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Masai Mara National Reserve

The Maasai Mara National Reserve, often simply referred to as the Mara, is a sprawling wilderness in southwestern Kenya that forms part of the larger Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. It covers approximately 1,510 square kilometres (580 square miles) of pristine savannah, riverine forests, and rolling hills.

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When To Travel

The Best Time to Visit the Maasai Mara depends on your interests:

  • Dry Season (June to October): For excellent wildlife viewing, plan your visit during the dry season. Animals are easier to spot, and the weather is pleasant, making it ideal for game drives.
  • Green Season (November to May): Birdwatchers and travellers seeking fewer crowds will enjoy the green season. The landscape is lush, and migratory birds arrive, providing excellent birdwatching opportunities.


  • Game Drives: Explore a thrilling game drive to explore the Maasai Mara’s diverse ecosystems. Encounter lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, giraffes, and numerous other species in their natural habitat.
  • Hot Air Balloon Safaris: Soar above with our Maasai Mara Hot Air Balloon Safari for a breathtaking aerial view of the wildlife below. Enjoy a champagne breakfast upon landing.
  • Photography: Capture the awe-inspiring landscapes, wildlife interactions, and stunning sunsets with your camera. The Maasai Mara’s dramatic scenery provides outstanding photographic opportunities.
  • Cultural Encounters: Visit Maasai villages to learn about their traditional way of life, dances, and crafts. Gain insights into the rich cultural heritage of the Maasai people.
  • Walking Safaris: Join our guided Masai Mara Walking Safari to explore the savannah on foot, accompanied by knowledgeable guides who share their insights into the flora and fauna.
  • Birdwatching: The Maasai Mara is a paradise for bird enthusiasts, with over 450 bird species. Spot eagles, vultures, storks, and a plethora of colourful avian species.

At Africa Travel Tours, we craft personalized Kenya Safari Tours that cater to your preferences and interests. Our Maasai Mara National Reserve Tours promise remarkable wildlife encounters, stunning landscapes, and cultural enrichment. Join us to start planning your Masai Mara Holidays with us today!

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