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. Ngerende Island Lodge is an ideal location for honeymooners. There is even a honeymoon suite which is isolated from the main lodge to provide extra privacy, having its own private plunge pool and Jacuzzi. The lodge can also accommodate guests who feel to tie the knot with their loved one. The lodge can take care of everything from the ceremony to the reception with accommodation for the bride and groom and up to 12 guests at the lodge or 8 guests at Ngerende in the Wild.
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 Ngerende Island Lodge focus on game-viewing. Game viewing is done by taking guests with specially designed 4x4 vehicles. Expert guides and spotters are all seasoned-professionals and have an eye for detail especially when looking for animals, birds and reptiles. Other activities include visits to the Rhino Sanctuary, bush breakfasts, visits to the local school, assisting in the tree planting initiative and star gazing.
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.