Maasai Mara

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Maasai Mara National Reserve is a large game reserve in southwestern Kenya that is contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

The reserve is famous The Great Migration – a period from July to October, when vast populations of zebras, gazelles, ad wildebeests move to and from the Serengeti, followed by apex predators like lions, leopards and cheetahs.

The terrain of the reserve is characterized by four different kinds of topography: sandy soil and small bushes to the east, the Siria Escarpment forming a spectacular plateau as the western boundary, lush grasslands and woodlands around the Mara River, and open plains with scattered bushes making up the largest part of the reserve

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Entim Mara

Offering a garden, Entim Mara is set in Talek. Main Wildebeest Crossing is 5 km from the property. Free WiFi is available . All units feature a seating area. Some units include a terrace and/or patio with river views. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$410

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Wilderness Camp

Offering a garden and terrace, Wilderness Camp is located in Naboisho, 23 km from Masai Mara. All units include a seating area. Some units feature a dining area and/or terrace. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$307

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Mara Elephant Springs-Tented Camp

Offering free WiFi and a barbecue, Mara Elephant Springs-Tented Camp is set in Ololaimutiek. Ballon Safaris Ltd. Office is 19 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Towels are featured. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$85

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Olare Mara Kempinski

Nestled on the banks of the Ntiakitiak River, Olare Mara Kempinski is located in Masai Mara and boasts panoramic views of the savannah and game species. It has restaurant, bar and outdoor swimming pool. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$683

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Ol Seki Hemingways Mara

Offering a garden and sun terrace, Ol Seki Hemingways Mara is set in Naboisho, 20 km from Masai Mara. Free private parking is available on site. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant, with packed lunches available on request. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$900

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Mara Eden Safari Camp

Mara Eden Safari Camp

Located in the midst of the valley in Masai Mara, on the banks of the Mara River, Mara Eden Safari Camp offers tents with wooden decks and river views. It features a restaurant and free WiFi. Talek Town is 25 km away. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$380

$380-
Entim Mara

Entim Mara

Offering a garden, Entim Mara is set in Talek. Main Wildebeest Crossing is 5 km from the property. Free WiFi is available . All units feature a seating area. Some units include a terrace and/or patio with river views. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$410

$410-
Sayari Camp

Sayari Camp

Tucked away in a remote region of the northern Serengeti, perfectly positioned to witness the great migration crossing the Mara river, Sayari Camp offers luxurious tent accommodation, an outdoor pool, a bar and a fireplace. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$413

$413-
Rekero Camp

Rekero Camp

Located in the heart of the Masai Mara on the banks of the Talek River, Rekero Camp offers spacious tents surrounded by savanna. Guided tours and game drives can be organised with local guides. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$418

$418-
Losokwan Luxury Tented Camp - Maasai Mara

Losokwan Luxury Tented Camp - Maasai Mara

Situated in the Lemek Conservancy on the edge of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Losokwan Luxury Tented Camp offers a wilderness experience with a variety of game drives and guided nature walks. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$450

$450-
Tipilikwani Mara Camp

Tipilikwani Mara Camp

Located on the banks of the Talek River and overlooking the Maasai Mara Reserve, Tipilikwani Mara Camp offers tented accommodation with fireplace and hot tub. The well-appointed tents provide an authentic African atmosphere. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$495

$495-
Nalepo Mara Camp

Nalepo Mara Camp

Offering a garden, Nalepo Mara Camp is located in Talek. Main Wildebeest Crossing is 6 km away. Free private parking is available on site. Some units have a dining area and/or patio. There is a private bathroom with a bath or shower in each unit. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$504

$504-
Naboisho Camp

Naboisho Camp

This modern bush camp is situated in the 50,000-acre Naboisho Conservancy and offers spacious tents with a private patio. There is a communal lounge with an adjoining dining area and bar. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$544

$544-
Saruni Mara

Saruni Mara

Saruni Mara is nestled in a valley of the exclusive Mara North Conservancy, a private wildlife concession, bordering the famous Masai Mara. The lodge features elegant accommodation, a spa center and game viewing opportunities. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$560

$560-
Mara Explorer Tented Camp

Mara Explorer Tented Camp

Mara Explorer is situated in the centre of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Its Talek River-facing tents are situated on raised, wooden platforms. Each has a Victorian, claw-foot tub. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$570 - $1524

$570-
Mara Crossings Camp

Mara Crossings Camp

Offering a garden, Mara Crossings Camp offers accommodation in Musiara Campsite. Mara Conservancy HQ is 1.4 km away. Free WiFi is provided . Free private parking is also available at this tented camp. Mara Crossings Camp also includes a barbecue. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$600

$600-
Sentinel Mara Camp

Sentinel Mara Camp

Offering free WiFi and a restaurant, Sentinel Mara Camp is set in Talek, 3.4 km from Hippo Pool Viewpoint. Intrepids Mara Hippo Point is 7 km away. Free private parking is available on site. All units include a seating area. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$626

$626-
Entumoto Safari Camp

Entumoto Safari Camp

Perched on the hills of the private and secluded Megwarra escarpment lies Entumoto Safari Camp. The camp offers panoramic views over the Mara plains and features an outdoor pool, restaurant and bar. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$640

$640-
Olare Mara Kempinski

Olare Mara Kempinski

Nestled on the banks of the Ntiakitiak River, Olare Mara Kempinski is located in Masai Mara and boasts panoramic views of the savannah and game species. It has restaurant, bar and outdoor swimming pool. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$683

$683-
Encounter Mara Camp

Encounter Mara Camp

Encounter Mara Camp offers accommodation in Naboisho. Masai Mara is 22 km away. Free private parking is available on site. All tents have a small seating area. Towels and bed linen are available. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$800

$800-
Mara Ngenche Safari Camp - Maasai Mara National Reserve

Mara Ngenche Safari Camp - Maasai Mara National Reserve

Set in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Mara Ngenche Safari Camp overlooks the Mara River. It offers an open-sided lounge bar with free Wi-Fi access. With a modern African décor, tents come with a four-poster bed with a mosquito net. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$825

$825-
Sand River Masai Mara

Sand River Masai Mara

Located on the banks of the Sand River in Masai River National Reserve, Sand River Masa Mara offers luxury tented accommodation. The area is famous for its abundance of lions, the wildebeest migration and the big five safari animals. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$825

$825-

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Cultural
Unusual Local Feature

Maasai culture

The Maasi are an ethnic group inhabiting southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. They follow a traditional semi-nomadic lifestyle, based on animal migration and other considerations. Many Maasai tribes throughout Tanzania and Kenya welcome visits to their village to experience their culture, traditions, and lifestyle.

There is a Maasai village near Oloolaimutiek gate of this game park that is an easy way to experience the culture.
Natural
Wildlife and Plants
Maasai Mara compares to the Serengeti in terms of wildlife. The plains between the Mara River and the Esoit Siria Escarpment are perhaps the best areas for game viewing, especially for megafauna. Many camp sites and lodges offer game drives with experienced drivers and skilled, well-informed guides. Among the main wildlife, especially for seasonal migrations:

Wildebeests are the dominant inhabitants of the Maasai Mara, and their numbers are estimated in the millions. Around July of each year, they migrate north from the Serengeti plains in search of fresh pasture, and return to the south around October.

Leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, jackals, and bat-eared foxes can also be found in the reserve, and they tend to follow the wildebeests.

More stationary hippopotami and Nile crocodiles can be found in large groups in the Mara and Talek rivers.

Birdlife in Maasai Mara are abundant and diverse. Species such as eagles, ostriches, storks and vultures are among the more than 50 different birds of prey.

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