Maasai Mara National Reserve Tours and Trips 2024/2025

Maasai Mara National Reserve was responsible for introducing the world to the concept of safaris. The park covers an area of 1,510 sq. kms. and presents spectacular scenery, breathtaking wildlife and picturesque surroundings at every turn. Maasai Mara loses out on some of its bush vibe due to 290,000 visitors who come here each year, but it always manages to ensure that you have a blast while exploring its jungles, rivers and plains.

50 Trips in Maasai Mara National Reserve with 19 Reviews

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2 Days Maasai Mara Safari Tour

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2 day wildlife safaris and game drives tour to Masai Mara and Nairobi traveling through Kenya and Tanzania. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 1-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days02 From US$ 210 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Apr 24
  • Apr 25
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3 Days Maasai Mara Safari Tour

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Had a great safari in Masai Mara. Saw 4 of the big 5 and many others too. If I were
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Local culture
  • Accommodation Hotel & Camping
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days03 From US$ 240 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Apr 24
  • Apr 25
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4 Days Maasai Mara Lake Nakuru Safari Tour

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All perfect in terms of timing, coordination and logistics. Everything as expected and even beyond e ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Local culture
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge, Resort & Camping
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 1-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days04 From US$ 270 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Apr 24
  • Apr 25
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6-Day Fascinating Safari

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6 day wildlife safaris and game drives tour to Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park and 2 other destinations traveling through Kenya and Tanzania. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping, Lodge, Eco Lodge & Hotel
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days06 From US$ 1,014 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Apr 24
  • Apr 25
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6 Day Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli

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6 day wildlife safaris and game drives trip in Kenya, visiting Maasai Mara National Reserve, Nakuru and Amboseli National Park. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge, Resort & Camping
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 1-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days06 From US$ 659 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Apr 24
  • Apr 25
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Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha and Amboseli Adventure

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Everything excellent, I was just expecting an off road vehicle instead of a van but this wasnt such ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Lodge, Eco Lodge, Resort & Hotel
  • Transport Boat & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 1-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days06 From US$ 2,220 View Tour
Next Departures
  • May 07
  • May 08
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7-day Kenya Budget Safari

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7 day wildlife safaris and game drives tour in Kenya, visiting Maasai Mara National Reserve, Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru National Park. Read More
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
  • Transport Boat, 4WD Jeep & Bus
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days07 From US$ 1,240 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Apr 24
  • Apr 25
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16 Days Kenya Safari

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16 day wildlife safaris and game drives tour through Nairobi, Nyeri, Samburu National Reserve and 5 other destinations in Kenya. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Beach +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge, Resort & Home-stay
  • Transport Flight & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days16 From US$ 6,666 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Apr 24
  • Apr 25
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7 Days Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Naivasha & Amboseli

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7 day wildlife safaris and game drives tour in Kenya, visiting Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Lodge
  • Transport Boat & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days07 From US$ 2,100 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Apr 24
  • Apr 25
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Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru 4 days

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4 day wildlife trip in Kenya, visiting Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park and Nairobi. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife & Wildlife safaris and game drives +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days04 From US$ 590 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Apr 24
  • Apr 25
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4 Days Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru Budget Travel

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4 day wildlife safaris and game drives trip in Kenya, visiting Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park and Nairobi. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Guest House
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days04 From US$ 560 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Apr 24
  • Apr 25
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7-Day Safari Adventure in Kenya

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7 day wildlife safaris and game drives tour in Kenya, visiting Amboseli National Park, Lake Naivasha and Maasai Mara National Reserve. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge, Eco Lodge & Camping
  • Transport Boat, 4WD Jeep & Bus
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days07 From US$ 2,100 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Apr 28
  • Apr 29
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3 Days Wildesbeest Migration Safari on Budget

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3 day wildlife safaris and game drives tour visiting Maasai Mara National Reserve and Nairobi in Kenya. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping, Hotel & Lodge
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days03 From US$ 375 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Apr 25
  • Apr 26
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Kenya Safari Migration & Cycling at Hells Gate Park

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7 day wildlife safaris and game drives trip in Kenya, visiting Nairobi, Lake Nakuru National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Cruise +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Camping & Lodge
  • Transport Boat, Flight & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days07 From US$ 1,484 View Tour
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  • Apr 25
  • Apr 26
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Maasai Mara National Reserve Tour Reviews

4 - Very Good
Based on 19 customer reviews
Nice company, extremely great driver
4 - Very Good
  • Vinzenz Weber
“We were fortunate to experience all big five due to our great driver "Moses". He was really doing his best to make our Safari a great experience. Moses was fast and safe on the road, friendly and he knew a lot about animals!”
Perfect trip
5 - Excellent
  • Patrick Noonan
“Had a great safari in Masai Mara. Saw 4 of the big 5 and many others too. If I were to do it again I would prob go for longer days as the first and last day is just a lot driving to and fro Nairobi. With the 3 day trip you get one evening safari 2 hours and then 1 full day safari. Our Driver/guide James was great. All in all a great trip and would highly recommend”
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5 - Excellent
  • Ewa Golinska
“It took us long hours of research and hundreds of emails exchanged before we have decide for your company so I would love to give you my opinion and recommendation. Hope this will help you out! Firstly, why have we decided to go on Safari with your company. Friendly and prompt communication with Steve, flexibility and willingness to meet our needs and kind of gut feeling ;) Booking process was very easy and at the end we put a trust in Steve and sent 75% of the payment - we were travelling to Zanzibar before and we did not want to carry that much cash. My 2 friends and I, we went for 9 days safari with following itinerary: Tanzania starting in Arusha - Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara with walk, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Empakai Crater, Kenya - Amboseli with walk. We had amazing guides, I could not wish for better company, we had a lot of fun and I learnt so much about animal, Masai culture and life of African people. In Tanzania our guide was Godlove Goodluck and in Kenya - Onesmus. We had also cook named Alifa - cooking is really his passion and food was tasty. Much better than in any African restaurant we had been :D Everything was organized and yeah, sure, things did go sideway, as our car got broken, but what I appreciate is how the things were handled and what Steve did to make sure our trip is untouched (new car was sent, meantime rescue car camet to not lose any game drive etc). And to make it up Steve made us amazing surprise. We were flying out of Nairobi at 6 am so he arranged for us home stay at lovely Kenyan family. We had wonderful last night in Africa with his friends. We could not wish for more. Ah, one more great surprise from Steve! We had budget safari with basic accommodation to keep cost as lower as possible, and is like Steve would know us better, he booked for our last 2 nights amazing lodge with swimming pool and view on Kilimanjaro. After diving and 9 days in the car on bumpy roads this was like a dream! I can honestly recommend Steve and his team for organization of your Safari. Steve - thank you so much for amazing experience and providing us great guides, this made all difference.”

Maasai Mara National Reserve - Overview and Facts

From documentary makers and researchers to travel writers and seasoned travelers, it is easy to find all kinds of visitors at Maasai Mara. The vast clear skies, starry nights, majestic savannahs and exotic animals all play their part in making the Mara feel like ‘contemporary Africa’, and the wildebeest migration simply adds to the aura of romance and mystery.

Maasai Mara presents four types of adventures – the Oloololo Escarpment which beautifully rises to form a fascinating plateau; the Ngama Hills and its sandy soil and leafy bushes which are preferred by the rhino; the Central Plains and their rolling grassland and scattered bushes which host most of the game and the Mara Triangle and its acacia woodlands and lush green grasslands famous for its wildebeest populations and home to the Migration phenomenon.

  • Wildlife Rating: 5 stars out of 5
  • Scenery Rating: 5 stars out of 5
  • Bush Vibe: 3 stars out of 5

The Maasai Mara National Reserve has been called the flagship conservation area in Kenya, and its game viewing is considered to be excellent throughout the year. The Mara is one of the best destinations in the country to see the African Big 5 – buffalo, rhino, elephant, leopard and lion – as well as other popular herbivores and carnivores. Home to as many as 2 million animals, it is at the very top when it comes to animal sightings. Some of the animals found here include zebras, buffalos, topis, impalas, elephants, warthogs, impalas, crocodiles, leopards, cheetahs, lions and as many as 450 species of birds.

Game drives are the best thing to do here, but you also have other exciting wildlife adventures in the form of hot air balloon safaris, cultural visits to the nearby Maasai villages, guided walks and the Oloololo Escarpment Trail. This is where you see the Maasai people, whose culture often makes you question your western values.

This is where you see hundreds of predators stalking millions of herbivores who make their annual pilgrimage despite the apparent danger. This is where you fall in love with the wild, its unending mysteries, its gorgeous beauty and non-stop action. This is the Mara.

  • Number of Visitors: 290,000
  • Altitude: 1,500 to 2,180 m

Pros and Cons of Maasai Mara National Reserve

Pros :

  • Home to the Great Migration
  • Breathtaking diversity of animals
  • One of the highest densities of lions on the planet
  • The Maasai culture
  • Accessible through the year
  • Plenty of accommodations to choose from

Cons:

  • Very crowded during peak season
  • Low on bush vibe because of the sheer number of visitors it attracts

Accommodations in Maasai Mara

Maasai Mara is one of the two national parks of Africa that hosts the Great Migration phenomenon and it is also home to the Maasai people and their beautiful culture. It presents a wide range of accommodation options and most lodges maintain excellent relations with the community to allow you to dive into their culture and learn what makes it so special. Luxury travelers don’t need to look beyond Mahali Mzuri, Mara Plains Camp, Bateleur Camp, Rekero Camp and Elephant Pepper Safari. Those searching for something less exorbitant would prefer Porini Lion Camp, Sanctuary Olonana and Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp.

Choosing which part of the Mara to visit can also have an impact on your experience. The northern concessions are considered to be far more private and a majority of the luxury camps and safari suites are located there. The eastern parts are the closest to Nairobi, and the accommodation found here is considerably cheaper.

Best Time to Visit Maasai Mara

The best time to visit the Mara is between the months of July to November, as this is when you get to see the greatest spectacle on the planet – the wildebeest migration. The sheer number of animals who migrate between the Serengeti (Tanzania) and the Mara makes it the most dramatic phenomenon on the planet. To reach the fresh grazing grass, the wildebeest must make a river crossing, risking becoming a feast for the lurking crocodiles, and this is where you get to see the best action. The months of December and January are equally popular as they coincide with the calving season. Visiting during this ‘green season’ gives you a unique opportunity to see herbivores give birth to hundreds of thousands of calves, fawns and foals.

Extend Your Vacation from Maasai Mara

Tourists wanting to extend their vacations have a number of options to choose from. The exotic Seychelles might not be ‘close’, but it still lies in this part of the world. If you have time and still skip out on a trip to Seychelles, you might not be able to forgive yourself for a very long time. For something closer, the following options are perfect.

  • Lamu: Lamu makes you realize what love at first sight really means. It’s magical setting is ideal to rejuvenate your soul after a weary experience in the African jungle and the salty air does its best to treat your skin to some much-needed pampering after being baked under the African sun. Lamu gains its popularity from its historic old town, the best-preserved and oldest Swahili settlement in East Africa. The labyrinth alleys offer glimpses of the local life, beautiful houses made using coral and stone and elaborately carved wooden doors. Lamu was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it often emerges as the highlight for many tourists visiting this part of the continent.
  • Nairobi: You often hear all kinds of things about Nairobi, and yes, most of those things are actually true. Nairobi is a city that forces you to be smart and think twice before making any decision, but it is also a place which introduces you to one of the most beautiful cultures on the planet. As a major powerhouse in this part of the world, Nairobi is as close to western civilization as Africa manages to get and the city is full of restaurants, nightclubs and attractions that warrant a visit.
  • Amboseli National Park: Amboseli National Park is the second-best national park in Kenya. You may not want to visit the second-best national park when you’re already planning to visit the crown jewel, but Amboseli is home to – wait for it – Mt. Kilimanjaro. Clicking pictures of mammoth tuskers with the largest peak in Africa as your background, now that’s something which is usually reserved for those Nat Geo photographers!
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