Destination

Masai Mara Holidays

Migrating wildebeest and stalking lions

As Africa's most famous wildlife reserve, the Masai Mara's open savannah offers breath-taking views, rolling landscape and rich animal life.

Embark on an unforgettable safari experience through the Masai Mara National Reserve and feel the ground tremble beneath you during the incredible wildebeest migration. Have your binoculars at the ready: you'll have the opportunity to spot the iconic Big Five as well as zebra, hyena, topi and Thompson's gazelle. With no fences, wildlife roams free offering you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get up close to these animals in their natural habitat. 

If it's boundless adventure you're after, a Masai Mara safari won't disappoint.

Destination Highlights
  • Sunrise hot air balloon rides
  • Witness the Great Migration (from July to September)
  • Visit a Masai tribe community
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +3
  • Currency Kenyan shilling (KES)
  • Visa Information British citizens need to obtain a visa for Kenya.
  • Language English is widely spoken.
  • Flight Time Approx. nine hours; direct flights to Nairobi are available from London Heathrow. KLM, Air France, Emirates, Qatar and Etihad all offer indirect services to Nairobi via their hubs.
  • Health Information Special vaccines are required for travel to the Kenya.

Top Tips from our Experts

Gina

Destination Specialist

“Make sure to include a hot air balloon trip in your safari: gliding over the giraffes and elephants in the Mara and finishing with a Champagne breakfast in the bush was amazing.”

Lucy

Destination Specialist

“The migration is dubbed as 'the greatest show on earth' – from July to September over a million wildebeest and zebra embark on the dangerous journey across the Grumeti River into the Masai Mara. Book early to avoid missing out on this spectacular sight.”

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

“If you’re a keen photographer be sure to plan your visit to the Masai Mara during the Great Migration (July to September), and book your stay at the exclusive Mahali Mzuri Camp for the best snaps.”

Types of Masai Mara holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

The Masai Mara is located in southwest Kenya and covers an area of 583 square miles. It’s one of the most diverse ecosystems in Africa. 

It takes four–five hours to drive from Nairobi to the Masai Mara and is a total distance of approximately 170 miles.

The best time to visit the Masai Mara is between June and October, when the dry season has arrived in Kenya. During this time an abundance of game can be seen around the watering holes.

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Governor's Main Camp

Governors' Main Camp

Masai Mara

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,229 pp

Governors' Main Camp
Tent Bedroom

Governors' Il Moran Camp

Masai Mara

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,419 pp

Governors' Il Moran Camp

Little Governors' Camp

Masai Mara

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,279 pp

Little Governors' Camp

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