·         Drinks & Laundry

·         Items of personal nature

·         Pre and Post safari accommodation in Nairobi which can be arranged at an extra cost.

·         All Items of personal nature.

·         Lunch on the last day.

·         Tips

 

 

 

MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE:

Masai Mara National Reserve is considered a “must see” for any visitor traveling on safari in Kenya. It is on the “to do” list of most Kenyan visitors because the park is graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wild life and birds.

Masai Mara is the best place to see all of the “Big Five” animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalo) together. The famous wildebeest migration also takes place at the Mara.

Masai Mara National Reserve (also known as Masai Mara or The Mara) is situated within the Great Rift Valley in the southern part of Kenya. Measuring approximately 1510sq. kilometers (approx. 938sq. miles) in size, this unfenced savannah grassland is roughly 150 miles southeast of Nairobi.

Maasai Mara derives its name from the indigenous people of Kenya – the Maasai tribe – and the Mara River that cuts through the park. The Masai Mara provides the best view of the famous wildebeest migration as the animals cross the Mara River between July and August.

The Mara is also home to the richest concentration of wildlife, including the “Big Five” (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo), zebras, antelope, gnus, Oribis, hyenas, giraffes, warthogs, gazelles, hartebeests, hippos, crocodiles and others.

The park has the largest concentration of African lions, including the black-maned lion. Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife at the Masai Mara, which boasts over 400 different birds species.

The park experiences a hot and dry climate with a regular rainfall season twice a year. The reserve’s topography is mainly open savannah (grassland) with clusters of acacia trees along the southeastern area of the park.

The Mara and Talek rivers grace the rolling plains of the reserve. Myriad seasonal rivers appear during the rainy season but dry out once the rains are gone.

 

What to see and Do:

The Masai Mara Game Reserve is one of the best places in Africa for wildlife viewing. Game drives are a great way to experience the park and they take place all year round. If the big cats are what you’re looking for on your Kenyan safari, you are guaranteed to spot them at the Mara. All of the “Big Five” animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo) can be spotted here. However, the population of black rhinos is severely threatened with only 37 black rhinos left as of 2000.

Herds of plains zebras are found throughout the park, as well as Masai giraffes, common giraffes, jackals, white-bearded gnus, Oribis, warthogs, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, hartebeests, hyenas, bat-eared foxes, rare Topi antelope and beautiful rone antelope, as well as hippos and crocodiles in the Mara River.

 

MASAI MARA ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:

(Please note some safari lodges / Tented Camps are located in Private wildlife conservancies where safari minivans are not allowed to do games. For such options we will use only 4×4 Safari Landcruisers /Jeeps)

  • Mara Serena Safari Lodge
  • Ashnil Mara Camp
  • Mara Sopa Lodge
  • Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge
  • Entim Mara Camp
  • Royal Mara Camp
  • Sarova Mara Tented Camp
  • Sarova Mara Club tent
  • Sprit of the Mara
  • Mara Siria Tented Camp
  • Kilima Camp Masai Mara
  • Fig Tree Mara Camp
  • Keekorok Lodge
  • Zebra Plains Mara Camp
  • Mara River Camp
  • Mara Legends Safari Camp
  • Siana Springs Tented Camp
  • Karen Blixen Camp
  • Eagle View camp
  • Naserian Mara Camp
  • Mara Intrepids Camp
  • Mara Explorer Camp
  • Porini Lion Camp
  • Sand River Masai Mara
  • Topi Mara Bush House
  • Saruni Mara
  • Mara Intrepids Camp
  • Angama Mara
  • Cottar’s 1920s Camp
  • Naboisho Camp
  • Elephant Pepper Camp
  • Sanctuary Olonana
  • Main Governors Camp
  • Little Governors’ Camp
  • Olare Mara Kempinski
  • Governors Il Moran Camp
  • Basecamp Mara Camp
  • andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
  • andBeyond Bateleur Camp
  • Angama Mara
  • Kandili Camp
  • Mara Bush Camp
  • Mara Bush Camp – Private Wing
  • Ilkeliani Mara Camp
  • Sanctuary Olonana
  • Mara Eden Safari Camp
  • Mara Ngenche Camp
  • Mara Explorer Tented Camp
  • Rekero Camp – Asilia Africa
  • Mpata Safari Club
  • Matira Bush Camp
  • Hammerkop Migration Camp
  • Ngerende Island Lodge
  • Ngerende in the Wild, Riverview
  • Mara Treetops Luxury Camp
  • Mara Siria Camp 
  • Mara Crossings Camp 
  • Fairmont Mara Safari Club
  • Sanctuary Olonana
  • Instinct of the Mara
  • Serian’s Nkorombo

Please that this accommodation list is not exhaustive. If your preferred lodge/tented camp is not on this list kindly inform us so that we can quote for you.