The incomparable Masai Mara is one of the world's greatest wildlife destinations. Not much can beat the delight of superb, year-round game viewing – let alone all the thrills of the Wildebeest Migration. Its popularity, however, means that several factors must be considered when choosing your Masai Mara accommodation.
Choosing which area to visit and when to go to the Masai Mara will impact your experience. The Masai Mara National Reserve’s central region is busiest during the migration season (about August to November) and its many lodges and safari hotels cater for large numbers of people. The private conservancies in the north offer more seclusion 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, night game drives and stargazing. The eastern region of the national reserve 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 delivers great game viewing throughout the year and your safari experience will certainly be different during the quieter low season (about November to March). You might not get the Wildebeest Migration’s herds, but there's plenty else to see and a wide range of places to stay; many of which offer discounted, out-of-season rates.
Browse our recommended Masai Mara accommodation below or simply get in touch with one of our Africa Safari Experts to help you find the one that’s right for you: