array of life!
An excellent way to end a holiday to Kenya after a Masai Mara Safari would be to head to a tropical island off the coast of Kenya. Kenya has some excellent beach resorts and none more so than on the islands of Lamu and Manda Bay.
Situated on the edge of the Masai Mara, Elephant Pepper Camp is a step back in time but with modern comforts. Leave the modern world behind, return to the traditional bush safari camp: starlit nights, campfire tales and hurricane lamps at this excellent Masai Mara Safari Camp.
Saruni is an intimate lodge set in a conservation area bordering with the Masai Mara National Reserve. With accommodation for 12 guests in six spectacular cottages, Saruni is a popular choice for a Masai Mara Safari.
Governors’ Ilmoran is for those who want that extra bit of luxury. The camp comprises just 10 tents situated along the banks of the Mara River in the world famous Masai Mara, Kenya.
Little Governors Camp, is a highly recommended Masai Mara Safari Camp. Intimate and romantic Little Governors Camp is very popular with Honeymoon couples and avid safari goers alike.
This extremely popular 8 Day Fly-in Safari involves staying very near to George Adamson’s original camp site (Born Free movie), followed by a stay in ultimate luxury, true royal safari style at Cottar’s 1920’s camp in the Masai Mara.
See the amazing wildlife of the renowned Masai Mara whilst on Safari staying in a luxury tented safari camp with en-suite facilities, followed by a stay on the tropical Island of Manda just off the coast of Kenya in the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.