Masai Mara, the land where iconic wildlife and fascinating cultures team up to provide every traveller with an unforgettable experience. This location offers a front-row seat to one of nature’s greatest spectacles – the Great Migration. Opt for a Hot-Air Balloon Safari and watch the sunrise unfurl across the endless plains, or visit local villages for a fascinating glimpse of traditional Maasai culture. The Mara is also suitable for wildlife viewing all year around even without the migrating herds, due to the high number of other herbivores and carnivores – none of which migrate. In the low seasons you witness the landscape drenched in greenery, newborns of antelope species and a high level of predator activity. Stay at a private conservancy and enjoy superb, crowd-free game viewing, off-roading and night drives which are otherwise not permitted in the park.

Masai Mara at a glance

Up-close and personal
Africa's Big 5

With the Mara River flowing straight through the park and serving as a vital water source for the wildlife, Masai Mara’s champagne-colored savannahs are home to lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, the rare black rhino, hyenas, buffalos, zebras, giraffes, elands, gazelles and over 400 species of birds. Rhino sightings are scarce, but these endangered animals can be spotted in the Mara Triangle. 


Savannah grasslands mixed with scrub forests and pockets of dense woodlands. Covering an area of approximately 1,510 square kilometers, the reserve stands as a crucial component of the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem. 

As far as the eyes can see
Savannah Grasslands


Game Drives
Night Safaris
Bush Walks
Horseback Safaris
Balloon Safaris
Tribal Culture

Did you know ?

For centuries, the Masai Mara was home to various indigenous communities, notably the Maasai people, who lived in harmony with the land. Colonialism disrupted this balance, with hunting and agricultural practices threatening the habitat and wildlife. By the 20th century, conservation efforts emerged to protect this vital ecosystem, and the region was designated as a wildlife sanctuary. The reserve’s name reflects its dual heritage, honouring both the Maasai people, and the Mara River.


From about July to October, one of nature’s greatest spectacles reaches the Masai Mara, and the weather is cold and dry. Between November and January, the Mara witnesses its short rains with some migrating herds still remaining in the ecosystem around November. February & March are warm and sunny with isolated showers. April-Mid June witnesses the long rains and drenches the landscape in greenery.  


March to June & November


July to October


January to February


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