That actual amount you will need for a Kenya Masai Mara safari holiday depends on where you stay while visiting Masai Mara National Reserve. If you are to choose a budget camp in the low season, you can get away with paying $90-$150 per person per day. A mid-range lodge at the same time will set you back anywhere from $180-$250 while a luxury camp will charge upwards of $300. In the high season, these prices will quickly double, and other factors such as your mode of transport and duration of stay will drive the cost higher.
If you are on a strict budget, opt for camping or budget tented camps. Cottages and Villas are also with the budget Safari price of $150 per person sharing per day.
Mid-range safari trips go for anything from $ 250 per person sharing per night to $350 per person sharing per night. Mid-luxury safari trips in Kenya offer the perfect balance between cost and the classic African safari experience of the 1920s. Luxury and super luxury Kenya safari packages come with all the trims, but they can easily set you back up to $450 – $750 per person depending on the season. Staying in some of the most extravagant safari lodges in Kenya such as Sir Richard Branson’s, Mahali Mzuri Camp will cost you slightly over $1,500 in the peak season per day. Costing for safari can be tricky especially if you to do it all on your own, Do you have your travel plan ready ? Seeking expert assistance planning, feel free to get in touch with our ready team at Masai Mara Holidays, we are happy to assist you in all possible ways. Our expertly organized tailormade safaris to Masai Mara also feature some of the best itineraries to explore the park combined with other top safari destinations in East Africa.
Budget Accommodations in Masai Mara
Enkorok Mara Camp
Enkorok Mara Camp is a best budget camp overlooking the scenic Oloolotikoshi Hills and the spot is perfect for sundowners for guests relaxing after a game drive with a captivating sunset. The Camp is set on the banks of Oloirigynyisho River where Zebras, Wildebeests, Elephants, and other wildlife regularly come to drink water hence providing a scenic view from the tented camp. Ololaimutiek gate is located 2.5 Kms from the camp (10 Minutes drive to the park).
Midrange Accommodations in Masai Mara
Zebra Plains Mara Camp
Zebra Plains Mara Camp has a very spacious main area that features the following amenities; Five comfy and relaxing Lounges of which one is a bar lounge that is connected to our well-stocked bar, Day beds (A double and a twin), and three sunbeds with umbrella shades for relaxing while enjoying a drink, a book or private lovely time with your loved ones, Two very attracting and relaxing bonfires where our guests and their hosts meet in the evening to share their day’s stories with the preferred aperitif before dinner or after dinner. The main area has the best views of the open plains of the Maasai Mara where you will always have some animals walking in front of the camp or coming for a drink.
Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
Masai Mara Sopa lodge is located high on the slopes of the Oloolaimutia Hills, the lodge encompasses fifty guest cottages divided into two wings to either side of the main public areas. Each of these houses has two spacious guest rooms with queen and king-size beds; mosquito nets; electronic safes; dressing tables; en-suite bathrooms and sheltered verandas that all have views over the gardens and the game reserve beyond. Six of the cottages each contain two suites with larger bedrooms and bathrooms and both indoor and outdoor seating areas
Ashnil Mara Camp
Ashnil Mara Camp, with 50 luxury tents, is located in the Masai Mara National Reserve and close to the Mara River, famous for the wildebeest migration. The Camp is arguably in one of the very best positions in the Masai Mara for game viewing and also provides the perfect setting to sit and relax at the end of a exciting day of game drives. The Ashnil Mara Camp encompasses a swimming pool, restaurant, and lounge bar.
Masai Mara Luxury Accommodations
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Mara Serena Safari Lodge is a luxury facility deep within the heart of the Masai –Mara national game reserve, standing out in a bush cloaked hill blending on an international sophistication with a touch of African beauty. It is composed of a fine dining Space, overlooking rooms and the poolside decorated in Masai cultural style, a swimming pool, gym ad a health spa. The lodge offers conference and event facilities, weddings and honeymoons, with the 74 en-suite bathrooms each rooms placed in front of a neighbour, facilities in the room include ceiling fans, mosquito nets, and free Wi-Fi offering a comfortable accommodation for visitors to the national park.
Sarova Mara Game Camp
Sarova Mara Game Camp is ideally located in the heart of the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya for game viewing. The camp includes 20 Club Tents, 51 Standard Tents, 2 Family Tents, the main restaurant, bar, and a free form swimming pool that has its own pool bar. The spacious tents with terraces include a luxe bathroom and Club Tents offer a view of the rolling plains of the Savanah. The cuisine is exceptional with organic garden and bush dining options available.
Mara Engai lodge
Mara Engai lodge is a luxury accommodation placed along a Kenyan ravine forest near the oloololo escarpment adjacent to the Masai Mara national game reserve and a wildebeest migration route. The tented camp is decorated with unique art having spacious rooms built with en-suite bathrooms, and large private decks, designed to blend with the natural environment the restaurant has panoramic views of the distant grassy areas, the lodge features 20 tents, composed of a King-size bed built with an en-suite bathroom, free Wi-Fi in the public areas and a restaurant with a well-stocked bar.
Elephant Pepper Lodge
Elephant pepper lodge is a luxury safari lodge placed a distance away from other lodges in the Masai Mara national game reserve, offering a comfortable luxurious accommodation to travelers it is a base for exploring the Masai Mara in a traditional bush safari camp shaded by a natural forest of ebony and elephant pepper trees overlooking the game reserve. The camp is not fenced there fore expect with wildlife to be moving around , it has eight very spacious rooms with hammocks suspended between the shady trees, meals are prepared by trained chefs served in a spacious dining area on a formally set family sitting.
Elewana – Sands River Masai Mara
Sand River Masai Mara is an ideal destination, at any time of the year, for those wishing to enjoy exceptional game-viewing. The National Reserve is best known for its large concentrations of big cats, such as leopard, cheetah and, of course, lion. Even the dramatic arrival of the Annual Migration merely adds to an already abundant resident wildlife that awaits discovery. Sand River Masai Mara comprises of 16-tented accommodations – including 1 family tent – each divided into two separate but adjoining campsites, with each area possessing its own designated dining and public areas, thereby creating an increased sense of exclusivity and privacy.
Entim camp is designed to give the most luxurious and comfortable stay in Masai Mara national game reserve located along the river Mara, a strategic location to view the great wildebeest migration in the months of July-October, the 12 new luxury tents overlook the River Mara river giving visitors a first experience on wildlife, the tents are beautifully decorated using earthly tones raised on decks from the ground.
Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
Kichwa tembo tented camp is placed along the ololoolo escarpment, providing an extra touch of the Kenyan hospitality the 20 classic tents, 12 superior tents and 8 superior tents are placed on angelic grounds in the national park the spacious rooms are placed with en-bathrooms. A well-stocked bar and restaurant.
Super Luxury Accommodations in Masai Mara
Angama Mara is located high above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Angama Mara is a remarkable owner-run safari lodge overlooking Kenya’s Maasai Mara, considered by many as the loveliest game reserve on the continent. Here guests will find a lodge where everything is as it ought to be: two intimate camps of just fifteen tented suites each, a private airfield and access to the Mara below, tailor-made safari days, and a famously warm Kenyan welcome. The lodge is perfectly complemented by Angama Safari Camp, an exclusive-use mobile tented camp sited deep in the Mara Triangle amidst the mega herds of the Great Migration.
Mahali Mzuri is Sir Richard Branson’s 12-tented luxury safari camp in the Kenyan Bush. At Mahali you’ll have a front row seat, not just to the migration, but also to the abundant game you can see all year round. The camp is situated in the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy in the wider Maasai Mara ecosystem.
Masai Mara Safari Guide