Regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas, Masai Mara is one of the finest destinations in the world. Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is for this reason a visitor hardly misses to see the big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino). So that you can experience this Great Plains and live to tell the story, here are the best camps with accommodation between Kshs.4, 500 to Kshs.7,000 per night.
- David Livingstone Safari Resort
The camp commands one of most spectacular views in the Mara – Serengeti ecosystem; the lodge lies on the Mara River at the edge of Masai Mara National Reserve and overlooks deep pools where crocodiles and hippos bask all day. The camp consists of 80 en-suite rooms, 2 deluxe suites of two bedrooms each having views of the Mara River from the veranda. The restaurant serves the tastiest examples of Kenya’s rich and varied cuisine
2. Enchoro Wildlife Camp
Enchoro Wildlife Camp tents are built between natural trees and well-spaced giving you the comfort and privacy as you enjoy peace and tranquility. The camp is a cheap Masai Mara budget camping accommodation with a modern touch, all of our semi luxury Masai Mara tented accommodation suites are designed to match with the surrounding camping environment.
3. Maji Moto Camp
Nestled on a hilltop deep in Masai lands and overlooking vast savannah plains, Maji Moto Eco Camp is a small, environmentally-sensitive retreat. Operated by Masai people from the nearby village of Maji Moto, a stay here will immerse you not only in the intense natural beauty of the Loita Hills, but also in the ancient culture and knowledge of the Masai.
4. Mara Eden Bush Camp
Hidden deep in the Maasai Mara game reserve, along the great Mara river, lies a magical, untouched and untamed valley with crocodiles basking on the banks of the river and hippos fighting for dominance against a backdrop of absolute wilderness, for centuries the great wildebeest migration has thundered through this hidden valley and crossed the Mara river.
5. Mara Nubian Camp
Located in the Enokishu conservancy in the northern part of Masai Mara National Reserve. Mara Nubian has 8 well pitched luxurious tents. The tents comprise of 5 doubles and 3 singles all fully furnished with ensuite bathrooms and a private veranda with a stunning view of Northern Maasai Mara Plains.
6. Masai Mara Manyatta Camp
According to the Masai Mara Manyatta camp’s website, the camp is a new concept in the world famous Masai Mara Game reserve. Booking can either be on bed only or on full board basis. Guests on full board basis will have 3 meals per day prepared by the resident camp.
7. Nyumbu Camp
Nyumbu Camp is located in the Ngila plains at the edge of Maasai Mara National Reserve overlooking magnificent view of hills and plains in a prime wildlife area (near Talek Gate). Game viewing starts right from the camp itself and the location is ideal to experience the wildebeest migration.
8. Ol kurruk Mara camp
Olkurruk Lodge is set on the top of the Oloololo Escarpment at an altitude of 1,900m just outside the western boundary of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The site commands a panoramic view of the plains below. Nyumbu Camp consists of 13 spacious canvas – medium sized, fully equipped insect-proof custom designed tents.
9. Ol Moran Camp
This is an exclusive tented camp for those who want to be true to wild experience. The camp is situated within the Masai Mara Eco-system and on the banks of Ololaimutia River which is a watering point for most of wild animals expecially elephants, buffalos, antelops etc
10. Oltome Mara Magic
Oltome Mara Magic is located deep within the wild, green leafy bush in the Siana Conservancy, just a few minutes drive from Sekenani gate of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Oltome Mara Magic welcomes you to a bush experience like no other.