Preserved savannah wilderness
The Maasai Mara and its surrounding conservancies form Kenya as a flagship safari destination, offering year-round crowd-free game viewing in the Mara, creating some of the most authentic safari experiences in the world. Its savannahs are renowned for delivering exceptional big cat (lion, leopard, cheetah) sightings, plus popular species like zebra, giraffe, gazelle and hyena.
From August to November, one of nature’s greatest spectacles reaches the Maasai Mara – the great migration – the dramatic mass movement of wildebeest is a remarkable sight, as herds head for fresh graze from neighbouring Tanzania’s Serengeti. While on a Maasai Mara safari, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to interact with local tribes and gain a fascinating insight into their life, culture and traditions. You can combine thrilling land-based 4×4 game drives with an unmissable sunrise hot air balloon experience. Waking before dawn, watch the colourful balloons inflate as you take flight for breathtaking views of the wildlife below.
Rugged landscaped, creatures big and small, warm and welcoming people, all make the Maasai Mara the ultimate destination to witness the wildlife you’ve always wanted to see, sharing highlights of your day’s sightings in luxury lodges, under dreamy, star lit skies.
FACTS ABOUT the maasai mara
The Great Migration:
July through October
Flights are into Nairobi
with transfers then to the Maasai
Great to combine with Mombasa or Zanzibar for a relaxing beach break
4 night is a popular length
Where to stay in the maasai mara?
Hemingways ol seki mara camp
Ol Seki is a luxurious safari retreat set in the Maasai Mara’s community-owned, Naboisho conservancy. Magnificent views over the grasslands highlight its fantastic position for space, privacy and wildlife sightings.
The circular canvas tents are set well apart and filled with natural light, boasting plenty of space for larger groups of families or friends. Warm days are best spent on the patio, cooling off in the infinity pool or indulging in the spa. Cuisine is international and can be enjoyed in private locations within the camp, too.
Lewa Wilderness will guarantee a stylish and special stay; a family run guest house creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere thanks to the owners, with nine exclusive accommodation options for guests to call home during their stay.
Set in large gardens, each room is spacious and stylish with open fires, decks for viewing and four poster beds. Impala often stop at the near-by river below, along with elephant and buffalo also calling for a drink. Horse back and walking safaris are popular here, followed by sundowners on the hilltops!
Sanctuary Olonana is an exceptional luxury safari lodge set on a private stretch of the Mara River in the heart of Kenya’s most famous game reserve, the Maasai Mara. Featuring 14 glass-sided suites, this property is inspired by the regions breath-taking natural wonders, an abundance of wildlife, and a dramatic river which runs right past its forest setting. Game drives, cultural visits, bush dinners, sundowners, scenic flights and balloon rides; Olonana makes for a wonderful African safari.
During the great migration, the action happens less than 40 minutes from the camp’s doorstep – a huge advantage. For a luxury experience, opt for the newly opened Geoffrey Kent Suite featuring 2 ensuite bedrooms, private dining, infinity pool and private vehicle with guide.
why book your maasai mara adventure with us?
We understand you might have lots of questions when it comes to planning a once-in-lifetime safari, but that’s ok – we’ve been on safari and we’ve stayed in lodges in the Mara. Our travel experts are here to help tailor and narrow down the extensive list you might have, curating a perfect adventure in the wild just for you.