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The Masai Mara

From the earliest days of colonial hunting expeditions, to the modern ecotourism luxury safaris, Kenya has held a special and distinguished place among the big Game Destinations of Africa and indeed the World. And there has always been a special corner within this special nation: the Masai Mara.

The Masai Mara Game Reserve is a vast national park located in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya. The game park offers visitors numerous attractions and has a reputation as one of the best wildlife destinations in the world.

A visit to the Masai Mara is the ultimate adventure. Bountiful wildlife selection, stunning sights and endless plains that stretch as far as the eye can see and amazing out of this world accommodation options.

Covering about 1,510 sq km, the Masai Mara Game Reserve is host to the spectacular Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration. The spectacle involves over two million wildebeest crossing the River Mara for greener pastures, and is widely considered to be one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

The Masai Mara Game Reserve was created in early 1961 as a wildlife sanctuary and although the exact boundaries have marginally shifted in the subsequent years, the prestige and global awareness of the region have only grown.

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The Mara Masai

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For over 10 years we have been offering clients amazing holiday deals. When you book your Masai Mara Safari with us, you are in for an unforgettable experience at an amazing cost.

Our dealers are on stand-by to work with you to work with you and get you a package that fits your needs and budget.  We are on call 24/7 to assist you throughout your Safari. Go ahead and book with confidence and get ready to taste bliss.

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Masai Mara Safari​​

If you are thinking of a Masai Mara Safari, this is a thought you can’t afford to let it slip. Get ready to experience unexplainable peace and tranquility and re connection back the nature that cannot be found anywhere in the world.

We The Mara Masai people will are willing and ready to share and show you around the Masai Mara. Experience the Masai Mara from the eyes of a local guide.

It is common to see lions at the Masai Mara. Even better, it is highly likely that you will see the big 5, elephants, buffalos, leopards, lions and rhinos. For this reason, this location is ideal for those who would like to see how these wonderful creatures interact with other animals and Nature. Apart from the game drives, there are lots of activities you can take part in during your safari, making your safari extra special and memorable.

Similar to the Serengeti Plains, the landscape in Masai Mara is predominantly open savannah, which makes it easier to observe wildlife. If you visit this location in the dry season (between June and October) the landscape is drier and even more open, making it ideal for watching animals. Another perk to visiting this location in the dry season is to observe the enormous herds of wildebeest that stampede across the plains, bringing packs of lions on the hunt along with them.

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Game Drives

Safari Animals in Masai Mara

Giraffe​

100% success​

Zebra

100% success​

Elephant

99% success

Lion

99% success

Hyena

99% success

Buffalo

99% success

Hippo

98% success

Crocodiles

95% success

Cheetah

95% success

Ostrich

95% success

Antelope

98% success

Wildebeest

99% success

Secretary Bird

90% success

Leopard

100% success​

Rhino

10% success

African Wild Dog

10% success

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The Masai People Our Local Guides

Let the locals show you the real Masai Mara. We take pride in having some of the best local guides in the Mara. Most of our guides in the Masai Mara were born and have grown up in the Mara.

Our local guides from the local community have a vast knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Masai Mara ecosystem. They are happy to share with you the knowhow of how the Masai Mara operates. You will leave feeling like a guide. Our guides will take you straight to the action. You will love their company and their tales and stories of the Masai Mara. It’s always interesting how most of the times our clients will give 5 star reviews of our guides and at times not say much about the hotels they stayed in.  When you book your Safari with us a bulk of what you spend will go the local guides who will spend lots of time showing you around the Mara. Your safari with us has a direct positive effect on the lives of the families of the guides working with us. We are keen to work with hotels that share our values and employ and support the local communities.

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Fly in to the Masai Mara

The easiest and fastest way to get to the Mara is by Air. There are light aircrafts that land in the Masai Mara Daily.

There are daily scheduled flights to the Masai Mara from from Nairobi’s
Wilson Airport, Mombasa Airport and from Diani Air Strip. It is also
possible to connect to the Mara from Lewa Conservancy, Samburu National
Park or from Naivasha Loldia Airstrip.

Masai Mara by Road

The Masai Mara is accessible by road from Nairobi with 4 x 4 vehicle. Road transfer will take around 5-6 hrs.

With our good guides for company, the drive will not seem long. You will have some breaks in between for some extra sightseeing and to buy some memorabilia. You can also break your trip to experience other parks, like Lake Nakuru or Soysambu conservancy  enroute to the Masai Mara.

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Things to do in Masai Mara

Game Drives

Game Drives, the number one activity in the Masai Mara. Enjoy the fresh breeze at the break of dawn and the bush coming to life in the early morning hours of the day. The hotel staff will give you a wake-up call at your discretion while hot coffee and tea is already brewing. Go for your Morning Game Drives and you can return to the lodge for a breakfast after your morning safari, or you can continue exploring the Masai Mara Game Reserve with a bush breakfast and picnic lunch to have a full day in the African savannah.

Hot air balloon safaris

Early morning is the ideal time to see wild animals on the plains. Experience the crisp fresh air of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, silently floating above in a hot air balloon. The balloon lifts off at dawn after coffee and a flight briefing. The one hour hot air balloon flight in the Masai Mara will give you a bird’s eye view of the best East Africa has to offer. A champagne breakfast awaits to celebrate a memorable morning. Followed by a game drive back to the lodge.

Sundowners

The ideal way to end an exciting day on a safari is to savour an invigorating cocktail while watching the sun go down in the plains of Masai Mara to end your day on the best note. The sundowners in the Masai Mara are pure bliss. This is a time to sit alone and visualize your next 5 year plan clearly or just merry and share the cheer with your guide, family and friends.

Bush Breakfast or Dinner

For that wild experience, book your Bush breakfasts for a chance to enjoy your freshly prepared breakfast, al fresco, in the middle of the plains, surrounded by wildlife. This is an experience you will not forget. Laze around and watch the sunrise and get the unadulterated vitamin D.

Bush Walks & Hiking Tours

Bush Walks & Hiking Tours

Although strictly prohibited in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, you can book and get an exciting adventure of a walking safari in the private Conservancies. Feel, smell, hear and touch wild Africa. Our Local guides will ensure your safety at all times while explaining to you the traditional medicinal uses of different shrubs and trees as well as the tracks and spoors of the animals.

Horseride Safaris

Imagine riding a horse as impalas spring and zebras and wildebeests graze around you. Our horse riding safari in Masai Mara offers unrivalled game viewing, an experience you will live to remember. You will get all the training you need before you get on the horse back. There is nothing, get ready for the thrill

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Year Round Activities in the Mara

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Spotting the  Big 5
Hot Air ballooning
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When is the best time to visit the Masai Mara?

The Masai Mara is one of the greatest game reserves in the world. It is a year-round safari destination and you can always find Kenya safari packages to take advantage of. However, knowing the best time to visit Masai Mara based upon what you want to see and what your budget is can help you to have a more impressive safari vacation.

When is the right time to Travel to Masai Mara? This is a matter of opinion. There is both a high season (Wildebeest Migration) and the Green season.

High Season – Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration

The Wildebeest Migration is often referred to as The Great Migration due to the sheer number of wildebeests that you will see at once. This is considered the best time to visit Masai Mara if you have a chance to do so. This happens between late July and early August as well as the end of November. The timing can vary from year to year due to rainfall patterns.

One thing to be aware of during the Wildebeest Migration is that, due to it being high season, there are going to be more vehicles and more people. This means that views may be blocked by other vehicles and there will simply be more of a wait everywhere you go. However, being able to be a part of the migration can be a once in a lifetime experience and you are sure to get some breathtaking photos.

Low-Season – Masai Mara

Any time outside of the summer months is considered low-season. You can see lions, elephants, hippos, and much more. There are so many things to see while you are at the reserve, so it’s all about the animal watching and getting lots of personalize attention.

Many times, during the low season, the Masai Mara Safari Packages are going to be considerably more affordable and that is because there won’t be as many people in the hotels.  The lower accommodation pricing is to lure more people out to the gorgeous African Reserve – and it works, year after year.

Honeymoon in the Masai Mara.

Masai Mara is one of the best destinations for a honeymoon in Kenya. If you are considering Masai Mara for your honeymoon, you should choose wisely hotel or camp you will end up in. The honeymoon period is an intimate time and you don’t want to be stuck in an overbooked hotel especially if your wedding falls in the high season. To keep your honeymoon special, go for the small luxury tented camps. You will get personalized attention and value for your money.
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Park Fees

Masai Mara Reserve Park Fees

Masai Mara Park entrance fees are based on the location of the hotel or tented camp one will be staying in while in the Masai Mara.
The Masai Mara Park Entry fees are fees paid at the designated entry points. Monies paid go a long way in the supports the conservation efforts to keep the Masai Mara as pristine as possible.

Non-Resident Masai Mara Park Fees

Adults:
USD 70.00 (Inside Park)
USD 80.00 (Outside Park)

Children and Students:
USD 40.00 (Inside Park)
USD 45.00 (Outside Park)

What you should know about Masai Mara Conservancy Fees and Narok County Council Park Fees for Citizens, Residents, and Non-residents

Children aged between 3 years to 18 years pay Masai Mara Park Fees
Free for Children below 3 years

Masai Mara Park Fees for students is only applicable for individuals of up to 23 years old, supported by a recognized institution, with a valid student ID, and visiting the Masai Mara Reserve on a Trip organized by the School for research which has to be authorized by Mara Conservancy. The authorization has been cleared at least two weeks in advance.

The concession Masai Mara Student Rates won’t be extended to Students visiting the Masai Mara Reserve for personal Holidays.

Masai Mara Park Fees applicable to Guests staying at Lodges and Camps INSIDE the Masai Mara Reserve

Masai Mara Park Fees applicable to Guests staying at Lodges and Camps OUTSIDE the Masai Mara Reserve

Daily Masai Mara Park Fees is valid for twenty four (24) hours from the time of entering the Masai Mara Game and National Reserve

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