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About Hotels in Masai Mara
Maasai Mara is one of the most popular national reserves in the world. It is the best wildlife safari destination in Kenya, popular for its population of the big five, other mammals and over 500 species of birds.
The Greatest Wildlife Activity in the World
The endless plains of Maasai Mara play host to the annual migration of wildlife. About a million wildebeests, thousands of zebras and gazelles cross the plains of Serengeti ecosystem in Tanzania, into Kenya's Maasai Mara.
Though the main reason for this great migration is a mystery, researchers agree that these animals migrate in search of greener pasture on the Kenyan side. The great annual migration takes place from July to October every year, and it has been termed as the Eighth Wonder of the World, for the meticulous dash of the millions of animals at deafening speed.
Best Hotels in Masai Mara for the Great Migration
Although there is wildlife to see in Mara all year round, most tourists visit this attraction from July to October. It is therefore prudent to search for hotels or camps in Masai Mara months before the migration. There are many ways to search for accommodation in Masai Mara.
You can conduct a specific search for top lodges or top hotels. That way, you narrow your search to the most reviewed and most luxurious hotels. You can also consider how much you want to spend, and search for luxury hotels, or budget camps.
If you are looking for a luxurious safari in Mara, check the list of hotels in Masai Mara to get the most luxurious lodges and hotels such as Olare Mara Kempinski and Cottar's 1920s. The facilities and amenities in such posh properties include WiFi, satellite television, laundry and dry cleaning.
To watch the migration up-close, check the map of hotels in Masai Mara to see the ones located along the great migration route. Camps in Masai Mara near the migration include Fig Tree Camp and Basecamp Masai Mara.
Best Safari Lodges in Masai Mara
Lodges Masai Mara provides include plush properties like Keekorok Lodge, Mara Sopa Lodge & Mara Serena Safari Lodge and Ngerende Island Lodge, which is situated on an ox-bow of Mara River.
Ditch traditional safaris for an exquisite holiday with comforts of modern living without losing the serenity of safari holidays. Keekorok Lodge is the oldest property in Masai Mara. It is set on 80 acres of lush savannah vegetation and natural springs.
Best Camps in Masai Mara
If you crave for an exceptional living in the wild experience, stay in Ashnil Mara Camp. It is one of the hotels in Masai Mara that give you an unrivalled under the canvas experience with exclusive access to the bush. Other luxury tented camps are Tipilikwani Mara Camp, Sentrim Mara Camp and Mara Leisure Camp.
For budget friendly accommodation in Masai Mara, try camps like Enchoro Wildlife Camp. It has spacious deluxe tents, and it caters for family holidays too.
You can book now, pay later for most hotels in Masai Mara. Moreover our travel advisors can arrange your safari transport.
Things to Do in Maasai Mara
Things to do in Maasai Mara include bird watching, game viewing, hot air ballooning, fly camping, bush dining and guided nature walks. Hot air ballooning is a must-attempt activity in Masai Mara. This usually takes place early in the morning and you will get spectacular view of the landscape combined with the rising sun and animals going about their business in the reserve.
Best Time to Visit Maasai Mara
Though Maasai Mara is perfect for safaris all year round, the best time to visit Maasai Mara is between July and October, to watch the world famous wildebeest migration. During this time, millions of wildebeests and thousands of zebras and gazelles cross from the plains of Serengeti in Tanzania to the lush plains of Maasai Mara.
For big cat lovers, the drier months of December to February are ideal to see a cheetah taking down a gazelle or a lioness giving birth. It is also in the Masai Mara where famous wildlife documentaries such as the Big Cat Diaries and Discovery channel wildlife documentaries were shot.
What to Wear in Masai Mara
Maasai Mara is hot and dry most time of the year. Therefore, avoid dark coloured clothes and go for light shirts, t-shirts and shorts. The best colours for a safari in Mara are brown, green and khaki. These colours are easy to clean after a dusty drive in the plains. For night game drives, you need long sleeved shirts. Carry a sun-hat, a pair of binoculars, a camera and sunscreen.
Some hotels in Masai Mara have a detailed list of what to pack for a safari. They explain the main dos and don'ts depending on the activities visitors will undertake. For example, if you want nature walks in the reserve, you need an excellent pair of walking shoes.
How to Get to Maasai Mara
It takes around 5 hours when you travel by road from Nairobi to the game reserve, which is 270km from Nairobi. There are daily flights to the Mara and it takes around 45 minutes. Along the way, enjoy breathtaking view of the Great Rift Valley and also see Mount Suswa and Mount Longonot. There are a number of entry gates to Masai Mara such as Sekenani Gate.
Find hotels or safari lodges in Masai Mara now. There are so many lodges and hotels in Masai Mara, catering for different needs and budgets. The best deals for hotels in Masai Mara are from JUly to October, during the great migration.
Book now, pay later on most hotels on Jumia Travel.
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