Masai Mara National Reserve is in Narok County and is under the protection of the Narok County government. It is popular due to it exceptional number of lions, cheetahs and leopards and the Great Migration. The Great Migration involves over 1 million wildebeest, 250,000 plains zebras, and half a million Thomson’s gazelles. The closest town is Narok Town.
Masai Mara Climate
The annual average temperature for this region is 25°C with the highest temperatures ranging at 30°C and the lowest temperatures ranging at 20°C.
Best Time to Visit Masai Mara
The best time to visit Masai Mara National Reserve is during the peak season i.e. between July and October during the great migration. November and February are also preferable months that offer great wildlife viewing.
How to get to Masai Mara
Driving from Nairobi, you can get to the reserve through the following gates; Sand River, Musiara, Talek, Sekenani, or Oloololo Gate (the furthest from Nairobi)
Mara Triangle can be accessed by road through Narok and Sekenani Gate.
The Mara Triangle can be accessed through two airstrips-Mara Serena Airport and Kichwa Tembo Airport. Musiara Airport and Keekorok Airport are located in the reserve area. Mara Shikar Airport and Ngerende Airport are located in the Conservation Area of Masai Mara.
You can, therefore, book a flight from Nairobi Wilson Airport, Samburu, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (Lewa Downs), Nanyuki, Mombasa and Diani.
Things to do in Masai Mara
- Game drives
- Nature walks
- Night game drives
- Bush dinner
- Hot-air ballooning
- Masai cultural village visits
Tourist Attraction Sites/Areas of Interest
- Masai Mara National Reserve
- Mara River
- Mara Triangle
Masai Mara Hotels and Lodges
Masai Mara hotels and lodges are so brilliant. They are world-class with local and international dishes.
Some are inside Masai Mara Triangle such as Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Fairmont Mara Safari Club and Little Governor’s Camp.
Some outside the Masai Mara Triangle such as Olonana, Kichwa Tembo, Mara Siria, Mpata Club, and Kilima Camp.
Whether you need luxury, budget, or a family hotel, you will definitely get it.
Luxurious Masai Mara Hotels have modern facilities and amenities such as private balconies, television sets, tea and coffee making facilities, cleaning services, room air-conditioning, fitness centre, spa, room service, and a
Family Masai Mara Hotels go further to offer family rooms and children/babysitting services.
Cheap or Budget Masai Mara Hotels have affordable prices letting budget travellers stay in a comfortable place while paying less.