Masai Mara Game Reserve - Kenya National Parks
The Masai Mara is regarded as the most favorite and is definitely the most popular
game reserve in Kenya, having over 140,000 visitors per year. The reserve lies
approx 270km west of Nairobi and covers an area of approximately 1,510 sq km,
bordering with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The landscaped is mostly
open Savannah grasslands and acacia shrubland.
Starting any time from late July the wildebeest follow the rains and grazing
to the wide and open grasslands of what has become known as "the Mara".
They may be late, but they will always make the trip, driven by dry conditions
in the Serengeti and led by the lightning and thunder to the north. Come November
they start the homeward leg, bound again for the Serengeti.
At this time of the year you will see a large number of lion, hippo, crocodile
and vultures all of which prey on the weak and young migrating animals. Other
game to be found in the Masai Mara at any time of the year include; elephants,
cheetahs, baboons, gazelles, giraffes, jackals, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas,
water buffalo, ostriches, and a large variety of antelope and birdlife.
Mara Hippo Lodge
Located near the Ololaimutiek gate on the south -eastern end of the Mara Triangle
Accommodation: Six types of tents to choose from, the lodge offers choice of
families, single and couples tents. All tents and cabins are fitted with aprivate
hot water shower and a WC Facilities: A swimming pool within the compound. The
dining and the bar is both casual in the interior and in the open air.
Mara Fig Tree Camp
On the banks on Talek river, on the periphery of Maasai Mara Game Reserve, About
270 Kms from Nairobi. A 140 - beds in permanent luxury tent each with twin beds.
Facilities: Two bars, an open air dining area and a tree house coffee deck.
A video room guest lecture room, swimming pool and curio shop, Balloon Safaris
and Game drives.
Situated at the base of the Ngama Hills, on the eastern edge of the Maasai Mara
National reserve. The luxurious tented camp offers 38 Spacious tents. The tents
boast the very latest in luxury camping, with large single or double beds, personal
closets and writing desks, and ensuite bathrooms with flush toilets and steaming
Sarova Mara Camp
Located inside Masai Mara Game Reserve having 75 tents with permanent floors
and roofs including private bathes hot or cold running water and electricity
Facilities: A restaurant and 2 bars. Swimming pool, Hot air balloon safaris
followed by a champagne breakfast in the wilderness.
Kichwa Tembo Camp
Situated Oloololo Escarpment, Masai Mara. Accommodation: Permanent tented Camp
with twin beds and an ensuite bathroom with hot shower toilet and electrical
hurricane lamp. Facilities: A restaurant and a well stocked bar.
Mara Intrepids Club
30 tents making a number of mini-Camps within the Club grounds. They are furnished
with custom milled African Mahogany furniture, oversize four poster bed ensuite
bathroom with showers, running hot and cold water, flush toilets and electricity.
A small sparkling swimming pool, 3 game drives a day, wildlife library, gift
boutique, nature walks with resident Club naturalist followed by a bush breakfast
or a sundowner cocktail.
set on the saddle of a hill where it overlooks the 1800 square Km of rolling
plains, woodlands, anf rivers that make up the masai Mara triangle. Accommodation:
74 rooms, pool. Breakfasts, cocktail parties and dinners on the terrace overlooking
a waterhole where big game come to feed. Hippo pool breakfasts. Evening enertainment
includes musicians, Masai dancers, wildlife films, and talks given by resident
Mara Sopa Lodge
located in Maasai Mara Game Reserve. The lodge has 200 beds with only 77 rooms,
12 suites and 1 Presidential suite, all of which are 'rondavel' style and have
en-suite bathroom facilities which provide shaving sockets and hairdryers. Every
room and suite has a private, elevated verandah with splendid views across the
valley and on which guests can relax, sunbathe and watch resident birds and
wildlife. Mini-bars are also available in each room.
eco-friendly traditional tented camp is in the North-West Maasai Mara, tucked
in the hills adjoining the major dispersal plains of the Great Migration of
wildebeest from the Serengeti. It is situated on the Lemek /Koiyaki Wildlife
Trust Conservation Area and is put up seasonally to ensure regeneration of the
area during the long rains. Accommodation is in 7 tents. 5 large with queen
size and single bed in each, 2 twin and 1 single. All tents are shaded under
the trees. Each tent has en suite toilet and shower and a large verandah. Facilities
includes : bar tent and spacious dining tent look out over lawn. fully stocked
non profit bar.
Located inside Masai Mara Game Reserve. Bungalows single storey blocks and comfortable
shaded chalets all with 158 beds. Facilities: A restaurant and a fully stocked
bar. Swimming pool, log fires in the lounge, Maasai dancing, cultural and wildlife
lectures, Game drives organized from the Lodge.
located on the Aitong plains in the northern Koiyaki Lemek region of the famous
Masai Mara reserve. The camp is hidden in a grove of wild olive and croton
trees in a prime wildlife area. Game viewing starts right from the camp itself.
Accommodation: Spacious, fully insect - proof selous style tents 2 singles
and 9 doubles/twins. Equipped with proper beds, linen, bedside tables, luggages
racks and rugs. Bathrooms are ensuite and are equipped with a dresser, shower
and flushing toilets. Tents can be converted into triple on request.
Little Governors Camp
Located on the Mara river in the game reserve. Accommodation: 12 Twins, 5
double tents, Tent No. 17 recommended for honey mooners, the camp has a total
of 17 tents(34 beds) Spacious luxurious safari tents. 220 volt plugs at the
reception. Facilities: En suite shower, open bar and dining tent with view
over the waterhole and the plains. Room service on request, tea and coffee
is served at the rooms with wake up cll. Laundry service at No extra cost,
telephone, fax and email service.
Mpata Safari Club
perched on a hiltop with breathtaking views of Masai Mara reserve. Guests
stay in individual cottages well spaced along the top of the escarpment offering
panoramic views. There are 11 suites and 12 Deluxe units each with separate
bedroom, bathroom and verandah with emphasis on comfort and a unique combination
of interior design, the suites have a lounge, kitchenette and best of all
an out door Jacuzzi. Facilities: The sunken rock bar ignites pleasure and
satisfaction, offering sensational views of Mara river. Our Sundowner bar
will further enhance the pleasure of your drinks.
Mara Safari Club
located outside the park in the Ol- Choro Ol Roua conservation area. 80
beds in luxury tents with their own private river frontage with four poster
beds verandah, electricity modern ensuite facility with hot and cold running
water Pool, wildlife library. Lounge Bar and dinning room, the Club pool, Al
Fresco buffet, lunches & nightly activities of Masai dancing, Masai Culture.
Black tie dinners, balloon safaris, bush breakfasts, weddings, walking safaris
,swimming, game drives, wildlife library.
Masai Mara Game Reserve , Kenya National Parks