Masai Mara Lodges
Tented Camps And Safari Lodges In Kenya's Masai Mara
The vast Masai Mara National Reserve spans approximately 1,510 square kilometres.
Named after the Maasai tribe, the south-western Kenya location has the world-famous Serengeti Park forming the southern border of the Masai Mara. This open savannah reserve was the pioneer of the modern safari industry and offers a large choice of camps and lodges to suit most budgets and interests.
The Masai Mara is synonymous with the great wildebeest migration, one of the most spectacular destinations for game drives anywhere on the African continent. Every July to October, huge herds of gazelle, wildebeest and zebra migrate en masse. The thrill of watching this huge swath of the animal kingdom is accentuated by the constant threat of predators stalking their next meal. Stalking is perhaps exaggerated as the volume of mammals is so large that any self-respecting lion just has to stick out his paw.
Certain lodges are nearer the Masai Mara migratory routes and passages others are not. Our consultants will be able to advise you of the best locations and the best time of year to maximise your chance of witnessing this event.
As well as conventional game drives (morning, afternoon or full-day options), there is a range of activities that will heighten your experience.
The Masai Mara triangle is the pioneer for hot air balloon safaris. A must-do activity if one's budget allows, this activity is as spectacular as its price.
In the private conservancy areas on the park of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, you can partake in walking safaris with Masai guides who can show you their inherited skills of tracking and animal recognition as well as teaching you about their culture. No walking safaris are permitted within the national reserve - park rules apply.
Whatever your interests, our expert team will be able to advise you on the most appropriate Masai Mara Lodges for your bespoke Kenya safari itinerary.
25+ Of The Best Lodges In The Masai Mara National Reserve
Ngare Serian Camp
From US$ 960.00 pp
Ngare Serian Camp, located in the Mara North Conservancy on the banks of the Mara River, offers up a private and intimate safari experience with only four luxurious tented suites on offer.
Ngare Serian is the perfect safari camp for a large family, a small group of friends or couples alike.
Little Governors Camp
From US$ 550.00 pp
Little Governors Camp in the Masai Mara with just 17 tented suites casts its spell over all who visit, from honeymoon couples to Presidents, is reached by boat and the exquisite, romantic setting has a serenity all of its own.
A classic Masai Mara safari camp that can and does compete with the best in Kenya.
From US$ 820.00 pp
Alex Walker's Serian Camp, a small and private safari camp option found deep in the heart of the famed Mara North Conservancy.
Serian Camp, located within a forested area on the famous Mara River banks, has only five tented suites available, ensuring an intimate safari experience.
AndBeyond Bateleur Camp
From US$ 845.00 pp
AndBeyond Bateleur Camp offers the utmost in privacy and luxury for those interested in staying in and experiencing all that Kenya's famous Masai Mara region has to offer.
Incredible wildlife, birding, cultural activities, game drives, hot air balloon safari, service levels and cuisine awaits all that visit.
Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
From US$ 450.00 pp
A quintessential classic safari experience awaits all guests when staying at AndBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, with sweeping views out across the surrounding plains and the Sabaringo River.
A fantastic option for single travellers, couples, families and small groups.
Elephant Pepper Camp
From US$ 600.00 pp
Elephant Pepper Bush Camp, this 8-tented bush camp, is tucked away in a prime wildlife area, surrounded by the Masai Mara and her ubiquitous wildlife; it's a seasonal camp, which is taken down for a month or so in the rainy seasons.
Game drives are the highlight of one's stay here at Elephant Pepper, with fantastic wildlife and excellent guides.
From US$ 950.00 pp
Sala's Camp, located on the Sands River and within 2 kilometres of Tanzania's Serengeti, is one of the most luxurious Maasai Mara Tented Camps options available today.
Sala's offers guests exceptional service, fine dining, stunning accommodation and an authentic Masai Mara safari.
Saruni Mara Safari Lodge
From US$ 700.00 pp
Saruni Mara Safari Lodge, with accommodation for only 18 guests, is a small boutique safari lodge located with a private concession bordering the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve, offering the thrill of a real African adventure coupled with the highest standards of style and comfort.
Early morning, late afternoon or full-day game drives are on offer.
Elewana Sand River Masai Mara
From US$ 800.00 pp
Elewana Sand River Masai Mara overlooks the Sand River, the endless plains and the grassy hills of the National Reserve.
Year-round wildlife sightings are nothing short of excellent; should one wish to view the annual migration, the best months for this would be August, September, and October.
Mara Plains Camp
From US$ 1 595.00 pp
Masai Mara Plains Camp, one of only three Relais & Chateaux establishments in Kenya, offers guests a private and intimate safari experience within the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy.
The ultimate in luxury while paying homage to that classic tented safari that Kenya is so famous for.
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
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The Mara Serena is the ultimate safari destination, it stands centre-stage to one of Africa's most dramatic wildlife arenas and has a ringside seat for the greatest wildlife show on Earth, the legendary migration of the wildebeest.
The astonishing views out of the plains of the Masai Mara from the main guest area are a must-see.
Mara Expedition Camp
From US$ 800.00 pp
Mara Expedition Camp, a small, intimate and luxurious tented safari camp located in one of the best areas for wildlife in the Masai Mara region of Kenya.
When staying here one has access to not only the famed Maasai Mara National Reserve but also the private 70 000-acre Mara North Conservancy.
Mara Sarova Game Camp
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Mara Sarova Game Camp is located within the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, 75 tents capture the true spirit of the Kenyan wild, in Kenya's richest game reserve, renown for its annual wildebeest migration, Big Five and hot air balloon safaris.
One of the better safari camps for those on a budget.
Mara Nyika Camp
From US$ 1 595.00 pp
Mara Nyika Camp an intimate and luxurious tented camp tucked away in a quiet corner of the Naboisho Conservancy that borders the Masai Mara National Reserve.
Five of the most amazing tented suites, all with excellent views, including two family suites, are on offer: Nyika Camp, one of the best in Africa.
From US$ 712.00 pp
Rekero Camp is set amidst the teeming mass of wildlife in the Masai Mara area, inside the Maasai Mara National Reserve; the Camp is set up seasonally (June - October, December - March) and caters for up to eighteen guests.
Rekero is most certainly one of the best safari camps for viewing the great wildebeest migration.
Sanctuary Olonana Camp
From US$ 815.00 pp
Olonana Camp with 14 canvas and extremely comfortable and spacious tents is an award-winning camp on a private stretch of the Mara River in the Masai Mara National Reserve.
Olonana Camp is close to the foot of the Siria Escarpment, close to where the last scene of "Out of Africa" was filmed.
Mara Porini Camp
From US$ 425.00 pp
The Mara Porini Camp has only 6 tented suites sited in the shade of Yellow-barked Acacia trees along the banks of the Laetoli, a permanent spring, the tents are spacious and each has an en-suite bathroom with flush toilet and safari shower.
An exceptional Masai Mara tented camp awaits a superb option for nature lovers.
Serian Nkorombo Camp
From US$ 820.00 pp
Serian Nkorombo Camp offers guests outstanding wildlife year-round, a classic tented camp with only five tented suites.
Nkorombo is located in the Maasai Mara National Reserve on the banks of the Mara River not too far away from one of the main migration river crossings.