Masai Mara National Park

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Masai Mara National Park guide shows how to get there, attractions, activities, where to stay and sample itineraries

The land of the great wildebeests and the big 5 mammals like lions, elephants

The land of the wildebeest Migration in the whole world sharing this with Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. This is movement is the largest in the whole world and only found in Kenya and Tanzania. It is a very interesting and unforgettable experience where you get to see the Wildebeest in search for greenly area crossing the River Mara with all it’s predators. I must say it’s a survivor for the fittest since some don’t even make it. The Masai Mara Game Reserve is endowered with the African big five wildlife and over 500 bird species. You won’t regret your visit since their a number of activities to do for everyone.

What to do or Attractions in Masai Mara National Park

  • Big five Wildlife
  • Wildebeest Migration in July-October
  • Birdwatching
  • Mara River
  • Tree Specie
  • Classic Accommodation

How to get/ reach Masai Mara

The park is approximately 280kms from Nairobi city and below are the different transportation ways.

By Road

This is the most common type of transportation to the park and it will take you approximately 4-5hrs from Nairobi city as you get to do more of sightseeing. The roads are in good condition but as you get closer to the Game Reserve, the roads are Marram and you may experience the African Massage. We recommend you use a 4×4 Vehicle and this ranges from Us dollars $200-$350 per day minus drivers’ allowance.

By Air

The air transportation is operated by a few companies that is Safari link which was voted the best park aviation company in Kenya although Air Kenya is also good. It takes approximately 40-45 minutes to reach the Masai Mara Game Reserve. You should be ready for the different stops as other passengers will be dropped off since the Masai Mara has got 6 Airstrips (

Air transport fees depend on whether you are using a scheduled craft or chartering one for your group.

Best time to Visit Masai Mara

The time of visit varies depending on the seasons that’s wet or dry. However, be rest assured that you can visit anytime of the year but the difference will be in the volume of wildlife seen. We recommend you visit during the dry and when the rain is less for better game viewing that is January -March, June-October and December. The rainy seasons with huge rainfalls happen during April, May and November. However, due to global warming there has been a change in the rainfall patterns therefore this can change year after year.

Activities in Masai Mara

  • Game drives throughout the year
  • Hot Air balloon safari
  • Horseback riding
  • Walking safari
  • Birdwatching
  • Sightseeing

Where to stay in Masai Mara

There are a number of places to stay while on your Masai Mara trip which ranges from Budget, Midrange to Luxury accommodation. Budget accommodation ranges from $30-$150, Midrange from $200- $250 and Luxury from $300-$1000.


  • Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge
  • Mara Serena Safari Lodge
  • Neptune Mara Rianta
  • Angama Mara
  • Little Governors Camps


  • Mara Intrepid Tented Camp
  • Mara Bush Camp
  • Kilima Camp Masai Mara
  • Rekero Camp
  • Hammerkop Migration Camp
  • Ashnil Mara Camp
  • Sopa Mara Lodge


  • Karen Blixen
  • Kandili Camp
  • Royal Mara Camp
  • Sarova Mara
  • Naserian Mara Camp

For your planning purposes you can visit the park for a day or multiple days depending on your budget. We recommend that you combine this tour with other classical places in Kenya like Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, Lake Baringo, Lake Naivasha, Aberdare. Further this can also be combined with a safari to Uganda for gorillas and chimpanzees

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