Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular travel destinations not only in east Africa but the whole Africa. In the Great Rift Valley lies the Masai mara, it gets its name from the masai people leaving in the area.
Maasai Mara National Reserve is in Kenya and it stretches 580 sq miles and raises 1,500-2,170 meters above sea level. It hosts over 95 species of mammals and over 570 recorded species of birds.
There is an excellent chance of seeing the Big 5, cheetah, hyena, bat eared foxes, hippo, crocodile, baboons, warthog, topi, eland, Thompson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle, impala, water bucks, reed-buck, zebra.
It is in the masai mara national park that you get to see the great migration to Tanzania from Kenya or vice versa. The wildebeest migration needs a little timing I guess because it does not happen all year around.
Depending on what you want Masai Mara national park is good for 3-5 days Kenya safari. If you are interested in photography the longer you stay the more chance of getting the ultimate photo.
In case you want to be in the real wildlife in Africa yes Kenya masai mara is the answer for you, unless you need to check out or rub shoulders with the greatest mountain gorillas of Uganda in Bwindi impenetrable national park. Here you will never get to see the gorillas of Uganda even though they are so close on a Uganda safari a few kilometers Kenya to Uganda.
How much is a masai mara safari in Kenya.
A Kenya masai mara safari will not be equated to a certain value , most of the safaris in Kenya are tailor made where someone will chose to stay for much longer time to see more of the wildebeest or wait for them little longer in case you came in late or want captivating pictures.
However these will also depend on the type of safari that you need. Let say budget accommodation safari will go from 200-230 in semi African tents.
Medium accommodations will be between 250-400 dollars per person per night, also lodges that do not have tents may vary from 320-350 to luxury lodges and tents that go from 400 dollars and above.
All put into consideration car and driver, fuel, accommodation activities; a Kenya masai mara safari may range between 2800 -6000 for 7 days and above.
|Options||Accommodation Description||Usd per person per day|
1. Budget tented
African Semi-luxury tent
|200-220 per adult|
2. Medium lodge
Spacious Double, Twin, Triple and Single rooms
|250- 310 per adult
|3. Medium tented camp||
Medium Tented Camp-4star more spacious and better
|350- 400 per adult
|4. Medium 4 star lodge||
Perfect for guests just relaxing.
|250- 320 per adult|
Including a Free WiFi.
|350-400 per adult|
|6. Luxury -5star||
Luxurious lodges on top of the hill overlooking the park
|420+ per adult|
Inclusions and Exclusions on a masai mara Kenya safari
All safaris in Kenya masai mara include Accommodations and meals, game drives, car with a driver, water, pickup and drop off at the airport, fuel and all tailored inclusions like specifications on beds, vegetarian and so on.
Best Time to Visit Masai Mara kenya
July to October is the perfect time to visit masai mara Kenya if your motive is to see the great wild beast migration. The migration happens in these months and you can enjoy them to the fullest. Otherwise the masai mara reserve is open all year round with magnificent views and wildlife that never migrates all through. December to February is great times as it is dryer and good for the Big Cats.