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Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara (Masai Mara) is situated in south-west Kenya and is one of Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserves. Together with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania it forms Africa’s most diverse, incredible and most spectacular eco-systems and possibly the world’s top safari big game viewing eco-system.

NOTE: The Wildebeest migration currently at the bottom part of the Serengeti Serengeti National Park slowly heading west. They are currently giving birth and the predators are having a huge feast.

They will be back in Kenya around July and leave again around late October, so look into safaris now for next year. Plan early.

WILDEBEEST MIGRATION: IS ON ITS WAY BACK UP TO KENYA! Make sure you have your safari book planned out that includes the Maasai Mara. I am sure you have heard is nothing short of amazing. It is one of the things you have do add to your bucket list. Best time to be in Kenya for it is JULY – OCTOBER.

Accommodation: There is a wide selection of places to stay in and around the Maasai Mara and the conservancies surrounding it . The conservancies surrounding the Maasai Mara have restricted number of vehicles allowing a more private game viewing of wildlife.

HOT DEALS: including the Maasai Mara are without a doubt some of the best you ever get.
To get the best out of your safari time, try a book a seven (or more) day safari at least and cover two or more other destinations.

Safaris: including the Maasai Mara are without a doubt some of the best you ever get.
To get the best out of your safari time, try a book a seven (or more) day safari at least and cover two or more other destinations.

Map: Have a look at our map, we have most of the properties in the Maasai Mara accurately located. Zoom out to see all the properties we have across Eastern and Southern Africa

Maasai Mara National Reserve stretches 1,510 sq km (580 sq miles) and raises 1,500-2,170 meters above sea level. It hosts over 95 species of mammals and 570 recorded species of birds.

Distance

It’s about 270 km from the capital Nairobi City and takes about 5-6 hours by road or 40-45 minutes by flight. The road is great for the most part. there is a section from Narok town to Sekenani Gate that is dirt road but fairly good. The other road through Lemek and Aitong town is not good at all and very bumpy.

Best Time To Visit

With the wildebeest migration in JULYOCTOBER, this is the best time to see this incredible movement of animals. Although it is not guaranteed that the wildebeest get to Maasai Mara, it has yet to let us down. Also, December to February are great times as it is dryer and good for the Big Cats.

NOTE: The Maasai Mara is an all year round destination with the big cats, and all the big game still in the Maasai Mara Ecosystem.

Recommended Number of Days

Due the amount to be seen in the reserve we feel a THREE to FOUR day safari is suitable for just the Maasai Mara. If you are interested in photography the longer you stay the more chance of getting the ultimate photo.

We also recommend that you add on a few more days to see more of Kenya. (Amboseli National Park, Tsavo East National Park, Tsavo West National Park, Northern Kenya. Why not add some beach to… we like Watamu Beach & Diani Beach).

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