Described as the newest seventh wonder of the world, the Maasai Mara meaning “dotted plain” is a natural enigma with its vastness a charging landscape as you drive by the hills wooded areas and the savannah intertwined together with the backdrop of mountains is in complete harmony is a sight to behold.
The Mara has an amazing concentration of wildlife in their undiluted natural habitat which is a sight to behold particularly with the 2million migratory wildebeest between June and October accompanied by half a million common zebras and gazelles; followed by the 3big cats, the lion, leopard and cheetah. In style, who are predators following their food and the accompanying scavengers. I would call this; “the theatre of the wild,” not to mention the crocodiles of the Mara floating in the river waiting for early Christmas.
The Mara is replete with all kinds of animals and birds and this is the place where you will spot the big five easily. Big herds of African plain elephants, the shy black rhino, the sly leopard, the superfast cheetah and ultimately the king of the jungle will be spotted here.
Many game lodges and luxury camps are available for your extra comfortable stay; this includes:-
SAROVA MARA GAME CAMP
Situated on a hill surrounded by the wide canopy of different trees and shrubs of the Mara i this luxury tented camp is surrounded by two streams and is in a dispersal area of the annual wildebeest migration.
Provides for instant access to the best game viewing in this gem of Africa.
The restaurant with an al fresco and indoor dining area and cuisines to suit everyone, a bar you can relax in and have cocktails or a beer and watch the traditional Maasai dancing in the evening, leisure activities include swimming in the huge pool, nature walks and visits to the Maasai cultural village and hot air balloon rides in addition to the main attraction of game viewing.
There are 75 tents with en suite shower that can accommodate 2adults and 1 child, standard tents and family units.
You can also enhance to club tents which has a check for private dining. They offer breathtaking views of the Mara plains.
MARA SOPA LODGE
Build in a traditional, Maasai style perched on a hill overlooking the Ololaimutia valley Mara Sopa Lodge provides you with an ample opportunity to view game in the park.
Situated next is the Ololaimutia gate; it is easily accessible from three different direction depending on where you are driving from.
Offers a restaurant where a wide variety of cuisine is served, bush breakfast and sundowners are served on request. There is also a lounge and bar for refreshments and drinks. During the day, you can dip in the swimming pool to cool off activities which include the main thing, game viewing drives, walking safaris, cultural visits to the Maasai Village and balloon safaris.
99 spacious cottages style rooms with en suite bathrooms and verandah positioned on the side of the hill overlooking the valley.
Build in the 60s’ as the first lodge off its kind in the Maasai Mara. This lodge built at the cross roads of the Mara, and is deep inside this vast park. Its build on a huge area covering 80 acres around a natural waterhole It retains its intrinsic character beauty and years of tradition and history. It is also next to a near permanent migration route of the annual wildebeest migration.
Offers a main restaurant serving local and international cuisine, 3bars, a café and TV lounge; a swimming pool and natural walks in the hippo pool, hot air ballooning are some of the leisure activities from here with game viewing arrives as the main thing.
87 rooms, 10chalets and 2 suites with ensuite baths and private balconies.
ASHNIL MARA CAMP
Sitting at the convergence of the Mara and Olkeju rivers of the Maasai Mara. It is this luxury camp which offers the traveler the best comforter and sevenity with 44 superb tents build along the riverbank offering luxurious accommodation. This camp is ideal for game viewing and in a very good position for the annual wildebeest migration.
A restaurant offering a wide variety of cuisine and an open oar bar serving a wide variety of drinks. This is a great place from which to view game in the vast Mara and pastime and relax in the evening.
Activities include game viewing drives, throughout the Mara, swimming and hot air ballooning.
There are 44 double/ living tents facing the river , designed and beautifully pitched with an en suite shower.