The Masai Mara Reserve is famous for its Big Cats. Apart from the big cats the Masai is famous for the world's greatest natural spectacle, the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti taking place from July to October. For locally crafted gifts, guests may purchase items crafted by locals of the Masai Tribe at the Naibor Shop. The shop is specifically aimed at providing an outlet for locally made Masai crafts and arts - providing the Maasai people with a market for their artistic talents.
The Masai Mara boasts astonishing amount of game within the area. Game to be spotted are gazelle, wildebeest and zebra, who graze in large numbers, and where prey is found so are predators. The famous black-maned Mara lions are residents to the area, and can only be seen here. The reserve is also home to cheetah, elephant, kongoni, topi, Thompson's gazelle, waterbuck, hyena, and primates. Every year the Masai Mara hosts the world's greatest event, the Great Migration, where wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti mirgrate. From July to October the Mara plains attracts more than 1.3 million wildebeest together in a single massive herd. Activities at Little Naibor include a drive out from the camp daily to observe and photograph the extraordinary concentrations of wildlife. Guests are take on game drives with 4X4 wheel vehicles which are open sided with canvas tops and contain built in fridges with ice cold drinks available. The game drives are ideal for observing and photographing the wildlife. The guides are all knowledgeable and professional. After a long day of game driving, guests can settle down with a bush meal and sundowners where the surrounding bush can be enjoyed with a few drinks and snacks as the sun sets. Cultural visits to the nearby Masai communities, just outside Maasai Mara Reserve, can be arranged. Hot air ballooning is a popular activity for guests to explore as the reserve can be viewed from a birds vision.
Karen Blixen Camp is set on the bank of the Mara River in a private concession adjoining the reserve. It enjoys open access, but also privacy within the concession. Zebras, elephants and hippos drink from the river throughout the day offering superb game viewing.
Cottars 1920's Camp is an exclusive and private concession between the Masai Mara and Serengeti National Park. It is a good camp to see the migration as it enters and exits the Masai Mara - between July and October.
Little Governors' Camp was built in 1976 around a small waterhole that teems with wildlife and birds. It has a prime location in the Masai Mara, originally being the favourite safari location of Kenya's governors.
Olonana Tented Camp is a luxurious camp situated in a private area of the Mara River at the foot of the Siria Escarpment. The tents offer beautiful views overlooking the Mara River playing host to an abundance of wildlife.
Naibor Camp is a luxury tented camp and offers a secluded spot in a prime position overlooking the Talek River in the heart of the Masai Mara. It is ideally located for the migration between July and October.
Il Moran Camp is situated along the banks of the Mara River in the heart of the Masai Mara, perfectly positioned for the migration. The camps' tents line the winding banks of the river, with the best game viewing right on your doorstep.
Travelling on a budget but still want to experience the highlights of Kenya? Then this 11-night itinerary is ideal. Travel with your private local guide and safari vehicle and drive around the countryside to Kenya’s best and most beautiful areas.
This 4 night introductory tour allows you to explore the famous Masai Mara migration in Kenya from July to October and enjoy fantastic game viewing all year round.