Best Masai Mara Safaris: Book a Masai Mara Safari with Ease

Best Masai Mara Safaris: Book a Masai Mara Safari with Ease. Our Road & Flying Masai Mara Safari Packages – Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve is without a doubt one of Africa’s most authentic safari destinations. Since it is very well-liked all around the world, we advise scheduling your Masai Mara safari far in advance, especially if you want to observe the migration.

We are glad to suggest Masai Mara safari itineraries that place you in the middle of the action during the migration. In addition, a Masai Mara safari can be a private, intimate getaway to opulent tent camps tucked away in exclusive conservancies, perfect for honeymoons and special celebrations. And if you’re on a budget, we have affordable scheduled group tours that offer comfortable safari accommodation.

For an incredible wildlife adventure, we’d also advise combining a Masai Mara safari with time spent in Tanzania’s Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Why not add a relaxing beach vacation to your itinerary at one of Kenya’s stunning beaches or maybe in exotic Zanzibar?

Masai Mara | The Safari of a LIFETIME!

The Best Masai Mara National Park Safari Packages

The most common way to go to Masai Mara is by road, usually beginning and ending in Nairobi. A 4×4 Landcruiser Jeep or the less expensive Safari Minibus (Tour Van) are the two options for transportation. Depending on which Camp you have reserved for your tour, the journey from Nairobi to the Masai Mara normally takes 5 to 6 hours. The advantages of a road safari include getting to see and experience more of the authentic Kenyan countryside and generally reduced tour costs. The route has certain sections of road that are in poorer condition than average, which is a drawback.

Our Selection of Masai Mara Tours and Safaris Include:

Browse our recommended trips below or get in touch with one of our Africa Safari Experts to help you tailor-make a Masai Mara safari based on your travel wishes:

Maasai Mara National Reserve

3 Days Masai Mara Safari Itinerary
3 Days Masai Mara Safari Itinerary/3 days 2 nights Masai mara safari is a guided safari from Nairobi on a budget or luxury package for 3 days and 2 nights.

The Maasai Mara Ecosystem

4 Days Masai Mara Safari Itinerary
4 Days Masai Mara Safari Itinerary is a guided safari from Nairobi on a budget or luxury package for 4 days and 3 nights.

Hot Air Balloon Kenya

Balloon safari in Kenya Masai Mara
A hot air balloon safari in Kenya Masai Mara is one of the activities to consider when planning for a trip in Kenya. An exhilarating ride over Kenya’s famous Game Reserves, Masai Mara will unleash your imagination of travel to the wildlife paradise, Africa.

Authentic Safari Camping in Amboseli & Masai Mara

5 Days Masai Mara Migration Safari
This 5 Days Masai Mara Migration Safari is unique. People travel from all over the world to Kenya to see this magnificent spectacle. Indeed, it is an experience that endures forever, a tale you can tell that only grows in value with each time you tell it.

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Masai Mara vs Serengeti vs Kruger
The Masai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park, and Kruger National Park all provide a variety of experiences and excursions to accommodate all types of visitors, from honeymooners and lone explorers to families and friends.

watching the big game in Serengeti

Masai Mara and Serengeti Safari
The 8 Days Masai Mara and Serengeti Safari puts you in the middle of the largest terrestrial animal migration in the world and allows you to experience two of Kenya and Tanzania’s most beautiful wildlife spectacles.

Wildlife Safari in Masai Mara Kenya

Masai Mara safari itineraries
We are glad to suggest Masai Mara safari itineraries that place you in the middle of the action during the migration. In addition, a Masai Mara safari can be a private, intimate getaway to opulent tent camps tucked away in exclusive conservancies

Toyota Landcruiser with pop up roof - Car Rental Kenya

Car Rental to Masai Mara
4×4 Car Rental Kenya hires out Genuine vehicles alongside a driver-guide or self-drive with an option for you to choose from a Land cruiser double cabin for camping, a Land cruiser with a rooftop, or Toyota RAV-4.

Olpopongi - Maasai Cultural Village & Museum

Maasai Cultural Village Tours
Maasai Cultural Village Tours: Some of the things to do in the Maasai village include taking the Maasai photo memories, a stay at the Olpopongi guest houses, interacting with the traditional Maasai women, taking unique photos of the Maasai.

luxury Masai mara safari

Luxury Masai Mara Safari Itinerary
Exciting Luxury Masai Mara safari best suited for couples, friends and family. One of Africa’s finest safari locations is the Masai Mara, which features incredible wildlife densities in addition to the annual wildebeest migration.

Masai Mara viewing a cheetah

Masai Mara And Zanzibar Beach Itinerary 
On this traditional East Africa Masai Mara safari and Zanzibar beach experience, you’ll spend 11 days experiencing the majestic Masai Mara and the lovely beaches of Zanzibar.

luxury Masai mara safari

Amboseli, Lake Naivasha And Masai Mara
This popular 6 Days Kenya safari to Amboseli, Lake Naivasha & Masai Mara was designed to increase the likelihood that visitors would see Lion, Leopard, and Cheetah.

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Flying Safaris in Masai Mara National Reserve

Masai Mara Fly-in or “Flyng Safaris,” as these are often known, are the standard for some of the most distant Maasai Mara Safari Camps or those that only provide bundled accommodations with safari drives. They make it convenient to go from Nairobi to the Masai Mara in just one hour. Twice daily flights leave from Wilson Airport in Nairobi, and upon arrival at the Mara’s airstrip, passengers are welcomed and taken to their appropriate Camp or Lodge in time for lunch. The property offers game drives in 4×4 safari tour vehicles.


2 Days Flying Masai Mara Safari
The 2 Days Masai Mara Flying Safari is affordable luxury private Tour. Take a quick 1-hour flight from Nairobi to Masai Mara, where you’ll be welcomed by your Driver-Guide to start your safari.

Kenya flying safari.

4 Days Masai Mara Flying Safari
4 Days Masai Mara Flying Safari (Luxury Private Itinerary) – Experience three amazing nights in the Masai Mara at the luxurious safari resort Keekorok resort, located in the center of this renowned game reserve.

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How to Book Masai Mara safari: Step By Step Guide

For the first-time traveler, deciding on the specifics of a Masai Mara Safari vacation in Kenya can be challenging. Some of these include picking a travel agency, lodging options, transportation strategies, additional activities, methods of payment, and packing and documenting all the essentials. Each of these issues will be addressed in turn below.

Basics Of Booking A Safari

Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya should be your top choice for your next safari vacation. Kenya’s flagship conservation reserve and one of Africa’s premier wildlife sanctuaries. The reserve’s rich population of game, including elephants, buffalo, zebras, giraffes, hyenas, elands, gazelles, and the Mara’s famous big cats, makes for superb game viewing throughout the year.

Once you’ve decided where to go on vacation, the next step is to find a reliable tour operator in Kenya or back home who can provide you with a quote and help you organize your trip. In order to make an inquiry with a tour operator, you will need to provide them with some basic information, which we will detail below.

  • Choose your travel dates: Your trip dates, even down to the month, are needed so that we can provide you an accurate quote for your Safari vacation. To that end, when would you recommend going to Masai Mara? Because of its mild temperatures and high concentration of animals, Masai Mara is a popular safari destination at any time of year. However, if you are planning on visiting the reserve for the Great Wildebeest Migration, the best time to visit Masai Mara for this spectacular event is between late July/early August to mid October which also coincides with the peak season. Prices tend to higher during the Peak season due to large numbers of vistors making it more expensive to secure rooms due to the high demand. Therefore, if you are on a limited budget its best to avoid peak and plan on visiting during the low ( April to June ) or the shoulder season ( January to March ) when the prices are lower and rooms are readily available.
  • Group Size: Providing your tour operator with information about the number of people in your party and, if applicable, the ages of any children in your party will go a long way toward facilitating the organization of your Safari tour. There is plenty of options for lone travelers as well.
  • Room Plan: Please indicate your desired room configuration (single, double, twin, triple, or family) based on the number of guests in your party. This is useful information when determining a tour fee.
  • Mode of Transport: You can take a road Safari in a Safari Tour Van or a 4×4 Land Cruiser Jeep, or you can fly in style on a luxury Fly-in Safari that leaves from Nairobi and ends in the Masai Mara.

Choose A Tour Operator

Think long and hard about which travel company you want to work with before entrusting them with your Safari trip. If you do your homework and choose a Tour Operator that is both based in Kenya and a member of KATO (the Kenyan Assosiation of Tour Operators), you can rest assured that you will get your money’s worth. in this case Kabira Safaris & Tours Africa. & The Bespoke African Safari Co.

Select Level Of Luxury

The Masai Mara National Reserve is home to some of the world’s finest hotels, with room rates and amenities to suit travelers of all means. There are a wide variety of places to stay, from basic tents at campgrounds to upscale safari hotels. That’s why it’s crucial that you designate the style of lodging you desire, bearing in mind that your option needs to be financially feasible. Camps and lodges range from the inexpensive to the luxuriously expensive.

  • Boutique-style luxury tents and lodges are often tiny in size, blend in with their natural environments, and adhere to the strictest environmental policies. The concept is to provide high-end amenities without sacrificing proximity to nature.
  • Camps in the middle of the range This includes a number of Masai Mara lodges and camps. Tourists may expect a high-quality stay at a reasonable price from them. These camps are often much larger than the more intimate exclusive or mobile campers, and they often have lodge-style amenities including swimming pools, vast common rooms, gift shops, and even Spas.
  • Budget campgrounds are designed for those on a tighter budget. Most low-cost hotels are situated beyond the main Masai Mara Reserve boundary.

Add Optional Activities

There are additional expenditures beyond those covered by the basic Masai Mara Safari package, which typically includes lodging, food, transportation to and from Nairobi, game drives, and park admission. A hot air balloon safari, maasai village visit, nature and bush walks, and bush lunches and sundowners are just some of the optional extras you can add to your trip. All of these extras are thrilling and worth doing to get the most out of your Safari, but they will cost you.

Get A Quote

You can now get an itinerary-based quote after supplying the aforementioned details. Make sure that the price covers all you need. Make sure you know if you’ll be staying on a full-board, half-board, or bed and breakfast basis.

Road safaris can be booked in either a Safari Tour Van or a 4×4 Land Cruiser Jeep, both of which can seat up to seven people. Because of their lower price tag, tour vans are the most popular means of transportation for safari visitors. Since the 4×4 Toyota Landcruisers are larger and more comfortable on difficult roads due to their four-wheel-drive systems, they are priced higher than the Tour Vans.

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Book Your Safari

Select a tour at a price you’re comfortable with. The standard booking terms include a down payment with the remaining balance due a month before the arrangements begin. Your travel agent will provide you with information on how to make a reservation, such as how much of a deposit is required and what the cancellation policy is.


Safari companies in Kenya commonly accept Visa and Mastercard using a secure online payment method, as well as PesaPal.

After a sales representative confirms your reservation and sends you an invoice through email, you’ll get a notification that includes a link to a safe online payment portal. There is a fee added to all credit card transactions ranging from three percent to seven percent.

Debit cards can be used in the same way as credit cards can, albeit there will be additional fees associated with the bank transfer of 3-5%.

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Always request a receipt after making a payment. After completing a full payment, you should collect all relevant paperwork, including a copy of your itinerary, a Covid indemnity form, and a copy of the Terms & Conditions for your booking.

Check your passport, health card (vaccination certificates as required), airline ticket, credit cards, and insurance documents before you leave for your safari. Keep everything updated and in order. Two blank pages and a minimum of six months remaining on your passport after leaving Kenya are required.

Entry Requirement To Kenya

After completing your flight reservation, please fill out this online health surveillance form before arriving in Kenya. You will receive a QR code through email after submitting the form; provide this to port health officials before proceeding to arrival immigration.

A negative COVID-19 PCR test within 96 hours after departure is also required. Here is where you can find the list of nations that do not require a quarantine upon arrival.

If you need a visa to enter Kenya and plan to visit Masai Mara, you may get one easily and quickly using the Kenya evisa website. As of January 2021, visas cannot be obtained upon arrival. Two working days are required to process an e-visa application.

Visitors interested in renting a safari car and a driver/guide in Nairobi can plan an independent trip around Kenya.

Why Masai Mara Safari?

One of Africa’s premier national parks, the Masai Mara in Kenya is arguably the most famous African safari destination.

The world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve is Kenya’s flagship national park. With sweeping plains that seem to stretch to the end of the world, abundant wildlife – including the Big 5 – and the breathtaking annual Great Migration, the Masai Mara is a dream safari destination.

  • Size of Masai Mara National Reserve: 583 mi² (1510 km²)
  • Location: southwest Kenya, along the border with Tanzania
  • Terrain: wide-open savannahs, low hills, and fertile riverine woodlands
  • Ecosystem: forms a continuation of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania
  • Wildlife: Big 5, prolific birdlife, abundant wildlife year-round, the Great Migration, and predators (especially lions and cheetahs)
  • Cultural Highlights: the traditional Maasai tribe of Kenya
  • Scenery: stunning open landscapes and unforgettable sunsets

The Authentic Kenyan Safari Experience at Little Governors’ Camp

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Masai Mara Safaris in Kenya

Masai Mara Safaris with Kabira Safaris range from 3-day Camping Safaris to epic Overland Africa Tours traveling through east and southern Africa for over a month. There are many different types of safaris to Masai Mara in Kenya, including Camping Overland Tours, Accommodated Overland Tours, Exclusive Overland Safaris, Budget Camping Safaris, and Budget Lodge Safaris.

Comfortable 4×4 safari vehicles are used on game drives in the Masai Mara and accommodation is selected for its remoteness and value for money.

Hot-air balloon trips can be arranged on most of our affordable Masai Mara Safaris as optional extras. Hot-air balloon safaris in Masai Mara offer an unforgettable way of viewing the grassland plains and abundant wildlife. The balloon rides over the vast Masai Mara are followed by a champagne breakfast in a beautiful setting, completing this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Masai Mara offers exceptional photographic opportunities attracting photographers from across the world. From the brightly-robed Maasai people and the wide open savannahs to the abundance of wildlife and birds, and the Great Migration, Masai Mara is ideal for photography.

View our Budget Masai Mara Safaris or read our Kenya Safari Travel Guide for more details.

Find out more with our Masai Mara safari travel guide page.


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Which is the Best Month to Visit Masai Mara?

Masai Mara is known to have excellent wildlife viewing all year round. However for those looking for an opportunity to watch as the great wildebeest migration unfolds the best time to visit the Mara is from July to October.

(Best time to visit Masai Mara) The lion season falls when most big plain game wildlife like the wildebeest, zebras are giving birth to their young ones. A few weeks at the start of the year, Maasai Mara is dotted with young ones tagging along after their mothers. Along with the overwhelming numbers of newborn calves come the predators.

Maasai Tribe Facts, Culture, Language, Religion & Clothing

The nomadic and pastoral Maasai people are a Nilotic ethnic group that inhabits some but significant portions of northern, central, and southern Kenya as well as across the border in northern Tanzania. They are one of the most well-known tribes in Africa. Due to their historical origins in the regions surrounding the Masai Mara Game Reserve and Amboseli, which are close to the Tanzanian border, the Maasai are arguably the more well-known ethnic group in East Africa.

All Masai Mara Lodges, Camps, Hotels

In the Masai Mara National Reserve and Mara conservancies, there are numerous lodging alternatives. You may be sure to find the ideal Masai Mara safari lodge for you, whether you’re looking for designer lodges suspended in the air or family-friendly tented camps

Masai Mara Conservancies

the secret entrance to the Masai Mara conservancies’ greatest areas. Today, there are very few locations where you can still see unspoiled, natural beauty and wildlife. places that arouse your senses and give you a chance to enter a world populated by lions that are mighty, elephants that are majestic, and darting gazelles. Welcome to the Masai Mara conservancies, which may be the world’s most abundant wildlife preserves.

Activities in Masai Mara National Reserve

The Masai Mara is home to a wide variety of activities, from more expensive bush lunches and nature walks or animal excursions to more affordable bush experiences like hot air balloon flights over the plains where wildlife can be spotted below.

Masai Mara Safari Cost

How to Calculate Masai Mara Safari Cost in Kenya. The price of a mid-luxury Masai Mara safari package starts from $600 per person sharing per day. This cost is inclusive of accommodation on a full-board basis. One of the best wildlife reserves in Kenya, if not the entire globe, is the Masai Mara Reserve, which is well-known for hosting the annual big wildebeest migration.

Distance Between Masai Mara to Serengeti By Flight/Road

Here is a list of the best routes from Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city, or Masai Mara to Serengeti National Park. While the Masai Mara National Reserve and the Serengeti National Park are close to one another and only divided by the Tanzania–Kenya border, traveling from one side of the road to the other is more difficult than it appears on the map.

Nairobi City Tour

Best Nairobi City Tour (Visiting Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Centre) -Which are the greatest spots in Nairobi to see if visitors have a day or even a little more than 4 hours before their flight? The David Sheldrick Elephant Animal Orphanage and the Giraffe Center are two of Nairobi’s top tourist attractions, and they are both included on our custom Nairobi City Tour.

Things To Do In Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi, a major African city and cosmopolitan center with a diverse population, offers visitors a wide range of amazing attractions and things to do, including going to museums, national parks, animal sanctuaries, and local African markets, as well as participating in a variety of sports like golf and enjoying Nairobi’s delectable cuisine at some of the best restaurants in East Africa.

Is Masai Mara Safe For Tourists

Masai Mara National Reserve, widely regarded as one of the best wildlife reserves in Kenya and the entire world, is home to an incredible variety of mammals, from large herds of herbivores like the wildebeest, zebra, and Thompson’s gazelle to the famous “big five” (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo).

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