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Masai Mara Safari Highlights
  • Great Migraton of Wildebeests
  • Highest density of lions
  • Excellent wildlife viewing
  • Location of BBC documentaries
  • Experience Maasai Culture
  • Community conservation
  • Large wildlife diversity
  • Large population of Big Cats

Tours starting from:
$285

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All inclusive tour includes:
  • Experienced guide/driver
  • Your own 4×4 pop-top Land Cruiser
  • Unlimited game drives
  • Entrance fees
  • Unique accomodation for different budgets
  • All meals

What is the Masai Mara

The Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, along with the Serengeti plains, is one of Africa’s greatest savannahs, and a natural wonder of the world. It is part of the Mau-Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems. The Masai Mara is also home to the earth’s most charismatic animals. The Maasai Mara National Reserve is named in honor of the Maasai people who inhabit its vast areas of natural beauty and abundant wildlife. They live in harmony with the wildlife and nature!

safari jeep and sunset over the masai mara

On Safari, exploring the Masai Mara | Photo by The Next Crossing

A Masai Mara Safari offers Unparalleled Game Viewing Opportunities

The Masai Mara goes beyond description. It is not just an interesting tourist destination in Kenya; it is among the main reasons to visit Kenya and the region. The Mara ecosystem hosts the highest concentration of wild animals per square km than any other park in the region. The tree studded typical African Savannah offers the best game viewing opportunities in the world It is home to the famous Masai tribesmen, Africa’s most celebrated tribe.

Experience The Great Migration on a Flight or Road Safari Package

A popular sight to be observed between the months of July and October is the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, and Thomson’s gazelle to and from the Serengeti. Leopards, lions and cheetahs can also be observed in the area. The untouched landscape is perfect for wildlife to flourish and human numbers given access to the area is limited. All this combined makes safari excursions to the Masai Mara National Reserve an exceptional and unforgettable experience.

Here at Natural World Kenya Safaris we provide a selection of Masai Mara drive-in and fly-in safari tour excursions that vary in duration, accommodation options and amenities and include visits to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Our friendly tour driver guides have vast knowledge and experience of the area which allows them to navigate the area and give you the best seats in the house.

Wildebeest crossing the Mara River | Photo by The Next Crossing

What is the Masai Mara Famous For

Undoubtedly one of the most famous natural parks globally, the Masai Mara is known for its pristine savannahs and abundant wildlife. It is one of the most visited and televised nature reserves and a dream holiday destination for lovers of wildlife. Countless nature documentaries have been shot in the Masai Mara, including Planet Earth and the Big Cat Diaries.

Sunset over the Masai Mara | Photograph by The Next Crossing

The Maasai People

The Maasai are one of the most charismatic, friendly and open people you will meet. Their culture remains one of the best preserved on the African continent, and their incredible fashion sense is world famous. The Maasai straddle two worlds – their traditional pastoral ways, and technological progress coupled with conservation awareness. They are the custodians of the East African savannahs, and their image is associated with grassroots wildlife conservation.

Maasai guides in bright red shukas on a walking safari

Maasai guides out on a walking safari | Photo by The Next Crossing

Largest Concentration of Lions

The largest concentration of lions in the world can be found in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy. No safari is complete without a lion sighting, and travellers to the Mara are never disappointed. Television crews that want to capture unique lion behaviour often pick the Mara for their films.

Big Cats and Other Predators

The BBC has returned to the Mara countless times to capture its charismatic big cats and other predators like hyena. Among the famous documentaries made here are Planet Earth and the Big Cat Diaries. The Masai Mara has many lion, cheetah and leopards, making for exciting game viewing.The Masai Mara is also home to large hyena clans, numbering over a hundred individuals.

Cheetah family, with mother, Kisaru, spotted in Mara North | Photo by The Next Crossing

Which is the Best Month to Visit

The climate in the Masai Mara is mild and pleasant year-round, with cool nights and warm days. During the dry season, the skies are almost always sunny. Even during the period of the “short rains” (October to December), you can still expect lots of sun. Luckily, it never gets too hot because of its high elevation. Even on the hottest of days, there’s always a pleasant breeze.

The Masai Mara has a long safari season, with good to excellent weather conditions for ten out of twelve months. For game viewing, the weather is best during the dry season, which starts in July and continues until end October.

Rain clouds gather over the Masai Mara | Photo by The Next Crossing

Wildlife you will see during your Masai Mara Safari

The Masai Mara is one of the most biologically diverse areas globally, especially when it comes to mega-fauna and grazing animals. The Mara-Serengeti migration is the most species diverse migration to occur year on year. It is home to the big five, the little five, and an incredible number of bird, reptiles and insects. Observing wildlife in the Masai Mara will undoubtedly raise appreciation for how all these creatures exist in an intricate web of interdependence.

A herd of wildebeest crossing the Mara River | Photo by The Next Crossing

The Big Five

Three of the big five – elephant, lion and buffalo are relatively easy to spot on the Masai Mara. There are also plenty of leopards around, although these are much harder to catch sight of since leopards love to stay hidden. Although there are black rhinos on the Mara, these are rarely seen. Lions are undoubtedly the star of the Mara, with Mara Naboisho boasting of the highest density of lions. It’s not uncommon to catch sight of mothers relaxing in the shade with cubs!

Lions at sunrise in Mara Naboisho

Lions at sunrise in Mara Naboisho | photo by The Next Crossing

Other Charismatic Animals

The Mara’s cheetahs have been featured many times in BBC documentaries, and it is not difficult to catch sight of one, or even a whole family of them. If you’re lucky, you might catch sight of the “fast five”, a coalition of males, seen prowling the grasslands of the Mara in the Netflix documentary “Night on Earth”. The Masai Mara is also home to large hyena clans, with a clan around the Talek river numbering over a hundred. There are also hundreds of hippos all along the banks of the rivers that snake through the Masai Mara.

Cheetah family spotted in Mara North | Photo by The Next Crossing

A Bird Watcher’s Paradise

The Masai Mara is a bird watcher’s paradise. This golden savannah is where you can find most of the bird species in all of Africa, particularly between the months of October and February. During the winter months in the northern hemisphere, most birds come to Eastern Africa for the warmer climate. So don’t be surprised if you see European swallows during this period!

Sacred Ibis flying over the Masai Mara

Sacred Ibis flying over the Masai Mara | Photo by The Next Crossing

Migration Season

July to September, “Peak Season”
The great wildebeest migration takes place from July to September. The wildebeest begin to arrive in the Masai Mara from the end of June onwards, munching their way through the taller grasses. They are also accompanied by thousands of other grazers like zebras and antelopes. These follow in the wake of the wildebeests to get at the young, green shoots the wildebeests leave behind. The one downside to visiting during peak season is that the Mara can get crowded.

Wildebeest crossing the Mara River | Photo by The Next Crossing

Wildlife Season

October to January “High Season”
On the back of the Great Migration, wildlife season is an exciting time. Prey continues to be plentiful, and the grasses of the Masai Mara have been trimmed short by the wildebeest. The short grasses mean excellent visibility when it comes to spotting predators and observing them hunt.

Gazelles, Topis and a Warthog in the Masai Mara

Herbivores of the Masai Mara | Photo by The Next Crossing

Green Season

April to June, “Low Season”
The green season is called the way it is because these are the months of the long rains. During this time, the savannah is transformed into a lush paradise with lots of wet green grass. During this time, there is the synchronised birth of hundreds of baby antelopes, impalas, waterbucks and kudus. Although the weather might be a challenge, you’ll have the Mara to yourself as there won’t be many safari-goers around.

Topis and their calves in the Masai Mara | Photo by The Next Crossing

Go on Unlimited Game Drives during your Masai Mara Safari

Going on safari with Natural World Kenya Safaris means you can go on unlimited game drives. We provide you with an experienced guide and driver and your very own private 4×4 land cruiser. This allows you to maximise your time doing what you’re on safari to do – observe wild animals in the great open grasslands of Kenya!

The savannah landscape of the Masai Mara

The open and spotty landscape of the Masai Mara | Photo by The Next Crossing

Photograph Big Cats

With one of the highest densities of lions in the world, the Masai Mara is perfect for capturing that Nat Geo worthy shot of the King of the Jungle. What’s more, if you choose to stay in one of the Mara conservancies, you will be able to go off-road to get a closer picture of not just lions, but the other big cats (cheetahs and leopards) too.

Lions bathed in golden sunlight

Lions at dawn in Mara Naboisho | Photo by The Next Crossing

Go on a Night Drive

Nighttime is the most exciting time for animal viewing. On the Mara, most hunts happen after dark – this is when the action takes place. Even cheetahs, which were previously believed to be diurnal, conduct one-third of their hunts after dark. Lions are super active at night, and if you’re lucky, you might even catch lion cubs playing on the road. If you want to do a night drive, be sure to stay in a lodge in one of the Mara Conservancies that can offer this.

Lion cubs playing at night

Lion cubs playing at night in Mara Naboisho | Photo by The Next Crossing

Experience a Safari Walk with the Maasai

Some Mara conservancy lodges can organise a safari walk out in the bush. This type of safari is a totally different experience from game viewing from a jeep, getting you truly up close and personal with the animals of the African savannah. Along the way, you’ll also develop a deep appreciation of the way the Masaai interact and understand nature and make fast friends with your local guides.

Maasai guides walking across the open savannah of the Masai Mara

Maasai guides out on a safari walk | Photo by The Next Crossing

Have a Picnic in the Bush

One of the most fun things you can do on safari is to have a picnic on the Masai Mara, surrounded by thousands of wildebeests. This is easy to organise – tell your guide, and he’ll make sure your lodge prepares you a packed lunch for the bush!

Wildebeest grazing in the Masai Mara | Photo by The Next Crossing

The Mara Conservancies

The Mara conservancies are some of the best nature reserves in the world. In these unique sanctuaries, you can experience the African savannah at its best.With a dedication to low-density tourism, a safari in a Mara conservancy means exclusivity and
tranquillity. Furthermore, a wider range of activities is available in them than is possible in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Here, you can go on night drives, safari walks and off-road game-driving.

Mara North Conservancy

A picture postcard of flawless Africa – golden savannahs, perfect acacia trees dotting the horizon and lots of big cats.

Mara Naboisho Conservancy

An exclusive area with the highest density of lions, filled with plenty of activities and wildlife experiences.

Olare Motorogi Conservancy

Thanks to a strong partnership with the local Maasai, this conservancy has endangered species like the rhino and painted dog.

Ol Kinyei Conservancy

The pioneer of the private conservancy movement in the Mara eco-system and a multiple award winner as well!

Mara Triangle Conservancy

Experience all the wildlife found in the Masai Mara and a front-row seat to the world-famous Great Migration.

Mara Siana Conservancy

One of the newest conservancies, Mara Siana is already enjoying great success as a promising tourist destination.

Lemek Conservancy

Although compact in size, Lemek conservancy offers incredible wildlife watching with fewer visitors.

 


MASAI MARA ROAD SAFARIS EXCURSIONS FROM/TO NAIROBI
2, 3 & 4 DAYS MASAI MARA ROAD SAFARI TOURS (DRIVE -IN)

  • 2 Days
  • 3 Days
  • 4 Days

Masai Mara Overnight Road Safari - 2 Days

2-day Masai Mara game reserve tour on a road safari with intensive game viewing drives in search of the Big five.

Transport to the Masai Mara including game viewing drives is in private pop up top safari minivan or 4×4 Land Cruiser jeep.

Masai Mara Game Reserve, 2 Days 1 Night Safari (Group)

2-day Masai Mara game reserve tour on a road safari with intensive game viewing drives in search of the Big five.

Masai Mara Private Safari

Nairobi Masai Mara Game reserve safari proceeding by road via the great rift valley escarpment and scenic masai country.

A Kenya safari tour rich in diversity and which offers unlimited game viewing opportunities in private safari minibuses or 4 x 4 cruisers. The Masai Mara Kenya safari tour is themed on scenery, wildlife and masai culture. We start from Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. The safari drive is via the Nairobi suburbs, past tea and coffee plantations, the Great rift valley escarpment and through masai country.

Masai Mara Group Sharing Safari

Join the Nairobi Masai Mara Game reserve group safari. The Masai mara safari tour is rich in diversity.

Transport and game viewing drives are provided in shared safari designed open topped minibuses. A maximum of 6 persons are accommodated in each 8 seater safari minibus. This is to allow for a guaranteed window seat and access to the open roof. The theme of this Kenya safari is wildlife,awesome scenery and masai culture.

The Great Masai Mara Safari - 4 Days

Masai Mara 4-day safari tour proceeding by road from Nairobi with a stop to view Great rift valley escarpment and via scenic Masai country.

MASAI MARA FLIGHT SAFARIS FROM/TO NAIROBI
2, 3 & 4 DAYS

  • 2 Days
  • 3 Days
  • 4 Days

2 Days, 1 Night: Masai Mara Fly-in Tour

From Nairobi to Nairobi

Fly into Masai Mara from Nairobi on a flight safari tour package exploring the magnificent game reserve. Explore the Mara on rewarding game viewing drives in customized pop up top 4×4 land cruiser jeeps

Nairobi to Masai Mara Flight Safari - 3 Days

Here’s your chance to “wing in” to world famous Masai Mara and discover the Big Five.

All game drives feature customized pop top 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeeps on this tour package.

4 Days, 3 Nights: Masai Mara Fly-in Safari

1 Game Reserve, From Nairobi to Nairobi

Fly into Masai Mara on a flight for 4 day safari tour package exploring the magnificent game reserve.

Explore the Mara on rewarding game viewing drives in customized pop up top 4×4 land cruiser jeeps.

MOMBASA AIR SAFARIS
2, 3 DAYS MASAI MARA SAFARI TOURS FROM/TO MOMBASA

  • Flight
  • Flight and Drive

2 Days, 1 Night Masai Mara Fly-in Safari

From Beach to Beach

From the Kenya coast you’ll travel by air to the Masai Mara on this 2-day, 1-night fly-in safari. Stay at a camp or lodge of your choice.

3 Days Masai Mara Fly-in Safari

The 3 days, 2 nights direct Mombasa Masai Mara air/flight safari.

Masai Mara game reserve safari by air from the Kenya coast with accommodation at camps and lodges.
Game viewing drives are conducted by the host lodges / camps.
Lodges and camps at the Masai Mara conduct game viewing drives in 4 wheel cruisers on a seat in car basis.

3 Days Masai Mara Fly & Drive Safari (Group)

Mombasa Masai Mara Game reserve safari from Kenya Coast beach hotels utilizing flight and road via Nairobi.
This is an alternative to the direct Mombasa- masai mara air safari.
The Kenya safari is rich in diversity and offers more game viewing range because we provide exclusive use of safari vehicles for transport and game viewing drives.

MALINDI /WATAMU-MASAI MARA FLY-IN SAFARIS
2, 3 DAYS MASAI MARA SAFARI TOURS FROM/TO MALINDI RESORTS

2 Days, 1 Night Masai Mara Fly-in Safari

From Beach to Beach

From the Kenya coast you’ll travel by air to the Masai Mara on this 2-day, 1-night fly-in safari. Stay at a camp or lodge of your choice.

Your lodge host will lead game drives through the Masai Mara in 4-wheel Land Cruisers.

Malindi to Masai Mara 3 Day Fly-in Safari

From the Kenya coast you’ll travel by air to the Masai Mara on this 3-day, 2-night fly-in safari. Stay at a camp or lodge of your choice.

Your lodge host will lead game drives through the Masai Mara in 4-wheel Land Cruisers.

DIANI -MASAI MARA AIR SAFARIS
2, 3 DAYS MASAI MARA SAFARI TOURS FROM/TO DIANI RESORTS

  • Flight
  • Flight and Drive (Group)

2 Days, 1 Night Masai Mara Fly-in Safari

From Beach to Beach
From the Kenya coast you’ll travel by air to the Masai Mara on this 2-day, 1-night fly-in safari. Stay at a camp or lodge of your choice.

From Beach to Beach to Wildebeest - 3-Day Masai Mara Air Safari

It’s An Easy Flight From Diani To The Mara

From your beach resort it’s a quick flight over Kenya’s scenic landscape to the premier game park of Africa. Natural World Safariswill transfer you to an area airport for your morning flight. We’ll handle all the arrangements and get you from surf to safari in a quick and easy 2-ho

3 Days Masai Mara Fly & Drive Safari

Mombasa Masai Mara Game reserve safari from Kenya Coast beach hotels utilizing flight and road via Nairobi.

This is an alternative to the direct Mombasa- masai mara air safari.
The Kenya safari is rich in diversity and offers more game viewing range because we provide exclusive use of safari vehicles for transport and game viewing drives.

LOCAL MASAI MARA EXCURSIONS

  • 4 Hours / 1 Hour of Flight
  • 2 Hours

Masai Mara Air Hot Balloon Flight

On the date of your hot air balloon flight, the balloon operating company shall collect you from your safari lodge/ tented camp in one of their custom safari jeep at around 5AM for a drive to the  hot air balloon launch.

Masai Mara Village Visit

Experience the history and culture of Masai tribesmen while visiting either Masai Mara National Reserve or Amboseli National Park…

This visit is optional while on your Kenya safari.

Contact us for more information

For more information about our safari excursions, or to book your dream safari trip with Natural World Kenya Safaris, simply get in touch with our friendly travel advisors. Give us a call on +254 704 001 122 or leave your details on our contact us page, and we'll reply as quickly as possible.

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