Maasai Mara National Reserve stretches 1,510 sq km (580 sq miles) and raises 1,500-2,170 meters above sea level. Add the conservancies and the area is at least twice the size. It hosts over 95 species of mammals and over 570 recorded species of birds.

This is The World Cup of Wildlife, and together with the Serengeti National Park there is no better place in the world to see what the Maasai Mara and Serengeti National Park provide.

Wildebeest Migration: Make sure you have your safari booked planned out that includes the Maasai Mara. The wildebeest migration is nothing short of amazing. It is one of the things you have do add to your bucket list. Best time to be in Kenya for it is JULY – OCTOBER although Kenya is a great year round destination.

Accommodation: There is a wide selection of places to stay around the Maasai Mara and the conservancies. The conservancies surrounding the Maasai Mara have restricted number of vehicles allowing a more private game viewing of wildlife. We recommend staying 3 or 4 nights and add in a couple of other destinations too to your safari.

Photography: While the Mara offers some of the greatest opportunities to get your dream shot, try and include the Shompole Hide too (and further more a stay at Shompole Wilderness Camp and for an added cost get you aerial shots of flamingoes and pinks lakes from a helicopter!)

There are plenty of places to stay in Nairobi City and have a look at other destinations in Kenya like the Tsavo National Parks, Amboseli National Park, Diani Beach and Shompole Conservancy.

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Mara Triangle

The Mara Triangle covers 510 km², about one-third of the total area of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The unique feature of Mara Triangle is the Oloololo Escarpement, The Mara River and the International boundary with Tanzania which forms a triangular shape.

Mara Triangle has one of the highest densities of wildlife in the world and on a lucky day you will be able to view all the big five in less than 2km2. The reserve is also a home of cheetah, elephant, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, serval and many more.

The Mara Triangle offers the only option for selfdrivers to camp inside the reserve. So if you’re ready for an adventure and want to sleep in 1 of the greatest game reserves in the world, this is your chance!

Check out the official Mara Triangle website for more information about this amazing conservancy!

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Public campsites

The Mara Triangle offers 3 public and 8 private campsites.

No prior booking is required for the public campsites. The public campsites are named: Oloololo, Eluai & Iseiya. All of them are located on the Eastern side of the Mara Triangle.

Eluai is located on a hill overlooking a potential river crossing spot. So this particular campsite might give you the chance to watch the build up at the river from the comfort of your camp and when it’s time to cross, you can drive there and witness it all. Check https://marabookings.co.ke/ for more information on camping in the Mara Triangle

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Private campsites

Private campsites require prior booking and a booking fee is applicable. There are currently 5 private campsites which are open to the public: Dirisha, Maji ya Ndege, Ndovu, Olarro and Kiboko. For more information on the private campsites, please check: https://marabookings.co.ke/

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The Great Migration

“The greatest wildlife spectacle on earth”

Thundering hooves, clouds of dust and the snorts of thousands of wildebeests, one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth, The Great Migration is at full spin.

Every year over 1.5 million wildebeest, accompanied by 400.000 zebra and 200.000 gazelles follow the rains into Kenya. Their journey led them trough the Serengeti in Tanzania all the way to the Masai Mara, Kenya.
While avoiding the snapping jaws of giant crocodiles the next danger can be lurking on the river banks. Lions, leopards and other predators are waiting for their piece of the pie.

Every day is a new adventure, new possibilities and new drama.

River crossings can happen all year round but the peak season from July to October is when the big herds will move clockwise into the Mara.

The adventure of a lifetime is ahead of you. Time to grab the wheel and create life changing memories…

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