THE MASAI MARA
The Masai Mara
The northern part of the vast Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, this reserve has a spectacular array of wildlife and big game. The incredible wildebeest migration takes place in the Mara between July and September when the grasslands of the Masai Mara are covered by a mass of moving wildebeest as far as the eye can see. As this is an act of nature the timings may vary slightly from year to year. This migration only happens in East Africa and is one of the most impressive displays of wildlife around the world. It is estimated that over two million animals migrate in a year round pattern within Tanzania and Kenya, following the rain and greener pastures.
At this time large predators take advantage of the enormous numbers of animals in the plains and drama unfolds at every corner. Around October the main herds begin their journey towards Tanzania.
Apart from excellent year round game viewing in the Mara, there is also the opportunity to experience Kenya's rich cultural heritage. Many local communities still follow the traditional way of life with ancient customs. Visit a Maasai village and learn about their traditional way of life, community development and the preservation of traditional livelihoods.
Lake Victoria, the world's second largest freshwater lake, can be visited easily as a day trip or overnight from the Mara. Activities include Nile perch fishing, water sports and visits with the Luo tribe in quaint fishing villages.
The incredible biodiversity and animal life
Discovering the history and ways of Masai life
Excellent all-year-round game viewing
Fishing on Lake Victoria
Where to Stay
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COCOON LERAI SAFARI CAMP
A stunning new tented camp in the Lerai Conservancy
COTTARS 1920 SAFARI CAMP
A stunning vintage style traditional safari experience
Right on the Mara river with stunning spacious tents
A stunning tented lodge camp near the famous Mara River
An elegant tented camp with family friendly accommodation
Vintage style tents with outdoor ball and claw Victorian baths
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