Masai Mara Tours and Lodges
One of the most well known safari destinations in Africa is the Masai Mara. Together with the Serengeti it is home to some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife on Earth and is the stage for the Great Migration. When you think of an African safari the Masai Mara is often your first thought, and rightly so.
The Masai Mara conjures images of wide sweeping savannahs teeming with up to 2 million Wildebeest closely followed by the predators,The Masai Mara National Reserve is part of the Mara – Serengeti ecosystem, which covers 25,000 Km2, and has fenceless borders with a number of private conservancies and Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park.
There are numerous lodges and camps in the reserve and the conservancies each offering a taste of the ‘Mara”. Below are some of the packages that we recommend showcasing some of Kenya’s greatest safari areas including the Masai Mara.
Masai Mara Tours and Lodges,getting to Masai Mara
The Masai Mara National Reserve is situated about 270 kilometers from Nairobi. The journey can take around 6 hours by road.
Flights to the Mara Area
There are twice daily scheduled flights departing Wilson Airport, Nairobi. You can also combine your safari to the Mara with other safari destinations in Kenya or from the coast, with daily scheduled flights. Private charters can be organised from anywhere.
Safari Tours passing through Masai Mara
Masai Mara Accommodation
Rekero Camp – This is a seasonal tented camp is pitched above the Talek River, where you will be passed by one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife on the planet during the Great Migration. Accommodation is offered in traditional elegant safari tents. Discover the beauty of the region on walking safaris and guided game drives led by Masai guides.
Serian Camp – Based in Mara North Conservancy, it is one of only 10 other camps, offering a retreat from the bustle of contemporary life and view Africa at it’s rawest. It is perfect for families young and old, open all year round, showcasing the magic of the Mara.
Cottars 1920’s Camp – This camp is situated in its own concession on the edge of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. It offers an “Out of Africa” style safari experience of a bygone era. Accommodation is offered in luxurious en-suite tents. It has a swimming pool and spa area which is the perfect place to cool off after an exciting morning’s game viewing.
Govenors Il Moran – For those that want that bit of extra bit of luxury, Il Moran being a small and intimate camp is just right for a truly romantic safari experience. All the tents line the Mara River, under the shade of ancient trees.
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Due to its altitude of between 4000 and 7000 feet, the Masai Mara has a moderate climate without any great variations in temperature. The daytime temperatures peak around 30° C (85°F) and can drop to around 15°C (60°F) degrees Celsius at night. The heaviest rains fall between March and May and there is a second short rainy season between November and December.
Rainfall can make the park roads difficult to navigate, while in the dry season the wildlife is more concentrated around the various water sources. Between July and October the weather is normally dry and the vegetation lush. This is the best time to view the Park’s wildlife and is the peak tourist season.
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