WHY VISIT THE MAASAI MARA
The vast herds, predators and the drama of the Great Migration.
Quintessential East African safari landscapes of rolling grasslands.
Excellent Big Cat sightings.
Wonderful birdwatching with over 500 species.
A range of exceptional luxury lodges.
Hot-air ballooning – the best in Africa.
Easy add on to gorilla trekking.
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Top Birds of the Maasai Mara
- Usambiro barbet
- Rufous-bellied heron
- Southern ground hornbill
- Lesser kestrel
- Jackson’s widowbird
- Grey-crested helmet shrike
- Red-throated tit
Top Mammals of the Maasai Mara
- Black Rhino
- Blue Wildebeest
- Maasai giraffe
FEATURED LODGES OF THE MAASAI MARA
Angama Mara, an owner-run safari lodge inspired by the Swahili word for ‘suspended in mid-air’, is located on the escarpment, with 180 degree views of the Mara. The views are simply some of the best in Africa. The lodge offers two intimate camps of fifteen tented suites each and a private gate into the Mara with tailor-made safari days.
Cottar's 1920's Camp
The only lodge on an exclusive 6000 acre private conservancy just outside the Mara, Cottar’s 1920s Camp boasts 10 secluded tents. Calvin and Louise Cottar have created an experience reminiscent of their ancestors’ earliest safari traditions — unrushed, romantic elegance. Cottar’s is a LONG RUN certified Global Ecosphere Retreat®, this is one of the most rigorous sustainability standards in tourism. As a LONG RUN member we work in partnership with Global Ecosphere Retreats® in using travel as a force for good.
Angama Safari Camp
Nicky Fitzgerald and her Angama team have opened a brand new seasonal exclusive use mobile camp with four lovely tents in the private south west corner of the Mara Triangle – the middle of absolutely nowhere. The Camp runs from July until end of September (October on request), with views onto the plains and the heart of the mega herds of the Great Migration. The exclusive use camp will give guests a feeling of ‘this is all mine’ especially considering how few other safari vehicles venture down to this secluded corner of the Reserve.