Experience Kenya’s Fantastic Wildlife On A Masai Mara Holiday.
The Masai Mara is perhaps the most enduring image of Kenya, the setting for Great Migration and home to the country’s most diverse species of wildlife. Masai Mara holidays will take you to the southwest of Kenya, where the land adjacent to the Mara River is dappled with acacia trees – accurately described by the word ‘mara’, which means spotted in the Maasai language.
For centuries the land of the Masai Mara has been inhabited and farmed by the Maasai people, whose pastoral lifestyle retains the traditions of years past in the face of modern development. On your Masai Mara holiday you could learn more about the Maasai way of life with guided village walks and interaction with the intensely proud and welcoming tribes.
The Masai Mara can be reached via a short domestic flight to one of the region’s seven airstrips, served by the capital and the coast. A flight over the spectacular landscape offers the perfect bird’s-eye view of the varied topography, while driving affords the chance to spot animals and take in the views of the Great Rift Valley from high escarpments.
Wildlife of the Masai Mara
From July to October the Masai Mara plays host to the annual Great Migration – an ideal time to visit. Over a million wildebeest and zebra thunder across savannah, rivers and scrubland, braving big cats and crocodiles to reach fresh grazing. During the migration the chance of spotting animals is incredibly high. Expect to see huge numbers of migrating animals, including lions, cheetahs, leopards and hyenas. Explore the riverine forest that surrounds the Mara River to see elephant and giraffe, and keep your binoculars trained on the trees to watch out for the more than 500 species of bird, including 53 different types of bird of prey.
Hidden under ancient trees, deep in the forest are just ten tents lining the banks of the Mara River. Each tent offers hand crafted beds made from ancient fallen Olive trees, a Victorian style bath and shower, and a large Verandah from which you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the bush, or enjoy a private romantic dinner for two. The cordon-bleu chef will prepare gastronomic meals that will ast...
Sir Richard Branson opened his Kenyan Safari Camp in 2013, in collaboration with the local Maasai communities. Mahali Mzuri aims to leave as minimal a footprint as possible on the land and to promote low-density tourism which creates less pressure on the environment. Accommodation is in tented suites close to all the action. Each one sits on a raised platform and includes a spacious bedroom wit...
The &Beyond Bateleur Camp offers its guests luxury accommodation within the stunning settings of the Masai Mara National Reserve. The Bateleur Camp is made up of two camps of nine tented suites. Each suite has an en suite bathroom and a large wooden viewing deck. The camp has a large lap pool as well as complimentary Wifi, and meals are served al fresco and chased with port and cigars by the fir...
This intimate six tented camp is located south east of the Masai Mara in Mara Naboisho, a secluded valley with views across the game-filled plains. The generously-sized insect-proof tents are raised on decks and equipped with an en suite bathroom. Naboisho is a bird watching haven and you can expect to see some really rare species here such as the White-headed buffalo weaver, Pigmy falcon, Bush...
Experience some phenomenal guiding as you search for wildlife in the Mara North Conservancy. The Saruni Mara is the only small boutique lodge within the Mara; the surrounding area is also one of the only places that you can track black rhino on foot. The lodge, made up of five guest cottages and two villas, is a perfect location during your Kenya holiday for seeing the famous Great Migration of ...
Angama Mara is a high-level safari lodge in Kenya that leaves nothing to chance, ensuring that guests are treated to the most astonishing views, luxurious facilities and flexible activities, all within this ever-captivating corner of the Masai Mara. The lodge is made up of two separate camps, North and South Camp, each made up of 15 spacious Tented Suites, promising 180-degree views of the Great R...
- Witness one of the seven wonders of Africa
- Perfectly located offering prime game viewing
- Sun and white sandy beaches for the ultimate in relaxation
- This lodge is away from the crowds and has only six tents
- Watch the world renowned Great Migration as it passes through the Masai Mara
- Experience luxury on the beaches of Zanzibar
- Zanzibar Island is rich in history and has so many cultures to discover
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