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Maasai Mara in Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve is the finest wildlife park in Kenya for a whole host of reasons, it comprises a great wedge of undulating grasslands watered by the Mara River and is an extension of Tanzania’s Serengeti Plains to the south.

The Maasai Mara is one place in Africa where animals still exist in the concentrations that existed in the nineteenth century, the numbers, especially when the Wildebeest are in residence can be truly staggering. The variety is also amazing with all the big five fairly common as well as cheetah, giraffe hippo and mega sized crocodile. It is sometimes possible to see a dozen different species at one time.

The terrain makes the animals very visible at any time of the year making for great photographic opportunities and enhancing the possibility of witnessing predator action.

In our opinion the Maasai Mara is an essential component of any wildlife safari in Kenya and ...

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WHY VISIT Maasai Mara

  • Incredible “Big Five” game viewing at any time of year
  • Witness the “Great Migration” as it crosses the Mara River from the Serengeti in Tanzania
  • Excellent “safari style” tented and lodge accommodation to suit all budgets
  • Great place to witness predator/prey and predator/predator interaction
  • Pleasant climate and attractive scenery
  • Excellent access by air or road from Nairobi and other reserves

ACCOMMODATION IN Maasai Mara

There is world class accommodation here in all categories, your choice of hotel, lodge or camp will depend on whether you are after a romantic stay or something more family orientated. Our consultants can guide you on the best options for your budget and aspirations.


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SAMPLE TOURS

Below are some successful itineraries that have worked well for our clients. Please call to check availability or better still let us tailor make your own safari holiday.

A Taste of Kenya

Kenya, Maasai Mara and Diani Beach

12 days from £2475

A Week on the Wild Side

Kenya Special Offer

7 days from £2580 to 3630 pp

Big Cat Trail to Diani Beach

Kenya Maasai Mara and Diani Beach

11 days from £3425

Connoisseurs Kenya

Maasai Mara and Diani Beach

12 days from £4084

Conservation and Safari

Kenya + Galu Beach option

7 or 12 days from £2583 (six Nights ) - £4084 (12 Nights)

Iconic Africa

Kenya, Zambia & Zimbabwe

10 days from £3750

Kenya Overland Adventure

19 days from £7088 to £7728

Safari and Beach Premium Tour

Kenya. Laikipia, Maasai Mara Diani Beach

11 days from £5320

The Kenya Family Safari Holiday

10 days from £5480 (US$6850) Family of four £19251

The Wonders of Kenya

10 days from £5520 pp (£18450 for a family of four)

Two Shades of Paradise

Kenya & The Seychelles

12 days from £Price on Application

Wildlife Spectacular

Kenya & Rwanda

8 days from £4201


PHOTO GALLERIES

Safari Club Photos - Wildebeest with young Maasai Mara

Kenya Familiarisation Trip 2010

Safari Club Photos - Cheetah on hillock Maasai Mara

Kenya Maasai Mara 2016

Safari Club Photos - Ballooning over the Maasai Mara

Kenya Milner Trip 2011

All Photo Galleries

PLACES TO GO IN Maasai Mara

For the best safari experience we prefer to base our guests in luxury tented camps in one of the private conservancies adjacent to the National Reserve. Night drives, game walks and driving off road may be permitted which are not allowed within the boundaries of the unfenced Maasai Mara Reserve. Call us to discuss the options available



WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GO?

The optimum time to visit is during the annual wildebeest migration between July and October. Outside of the migration season the game viewing remains exceptional and it is much less expensive to visit, so clients on a more limited budget may choose to visit during the quieter shoulder and green season months.

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DRY SEASON

January through to mid March can be the hottest and driest time of year and one of the best times to witness some great game viewing. Wildlife is abundant in Kenya all year round and the open terrain of many parks makes for easier game viewing.

July sees the start of the annual wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara with outstanding game viewing. The bush is regenerated with lush green grass and the days are clear and cool. August brings warmer days to the plains although the mornings can still be overcast. The amazing sight of migrating wildebeest and zebra crossing the Mara River is spectacular, with the inevitable keen predators never far away. Occasional rain may fall in September, days remain warm and become increasingly hotter in October.

green SEASON

Long rains arrive in April and roads can become difficult to navigate due to thick, wet black cotton soil. . At this time of year many animals have their young and the parks are green and lush. There are far fewer visitors in the green season and prices are very competitive so if you don\’t mind a bit of wet weather this can be an interesting time to visit although some camps are closed.

November experiences the short rains characterised by early morning showers and sunny afternoons. Game viewing is still good. The temperature increases in December, short rains continue into the early part of the month with fairly good game viewing. the rains may be intermittent and should not interfere with your enjoyment, in some years the rains don\’t come at all so this is another good possibility for a cut price safari.

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SHOULDER SEASON

January to early March are normally considered as shoulder season however this is the warmest time of year and usually sunny. The game viewing at this time is excellent and prices considerably lower than in peak season months.

From Mid December the short rains will usually have finished and prices remain competitive until just before Christmas when most safari camps start charging a premium.



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