The Masai Mara - ‘The World’s Greatest Safari Destination’

A woman is standing next to a swimming pool, and beside her is a giraffe.
In the Masai Mara, wildlife encounters are magical.

Set off on an extraordinary journey to the Masai Mara National Reserve, where the wilderness pulses with unparalleled energy and majesty. It’s considered the world’s greatest safari destination, where you can discover the iconic realm of the Big Five. Herds of zebra, impala, and wildebeest roam freely across the sun-kissed plains, alongside mighty elephants and formidable buffalo. Traverse the Mara and Talek Rivers, where stealthy hippos and formidable crocodiles command respect beneath the surface, adding a thrilling dimension to your safari in Masai Mara.

Delve into a world where lions, leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas reign supreme, their presence a testament to the wild beauty of the area. And for those fortunate enough to time their visit right, witness the breathtaking spectacle of the Great Migration, as over 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra embark on a daring journey from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara.

Whether you're captivated by the adrenaline-fueled hunt or drawn to the breathtaking beauty of vast open plains, a safari in Masai Mara promises an adventure like no other.

Featured Masai Mara Vacations

We include the iconic Masai Mara in all our suggested luxury Kenya safari itineraries. Take a browse to find inspiration for your ultimate safari in Masai Mara. 

Or you can create your own in consultation with our Travel Specialists, who’ll help you select the very best options according to your unique preferences.

Imagine encountering the vibrant wildlife of Samburu National Reserve, exploring off-the-beaten-path treasures like Laikipia, or gorilla tracking in Rwanda and Uganda after mesmerising wildlife encounters in the Masai Mara. You can experience all this and more with Wayfarer's vacations in Kenya.  

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Where to stay in the Masai Mara

We’ve personally visited all of the luxury lodges and tented camps that Wayfairer offers in Kenya’s Masai Mara. We only partner with lodges that meet our standards for luxury and responsible tourism. Here are some of our favourite Masai Mara lodges:

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