The Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is a must-visit destination for travelers looking to explore some of Africa's most stunning terrain. Considered one of the continent's best game reserves, the Masai Mara National Reserve is home to a plethora of wildlife including Big Five (lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, and rhinos) as well as cheetahs, zebras, giraffes and numerous species of antelope. Travelers can look forward to exploring the reserve's vast savannah grassland by day game drives conducted in open-air safari vehicles and spotting incredible wildlife.
During a stay, visitors might also opt to take a sundowner cruise along the banks of the Mara River to observe hippos, crocs, and plenty of birds. In the evenings, countless lodges, tented camps, and luxury safari camps provide spectacular views, mouth-watering cuisine, and optimal chances of spotting nocturnal animals. In addition, to make the experience both special and unique, travelers can experience a Maasai village visit and revel in spectacular sunsets and starry night skies. With Masai Mara National Reserve, visitors are presented with a remarkable opportunity to explore the heart of Africa.
Rates (USD) $154 to $551 pp/day
Best Time To Go June to October (For general wildlife viewing) and September to October (For wildebeest migration)
High Season June to October and December to March
Size 1,510km² / 583mi²
Pros & Cons
Annual wildebeest migration (September and October)
Hot air Ballon & Helicopter safaris are available
A wide variety of accommodations are available for different budgets
Amazing wildlife experience all year round
Open savannah makes for easy wildlife spotting
Most of the places get crowded and some sightings tend to attract a lot of vehicles at one time
Roads become sloppy and difficult to travel in Wet season
Travelling by road is bad, Fly-in is more preferrable