Masai Mara Game Reserve

The Masai Mara is home to an excellent year-round concentration of game and is renowned for its annual visit by the two million animals that make up the Great Migration. The Maasai Mara National Reserve is the ‘Seventh Wonder of the World’ due to the annual migration of over a 1.3 million wildebeest from the Serengeti plains to the Mara.

Covering an impressive 1 115 km² (430 square miles), the Masai Mara is a land of breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife and endless plains. The Masai Mara was made famous by the book Out of Africa by Karen Blixen, which was later made into a movie starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep.

The Masai Mara is Kenya’s most popular safari destination and for good reason. It is a vast reserve of endless flat grassland crossed by rivers which play host to wildlife’s most spectacular moments. Within the park you get all the big game tickets, lion, hippo, crocs, rhino, you name it, Masai Mara has it.

Masai Mara Attractions

Wildlife 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds species have been recorded including annual wildebeests migration involving over 1.5 million animals.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit the Masai Mara for the migration is between July and October, but that's not to say you shouldn't consider another time of year, which may be just as rewarding. The Mara is best known for the great wildebeest migration, which moves up from the Serengeti from around July until sometime in October, when it starts to head back south again.

Getting to Masai Mara

Main roads are all weather. Game viewing trucks can only be used by four wheel drives during the rainy season. Three airstrips serve the Mara:- Keekorok, Olkiombo, and Musiara all of them murramed.

Where to Stay

Maasai Mara has a range of accommodation to suit all budgets, tastes and interests. There are very basic campsites where you can pitch a tent and sleep under canvas in the wild, well appointed safari lodges, luxury tented camps with large, fully furnished tents, small private camps for your exclusive use and much, much, more.