Masai Mara tribespeople standing in a row wearing colourful clothes

Trips and Tours to Masai Mara

About Masai Mara

Picture undulating grasslands punctuated by lone acacia trees and Africa's most famous animal residents and you've pictured the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya's premier game destination. Situated in Southwestern Kenya, the Masai Mara is effectively the Northern continuation of the Serengeti National Park in neighbouring Tanzania. The reserve is named after the Mara River that divides the territory and after the Masai tribes people as well, the traditional inhabitants of the area. Dressed in their distinctive red robes, the Masai live a traditional semi-nomadic agricultural existence in villages across the Mara.

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The reserve is famous for its exceptional population of game and for the annual migration of the wildebeests that takes place every September and October. It's one of the most impressive natural events in the world with millions of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles making the perilous journey. The Masai Mara is perhaps most famous for its lions, though the other members of the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and rhinoceros) are found here as well. This said, the population of black rhino is severely threatened, with an indigenous population hovering between 25-30.

Hippopotami are also found in large groups in the Masai Mara and many cheetahs, zebras, impalas, gazelles, hartebeests, warthogs, ostriches, topis, Masai giraffes, among other mammals, all consider the Mara their home. As well, the large Roan antelope and the nocturnal bat-eared fox, rarely present elsewhere in Kenya, can be seen within the reserve borders. Like in the Serengeti in Tanzania, the wildebeests are the dominant inhabitant of the Masai Mara and their numbers are estimated in the millions.

Masai Mara Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Masai Mara. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Masai Mara on a bespoke touring itinerary to Kenya, take a look at our tailor-made holiday planning section.

The Migration | Kenya & Tanzania | Africa

Kenya Wildlife Week

7 days FROM R51,255
Leopard in the shade | Africa

Kenya Up Close

8 days FROM R105,905
Amboseli National Park | Kenya | Africa

Kenya Wildlife Wonders

9 days FROM R88,805
Masai men under Acacia trees | Kenya

Highlights of Kenya

11 days FROM R134,425
Masai Tribe | Kenya & Tanzania | Africa

The Best of East Africa

12 days FROM R166,535
A male lion in the Masai Mara | Kenya

Masai Mara & Tanzania Explorer

13 days FROM R68,089
Zebras | African Safaris | Africa

Kenya & Tanzania Trails

13 days FROM R122,625
Gorilla | Uganda | Africa

Gorilla Trek & Kenya Safari

18 days FROM R73,801
Spotting giraffe on safari | Masai Mara | Kenya

East Africa Explorer

24 days FROM R82,386
Masai women singing | Tanzania

East Africa Explorer (Accommodated)

24 days FROM R104,180

Gorilla Trek, Kenya & Tanzania

28 days FROM R106,484
Rhino in Matobo National Park | Zimbabwe

Masai Mara to Kruger

31 days FROM R102,693
A group in Kruger National Park | South Africa

Masai Mara to Kruger (Accommodated)

31 days FROM R136,625
Nungwi Beach | Zanzibar | Africa

Gorillas & East Africa Explorer

39 days FROM R121,639
Group in the Namib Desert | Namibia

The Big Overlander

43 days FROM R126,272
Riding mokoros in the Okavango Delta | Botswana | Africa

The Big Overlander (Accommodated)

43 days FROM R181,823

Jungle, Falls & Game Parks

46 days FROM R143,493
Masai Tribe | Kenya & Tanzania | Africa

Great African Expedition

58 days FROM R164,148
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