Masai Mara Safari Holidays

About Masai Mara Safari Holidays

With vast, open expanses and a magnificent mix of wildlife and vegetation, Masai Mara is perhaps the most famous wildlife reserve in the world. It is an ultimate safari destination that allures a large number of tourists who come here year after year. It is one of the most popular safari destinations in Africa. Every year, thousands of tourists flock to the Mara to see the Great Migration, when millions of Wildebeest and Zebra cross the Mara River in search of fresh grazing grounds, all of which you can witness with the Masai Mara safari holidays.

The Masai Mara safari packages also offer you a chance to witness other animals, including lions, elephants, giraffes, and the Cape buffalo, in addition to the Big Five animals. Dotted with huge acacia trees, this reserve is perfect for various kinds of safari experiences, from a fly-in luxury safari, to game drives, walking safaris and more. A safari holiday to the Masai Mara is an unforgettable experience. If you are planning a Safari holiday, you cannot afford to miss the Masai Mara!

Top Safari Holiday Tours in Masai Mara

Masai Mara and Zanzibar Safari

11 Days/10 Nights

  • Plan your Masai Mara safari holidays and combine a luxurious fly-in safari experience to one of the best game reserves in all of Africa with this tour
  • Head to the Masai Mara National Reserve for a game drive early in the morning, and marvel at the vast open grasslands dotted with acacia trees here while trying to spot the Big Five animals
  • Then, take a flight to the stunning island of Zanzibar, where you can soak in the tranquil ambience before spending time at the amazing beaches and turquoise waters here
  • Go for a traditional dhow boat cruise in Stone Town as you try to capture sights of dolphins splashing in the waters
Classic Masai Mara Camping Safari

3 Days/2 Nights

  • Indulge in one of the very best Masai Mara safari packages with this amazing tented safari adventure in the reserve
  • Begin your tour from Nairobi and get all the way to Masai Mara, while passing through the scenic Great Rift Valley, and enjoy a game drive here to spot the big cats as well as the Great Wildebeest Migration
  • Enjoy camping in tents under the starry night sky, and wake up to the sounds of the bush, and birds and animals roaming around in the nearby areas
  • Get a chance to witness numerous different species of wildlife, including the Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat-eared foxes, grey jackals, as well as impalas, topis, spotted hyenas, hartebeest and wildebeest, among others

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Fly-In Camping Safari in Masai Mara

3 Days/2 Nights

  • One of the best Masai Mara luxury safari options is a fly-in camping safari in the reserve, where you get to fly directly to the reserve and avoid the long hours of driving on rough roads here
  • This safari also includes camping in authentic African tented camps in addition to tours of the two private conservancies in Greater Masai Mara
  • You can enjoy 4x4 game drives in the private Ol Kinyei and Naboisho Conservancies, and enjoy sightings of animals like the Big Five, zebras, giraffes, gazelles as well as wildebeest, caracals, and more
  • End your tour with a bush walking experience with Masai guides on foot or in safari vehicles

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Masai Mara Luxury Camping Safari

4 Days/3 Nights

  • For the best Masai Mara luxury safari and camping experience, this package is the best option for you, as it is complete with everything that Masai Mara has to offer
  • The tour begins from Nairobi, from where you will pass through the Great Rift Valley before reaching the game reserve
  • Enjoy game drives and bushwalking experiences here, while trying to catch glances of the large cat population and Wildebeest here
  • Indulge in a stay at luxury safari tents that overlook the hills, rivers and surrounding wilderness areas here

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Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru Tour

5 Days/4 Nights

  • One of the top Masai Mara safari holidays is the tour of the game reserve and the Lake Nakuru, which includes a scenic tour of the Great Rift Valley as well
  • In addition to exploring the Masai Mara National Reserve, this safari also lets you enjoy a visit to the Lake Nakuru National Park, complete with game drives, walking safaris, and sights of the Great Migration of Wildebeest, zebras and other animals
  • You can also enjoy bird watching around Lake Nakuru, and catch sights of over 400 different species of birds, from the great white pelican and African spoonbill, to the yellow-billed stork, flamingos, the long-crested eagles and more
  • The safari also lets you witness animals like black and white rhinos, Rothschild’s giraffes, waterbucks, buffaloes, baboons and lions from up close

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Tour of Masai Mara and African Great Lakes

6 Days/5 Nights

  • Avail popular Masai Mara safari packages and enjoy a detailed tour of this game reserve along with a visit to the African Great Lakes of Nakuru, Naivasha and Bogoria on this safari expedition
  • Get a chance to enjoy a one of a kind bird watching experience here, with over 400 different bird species available to catch sights of
  • Enjoy spotting the big cats of Africa in the Masai Mara National Reserve, in addition to the Big Five animals and the Great Wildebeest Migration as well
Laikipia and Masai Mara Safari

6 Days/5 Nights

  • Another one of the top Masai Mara safari holidays is the combined safari tour of Laikipia and Masai Mara, that too by air, making it quite popular amongst first timers as well as seasoned safari experts
  • The safari begins with a visit to the high plains of the Laikipia Plateau, wherein you can witness large mammals like lions, leopards, elephants and rhinos, as well as smaller animals like gazelles, antelopes and zebras during game drives
  • Then, head to Masai Mara via an aircraft, and indulge in an afternoon game drive here, to capture sights of various species, from the big cats like lions and leopards, to the graceful giraffes and zebras, as well as the annual wildebeest migration
Migration River Crossings Safari with Governor’s Camps

4 Days/3 Nights

  • When looking for a Masai Mara luxury safari, the Migration River Crossings Safari with Governor’s Camps is the best option out there
  • Get the opportunity to witness the great migration up close, and will also enjoy game drives, bush walks, and cultural visits to Maasai villages during this amazing safari
  • Spend some time in the camps, and soak in verdant views of the Mara River, which is a hub of activity and remains busy with birds, hippos as well as crocodiles
HerdTracker Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Journey

7 Days/6 Nights

  • Experience the Great Migration with these Masai Mara safari packages that are complete with HerdTracker, which makes viewing the animals all the easier
  • Enjoy game drives throughout the day, and spot numerous species of animals during the activity, from lions and elephants, to giraffes, gazelles, big cats and more
  • Witness the wildebeest migration journey here, which is one of the most spectacular wildlife events on earth, and use the HerdTracker app which allows you to follow the herds' progress in real-time
HerdTracker and Kicheche Camps Safari

7 Days/6 Nights

  • Get your hands on unique Masai Mara safari holidays which lets you enjoy a safari in the stunning Kicheche Camps here
  • Begin your tour from the Mara North Conservancy and spend some time looking for the native wildlife species here, which include lions, elephants, leopards, cheetahs, etc.
  • Then, witness the stunning sunset during an afternoon game drive where you might come across giraffes, elephants or even other nocturnal animals
  • Spend the night at Kicheche Mara Camp complete with a bonfire, delicious meals as well as beverages

Best Places for Masai Mara Safari Holidays

Mara River

Mara River is one of the most popular wildlife safari destinations in Africa. The river is home to a large number of animals including lions, elephants, hippos, and crocodiles. Visitors can take a boat ride through the river or go on a game drive to see the animals up close. Located in the Narok County of Kenya as well as the Mara Region of Tanzania, the river runs through this game reserve, and also acts as the main barrier for herds of wildebeest crossing during their annual migration.

Mara Triangle

One of the best places to enjoy Masai Mara safari holidays is at the Mara Triangle, which is where the herds of Great Migration enter and depart this game reserve. A wildlife safari at Mara Triangle is an unforgettable experience. You'll have the opportunity to see some of the most amazing animals on the planet up close and personal. The Mara Triangle is home to a variety of wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, and more.

Masai Mara Conservancies

The Masai Mara is home to some of the most incredible wildlife on the planet. A safari here is an unforgettable experience, where you can see lions, elephants, leopards, and more in their natural habitat. The conservancies encompass a wide range of landscapes, from the open grasslands of the Masai Mara plains to the woodlands and riverine forests of the Mara River. The conservancies are also important for the Maasai people, who have lived in the area for centuries and continue to graze their cattle on the plains. These conservancies include the Mara North Conservancy, Mara Triangle, Mara West Conservancy, Musiara Marsh Conservancy, Ol Chorro Orwua Conservancy, Olare Motorogi Conservancy and the Ol Kinyei Conservancy.

Masai Mara National Park

Your Masai Mara safari packages will remain incomplete without enjoying a safari in the Masai Mara National Park itself. The park is home to a large population of lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, zebras, and other wildlife. The park is also home to the annual wildebeest migration, which occurs from July to October. In addition to being home to the Big Five animals, the park is also known for its abundance of game viewing areas, stunning landscapes as well as the Maasai people, who have inhabited this region for many centuries.

Ol Kinyei Conservancy

Ol Kinyei Conservancy in Masai Mara is a great place to see wildlife, and is home to a variety of animals, including lions, leopards, elephants, and more. One of the best things about Ol Kinyei Conservancy is that it is located in the heart of the Masai Mara. This means that you can see a variety of animals in their natural habitat. The conservancy is also home to a variety of different landscapes, so you can see a variety of different animals in different environments. There are a number of different safari options available in Ol Kinyei Conservancy, from a walking safari and game drive, to bushwalking, etc.

Best Time to Go For Masai Mara Safari Holidays

January to April

January is one of the warmest months in Masai Mara, and is a great time to come here if you are interested in birdwatching, since it is in this month that migratory birds come in from North Africa and Europe. You can see many new-born animals in February, which continues till March. These are the best months for Masai Mara safari holidays, since you can witness the big cats during this time while also avoiding the crowds.

May to July

Rainfall becomes lesser during May, but the weather remains wet during this time in Masai Mara. The rivers tend to flood during this time, and the only way to catch sights of the animals is during a fly-in safari. June marks the end of the rainy season, and is relatively drier and busier. The dense vegetation tends to make it difficult to spot the animals, but it is still one of the best times for a safari here. The wildebeest herds begin to arrive in the region from July onwards, which makes this month the best time for a Big Five safari here.

August to October

August is yet another dry month in Masai Mara, with cooler temperatures. It is also a great month to witness the Great Migration. In September, the weather tends to warm up slightly, and offers excellent conditions for game viewing and seeing the annual Migration. October is one of the hottest months of the year in the region, with most of the wildebeest herds still here, and animals easy to spot around the waterholes.

November to December

November marks the beginning of the short summer rains in the Masai Mara, and it is also the time when the Great Migration is at its end, with most of the herds also moving south to Serengeti. You can also experience thunderstorms during this month. December remains less busy, but still relatively dry, and is another good time to catch sights of the animals here.


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