Masai Mara National Reserve

Kenya is the home of the original safari holiday, and the Masai Mara is the country’s best known reserve. A land of vast savannahs, the Masai Mara offers a true big game experience and a wide selection of luxury safari camps either in the national park or its neighbouring conservancies.

Game viewing is fantastic throughout the year, with a highlight being the months of September and October. This is when the thousands-strong wildebeest herds of the great migration pass through the park – with predators hot on their hooves.

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Highlights in Masai Mara National Reserve

  • Excellent year-round game viewing
  • See the herds of the great migration
  • Take to the skies on a hot air balloon safari
  • Visit a local village to spend time with the Maasai

Featured Accommodation

Mahali Mzuri

Mahali Mzuri, meaning ‘beautiful place’ in Swahili, is a safari camp based in Kenya which was launched by Sir Richard Branson. Found in the Maasai Mara ecosystem, the camp is in the perfect position to view the Great Migration. Mahali Mzuri consists of 12 raised tented suites, overlooking the wildlife…

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Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp

Cottar’s 1920s captures the romance of the golden age of safari. The cream canvas tents are furnished with authentic antiques, old travel trunks and two rocking chairs positioned to take in the Masai Mara views. Enjoy game drives, guided walks and Maasai warrior training for the youngsters.

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Angama Mara

Angama Mara has the kind of view that makes you catch your breath! Perched on the rim of the Great Rift Valley, this luxury tented camp has glass-fronted suites that look out over Kenya’s Masai Mara plains and the famous hill from the film “Out of Africa”. Angama Mara is…

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Elewana Sand River Masai Mara

Step out of time and into an exhilarating African adventure when choosing Elewana Sand River Masai Mara. This destination promises exhilarating encounters with Africa’s fiercest predators in a game-rich national reserve and an indulgent stay in a tented camp, reminiscent of the golden era of African exploration.

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Featured Tours in Masai Mara National ReserveDiscover our tailor-made tours

Quintessential Kenya

Stay at eco-award winning tented camps while exploring Lake Elementeita the Laikipia region and famous Masai Mara plains. Rich and varied wildlife, and an exciting selection of safari activities make this an excellent choice for a Kenya safari.

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Fair Trade Kenya Safari & Beach

Experience Kenya’s wilderness, wildlife and beach-lined coast; while protecting the places you visit on this Fair Trade itinerary. Highlights include game drives, walking with the Maasai, snorkelling, dhow cruises, fantastic people and amazing locations that you simply won’t want to leave.

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