Destination

Masai Mara Holidays

Migrating wildebeest and stalking lions

Have your binoculars at the ready; the opens savannahs of the Masai Mara offers Africa's most famous wildlife reserve with breathtaking views, rolling landscapes and rich animal life.

Feel the grounds tremble around you during the incredible wildebeest migration and embark on an unforgettable safari experience through the Masai Mara National Reserve, located in the Rift Valley in southwest Kenya. You'll have the opportunity to spot the Big Five as well as zebra, hyena, topi and buffalo. With no fences, the 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, Masai Mara won't disappoint.

Destination Highlights
  • Sunrise hot air balloon rides
  • Witness the Great Migration from July to September
  • Visit the Masaai Tribe
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. Indirect flights are available from UK airports with Emirates via Dubai and KLM via Amsterdam.
  • Health Information Special vaccines are required for travel to the Kenya.

Top Tips from our Experts

Mark

Destination Manager

“Make sure to include a hot air balloon trip in your safari, nothing has ever compared to gliding over the giraffes & 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 eco-systems 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

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Governors Main Camp
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Governors' Il Moran Camp

Masai Mara

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Governors' Il Moran Camp

Little Governors Camp

Masai Mara

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Little Governors Camp

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