The incomparable Masai Mara is without doubt one of the world's greatest wildlife destinations and not much beats the delight of superb, year-round game viewing let alone all the thrills of the Great Wildebeest Migration. Its popularity however means a number of factors must be considered when choosing your Masai Mara accommodation.
Choosing which area to visit and when to go will impact on your experience. The Masai Mara's central region is busiest during migration season and its many lodges and safari hotels cater for large numbers of people. The northern concessions offer more privacy and tucked-away accommodation such as luxury tented camps and decadent safari suites, plus you'll be able to enjoy a greater selection of activities like guided walks and star=gazing. The eastern region is closest to Nairobi and the accommodation is consequently larger in scale, catering for scheduled tour groups and the like.
Remember however that the Masai Mara offers great wildlife viewing throughout the year and your safari experience will certainly be different out of peak season. You might not get the wildebeest herds but there's plenty else to see and a wide range of places to stay at, many of which offer discounted, out-of-season rates.
Our selection of accommodation in the Masai Mara includes safari lodges and family-friendly hotels, colonial-style tented camps and even mobile camps - all you need to do is decide when to go, contact us, and we'll do the rest.
Lying in the path of the wildebeest migration, this Hemingway-style tented camp is our top choice for an exclusive Masai Mara safari.
Well placed for the Masai Mara migration, this exclusive tented camp also offers balloon safaris, cultural visits & year-round game viewing.
Ideal for families, Nyati House offers a luxurious & private home away from home in the spectacular Mara North Conservancy in Kenya.
A private conservancy setting east of the Masai Mara means exclusive game viewing at this community-inspired tented camp.
Famous for its excellent guides & occupying prime position for the Masai Mara migration, this seasonal tented camp delivers classic safaris.
Enjoy a ring-side seat of the action at the Great Migration from the luxurious vantage of Olonana Camp, along the Mara River in Kenya.
Delivering a comprehensive safari & cultural experience, romantic Saruni sits in a private conservation area bordering the Masai Mara.
For an ‘Out of Africa’ safari experience, Cottar’s 1920s Camp is a colonial-style Kenyan camp ideally placed to witness the annual Great Migration.
A private conservancy setting means this traditional tented camp delivers exclusive Masai Mara safaris for adventurous couples & families.
Famous for its big cat sightings & great guides, this elegant tented camp sits close to the Masai Mara in a private wildlife conservancy.
Enjoy crowd-free migration game viewing at this seven-tent, romance-perfect camp, lying in a private conservancy bordering the Masai Mara.
Set in a private Masai Mara conservancy, this small & exclusive tented camp is known for its excellent service & game viewing opportunities.
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