Attraction Description

Maasai Mara National Reserve is an area of preserved savannah wilderness in southwestern Kenya, along the Tanzanian border. Its animals include lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and hippos. Wildebeest traverse its plains during their annual migration. The landscape has grassy plains and rolling hills, and is crossed by the Mara and Talek rivers. The area nearby is dotted with villages (enkangs) of Maasai people.

Best time to visit:

The reserve is accessible year-round, but the peak season is July through October during the migration. Peak rainfall is in December – January and April – May.

Operating Hours:

The reserve is open daily from 06:00Hrs to 18:00Hrs. The main roads here are always accessible. However, the game viewing roads can only be used by 4 x 4 vehicles during the rainy season.

Getting there:

By road – you can book a tour with Kenya Tru Nomads from the coast or Nairobi.

By air – fly in safaris can land at the park’s all-weather airstrips – Musiara, Keekorok and Olkiombo.


Choose from our selection of economy, comfort, superior comfort or luxury   safari lodges or tented camps – Masai Mara Lodges

Things to do and see

Game viewing

One of the premier game viewing spots in Kenya, if not the world, the Mara hosts an unending chain of wildlife. The odds are good that you will spot all the famous “Big Five” game throughout the reserve’s seemingly endless horizons.

The Great Migration

Perhaps the most impressive wildlife procession on the planet, you shouldn’t miss this massive display of over 2 million animals responding to the ancient cycles of nature. The sight of thousands upon thousands of animals storming over the Mara River is unforgettable.

Balloon Ride Over the Mara

Experience the Mara coming to life in the early morning mists. In this once-in-a-lifetime adventure you’ll witness an endless river of herding wildlife below, snaking off to the vast horizon.

Maasai Village visit

Visit, meet and learn about the culture of these authentic peoples. See how they construct their bomas or homes, view their handicrafts and maybe even join in their famous jumping dance.

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