Visit the Masai Mara
The Masai Mara is where Big Five viewing is almost assured. The Mara also hosts one of the most stunning wildlife spectaculars in the world - the annual wildebeest migration into the neighbouring Serengeti, in Tanzania, stirring the dust along the plains on their way. They ford the Mara River in their thousands, plunging over the precipice of the bank into the rushing river where opportunistic crocodiles await. It's chaotic, it's primeval, it's a staggering sight.
The Mara is full of such iconic images; lions playing or stalking or lounging on the open plains; the streak of cheetah chases over the savannah; herds of elephants leisurely making their way to waterholes. If such scenes are special from the ground, they're just as wonderful seen from the air, on a balloon safari as dawn breaks and gilds the plains with its pink gold caress. These silent flights finish with a champagne breakfast in the bush and are definitely worth working into a luxury Masai Mara safari.
Top itineraries in Masai Mara
See the best of Kenya from the Masai Mara’s famed wildebeest migration to the Great Rift Valley and Mt. Kilimanjaro’s elephants. Along the way, you’ll enjoy game drives, gourmet dining and luxury stays throughout.
This wonderful 14-day safari holiday takes in the beautiful landscapes and abundant wildlife of Kenya before heading to the coast for a relaxing beach break on the spectacular Mombasa Coast.
This classic ’conservancy safari’ visits two diverse eco-systems in the hands of expert guides, while staying at two luxurious bush camps. You'll begin at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy for two days of world-class game viewing before heading to the iconic Masai Mara and then on to the Mombasa coast.
Top places to stay in Masai Mara
Elephant Pepper Camp, in Kenya's protected Mara North Conservancy, is surrounded by 3,600 square kilometres of untouched wilderness.
Stay in a luxury tent on the banks of a Serengeti river, watching the resident hippo pod from your private verandah’s daybed. And, you’ll enjoy considered luxury throughout, with unlimited game drives, gourmet dining and fine wines all included.
On the banks of the Mara River, in the Western Koyiaki conservation area, The Royal Mara Safari Lodge is situated in the richest game view section of the Kenya’s legendary Maasai Mara Ecosystem, directly on the wildebeest "Great Migration" route. Royal Mara offers a blend of the classic tented safa…
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