Luxury Holidays in The Masai Mara

The famous annual migration of over two million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle is one of the greatest natural spectacles on the planet.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Many of the camps we use on safari in the Masai Mara are tucked away in prime wildlife areas on private concession areas bordering the Masai Mara Reserve, where it's possible to enjoy walking safaris, unlike in the Reserve proper
  • There's quite simply phenomenal game viewing here, especially between July and October, when the annual wildebeest migration is usually in action

Safaris in the Masai Mara: The Detail

It was probably inevitable that the Masai Mara's great wildebeest migration would eventually lead to a mass migration of another kind - this time tourists - intent on following the proceedings.

And so it has come to pass that there are now a plethora of camps and vehicles, but Original Travel and Tim Best Travel know the region well enough to be able to recommend the ultimate Masai Mara safari holiday from the most exclusive, secret and sophisticated places to stay and the canniest guides around, able to seek out a pride of lions not surrounded by 20 vehicles overloaded with snap-happy tourists.

Our chosen camps in the Masai Mara all provide guests with superb game viewing and most importantly, are far from other lodges and camps. In addition, these concession areas are not restricted by game reserve rules, so guests can enjoy night drives in custom-built 4x4s; bush breakfasts, picnics and sundowners as well as full access to the Game Reserve, and the Mara River.

In short, the ultimate Masai Mara safari holiday.


Original Highlight

Masai Mara lion
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Even when the wildebeest migration isn't in the Masai Mara, the game viewing is incredibly rewarding, with big cats literally falling out of the trees!

Ra, Original Traveller

A note on price

At the cheaper end of the luxury scale, you can be driven around Kenya for around £3,500 per person, but if you're keen to do a full helicopter safari, expect to pay significantly more. Learn more about our pricing

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  • Average Temp. — 27°C / 80°F
  • Rainfall — 2cm / 1.1 inches
  • Water Temp. — 28°C / 82°F
Flight from London

8:15 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +3 hrs

Top picks for The Masai Mara

Sala's Camp dining by the river

Sala’s Camp

The Masai Mara

Located in the heart of Kenya’s Masai Mara, an area dubbed as one of the best places to see the Migration – where over a million wildebeest pour into the Masai Mara’s lush grasslands between July and September – and Sala’s Camp is at the heart of the action.

Where to stay

Serian Camp

Serian Camp

The Masai Mara

Serian is a wonderfully homely luxury tented camp in Kenya, in a very tranquil setting up high on a river bank overlooking the Mara River in the Mara North Conservancy, with far reaching views of the Oloololo escarpment that marks the western boundary of the Masai Mara ecosystem.

Where to stay

Ngare Serian

Ngare Serian

The Masai Mara

The sister of neighbouring Serian Camp, Ngare Serian is owned and run by Alex Walker, a professional film maker, fourth generation Kenyan, and guide extraordinaire.

Where to stay

Ol Seki Mara Camp

Ol Seki Mara Camp

The Masai Mara

Set on a rocky promontory overlooking the Il Supukiai River, Ol Seki sits amongst cordia and acacia trees, attracting an abundance of wildlife and birds, many of which can be seen from the tents.

Where to stay

Rekero Camp Masai Mara

Rekero Camp Masai Mara

The Masai Mara

Rekero is a small tented camp located inside the Masai Mara Game Reserve, offering old-time hospitality and an insight into the Masai Mara's wildlife, cultures, flora and fauna.

Where to stay

Kicheche Mara Camp

Kicheche Mara Camp

The Masai Mara

The Kicheche Mara Camp is a bush camp located on the Aitong Plains in the northern region of Kenya’s famous Masai Mara Reserve.

Where to stay

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