MASAI MARA

The Masai Mara is a must-do, and the kind of place you focus on game drives, great photography and the different animals.Every year it hosts what is now recognised as the greatest wildlife show on earth, 'the migration', which takes place between July and October. Over a million wildebeest and two hundred thousand zebra pass through on their endless journey, following the rains in search of grass. Lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, hippo, crocodile, antelope and gazelle are some of the many species to be found. The accommodation in the Masai Mara is as vast as the area. We mention below only a few of the major Camps/Lodges found in the different Conservancies and in the National Reserve.. there are many more and we cant mention all of them on this page... please let us have your preferred camp or lodge and we will book it for you. Remember to give us your budget and we will find you the perfect camp/lodge in the best locations.

Richards River Camp

Mara North Conservancy

Richards River Camp
Richard’s River Camp is situated in a conservation area North West of The Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.Richard’s River Camp is a traditional tented camp in true African safari style with a few modern surprises. As the weather almost always permits, meals are most often enjoyed outdoors under Kenyan skies. During those rare rainy or chilly evenings, dining moves indoors, adjacent to the beautiful, cosy sitting room with a roaring fire.

Rekero Camp

Masai Mara National Reserve

Rekero Camp
Deep within the Kenya Masai Mara National Reserve, Rekero offers a spectacular location from which to watch the Great Migration as the wildebeest thunder across the river just outside camp. This traditional East African Kenya camp evokes the romance of safaris from a bygone era.  The elegant tents form a tranquil oasis perched strategically above the mighty Talek River of our Mara tented camp. The sweeping views from camp take in the surrounding plains of the Maasai Mara, which support some of the greatest concentrations and diversity of wildlife in Africa. The cherry on top is the warm hospitality of our team and our world-renowned game-viewing guides with years of expertise – in such good hands, you are ensured an incomparable Masai Mara Kenya safari experience.

Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp

Olderikesi Conservancy

Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp
The award-winning Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp has its own 7608-acre private conservancy and is situated one kilometre from the famous ‘seventh’ natural wonder of the world, the Maasai Mara in Kenya and the Tanzania Serengeti game reserve. Owned and managed by the oldest established and continuing safari family in Africa it extends an era of luxury and quality and returns to the original spirit and essence of ‘safari’.
Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp provides the romance of safari under cream canvas tents, the style of the bygone era of the twenties, while at the same time supplying the amenities required by today’s modern world travellers and professional guides whose qualifications are the highest in Africa. Offering an abundance of wildlife, a guarantee of privacy, and the highest standards of professional guiding in a luxurious and authentic camping environment.

Mara Plains

Olaro Motorogi Conservancy

Mara Plains
One of only five camps on the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, guests at Mara Plains have unrivalled access to more than 100,000 acres of exclusive, low-vehicle density tourism land, prime habitat for a vast number of wildlife species, as well as unfettered access to the 375,000 Maasai Mara Reserve.
Set in middle of one of the planet’s richest ecosystems, Mara Plains’ design honors rather than upstages what nature has provided. The decor pays homage to the essence of East Africa; Swahili heritage is reflected in large wooden doors from the island of Lamu, and accents of red and purple honour the great Maasai chiefs and warriors. Add to this cultural melting pot a nod to the colonial era, with rich leathers, copper and brass used in campaign-style furniture and you have a lavish yet comfortable atmosphere that complements, rather than overwhelms the surrounding wilderness.

Ngare Serian

Mara North Conservancy

Ngare Serian
‘Ngare’ translates to ‘by the river’ in the Masai language, and the idea behind this snug little camp was to transport the serenity of the original Serian camp to the water’s edge. Hugging the banks of the Mara, Ngare Serian is cosy and intimate. It can only be reached on foot, over a narrow rope bridge – and in a way the crossover is symbolic: a call to step out of touch and out of time, and give yourself over to the natural charm of the place. There’s something special about being on the water’s edge – the water slipping and sloshing over the stones sets a soothing soundtrack, but at the same time its energy and movement lends lightness and life – green shoots, verdant growth and glossy rocks that metamorphose into hippos.

Saruni Mara

Mara North Conservancy

Saruni Mara

Saruni Mara is the only small, boutique lodge in the Mara, with five elegant cottages, one family villa and one private villa. The lodge is nestled in a secluded valley in the heart of the most exciting wilderness in Africa:Mara North Conservancy – an exclusive, private wildlife concession bordering the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve. Maasai warriors guide you throughout, sharing their ancient wisdom of the area and animals and their fascinating way of life.
One of the most remarkable aspects of a safari at Saruni Mara is the fantastic guiding experience. Guests are guided by Maasai warriors, who eagerly share their ancient customs and local knowledge of the landscape and wildlife. Over and above being professionally qualified, our guides are members of the Maasai tribe who are the proud custodians of this incredible wilderness, and who have known this area as their home for centuries.

Kicheche Bush Camp

Olare Motorogi Conservancy

Kicheche Bush Camp
Kicheche Bush Camp is located in a superb wildlife area in Olare Motorogi Conservancy bordering the Masai Mara Reserve. The game viewing is first class and the exclusivity of the Conservancy ensures a high quality experience with low density tourism. The camp consists of six stylish tents spread widely in light acacia woodland within Olare OrokConservancy. The personal attention at camp and exclusivity of the conservancy offer a winning combination.
Kicheche Bush Camp is located within the Olare Orok Conservancy (created from Koiyaki Group Ranchlands) bordering the Reserve. The Olare Orok Conservancy, through its strict limit on bed numbers, offers anincomparable game viewing experience without crowds. The camp is located in a prime wildlife area and game viewing starts right from the camp itself. The location is also ideal to enjoy the wildebeest migration.

Naibor Camps

Masai Mara National Reserve

Naibor Camps
Sweeping pale canvas tents, with en-suite bathrooms, king-sized beds made from local fig-wood, wide sofas furnished with bolster cushions, and wool rugs – all bring “camping” into a new dimension, and form an outstanding base from which to embark on unforgettable explorations of the famed Masai Mara.
The camp has three types of accommodation.
Main Naibor has a total of seven luxury tents, carefully positioned amongst the trees for complete privacy.
Little Naibor is made up of two uniquely designed spacious and luxurious suites for families and groups.
Naibor Wilderness, has Three double/twin tents for those wanting complete privacy in an exclusive camp area.

 

Mara Bushtops

Bushtops Conservancy

Mara Bushtops
Mara Bushtops boasts a sensational location, perched on the side of a hill, with a scenic valley to one side. Set amid our Bushtops Conservancy, a private ranch bordering the Masai Mara, we are less than five kilometres from the main gate into the Mara National Park.
The words ‘exclusive’ and ‘luxurious’ are often exaggerations: at Mara Bushtops they fit like a glove. Watching from your own 100 square metre private deck as an abundance of wildlife congregates around the adjacent salt lick is, literally, unforgettable. Having your butler draw your hot tub after a spectacular game drive is heavenly. Delving into the well-stocked wine cellar and enjoying superb cooking simply adds to the magic. Together, these experiences create an oasis of five-star luxury, blending peace with adventure – and first-class comfort with unforgettable sights and smells, sounds and sensations.

 

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