A million animals on the move, Africa's big predators in abundance, red-robed Maasai warriors and Out of Africa scenery - if you're looking for that quintessential East African safari experience, then a Masai Mara safari holiday delivers exactly want you think it should.
Kenya's flagship conservation area, the Masai Mara National Reserve borders Tanzania's Serengeti and together they comprise the setting for the famous migration, a dramatic mass movement of wildebeest, gazelle and zebra that is irresistible to wildlife enthusiasts and nature photographers. The abundance of child-friendly accommodation makes for great Masai Mara family safaris while exclusive lodges in tucked-away locations are the natural choice for a Masai Mara honeymoon.
Timing is important and you'll need to know when to go to the Masai Mara to catch the migration at its peak but game viewing is excellent all year round and even more so in the Masai Mara's private conservancies where night drives and guided nature walks are offered as well as game drives. The benefit of staying in the conservancies is two-fold: guests can easily acess the Mara for the superb game-viewing and migration scenes, but are also able to retreat from the chaos into their own private - and unfenced - slice of the Mara. Hot-air balloon safaris and cultural interactions with local Maasai communities complete the broad range of Masai Mara safari experiences.
Browse our extensive range of Masai Mara safaris and accommodation: the popularity of this destination means there is something for every taste and budget while it's easy to combine the Masai Mara with other classic destinations in Kenya such as Amboseli National Park and Kenya's many beaches and tropical islands.
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