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Masai Mara National Park - Best Tours & Trips 2019

92 trips to Masai Mara National Park tours from 102 tour companies. 27 reviews. 4.9/5 avg rating.
Masai Mara is Kenya’s most popular game park -- for good reason. This is big cat central, and also host to the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebras, which lures the lions and other predators. But with an array of outfitters operating here, how do you choose? Let Stride guide you through the hunt.
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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Great Migration Safari tour
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Great Migration Safari

Rothschild Safaris
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
13 days
$ 1,088 / day
$ 14,140
From : $ 16,120
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Explore Nairobi
  • Visits to Amboseli National Park and Tarangire National Park
  • Experience Ngorongoro Crater, continue to the lush Ngorongoro Crater, home to 30,000 wild animals in a spectacular setting.
  • Enjoy your safari at Serengeti National Park, well known for the millions of wildebeest and zebra who migrate across the plains.
  • Enjoy a game drive through Lake Manyara National Park
  • Visit local markets and a Masai Village for an interactive cultural experience
Visits:
Amboseli National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Masai Mara National Park, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Nairobi, Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Kenya, Tanzania
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Tanzania & Kenya Flying Safari

Travcoa
13 days
$ 845 / day
$ 10,990
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Spot wild game & bird life on day and night safari drives in Tarangire National Park
  • Mingle with members of centuries-old Masai villages and discover their unspoiled lifestyle
  • Descend 2,000 feet into the Ngorongoro Crater, teeming with exotic wildlife
  • Explore vast Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s first & largest park
  • View crocodiles & hippos along the wooded shores of the Grumeti River
  • Greet the day on a sunrise hot-air balloon ride over the Masai Mara, watching for Africa’s Big Five – buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard & rhinoceros
Visits:
Arusha, Lake Manyara National Park, Masai Mara National Park, Nairobi, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Kenya, Tanzania
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Kenya: From Hyenas To Humpbacks

15 days
$ 419 / day
$ 6,280
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Visit the prominent National Parks during the height of the migration season
  • Snorkel and whale watch on the coast of Kenya
  • Engage and become informed by local community conservation project leaders and artists
  • Learn how the local community plays a role in modern day conservation of marine resources in Kenya.
Visits:
Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara National Park, Nairobi, Watamu, Kenya
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Kenya Wildlife Safari

SmarTours
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
12 days
$ 333 / day
$ 3,999
From : $ 10,347
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Giraffe Center (Nairobi)
  • Samburu National Reserve
  • Mt. Kenya
  • Lake Naivasha
  • Masai Village
  • Tanzania Game Parks Extension, including the Ngorongoro Crater
Visits:
Lake Nakuru National Park, Mt. Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
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9 Day Kenya Luxventure Safari
Private Guided
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9 Day Kenya Luxventure Safari

Ker & Downey Africa
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 778 / day
$ 6,999
From : $ 7,979
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Visit Nairobi’s fascinating attractions like National Museum and Karen Blixen Museum
  • Experience Masai village culture
  • Enjoy  the safari  in Samburu National Reserve
  • Visit Amboseli National Park, Renowned for its excellent Masaai giraffe, lion and cheetah viewing. 
Visits:
Amboseli National Park, Masai Mara National Park, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Nairobi, Kenya
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Kenya: Safari & Conservation

Discover Corps
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
10 days
$ 490 / day
$ 4,895
From : $ 5,580
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Experience the world-renowned wildlife of the Masai Mara
  • Lend a hand on innovative conservation projects protecting lions, rhinos & cheetah
  • Come face-to-face with the world’s last remaining northern white rhinos
  • Venture into a Masai boma and experience traditional village life
  • Learn to identify tracks, dung & other signs of wildlife in the African savannah
  • Relax in a luxury tented camp with a private veranda overlooking the vast Kenyan plains"
Visits:
Maasai Mara, Kenya
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Travel from Cape to Cairo

13 days
$ 785 / day
$ 10,200
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Explore thunderous falls and adrenaline activities in and around the Falls
  • Explore Nairobi National Park
  • Enjoy the sounds of local musician
  • Enjoy a leading South African art collection
Visits:
Cairo, Cape Town, Maasai Mara, Masai Mara National Park, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Nairobi, Victoria Falls, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe
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East African Explorer

Indus Travels
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
13 days
$ 400 / day
$ 5,199
From : $ 5,393
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Explore the Masai Mara National Reserve for wildlife, one of Africa’s best wildlife reserves
  • Discover the Amboseli National Park with its 400-different species of birds
  • Search for the Big 5, in their natural habitat during several game drives on-board 4x4wd safari land cruiser
  • Admire the breath-taking scenery as you tour the Ngorongoro Crater in search of wildlife
  • Visit the Serengeti National Park and see why this region is truly the game-viewing capital of the world
Visits:
Amboseli National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara National Park, Nairobi, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Kenya, Tanzania
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Gorillas, Gameparks & The Roof of Africa

44 days
$ 101 / day
$ 4,450
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges. Camping
Highlights
  • Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • 3 nights at Murchison Falls National Park
  • Chimpanzee Budongo Forest Trek
  • 2 night safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • 2 Nights Bwindi National Park
  • Mountain Gorilla trekking in Uganda
  • Walking safari in Mburo National Park
  • Wildlife safari in Nakuru National Park
  • 2 night jeep safari in Maasai Mara Reserve
Visits:
Addis Ababa, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Cape Town, Kampala, Lake George, Lake Nakuru National Park, Maasai Mara, Mt. Kenya, Murchison Falls National Park, Nairobi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Victoria, Victoria Falls, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe
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Africa East & South between Arba Minch and Ca ...

86 days
$ 80 / day
$ 6,860
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Explore Ngorongoro Crater is an outstanding area for wildlife spotting
  • Visit Zanzibar
  • You will have amazing opportunities to visit Luangwa National Park, Chobe National Park and other most stunning national parks
  • Visit Livingstone, on the Zambian side of the world-famous Victoria Falls
  • Discover Zanzibar and enjoy Nungwi beach and relax, or to try snorkeling, diving, or other beach activities
  • Discover Africa East and get an exciting opportunities to explore most amazing places
Visits:
Amboseli National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Cape Town, Chobe National Park, Dar es Salaam, Etosha National Park, Hwange National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Livingstone, Masai Mara National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Nairobi, Ngorongoro Crater, Okavango Delta, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Victoria Falls, Zanzibar, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda
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Southern Ethiopia, Gorillas & the Cape

94 days
$ 93 / day
$ 8,745
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Search for a rare sighting of Ethiopian wolves on the Sanetti Plateau
  • 2 days hiking in the beautiful Bale Mountains
  • Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • 3 nights at Murchison Falls National Park
  • Chimpanzee Budongo Forest Trek
Visits:
Addis Ababa, Amboseli National Park, Arusha, Cape Town, Chobe National Park, Dar es Salaam, Etosha National Park, Hwange National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Livingstone, Luangwa, Maasai Mara, Makgadikgadi Pans, Murchison Falls National Park, Nairobi, Ngorongoro Crater, Okavango Delta, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Zanzibar, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Gorillas, East Africa & The Zambezi
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Gorillas, East Africa & The Zambezi

48 days
$ 94 / day
$ 4,495
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • 3 nights at Murchison Falls National Park
  • Chill on the white sand Indian Ocean beaches of Zanzibar
  • Chimpanzee Budongo Forest Trek
  • 2 night safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Camp on the stunning beaches of Lake Malawi
  • 2 Nights Bwindi National Park
  • Mountain Gorilla trekking in Uganda
  • Walking safari in Mburo and Nakuru National Park
  • 2 night jeep safari in Maasai Mara Reserve
Visits:
Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Lake George, Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Livingstone, Maasai Mara, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Murchison Falls National Park, Nairobi, Ngorongoro Crater, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Serengeti National Park, South Luangwa National Park, Tarangire National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Zanzibar, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Gorillas, East & Southern Africa Encompassed

71 days
$ 90 / day
$ 6,370
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Mountain Gorilla trekking in Uganda
  • Optional white water rafting on the White Nile at Jinja
  • Marvel at the view of Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli NP
  • Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • 3 nights at Murchison Falls National Park
Visits:
Amboseli National Park, Arusha, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Cape Town, Chobe National Park, Dar es Salaam, Etosha National Park, Hwange National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Luangwa, Maasai Mara, Makgadikgadi Pans, Murchison Falls National Park, Nairobi, Ngorongoro Crater, Okavango Delta, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Zanzibar, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Kili Climb & Wildlife Discovery
Group Tour
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Kili Climb & Wildlife Discovery

19 days
$ 158 / day
$ 2,996
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : High intensity hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, cycling. May experience dramatic changes in altitude. Extreme activities included. Extreme
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • View wildlife on safari in Amboseli NP
  • Marvel at the view of Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli National Park
  • Stay at Kilimanjaro's wonderful old colonial Marangu Hotel
  • 6 day guided trek up Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Safari in elephant rich Tarangire National Park
  • Optional Night game or morning walking safari in Lake Manyara National Park
  • 2 day safari in the Serengeti, the ultimate African wildlife experience
  • Take an optional hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti
  • Safari into the stunning Ngorongoro Crater Reserve
  • Join a spectacular 2 day wildlife safari in the Maasai Mara
  • Take an optional hot air balloon ride over the Maasai Mara
Visits:
Amboseli National Park, Arusha, Lake Manyara National Park, Maasai Mara, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Nairobi, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Kenya, Tanzania
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Trans Africa - the Cape to Cairo
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Trans Africa - the Cape to Cairo

142 days
$ 95 / day
$ 13,530
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges. Camping
Highlights
  • Explore the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings
  • Chimpanzee Budongo Forest Trek
  • Mountain Gorilla trekking in Uganda
  • Enjoy an overnight trip in a traditional felucca on the river Nile
  • 2 days hiking in the beautiful Bale Mountains
  • Marvel at the temples of Rameses and Nefetari at Abu Simbel
  • Wild camp in the Sahara desert of Sudan
  • Guided tour of the fascinating ancient royal city of Gondar, Ethiopia
  • 3 nights in the fabulously scenic Simien Mountains National Park
  • Spot geladas, ibex, Ethiopian wolves and many other endemic species
Visits:
Abu Simbel, Addis Ababa, Alexandria, Amboseli National Park, Arusha, Aswan, Axum, Cairo, Cape Town, Chobe National Park, Dar es Salaam, Etosha National Park, Gondar, Hwange National Park, Kampala, Khartoum, Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lalibela, Livingstone, Luangwa, Luxor Temple, Maasai Mara, Makgadikgadi Pans, Meroë, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Murchison Falls National Park, Nairobi, Ngorongoro Crater, Okavango Delta, Pyramid of Giza, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Sahara Desert, Serengeti National Park, Simien Mountain National Park, South Luangwa National Park, Sphinx, Table Mountain, Tarangire National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Zanzibar, Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Top Masai Mara National Park Experiences and Attractions

Top Masai Mara National Park Experiences

  • Viewing the life-and-death drama of the annual migration of vast thundering herds of wildebeest and zebras as lions and crocodiles stalk and attack their prey.
  • Floating in a hot air balloon high above the game reserve -- an airborne safari -- ideally during the Great Migration.
  • Catching sight of three species of big cats -- lions, cheetahs and leopards -- in one day. Watching as a pride of lions, 20 strong, hunt down and devour their kill, after driving off a pack of snarling hyenas.
  • Taking a night game-viewing drive or walking safari in one of the private camps lining the western edges of the park.
  • Checking out a cheetah perched high up on a termite hill, surveying the landscape for potential prey. Meeting up with red-robed Masai as they tend their cattle on the open plains.
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Masai Mara National Park Trip Reviews

27 Masai Mara National Park Tour Reviews - Summary 96% Recommend

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What a great experience

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

What a great experience. I did and seen things I thought I would never be able to do. A lot things I never even thought about. Just great. Leaders were amazing , knowledgeable , patient and encouraging.

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Operator Dragoman

By far the best trip I've taken!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 5.0

The guides were fun, friendly and so knowledgable. The luxury tents were so cool; bug proof, comfy beds and hot showers! The food and fresh juices were delicious. I learned so much about wildlife and conservation efforts. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, plus English is very prominent there. Kenya is such a great place to go on safari. In addition to seeing every animal you could imagine, this trip really offers a great look into the Kenyan culture, different tribes, art, music and way of life. Loved every minute of this trip!

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Operator Discover Corps

Top notch First Class Safari services

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Myself and a family of 5 persons (6 in total). travel o Kenya for an adventure and I must admit wild race Africa Safaris delivered beyond our expectation.

From the time of trip inquiry to the last minute we were dropped back to the airport, Simon has been very helpful.
Very much prompt in his responses, very detailed, and flexible by all means.
The choices of lodges were excellent, good well maintained safari vehicles with excellent knowledgeable guides.

Phanuel our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
I would highly recommend Simon and the company anyone would want to experience Kenya Tanzania Safari with a touch of excellence from the local operators.

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Operator Wild Race Africa Safaris

the staff and food and rustic luxury were wonderful

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

We stayed at Mara Expedition camp in mid Feb 2018 after having to be switched from our original planned location at Mara Plains Camp due to a lioness and her cubs denning under our reserved tent! However we loved Mara Expedition and the staff and food and rustic luxury were wonderful. We had the BEST guide (Kevin) and simply sensational sightings literally from the drive in from the airstrip until the last moment of our transition day. Can not recommend highly enough. Just after our stay the torrential Mara rains and flooding started and the camp was washed away as it sits on the bank of the Ntiakntiak river. But they are rebuilding and planning on reopening shortly.

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Operator Great Plains Conservation

Great safari we had

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Me and my wife had a great safari last summer where we did 11 days safari with Denham holidays. we had a very good guide who always asked as many questions to make sure we understood. we feel knowledgeable after this safari. We already think of going back early 2019 or mid to watch the great wildebeest migration at Masai Mara

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Operator Denhum Holidays

Breathtaking!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

Kenya was absolutely breathtaking! The sheer amount of animals we saw on this trip was so much more that what we expected. We were taken aback by how diverse and rich the biodiversity and landscape is. This tour is a gem for those who love animals and is definitely a once in a lifetime experience.

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Operator Indus Travels

Masai Mara National Park Tours and Travel Guide

Masai Mara National Park Attractions & Landmarks Guide

While dwarfed in size by some other Kenyan game parks, Masai Mara is the country’s best known and most popular reserve. Not only is it relatively accessible from Nairobi, Kenya’s largest city, but it’s one of the best places to watch the annual Great Migration of vast numbers of wildebeest, zebras, antelopes, buffalo and other grazing animals -- the subject of countless wildlife documentaries.

Masai Mara (also spelled Maasai Mara) is actually the northern extension of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, where the Great Migration begins and ends. The Mara River separates the two countries, and it’s there, in the river, where crocodiles lie in wait for the weakest members of the hoofed herds to falter and become their next meal.

Annual Drama

Lions and cheetahs, meanwhile, wait their turns on land, and jackals and hyenas are always ready to steal and feast on any remains. It’s a drama played year in and year out, part of the cycle of life on these magnificent East African plains, though not meant for the faint of heart.

One caveat: while the drama takes place roughly between June and October, there’s no exact timetable for when the herds of wildebeest and the rest will actually begin their stampede and cross the river in search of greener pastures during the dry season. July and August seem the safest months to catch the show, but there are no guarantees.

Spotting the Big Five

If you can’t make it to Masai Mara for the Great Migration, don’t despair. The reserve is packed with wildlife at any time of year, and the open plains allow for viewing across broad swaths of parkland. You can spot the Big Five here -- lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino (though rhino are fairly rare) -- along with many other species. But the park is especially noted for its big cats: lions -- the most of any reserve in Kenya -- as well as leopards and cheetahs. It’s not unusual during a game drive to spot all three in one day, or to set sights on several different prides of lions.

The park’s downside is that its popularity brings crowds, including lots of safari vehicles, sometimes all chasing the same pride of lions. But even this has an upside, since many of the animals are so used to the human and vehicle presence that they go about their daily routines much as they would if left entirely alone.

Variety of Lodgings

The park itself is bordered to the west by a number of private reserves that tend to be far less crowded, but generally more expensive to stay in. Within or outside the park, you can choose among luxury lodges, tented camps or, for safari-goers on a budget, rustic camping, and tour operators may offer several different options.

With so many possibilities to choose from, it’s wise to rely on Stride’s easy-to-use tools to find the Masai Mara tour operator that makes the most sense for your preferences. Whether you want to travel in comfort and are willing to rough it, you’ll find the outfitters that are best for your situation right here.

 

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