Masai Mara National Reserve

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s largest National Reserve is not only home to the Big 5 (elephant, buffalo, giraffe, Leopard, Rhino, lion), but Annual Great Wildebeest Migration which is composed of over 2 million Wildebeests population, Antelopes, and Zebras in a fraction of the Greater Mara Ecosystem & The Mara Triangle. Yet cheetahs, hyenas, Thomson’s gazelle, topi, Spotted hyenas, impalas, duikers, Coke’s hartebeests, Masai giraffe also call the reserve their Natural Home.

Find a comprehensive  information on how to get there, Best time to visit Maasai Mara Reserve, Attractions & Activities in the Reserve, Maasai Reserve, Entry gates, lodges, safari packages and the Wildebeest Migration

All You Need To Know About Masai Mara

Masai Mara is the most popular safari destination & largest Kenya National Reserve with size 1510 square Km in Narok Town in Southwestern Kenya. Masai Mara also spelled Masai Mara, was named after the native Masai people, from the Nile Basin, and the word “Mara” means spotted, which refers to the dotted acacia trees, shrubs and bushes which spreads the entire landscape of the reserve.

Things to do in Masai Mara National Reserve encompasses a bucket list of Safari activities to do such as: Game Viewing drives, Nature walks, Balloon Safaris, Bird-Watching, Cultural tours, Horseback Safaris, The great wildebeest migration,  among others

The Annual Great Migration

The Masai Mara National Reserve forms borders with Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, which make up the world’s top safari big game viewing eco-system. Besides, Masai Mara National Reserve also forms part of the Greater Mara Ecosystem, along with the Mara Triangle and various Masai Conservancies like Koiyaki, Lemek, Ol Chorro Oirowua, Mara North, Olkinyei, Siana, Maji Moto, Naikara, Ol Derkesi, Kerinkani, Oloirien, and Kimintet.

However,the reserve is famous for its annual Great Migration, which comprises of diverse accumulation of wild game of: over 2 million population of Wildebeests, Antelopes, and Zebras. Besides the Migration,

The annual great Migration Occurrence led to its recognition as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, as well as one of the ten Wonders of the World, hence Masai Mara National Reserve is a land of sensational vistas, a myriad wildlife and endless plains.

How To Get To Masai Mara National Reserve

There are two fundamental ways of getting to the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. This can either be by Road or by flight. Whichever technique you need to utilize will rely upon your own inclination, solace level as well as comfort.

It takes 5-6 hours to drive on a tarmacked road to Masai Mara National Reserve, which is situated 280km West of Nairobi. Entroute, you will appreciate the Kenyan wide open planes & the Rift valley that runs through Kenya & Tanzania. Upon arrival, there are several Entrance  gates into the reserve

While, Traveling to Masai Mara by flight an extraordinary choice for explorers who make some short memories to spend on safari and need to expand their time in the reserve. Departures from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport terminal to one of the numerous Airstrips in Masai Mara requires around 30 minutes to 45 minutes, and is positively more agreeable than a road move, especially assuming that your essential objective is to see untamed life. The airplane usually land close by your booked accommodation, where you will be moved by road in a 4×4 Land cruiser.

Best Time To Visit Masai Mara National Reserve

The best time to visit the Masai Mara entirely depends on the interests and needs of the Visitors. In the event that you are more keen on detecting a wide assortment of untamed life while likewise getting a charge out of lovely climate, then the dry season, which endures from June to October, is the best opportunity to visit Mara. During this period, grasses are generally more limited, and most creatures like to focus around the excess water sources, making it simpler to detect them.
The annual Great Wildebeest Migration additionally happens between July to October, by which over Millions of thousands of wildebeest, zebras, gazelles move, from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Reserve looking for greener fields.
The wet season which endures from November to May is likewise an ideal season to visit masai mara, in the event that you are keen on cultural visits, bird watching and appreciate best accommodation rates.

Masai Mara Safari Packages

Plan your Masai Mara National Reserve safari trip from our recommended Masai Mara National Reserve safari tours which range from private luxury safaris to budget group safaris. Explore the reserve to find Africa’s Big Five : Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo, you will discover quintessential wildlife on a perfect Masai Mara National Reserve safari in Africa.

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7 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Masai Mara

Visit  Volcanoes National Park for Gorilla trekking, Golden monkey tracking, Twin Lakes visit, Ib”Wachu culture experience & Masai Mara National Reserve for Big Five game viewing

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5 Days Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru Safari.

Whether on a luxury or budget camping private Wildlife safari, the 5 days/4 nights Kenya safari takes you to Masai Mara National Reserve & Lake  Nakuru National Park

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Gorilla Trekking, Masai Mara & Beach Safari

Go an extra mile to Visit Rwanda & Kenya for an exciting Mountain Gorilla Trekking experience, Masai Mara, AMboseli  & Beach holidays in Mombasa in this 14 days Safari

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5 Days Masai Mara & Amboseli safari 

5 Days Kenya safari visits  Masai Mara & Amboseli National Park “the Elephants Capital of the World” for an exclusive Big Five(5) & the breathtaking view of Mount Kilimanjaro

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7 Days Masai Mara & Mombasa Beach

Book a 7 days/6 nights Kenya safari to enjoy the Big Five wildlife game viewing drives  & the beautiful crystalline turquoise waters in Mombasa in this Masai Mara, Amboseli & Mombasa Beach tour

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4 Days Masai Mara  Safari Package

This 4 days /3 nights  Masai Mara safari Kenya Package from Nairobi takes you to Masai Mara National Reserve to enjoy the Big 5, migration(during its season & Maasai Cultural expereince

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The perfect 8 days Kenya Safari

This awesome 8 days Kenya Safari takes you to Kenya’s top Natural Wonders of sweetwaters(Olpegeta Conserancy) Samburu, Mara , Lake Nakuru National Park

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12 days Kenya & Tanzania Safari

The 12 days safari in Kenya & Tanzania explores Olpejeta ConservancyLake NaivashaHells GateMasai Mara National ReserveSerengeti National Park, & Ngorongoro Crater.