The Maasai Mara in Kenya is a wonderful place to visit, offering a wide variety of activities to immerse yourself in the beauty and diversity of Africa’s wildlife.The reserve is most famous for its annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle from the Serengeti, but there are many other activities you can partake in. There are a variety of activities you might want to consider.

mara game drive

Game Drive

This is the most popular activity in the Maasai Mara. Go on morning, afternoon, or full-day game drives in an open-sided or pop-up roof safari vehicle. This will give you a chance to see the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo), as well as other animals.
mara ballon

Hot Air Balloon

A hot air balloon safari at dawn, followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush, is an unforgettable way to experience the Maasai Mara. You'll will enjoy a bird's-eye view of the landscape and wildlife from a unique vantage point as you silently float above the plains.
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mara walking

Walking Adventure

This is an incredible way to get closer to nature and learn about the smaller flora and fauna of the ecosystem, as well as the birds. A Maasai warrior and a professional guide usually accompany guests on these walks.
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maasai culture

Cultural Visit

Visit a local Maasai village to learn about the Maasai culture, traditions, and way of life. These communities are often very welcoming to tourists and happy to share their culture.You can see their traditional homes (known as manyattas), experience their singing and dancing, and even shop for Maasai jewelry and crafts.
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mara birding

Bird Watching

The Maasai Mara has a wealth of bird species. Whether you're a seasoned birder or a newbie, it can be quite rewarding to take a birding safari. With over 450 recorded bird species, The Mara is a paradise for bird watchers. Key species include ostriches, long-crested eagles, and the lilac-breasted roller, Kenya's national bird.
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mara night drive

Night Game Drives

Some camps and conservancies offer night drives, which present an opportunity to see nocturnal animals like aardvarks, porcupines, and leopards that are usually hidden during the day.
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mara photography


With its breathtaking landscapes and rich wildlife, the Maasai Mara is a paradise for photography enthusiasts. You might even want to consider booking a specialized photographic safari. The Mara offers incredible opportunities for both novice and experienced photographers.
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mara migration river

Witness the Great Migration

If you're visiting between July and October, you can witness the annual wildebeest migration, one of the world's most impressive natural spectacles. More than a million wildebeest, zebra, and antelope traverse the Mara River in search of fresh grazing.
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mara wild picnic

Picnic in the Wild

Some safari packages include a packed lunch that you can enjoy by the riverbank or under a tree in the middle of the Mara, a unique and memorable dining experience surrounded by the stunning landscapes of the reserve. It's a fantastic way to have a leisurely lunch while still enjoying the wilderness.
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