[vc_row bg_type=”bg_color” bg_color_value=”#f7f7f7″][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1638191700917{background-color: #f7f7f7 !important;}”]Safari in Masai Mara takes you to a land of wilderness that brings your dream to Africa into a reality. A huge expanse of gently rolling grassland studded with a few acacia trees, watered by the Mara River, and backed magnificent escarpment protected by the mighty Maasai Warriors. The Masai Mara is a northern extension of Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Choose to stay at least 2 nights on your Masai Mara safari and you will be amazed by the sandy lions of the Mara found everywhere in huge pride, cheetahs are also a must-see and it is uncommon to catch them hunting, leopards spotted hyenas, black eyes jackals, bat-eared foxes, and caracals. Of the big cats, the Mara offers, leopards are less visible but equally existent[/vc_column_text][ult_buttons btn_title=”View Our Masai Mara Safaris” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fmasaimaraafrica.com%2Ftrip-types%2Fmasai-mara-safari-tours-holidays%2F” btn_align=”ubtn-center” btn_size=”ubtn-mini” btn_title_color=”#ffffff” btn_bg_color=”#227a26″ icon_size=”32″ btn_icon_pos=”ubtn-sep-icon-at-left”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]With the huge number of predators is a balanced natural equation of huge numbers of herbivores that the Mara supports; wildebeest, zebras, Impalas, elands, reedbucks, waterbuck, black rhinos, elephants and Masai giraffes, and several species of gazelle call the Mara home. With a longer stay for your Masai Mara safari, you unfold better chances for an unmatched safari adventure featuring various wildlife activities such as; day game drives, cultural Maasai visits, bush walks, hot air balloon safaris, night game drives, and horse safaris operated in the private conservancies of the Mara. With a chance to embark on a Masai Mara Safari, for once the image of your trip lives up to your imagination.

Breath-taking and any time of the year, Safari in Masai Mara reaches its peak in July and August during the annual migration of millions of wildebeests and other grazers from adjacent Serengeti National Park as the herds make their journey into the Mara on a trek known as the Great Migration. This is arguably the most spectacular wildlife show on the planet and planning your Masai Mara Safari tour at this time of the year is something you do not want to miss. At Masai Mara Holidays, we emphasize our safari holiday book to Masai Mara National Reserve with over 200 carefully crafted Kenya Masai Mara Safari Packages exploring the Park and other destinations.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row gap=”15″ bg_type=”bg_color” bg_color_value=”#e8e8e8″][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1638082037440{background-color: #e8e8e8 !important;}”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][ultimate_heading main_heading_style=”text-decoration:underline;”]


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About Masai Mara Holidays Limited

Masai Mara Holidays Limited is a registered local Safari Company in East Africa with established ground offices in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda. Over the years in the tourism industry, we have provided countless remarkable experiences of authentic East Africa. We have changed thousands of lives by introducing guests to the continent that brought them happiness, learning, and priceless memories. We aim at providing innovative and unique travel experiences for the best value that will showcase the most spectacular places, attractions, and activities in the East African region.[/vc_column_text][ult_buttons btn_title=”LEARN MORE” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fmasaimaraafrica.com%2Fabout-us%2F” btn_align=”ubtn-center” btn_title_color=”#ffffff” btn_bg_color=”#226019″ icon_size=”32″ btn_icon_pos=”ubtn-sep-icon-at-left”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][ult_tab_element tab_style=”Style_4″ tab_title_color=”#1d840f” tab_background_color=”#efefef” tab_hover_title_color=”#1d840f” tab_hover_background_color=”#efefef” acttab_title=”#ffffff” acttab_background=”#bcbcbc” title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” title_font_size=”desktop:16px;” desc_font_size=”desktop:16px;”][single_tab title=”Plan & Book” tab_id=”1638086979151-2-6″][vc_column_text]

Masai Mara Safari Planning and booking

Are you looking to visit the Masai Mara, we advise that you plan and book before arriving in Kenya. Planning a safari to Masai Mara can be as early as six to nine months in advance and it’s never too soon to start planning your Masai Mara trip especially if you want to travel during the peak season. This ensures that you will secure a spot at top-notch lodges and camps in the Mara especially during the peak season. Planning and booking a Masai Mara Safari is through travel agents, or directly through Kenya safari companies.

Planning on which other destinations you will be visiting and choosing the safari operator in whose hands you’ll place your Kenya Masai Mara Safari trip are the most important things you need to do. Arranging everything to do with your Masai Mara Safari through a reputable operator offers you peace of mind on top of the advantage of being sold to and the entire cost of your Kenya Safari Mara cost in advance. The best international agents have direct relationships with Kenya Masai Mara Ground operators therefore you can save a lot of money dealing directly with the local Kenya Operator.

At Masai Mara Holidays Limited, we are a local operator company reputable for excellent service towards our guests as indicated in our TripAdvisor reviews. Feel free to get in touch with our timely safari experts for any assistance you may need regarding your safari planning process?

What will a Masai Mara Safari Cost?

The price of a Masai Mara safari as provided by your safari agent factors in transfers, park entrance fees, transfers to or from the nearest airstrip, daytime game drives in 4×4 vehicles with a safari guide, transfers to and from the park, and accommodation which cover meals as well. This is why you will inevitably have to deal with a tour operator that can provide you with a quote for the whole safari in Masai Mara.  we advise that you choose a few operators and compare quotes to get the best value for your trip.

If you are dealing with a Masai Mara Accommodation directly for your booking rather than going through a Kenya Tour Operator, you might be quoted “all-inclusive” prices which in addition to the accommodation, full board and sometimes park entrance fees, 2 wildlife game activities are added ( game drives or nature walks). However, they exclude transfers to and from the park.

On top of your actual Masai Mara safari costs, make sure you also budget for your airfares, visa, tips, medications, and other sundries and souvenirs. Plan to stay a night in Nairobi on your first and last nights upon your arrival to relax and get over jetlag that might have come with your arrival flight and makes things altogether easier. For a night in Nairobi, expect from USD 50 basic accommodations to USD 750 a night in most luxurious accommodations.

Looking to cut down Masai Mara Safari costs?

Much as a safari in Masai Mara is relatively expensive, there are ways you could cut down the cost to meet your budget without even having to abandon the idea of comfort or style either. To begin with, staying in a Masai Mara Accommodation placed outside the park cuts down the cost on the markups that you would have paid for a convenient experience inside the park. To more, sticking to visiting the Masai Mara alone with no other combined park also keeps your Masai Mara Safari short. Booking lodges and camps in the off-season will offer you better deals on rates with prices going down by 30%. to 40 %. Also, with proper research, there are cheap flights out there, popular aggregators such as skycanners.net and ebookers.com can be good places to look.

Types of Masai Mara Safaris

Generally, the cost of your Masai Mara Safari will depend on the type of safari you opt for. Masai Mara safaris range from Luxury Masai Mara Safaris, Mid-range Masai Mara Safaris down to budget Masai Mara Safaris.

Luxury Masai Masai Mara Safaris

These safaris are accommodated in high-end lodges and camps that offer the luxuries of spa treatments, special occasional meals served in the bush, hot, bush style showers comfortable beds, and fine dining with prices for a night ranging from USD 400 to USD 1500 per person per night sharing a double room. If you are alone, expect to pay a single supplement. It is also common that luxury Masai Mara safaris are coupled up with chartered flights to and from the park but should you desire ground transfers, then a spacious 4×4 pop roof safari LandCruiser is used for transportation.

Midrange Masai Mara Safaris.

Midrange Masai Mara Packages offer a balance between luxury and budget with moderate accommodation which is comfortable. Overall, midrange Masai Mara safari packages are reasonable and reliable to offer a good value. With this option in the peak season, your Masai Mara safari will be accommodated in a comfortable lodge or camp costing $180 to $250 per person sharing for a night usually on full board. However, these prices drop a bit in the low season.

Budget Masai Mara Safaris

Most budget Masai Mara safari packages at the Lower price range are tented camp safaris. In order to keep the costs minimum, your operator considers tented camps outside of the Masai Mara but a relatively few minutes drive from the closest gate of the park. For a budget Masai Mara safari with a reputable operator, the cost can range from $150 to $ 300 per person sharing per day, depending on the number of people. This price covers park entrance, meals, transportation, and accommodation.

Self Drive or Not for a Masai Mara safari?

Much as self-drive safaris have proven to be a clear way to cut costs in other destinations like South Africa, to the Masai Mara this should never be an option. Aside from Kenya’s  Nairobi a National Park, which is well signposted as you’d expect from a park bordering a city. Trust your Kenya Masai Mara Operator to supply you a driver with your vehicle. This however does not guarantee safety as a vehicle that is not issued by an operator might as well not be serviced.

Local drivers know the terrain better, and the roads are not only virtually impassable in certain areas, but rarely marked. A driver as issued by your operator also doubles as a safari guide, pointing out wildlife, birds, plants, and cultures you will come across along the way that you may otherwise miss out on. This knowledge is very rudimentary, however; if you want a really good guide, you should choose a Kenya Masai Mara Safari Company that prides itself on the quality of its guides and invests in specialized training.

Masai Mara Safari with Kids

The Mara has constantly proved to be one of the best destinations for an African safari with children. Kenya as a whole is also a wonderful destination to visit as a family, even the number of vaccinations to worry about, every bit of the pre-tour hassle eventually pays off with comfort over your adventure trip. A Masai Mara safari with Kids especially during the Great migration is one of the memorable events your child will ever have. Even with the migration out sight, other highlights such as having to drive up to almost touching distance with wildlife, watching lion cubs playing, and a cheetah accelerating across the plains are experiences your child will cherish for a lifetime.

Ensure to inform your operator that you will be traveling to the Masai Mara with children so that your safari is custom-designed to favor children. Unlike Adults, children find it easier to break the barrier of language and culture, watching your child play with a Maasai boy or girl of the same is also a memory you will never forget. Learning a little about the new cultures and languages will always grab children’s attention.

Regarding accommodation, safari lodges handle children’s comfort best with the flexibility of adding an extra bed, furthermore, some lodges do have special programs for children which kids can engage in while you take off to the plain of the Mara for game drives and other wildlife activities. We also advise you to disregard budget accommodations if you are traveling with children as hygiene may not be guaranteed, focus more on the midrange and luxury options for accommodation. Masai Mara Safaris and Beach is also a sure way to keep kids happy, nothing beats the excitement your children will have for beach time right after a safari in the Mara.

Choosing your Masai Mara Masai Mara Itinerary

Most Kenya Masai Mara itineraries offered by safari operators fall into popular safari circuits designed considering how easy it is to combine the attractions. Luckily Kenya is blessed with some of the finest safari landmarks with the region giving you a chance to combine endless plains of the Mara studded with umbrella shape trees and herds so vast they appear as ants; dormant volcanoes carpeted with dense jungles; salt lined soda lakes that tinge the feathers of flamingoes hat feed and breed there; rivers in which huge pods of hippos wallow, indifferent to the baleful glare of crocodiles on their banks. all lapped by the ocean that lies along the eastern Kenyan coast.

Most Kenya Parks including the Masai Mara are connected by light aircraft companies, which link the parks and reserves, as well as the coast and cities, on daily flights; although these can be pricey so if you can endure ground transfers, then you should definitely consider drives to cut down the costs.

  1. Masai Mara safari and Rift Valley Lakes

This is a popular a Masai Mara safari itinerary that can be done in 4 to 5 days that combines a visit to the park and add on one of the riftvalley lakes; either lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Lake B0goria and Lake Baringo. These lakes offer spectacular views of the thousands of flamingoes that can be witnessed here.

  1. Masai Mara Circuit

This popular itinerary focuses on two of Kenya’s best National parks; with 2 or 3 nights in the Mara and one night at a rift valley lake traveling to transfer to Amboseli National Park. You can also consider flying between the 2 major parks to maximize your safari time.

  1. Masai Mara and Southern Ciruit.

The complete Masai Mara and Southern Circuit Safari is a continuation of the typical Mara Circuit starting from Amboseli National Park and its famous Mt Kilimanjaro drop witnessed from a closeup distance. This circuit takes you to Tsavo West National Park then from Amboseli then to Tsavo East to end in either Nairobi or Mombasa for s beach relaxation experience.

  1. Masai Mara and Nothern Circuit

The focal point of the northern circuit is Samburu National Reserve which can be combined with the Masai Mara with a night to transfer between the parks which is spent at one of the Rift Valley lakes. You can also consider flying between the 2 major parks to maximize your safari time.

  1. Masai Mara and the Best of East Africa

East Africa has some of Africa’s most evocative safari destinations; the major highlights include Kenya’s Masai Mara, Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, both of which are home to the world’s remaining natural migration for animals known as the great wildebeest migrations. Other major safari highlights include a visit to Uganda or Rwanda’s endangered mountain gorillas, a visit to Ngorongoro in Tanzania, A Kilimanjaro climb, and a beach relaxation experience in Zanzibar or Mombasa.

When to Visit The Masai Mara

Generally, weather in Kenya is governed by two seasons; dry and rainy seasons. The best months for visiting Kenya Masai Mara are during the dry months as game viewing is spectacular at this time of the year. Dryer months also mean lesser mosquitoes and easy access to most remote parts of the park. The dry months are January to March and June to September. If you are interested in the wildebeest migration as it happens in the Masai Mara, July to early October is a good time to visit Masai Mara.

Many Accommodation in Masai Mara will close during the long rains of April and May considered as the Low season, this is a perfect time to score the best deals on lodging when you visit the Mara. However getting around during these rainy months  (October and November as well ) can be difficult, as dirt roads turn into mud and many become impassable.[/vc_column_text][/single_tab][/ult_tab_element][/vc_column][/vc_row]