Welcome to Masai Mara
Maasai Mara (Masai Mara) is one of Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserves. Together with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania it forms Africa’s most diverse, incredible and most spectacular Eco-systems and possibly the world’s top safari big game viewing Eco-system.
It is Situated in southwestern Kenya, along the Tanzanian border. It’s about 270 km from the capital Nairobi City and takes about 4-5 hours by road or 40-45 minutes by flight. The Mara Triangle is serviced by two all-weather airstrips– Mara Serena and Kichwa Tembo. The main road access into the Triangle is through Narok and Sekenani Gate. The road is great for the most part. There is a section from Narok town to Sekenani Gate that is dirt road but fairly good. The other road through Lemek and Aitong town is not good at all and very bumpy.
Best Time To Visit
With the Wildebeest Migration in JULY – OCTOBER, this is the best time to visit. Early November and February can also offer excellent game viewing.
We did our visit in late January this year and we still had the best viewing! Although the roads were quite slippery but for the most part an incredible experience.
Recommended Number of Days
Due the amount to be seen in the reserve we feel a THREE to FOUR day safari is suitable for just the Maasai Mara. If you are interested in photography the longer you stay the more chance of getting the ultimate photos.
NOTE: The Mara is known as one of the finest wildlife destinations in the World. There is an excellent chance of seeing the Big Five.
Climatic conditions and Landscape
Altitude 5,300 feet (1,600 metres). Rainy season from November through May, with peak rainfall in December-January and April-May. Dry season from June-November. Often sunny mornings with cloud build-up in the afternoons – during the rains this develops into thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Max temperatures up to 30°C and min temperatures around 20°C.
The Mara is known as one of the finest wildlife destinations in the World. There is an excellent chance of seeing the Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhinoceros elephant, and Cape buffalo) cheetah, serval, hyena, bat-eared foxes, black-backed and side-striped jackals, hippo, crocodile, baboons, warthog, topi, eland, Thompson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle, impala, waterbuck, reed-buck, zebra.
During the migration (July to November) huge numbers of wildebeest move in.
Accommodation – Little Governors’ Camp (A 36 beds luxury tented camp) situated in the Triangle.
Activities – Game viewing, The Mara sunsets, camping, night game drives, visits to Masai cultural villages, ballooning, bush dinner, lunch and breakfast.