Masai Mara National Reserve safari Kenya

Masai Mara National Reserve

For many ambitious travellers to Africa, the Masai Mara National Reserve is an epic safari destination in Kenya that simply must come first. It’s an essential part of any East Africa itinerary and a destination highlight. The annual Great Wildebeest Migration features thousands of wildebeest and zebra stampeding the plains in search of new grazing.  Visitors benefit from a wide variety of accommodation in luxury safari lodges, chic tented camps and remote eco-chalets deep in the bushveld.

Masai Mara is located in Narok, Kenya, next to the renowned Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The Maasai people migrated here from the Nile Basin and named the area “Mara” meaning “spotted” in their language. An apt description of the many short bushy trees dotted all over the grassland landscape.

One of the most important wildlife conservation areas in Africa, Masai Mara is best known for its exceptional populations of lion, leopard, cheetah, elephants and other herbivores. It is the central stage for the Great Migration which also circulates through the Serengeti of Tanzania – the Greater Mara ecosystem also encompasses the Mara Triangle and several Maasai Conservancies. 

Did you know?

The Maasai people are a pastoral community spanning northern, central and southern Kenya and northern parts of Tanzania. They rely on their lands to sustain both their tribes and their cattle and struggled when they were forced off their territories to make way for the Masai Mara Game Reserve.


  • The Maasai Mara is the only protected area in Kenya vast enough to support one of the largest indigenous black rhino populations in Africa.
  • Silent hot air balloons drift over the reserve at sunrise for an unforgettable luxury experience.
  • Nature walks in the main Mara reserve and longer walking safaris in the neighbouring conservancies can be life changing. 
  • Try game viewing on horseback with private safari outfits in the larger Mara ecosystem.

We will customize your itinerary in a special package tour that includes a safari in the spectacular Serengeti. Contact Voyage2Africa today.

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