The Ultimate Masai Mara Kenya Safari Packages, Cost, & Reviews
Would you like to go on a Masai Mara Kenya safari this year? Or even spot the big 5 in their natural habitat at the reserve? The Masai Mara is one of the most popular African safari destinations. It offers an amazing wildlife experience and a chance to see the big five – lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, and rhinos.
That is what our Masai Mara holiday packages offer you. We are the perfect team to help you enjoy every bit of your stay at Masai Mara. Our tour guides are Kenyan-born and raised and boast fantastic wildlife spotting skills and immense knowledge to ensure your wildlife experience is the best.
We spare no effort to ensure you have safe, adventurous, and memorable African safaris in the Masai Mara. Our specially packaged Kenya Safari Masai Mara Offers are some of the best safari prices you’ll find and are always on an all-inclusive basis.
If you are looking for an unforgettable African safari experience, the Masai Mara should be at the top of your list! And how can you book your Kenya vacation or tour of the Maasai Mara National Reserve?
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With the Masai Mara being such a popular tourist destination, look at our most booked Kenya Masai Mara Safari packages.
Our Most Booked Masai Mara Kenya Safari Packages
|Best-Selling Masai Mara Kenya Packages||Detailed Itinerary||Price Per Person Sharing|
|3-Day African Safari in Kenya||View the Itinerary||From USD 880|
|3-Day Masai Mara Budget Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 880|
|4-Day Ashnil Mara Camp Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 1190|
|4-Day Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 1180|
|4-Day Mara Serena Safari Lodge Trip||View the Itinerary||From USD 1262|
|4-Day Masai Mara Flying Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 1450|
|4-Day Masai Mara Group Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 750|
|4-Day Masai Mara Migration Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 1430|
|5-Day Naivasha & Masai Mara Group Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 854|
|6-Day Amboseli, L. Naivasha, & Masai Mara Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 1764|
|6-Day Amboseli, L. Nakuru, & Masai Mara Group Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 1186|
|6-Day Hell’s Gate, L. Nakuru, & Masai Mara Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 1788|
|6-Day L. Nakuru, Hell’s Gate, & Masai Mara Group Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 1123|
|6-Day Nairobi & Masai Mara Family Safari||View the Itinerary||Adult From USD 2000|
Child From USD 628
|6-Day Nairobi, L. Nakuru, & Masai Mara Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 1795|
|7-Day Amboseli, Naivasha, & Masai Mara Group Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 1130|
|13-Day Kenya Wildlife & Beach Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 5258|
Where to Stay – Top 5 Kenya Masai Mara Safari Hotels
Masai Mara National Reserve is nestled in the Southwest of Kenya, covering an expansive 1,510 km². Bordering the reserve are multiple private wildlife conservancies like the Mara North Conservancy and the Mara Triangle, together forming the Greater Mara Ecosystem.
Access to the Maasai Mara from the capital city of Nairobi is by air or road. Air transfers are convenient and take approximately one hour to one of the many airstrips in the Masai Mara National Reserve. You can opt for the 6-hour road trip to see the lush scenery of Kenya’s countryside and the great rift valley. Preparing you for an exciting stay at one of its treasured game reserves.
Scattered in different parts of the Mara are one of the best camps and lodges in Kenya that cater to all budgets. We’ll explore five lodgings that truly stand out during a Masai Mara safari.
1. Ashnil Mara Camp
Tucked within the Maasai Mara is Ashnil Mara Camp, a luxury tented camp that offers authentic experiences for your African tour in Kenya’s Masai Mara. Located along the Mara River and next door to a central crossing point, the camp provides the perfect setting for game viewing or unwinding.
Here, you’ll find luxury tents built with natural materials to blend in with the surroundings. Depending on your preferences, you may choose the Deluxe Twin, Deluxe Double, and Deluxe Triple rooms.
All rooms are elevated, en suite, and have access to private wooden balconies. They are elegantly furnished for a comfortable but premium view of the Masai Mara National Reserve
The restaurant serves African traditional, international, and oriental cuisines to tease your tastebuds and fill your stomach. There is an open-air bar complete with beers, liquors, and cocktails. You can head to the lounge if you want to relax away from the open bar.
African decor and comfortable seats make this place ideal for lazing in as you sip on a selection of wines, liqueurs, spirits, cocktails, local and international beers, and soft drinks. A dip in the swimming pool will cool you down after a game drive of the park.
You may connect with the world through free Wifi, although connectivity can be limited in the reserve.
2. Sarova Mara Game Camp
If you’re looking for something more upscale, Sarova Mara Game Camp is an excellent choice. Set upon an elevated point surrounded by two streams and plenty of greenery, the camp fits seamlessly within its environment and provides one of the best views of the Mara.
Spacious neutral canvas tents with large “windows” and glass doors set the scene for an unforgettable Masai Mara safari experience. This unique vantage point brings nature to your doorstep, allowing you to observe the animals go about their normal hunter/hunted lives from the comfort of your room.
It is particularly thrilling during the migratory months of July to October when swarms of wildebeest flock to the plains as they head to the other side of the Maasai Mara. And what do you know, there’s a Maasai village nearby you should visit.
The camp offers family, standard, club, and deluxe tents. Each room is spacious, decked in colorful furnishings and rustic furniture, and is fitted with an en suite bathroom.
The rooms have access to wooden balconies complete with comfortable day beds and chairs where nature’s sights and sounds lull you into relaxation. Away from your room, you can enjoy a relaxing massage or explore hand-crafted gifts for loved ones at Sarova’s Adia shop.
Younger guests can have fun on the playground while you test your golfing skills on the mini-golf course or go for bush walks. The free-form swimming pool, complete with a pool bar, is perfect for a refreshing swim and enjoying drinks after a long day in the park.
Internet connectivity is strong throughout the camp, allowing you to catch up with the rest of the world. Meals are served in the main restaurant, where the chefs show off their prowess in preparing gourmet meals, Kenyan style.
Sarova Mara Game Camp grows organic vegetables, making that daily veggie supply chemical-free to make your safari in Africa healthy.
3. Keekorok Lodge
In the local Masai dialect, Keekorok means “abundance.” Rightly so, the lodge was constructed on eighty acres of choice land teeming with flocks of wildlife, sprawling grasslands, and permanent springs.
Its location in the Masai Mara is directly in the path of the wildebeest migratory route, giving you front-row seats to this popular world event. The big cats, elephants, reptiles, and more than 485 bird species can be seen here, so you’ll want to keep your camera handy.
Built-in 1962, Keekorok has retained its charm, boasting a clean rustic feel complimented with high-quality modern amenities. Just about all you need to make a Masai Mara safari more enjoyable.
Guest rooms in the lodge comprise standard rooms, premium, executive, chalet-style rooms, and a presidential suite. Each room is tastefully furnished, comes with an en-suite, and has access to private verandahs with a superb view of the Masai Mara.
Freshly made traditional meals abound at the Hippo Bar where you can enjoy fantastic views of the lake and a hippo or two wallowing in the water. You may follow the path leading to the Elephant Deck for spectacular views of wildlife as you sip on relaxing drinks or enjoy your dinner.
Other amenities include free Wifi, a game room, a children’s playground, and an outdoor pool. At an extra fee, you may go horseback riding, enjoy a relaxing massage in the hands of an expert masseuse, or hang out at the spa and wellness center.
4. Jambo Mara Safari Lodge
For the environmentally-conscious traveler, our Kenya Masai Mara safari packages include an eco-friendly option for you. Jambo Mara Safari Lodge is a carbon-free lodge, built using environmental protection materials.
All its power needs are derived from solar energy, eliminating the need for carbon-emitting energy sources or other forms of electricity supply. In a jungle location surrounded by shrubbery and dry grasslands, the colorful plants found within the Masai Mara lodge grounds are a welcome surprise.
It feels like the garden of Eden, ready to nourish your heart and soul. The Jambo Mara Lodge sits amid two streams that give life to the abundant indigenous wildlife that roams the lands. Lodging comprises deluxe glass and wooden cottages, business suites, and a presidential suite.
All rooms are equipped with modern amenities and private furnished balconies where you can enjoy beautiful views of the wild and game visiting the lodge. On a Masai Mara safari to Jambo Mara, you may fill your day with a range of activities, including indoor games, short-range mountain hiking, massages, spa and sauna, and swimming.
Wifi connectivity is stable around the lodge, allowing you to stay in touch even when you’re far away in the park. The chefs whip up tantalizing meals comprising traditional and international cuisines that will have you asking for more as the dining continues.
5. Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Soaking in excellent views while on an African Masai Mara safari is the optimal experience and the Masai Mara Serena Safari Lodge provides it. Perched on a bush-clad hill overlooking the Mara Triangle, it offers sweeping views of the volcanic hills, riverine forest, vast plains, and the Mara River.
Within this triangle is a high concentration of exciting wildlife species going about their daily lives. It’s also here that throngs of grazers come to the Masai Mara from the Serengeti National Park in neighboring Tanzania, making for dramatic experiences.
The lodge’s unique architecture pays homage to the Maasai community who have lived alongside the wildlife of the Masai Mara for centuries. The manyatta-like design comprises domed huts arranged one slightly in front of the other, for unhindered views.
The en-suite guest rooms with private balconies sport ethnic-inspired decor combined effortlessly with first-class luxuries for an awe-inspiring Masai Mara safari experience. Guests enjoy complimentary Wifi, a swimming pool and sundeck, spa treatments and gym, family rooms, indoor games, a walking tour to the Mara, and a gift shop packed with amazing souvenirs.
From the lodge’s main restaurant, you can watch the big game come to quench their thirst at the nearby waterhole. Meals consist of mouth-watering local and international cuisines and choice drinks.
The lodge arranges bush dining experiences serving breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and cocktails. The sundowners are a favorite among guests, as are evenings around the campfire. This lodge is located in one of the ideal locations of the mara which enables you to see the reserve.
5 Buck List Things to Do in Masai Mara National Reserve
MasaiMaraSafari.in organizes the best activities at the Masai Mara which you can engage in during your stay in the above camps and lodges. Here are five outdoor activities that will make your Masai Mara safari more thrilling when you book your safari with us.
1. Morning, Afternoon, and Full-Day Game Drive
Every new day in the Masai Mara is an opportunity for a thrilling adventure in the wild. Which animals will you see today? Lions, buffaloes, elephants, gazelles, towering giraffes? A mongoose family, perhaps. They are all part of the morning, afternoon, or full-day game drives in a safari vehicle.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy close-ups of Mara’s flora and fauna. You may hop on open safari vehicles, 4×4 safari land cruisers, or safari vans. Our Kenya Safari Masai Mara Offers package includes games drives in an open safari vehicle for guests who book through Flying Masai Mara Kenya safaris
You m opt for morning or late afternoon drives, full-day drives, or night game drives. Each of these offers unique experiences. What can you expect to see?
Morning drives are perfect for spotting predators like lions and cheetahs on the hunt. You’ll also watch herds of herbivores grazing as the joyous sounds of birds entertain you. The Masai Mara is coming to life during this part of the day.
On late afternoon drives, you’ll find antelopes, zebras, and topis nibbling while keeping a lookout for danger. As the temperatures cool, predators like the hyenas and jackals come out and you’re likely to see or witness a hunt or a fight between predators over a kill.
Full-day drives are terrific for crossing the expansive reserve in search of a game. Our team chooses optimal locations by the river or under an Acacia tree for a lunch break to maximize game-spotting opportunities in the Mara when on a full-day game drive.
Night drives are when the action is raw, as nature reveals the life and death struggles of prey by their predators. You’ll likely encounter lions on hunting missions, hyenas sneaking up on a kill, and other shy nocturnal creatures looking for food. The one thing you should note is night game drives are not allowed in the mara but in the mara reserve’s neighboring conservancies.
2. Walking Safaris
An African safari in Kenya’s Masai Mara isn’t complete without a guided walk. The sensory nature of the walk allows you to relax, connect with nature and watch wild animals at close range with no car.
The guides possess a wealth of knowledge, provide fascinating commentaries, and have a keen eye for spotting games. Guided walks can happen within the camp/lodge grounds or the central reserve.
The duration of the walk varies lasting 45 minutes or extending to three hours. The walking safari can include a packed breakfast or lunch depending on the timing. Again, it is important to note that the walks are often not done in the Mara but in the neighboring conservancies.
3. Hot Air Balloon Safaris
Freedom, exhilaration, and unparalleled views don’t quite do justice to the experience you’ll have flying above the Mara. So if you want to add pizzazz to an already unforgettable safari in Kenya’s Masai Mara, then a hot air balloon safari will do the trick.
The stunning fiery reds and golden yellows of the rising sun are breathtaking and down below you can catch all the action. Amid riverine forests, towering escarpments, sprawling savannahs, and rugged rivers, you’ll catch sight of predators hunting, active hyena dens, and even leopards perched on trees.
4. Maasai Village Visit
If the Masai Mara National Reserve is a photographer’s paradise, then a visit to the Maasai village is the icing on the cake. The Maasai were a predominantly nomadic warrior tribe whose way of life has remained largely unchanged in modern times.
They live in low-height dwellings (huts) known as Manyattas. These dwellings are built by the women using cow dung, mud, and wood accessed through a single entrance.
A visit to the village gives you a glimpse into the Maasai culture and you can experience some of their customs. Songs and dances by beautifully adorned Maasai women and young morans will entertain you and you may buy souvenirs for memories.
5. Bush Dinner and Bush Breakfast
What better way is here to enjoy your meals than by the river’s edge or on the plains? Stunning landscapes, magnificent games, and delightful meals are bound to make this experience as adventurous as it is magical.
You can enjoy a heartwarming breakfast as you watch the African sun rising, stirring wildlife and revealing the beauty of the reserve. Or dig into delicious meals and refreshing drinks in the evenings surrounded by campfires, lanterns, and nature in all its glory.
FAQs of the Masai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular safari destinations in Kenya. Here are some frequently asked questions about this renowned reserve.
1. How much is a safari in the Masai Mara?
Prices for safaris in the Masai Mara National Park vary depending on a number of factors, such as duration, type of safari (guided vs. self-drive), and level of accommodation. Typically, budget safaris start from around $100 per person per day, while more luxurious options can cost between $500 and $1,000 per person per day.
2. What is the best time to visit Masai Mara?
The Masai Mara National Reserve is open year-round, and the best time to visit will depend on what you want to experience during your safari. Wildlife viewing is at its peak during the Great Migration in July and August, while January to March is a great time to come for birdwatching.
3. How many days are enough for Masai Mara Kenya safari?
There is no definitive answer to this question, as it will depend on your budget and travel preferences. Most safaris in Masai Mara last for 3-4 days but can be longer or shorter depending on your needs. If you’re looking to explore the reserve at a leisurely pace and take advantage of all that it has to offer, then you may want to spend 5-7 days in Masai Mara. However, if you simply want to catch the highlights of this majestic reserve, then a safari of 2-3 days should be sufficient.
4. Why is Maasai Mara so famous?
The Masai Mara National Reserve is renowned for the wildebeest migration, where large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and antelope migrate across the plains during the Great Migration. It also offers unparalleled opportunities for wildlife viewing and photography, as well as an authentic safari experience in a pristine wilderness setting.
The best part of the great wildebeest migration from the Serengeti National Park to the Mara North Conservancy, the Mara Triangle, and the reserve is the Mara River crossing. Thousands and thousands of the animals (the wildebeest, antelope, zebras, and others) cross the crocodile-filled Mara River.
To make it worse, some of wildlife that manages to cross the river engages in one of the most frightening chases with other predators in mara and the neighboring conservancies.
5. Is Masai Mara worth visiting?
Absolutely! The Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the best safari destinations in Kenya, and it has something to offer for all types of travelers. Whether you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife adventure or simply want to experience the beauty and serenity of the African wilderness, Masai Mara is sure to exceed your expectations.
6. How do I get from Nairobi to Maasai Mara?
There are a number of ways to get from Nairobi to Masai Mara, including private transfers, shared shuttles, and public buses. The most popular option is to book a private transfer through a local tour operator or travel agency. This typically involves being picked up at your hotel in Nairobi and driven directly to your accommodation in Masai Mara, either via a direct route or with stops at attractions along the way. Alternatively, you can catch a public bus from Nairobi to Narok, which is located just outside the reserve, and then arrange for your own transportation from Narok to Masai Mara.
7. How long is the drive from Nairobi to Masai Mara?
Depending on your starting point in Nairobi, the drive from Nairobi to Masai Mara can take anywhere from 3-4 hours to 4-6 hours. However, it is important to note that this estimate does not include any stops you might make along the way. If you want to explore some of the attractions or get a taste of local culture, then it is best to budget more time for the journey.
8. How do I book safari for Masai Mara?
MasaiMaraSafari.in is a popular choice for booking safaris in Masai Mara, as we offer comprehensive packages that include accommodation, transportation, and tour guides. Simply visit our website to browse our available options and complete your booking online, or contact us directly for more information.
9. How can I go to Masai Mara from India?
There are many ways of getting to Masai Mara from India, including booking a safari package with a tour company, flying directly to the region, or driving yourself.
Some of the flights that get from India to Kenya include major airlines like Kenya Airways, Jet Airways, and Air India. And from Nairobi to Masai Mara, there are flights available from other airlines as well, including Mombasa Air Safari.
10. What is special about Masai Mara Kenya safari?
Masai Mara is a truly special place, known for its stunning natural beauty and abundant wildlife. But the icing on the cake that makes people come to the Maasai Mara National Reserve is the wildebeest migration from the Serengeti National Park to the reserve. The Mara River in Kenya during the wildebeest migration will make your Masai Mara safari the most memorable tour in Africa.