Masai Mara Safari

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What Regions or Countries to Combine

Such is the scale of the Masai Mara’s wildlife that it can stand-alone as a single destination but it is usually combined with other safari destinations in East Africa. Kenya’s other parks such as Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and the Samburu Reserve are among the most popular but with Tanzania lying next door, many travellers add the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater to the mix. It’s easy to finish off with a beach holiday too: Kenya’s mainland and Indian Ocean island beaches are a short flight away – ask us how.

Amboseli National Park

Easy game viewing and postcard-perfect views of Mount Kilimanjaro (actually over the border in Tanzania) make Amboseli an easy and rewarding add-on option. Several luxury safari lodges are scattered throughout the park and you’ll explore on game drives, horse-back safaris and guided nature walks.

Serengeti National Park

Home to the wildebeest migration between November and June, the Serengeti provides some of its most dramatic episodes – the birthing season, the march of the herds and the infamous Grumeti River crossings. It’s easy to experience: the Serengeti adjoins the Masai Mara and many tours combine the two destinations.

Ngorongoro Crater

It is Africa’s easiest Big 5 game viewing: rhino, lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo can all be seen on the floor of the crater – sometimes in a single day. Crater wetlands are home to great rafts of hippo and flamingos. Accommodation is perched on the rim itself or further away on leafy tea plantations.

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Mara provides year-round game viewing

1. Watch the Migration

It’s Nature’s greatest show: a million animals on the move. The croc-filled river crossings provide the greatest drama but you’ll need to book well ahead for the best places – ask us how.

2. Enjoy a View for Two

Many Masai Mara lodges specialise in discreet romance. Couples on honeymoon or celebrating a special occasion can look forward to sumptuous lodgings, private pools & table-for-two dining.

3. Walk with Maasai

Maasai herders share the savannah with big game: you’ll have opportunities to visit local communities & learn about village life. The traditional ‘jumping dance’ is a highlight on these sensitively-conducted tours.

4. Track the Cats

With this much wildlife on the hoof, the Masai Mara is a Year-round paradise for lions, leopards & cheetahs but your chances of seeing them in action are greater when the migrating wildebeest arrive.

5. Go Private

Avoid peak-season crowds by staying a private reserve adjoining the Masai Mara. You’ll enjoy exclusive sightings, night drives & plenty of privacy – perfect for discerning travellers & honeymooners.

6. Fly High

Start the day the Mara way: watching dawn break over the savannah – from 1 000 feet up. A hot-air balloon flight delivers the best view imaginable & there’s champagne waiting for you on touchdown.

7. Bring the Family

Several Masai Mara lodges offer child-based safari activities, childminders & private vehicles for family drives. Accommodation ranges from 4-sleeper tented suites to private family villas

8. Walk the Wild

Setting out on a walking safari in the Masai Mara ecosystem not only offers you the chance to stretch your legs, but also the opportunity to focus on some of the smaller ecosystems that are often overlooked

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