Maasai Mara

 

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 9 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 6 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 10 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 11 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 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$900

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Fig Tree Camp - Maasai Mara

Fig Tree Camp - Maasai Mara

The Fig Tree Camp – Maasai Mara is located amidst the Maasai Mara National Park, on the banks of the Talek River. It features accommodation with private bathrooms, a swimming pool, and a restaurant. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$133 - $542

$133-
Masaimara Springs Camp

Masaimara Springs Camp

Offering a garden and barbecue, Masaimara Springs Camp is situated in Ololaimutiek. Ballon Safaris Ltd. Office is 17 km away. Free WiFi is featured . Free private parking is also available on site. Towels are available. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$135

$135-
Siana Springs Tented Camp

Siana Springs Tented Camp

Offering a garden, Siana Springs Tented Camp is located in Ololaimutiek, 22 km from Ballon Safaris Ltd. Office. Free WiFi is available . Free private parking is also available at this tented camp. Towels are offered. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$150

$150-
Julia's River Camp

Julia's River Camp

Julia's River Camp offers accommodation in the heart of the Masai Mara Nature Reserve. Each tent looks onto the Talek River and has its own private verandah to enjoy the scenery. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$158

$158-
Sekenani Camp

Sekenani Camp

Set at the source of Sekenani River in Masai Mara National Reserve, Sekenani Camp offers an authentic bush experience. This tented camp has well designed tents, an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$192

$192-
Mara Leisure Camp

Mara Leisure Camp

Situated along the Talek River on the Northern Boundary of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Mara Leisure Camp offers accommodation in what is considered a prime wildlife area. This tented camp features free WiFi and an outdoor swimming pool. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$210

$210-
Mara Siria Luxury Tented Camp

Mara Siria Luxury Tented Camp

Mara Siria Luxury Tented Camp offers accommodation in Aitong. The Oloololo Gate of the Masai Mara National Reserve is 7.4km from the tented camp. Guests are accommodated in tents in the open bush-veld and can watch animals grazing on in the horizon. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$213

$213-
Basecamp Masai Mara

Basecamp Masai Mara

Bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve, Basecamp Masai Mara offers eco-friendly, luxury camping in the heart of the savannah. The basecamp features panoramic views of the surroundings and local wildlife. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$222

$222-
Kilima Camp

Kilima Camp

Offering commanding views over the Mara River, this tent accommodation is located on the Siria Escarpment. Guests can enjoy fine dining under the stars and the chance to explore the Masai Mara Plain. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$235

$235-
Olkeri Mara Camp

Olkeri Mara Camp

Located in Ololaimutiek, Olkeri Mara Camp features a garden and barbecue. Ballon Safaris Ltd. Office is 16 km away. Free private parking is available on site. Some units feature a dining area and/or terrace. Towels and bed linen are featured. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$240

$240-
Governors Camp

Governors Camp

Offering free WiFi and a sun terrace, Governors Camp is set in Talek, 14 km from Intrepids Mara Hippo Point. Main Wildebeest Crossing is 20 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. All units feature a seating area. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$272

$272-
JK Mara Camp

JK Mara Camp

Set in Talek, JK Mara Camp is 5 km from Shops (vegetables, drinks, cigarettes etc.). Hippo Pool Viewpoint is 9 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Intrepids Mara Hippo Point is 16 km from JK Mara Camp. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$290

$290-
Little Governors Camp

Little Governors Camp

Offering a restaurant, Little Governors Camp is located in Masai Mara. Free WiFi access is available in this tented camp. The accommodation will provide you with a patio and a seating area. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$296

$296-
Mara Bush Camp

Mara Bush Camp

Offering a restaurant, Mara Bush Camp is located in Masaai Mara. The accommodation will provide you with a patio. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with bathrobes and free toiletries. You can enjoy river view from the room. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$305

$305-
Wilderness Camp

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 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$307

$307-
Loyk Mara Luxury Camp

Loyk Mara Luxury Camp

Situated in the Olare Orok conservancy along the banks of the Ntiakitiak river, Loyk Mara Luxury Camp offers modern tent style accommodation and features a restaurant, bar and library. Free WiFi is available. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$310

$310-
Governors' Ilmoran Camp

Governors' Ilmoran Camp

Offering a restaurant, Governors' Ilmoran Camp is located in Masai Mara. Free WiFi access is available in this tented camp. The accommodation will provide you with a patio and a terrace. There is also a dining table. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$348

$348-

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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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