Masai Mara National Reserve

Kenya National Parks and Reserves

The Masai Mara National Reserve is probably the most famous and most visited Reserve in Kenya. It offers breathtaking views (as seen in the film “Out of Africa”, much of which was filmed here), an extraordinary density of animals including “the Big Five” (lions, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros) and may varieties of plains game.

The Maasai Mara is predominantly a vast open savannah but there are actually seven distinct habitats including permanent marshes, riverine gallery forest, and dense shrubland.

An impressive feature of the Masai Mara National reserve is the annual migration of the Wildebeest, Zebra and gazelle from the plains of the Serengeti that cross the Tanzania border and rivers to reach the Mara lush grassland from late June, hunted by the predators Lion, Hyena and circled by vultures as the journey unfolds. Their dramatic river crossings are a reality for tourists visiting in July-October.

Game Viewing in Masai Mara National Reserve is very productive you may encounter Elephant, Black Rhino, Buffalo, the big cats and virtually every animal found in Kenya. The rivers are a home to hippo and Crocodiles. 452 bird species are recorded including 53 Raptors, Buzzards, Vultures and Eagles.

Masai Mara Safari Camps and Lodges

Keekorok Lodge

Keekorok Lodge is located in the very heart of Kenya's fabled Masai Mara National Reserve, Keekorok, meaning motley abundance in the local Masai language, was constructed in 1962 on a choice eighty acre site in an area of permanent springs and lush grassland Keekorok...

Mara Sopa Lodge

Located on the slopes of Oloongams Hills, Mara Sopa Lodge  is one of the first lodges to be built in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Guests are drawn to this lodge built in an ethnic design, surrounded by a rich landscape, covered in fauna, from huge desert cacti to...

Sentrim Mara Camp

Sentrim Mara is located in Masai Mara Game reserve, 3 km after Sekenani gate. The entire 10 tents are spread out in serene surroundings amongst acacia trees that surround the camp. The main guest area consists of the reception, lounge area, restaurant and bar. Sentrim...

Ashnil Mara Camp

The Ashnil Mara Camp is perfectly positioned at the confluence of the Olkeju and Mara Rivers in the Masai Mara National Reserve. This new camp offers luxury tents which sit alongside the riverbank, boasting an unrivalled position for wildlife spotting, and is close to...

Mara Fig Tree Camp

Mara Fig Tree Safari Camp is located on the banks of the Talek River, a tributary of the Mara river in the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve. The camp is situated on the northern border of the national reserve and its central location makes all areas of the...

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

An interpretation of a traditional Masai Manyatta village of domed huts, Masai Mara Serena Lodge is set on the saddle of a hill where it overlooks the 1800 sq km of rolling plain, woodlands, and rivers that make up the Masai Mara Triangle - one of the world’s richest...

Mara Governors Camp

Mara Governors camp is located along the Mara River in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, on a magical setting. Almost a century ago it the camp was reserved, exclusively, for Kenya's colonial Governors and their royal visitors. Mara Governors' Camp has 38 tents set amongst...

Olumara Tented Camp

The Olumara Tented camp is  spectacularly set along the Masai Mara Koiyaki Lemek conservancy area along the Olare Orok River which is a vast unexplored area in Masai Mara National Reserve Olumara Tented Camp is designed to blend with its natural surroundings. A rope...

Sarova Mara Game Camp

Sarova Mara Game Camp Mara Sarova Game Camp is located within the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. Spread over acres, Sarova Mara Game Camp is set on an elevation surrounded by two streams. The Camp is uniquely laid out over the sprawling grounds that include...

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