Maasai Mara

The reserve is world famous for the Annual Wildebeest Migration which was also decalred the 8th Wonder of the world. Every year, over 1.5 Million Wildebeest and Zebras cross from Serengeti to Maasai Mara in their million and in search of pastures. During the months between June and October there is plenty of pasture in the plains of Mara. Part of their crossing entails overcoming the obstacle of the crocodile-infested Mara River. It’s a huge spectacle and one to behold, when the Wildebeests and Zebras jump off cliffs into the swollen river, full of hungry crocodiles, and they have to swim across to get to the plains. The crocodile waylay those that aren’t able to swim fast, the injured and the tired.

The best time to catch the spectacle is between the month of July and October. Early bookings are advised so that we are able to get you ‘front seats’ in the wild to enjoy the migration. November to February also has abundant wildlife.

The reserve hosts all the Big five alongside other small and huge mammals as well as birds. Some of these animals are; cheetah, serval, hyena, bat-eared foxes, black-backed and side-striped jackals, hippo, crocodile, baboons, warthog, topi, eland, Thompson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle, impala, waterbuck, oribi, reed-buck and zebra.

Some of the activities you can participate in during your stay besides game drives include; nature walks, hot air balloon safari, Maasai village visits, birding and photography.

Getting to Maasai Mara is easy by road. Our driver-guides will take you the entire route from Nairobi or any other location within Kenya, as you enjoy scenes across the Kenyan countryside and the Great Rift Valley. From Nairobi to reserve gates such as Sekenani and Talek, it takes approximately 5 to 6 hrs. By flight from Wilson Airport the flight takes approximately 45mins.

The weather is generally very fine with maximum temparatue standing at 30°C and the minimum at 20°C. High rains are experienced between December and January and April and May. The dry season sets in between June to November.

To make your early Wildebeest Migration safaris head on to the contact page.

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Basecamp Explorer

Basecamp hosts several safari camps at Masai Mara and Naboisho Conservancy.

Ilkeliani Camp

Ilkeliani Camp is strategically tucked along the scenic banks of the Talek River in the Mara.

Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

Masai Mara Sopa lodge is one of the premier lodges of Masai Mara National Reserve.
Osero Camp

Osero Camp

Osero Camp enables you to explore the Masai Mara and adjacent conservancies.

Zebra Plains Mara Camp

Zebra Plains Mara Camp sits at Oldonyo Loip Ridge by Maasai Mara.