Masai Mara Game Reserve

Destination Backround

Masai Mara Game Reserve, so named to mean the “spotted plains” in Maa language. This is home to the greatest concentration of large mammals and is widely recognized as Africa’s ultimate wildlife reserve. The park is the northern extension to the vast Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, famous for its annual migration of wildebeest. The landscape is made up of rolling savannahs dotted with patchy shrubs and bush thickets. Masai Mara Game Reserve (also known as Masai Mara or The Mara) is situated within the Great Rift Valley in the southernpart of Kenya. Measuring approximately 1510sq.kilometres (approx. 938sq. miles) in size, this unfenced savannah grassland is roughly 150 miles southeast of Nairobi.Maasai Mara derives its name from the indigenous people of Kenya – the Maasai tribe – and the Mara River that cuts through the park.The Masai Mara provides the best view of the famous wildebeest migration as the animals cross the Mara River between July and August.The Mara is also home to the richest concentration of wildlife, including the “Big Five” (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo), zebras, antelope, gnus, Oribis, hyenas, giraffes, warthogs, gazelles, hartebeests, hippos, crocodiles and others. The park has the largest concentration of African lions, including the black-maned lion.Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife at the Masai Mara, which boasts over 400 different birds species. The park experiences a hot and dry climate with a regular rainfall season twice a year. The reserve’s topography is mainly open savannah (grassland) with clusters of acacia trees along the southeastern area of the park. The Mara and Talek rivers grace the rolling plains of the reserve. Myriad seasonal rivers appear during the rainy season but dry out once the rains are gone. Maasai Mara National Reserve does not fall under the jurisdiction of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS); instead, it is managed by the local county council of Narok district

What to see and do

The Masai Mara Game Reserve is one of the best places in Africa for wildlife viewing. Game drives are a great way to experience the park and they take place all year round. If the big cats are what you’re looking for on your Kenyan safari, you are guaranteed to spot them at the Mara.All of the “Big Five” animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo) can be spotted here. However, the population of black rhinos is severely threatened with only 37 black rhinos left as of 2000. Herds of plains zebras are found throughout the park, as well as Masai giraffes, common giraffes, jackals, white-bearded gnus, Oribis, warthogs, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, hartebeests, hyenas, bat-eared foxes, rare Topi antelope and beautiful rone antelope, as well as hippos and crocodiles in the Mara River.

When to Visit
The months of December through March and July through October have very pleasant weather and are by far the best months to visit the Masai Mara National Reserve. April through June are also good months but might be rainy or cool. 

Adventure Expeditions offer from 10.08.2016  

MIGRATION - 6 more weeks to go - come and join us!!!

Day 1 depart 9am in Nairobi, lunch break, nature walk in the afternoon
Day 2 full day game drive Mara with packed lunch or morning and afternoon game drive with lunch at camp
Day 3 early morning game drive, depart after brunch to Nairobi
incl. transport, park fees, accomodation full-board at Enkolong Camp (

price per Person :
2 Pax 35,499 KSH - 355 USD
3 Pax 25,499 KSH - 255 USD
4 Pax 21,999 KSH - 220 USD
5 Pax 18,999 KSH - 190 USD
6 Pax 16,999 KSH - 170 USD
7 Pax 15,999 KSH - 160 USD
non-resident supplement 13,000 KSH - 130 USD
You can also extend or reduce a night...

for self driver - 2 nights full-board accommodation only 7,000 KSH - 70 USD/10,500KSH - 105 USD

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phone: 0702 183169 / 0722 338514


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