The Masai Mara’s one of the world’s legendary game reserves, and anyone who’s seen even a moment of a wildlife documentary knows what to expect: endless expanses of savannah rising to dramatic escarpments, rivers bubbling with hippo yawns and lone leopards slinking through the grasses. The clinking of cowbells and a flash of scarlet on the plains marks a passing Maasai herdsman, and zebras dazzle amongst the branches of the acacia trees.
Guests can stay either inside the main reserve, which is stuffed with wildlife and ideal for viewing river crossings of the Great Migration. Alternatively, the central reserve is surrounded by a number of quieter private conservancies, where it’s often possible to add walking safaris and night game drives to the list of available activities, as well as visit the local community. We love both areas, it just depends on the priorities for your safari, so let us know and we’ll do our best to guide you in the right direction!
Our pick of the places to stay in the Masai Mara