The Masai Mara (also Maasai Mara) is a nature reserve in Kenya. It is part of the Serengeti and connects north directly to the Serengeti National Park (Tanzania) and has an area of approximately 1510 square kilometers. The area lies at an altitude of 1500 to 1650 meters above sea level, in the southeast of the same are two mountains of 2200 meters altitude. The annual precipitation, which is spread over two rainy seasons, is 800 meters in the east and 1200 millimeters in the west.
The name "Masai Mara" consists on the one hand of the name of the people living in this area tribe of the Maasai. The second name part "Mara" (from the language Maa) means "spotted" or "spotted". This designation is a reference to the appearance of the landscape: viewed from above, the many solitary trees in the savannah look like individual dots.
The Aruba Mara Camp is a small bush camp under German management in the pioneer style with a few tents, unusual for the Masai Mara, where everything is geared towards mass tourism.
It is right on the Talek River, cozy, comfortable, beautiful and very original. Each tent has its own terrace overlooking the river.
The opposite side of the river is already the Masai Mara. Not infrequently, cats are watched while drinking.
In just 5 minutes drive you are at the park entrance, the Talek Gate.
The camp is in direct contact with the nearby Masai Village. The Masai and the camp have a very friendly relationship.
The German owner "Gerda Simon" called Gerdi, mostly cares herself for the well-being of the guests.
In the early morning we expect you at your beach hotel. We will take you to the airport where your plane will be ready for the 2.5 hour flight to the Mara. After landing on the reserve, your safari adventure begins. A short game drive takes you to your accommodation.
In the most animal-protected sanctuary in Kenya you will soon discover some of the native wild animals.
After a refreshment at the camp, lunch will be served. Until the stalking at 4:00 pm you have time to relax.
From July to October, one of the five largest livestock areas in Africa is home to giant herds of blue wildebeest, zebra and antelope.
But even outside this season, the park is worth a visit. Until dawn, you will search for elephants, giraffes, gazelles, buffaloes, zebras and antelopes. In addition to lions, leopards and cheetahs you can also observe smaller predators such as serval, desert lynx and genet. At the end of the tour you should have seen most of the African animals and captured unforgettable impressions with your camera. Dinner and overnight at Aruba Mara Camp.
At sunrise, the driver awaits you for the early game. You may see elephants mud bathing or witness a spectacular lion hunt - for animal lovers, the park will always have mesmerizing moments. After breakfast, you will go back to stalking along the meandering Talek River. Spend the whole day with game viewing and extensive game drives. On the Mara River you take part in a small guided hike, listen to the grunts of the huge hippopotamus family and see crocodiles with enormous body measurements. An exciting and eventful day you end comfortably with a romantic campfire. Dinner and overnight at Aruba Mara Camp.
Before breakfast, you will experience the diversity of the park again on a varied game drive. Then you have time to relax. After a brunch for lunch you say goodbye to the small camp. We'll take you to the airstrip for the return flight to Mombasa. Upon arrival, transfer to your Beach Hotel.
Safari Details ( 3 days / 2 nights )
In the morning we pick you up from your hotel and take you to the Ukunda Airstrip, from where you will fly to the Masai Mara at about 8 o'clock in about 2.5 hours.
Your Ilkeliani Guide will pick you up and start right up to lunch with your first game drive. Then you have some time to relax until about 16:00, then it starts again in the Masai Mara. When you come back, a sundowner will be waiting for you and a great dinner that ends the day around 9pm ....... or wait for the bar to finish the day with a long drink.
The day starts early with the first game drive around 6:00. A great experience awaits you - Sunrise in the Masai Mara. At 9:00 you will be back at the camp for breakfast. Then relax before it starts again. A second great game drive awaits you until lunch. At 16:00 it starts again - rhinos, leopards and elephants are on the program. Sundowner and dinner complete the day.
On the third day you can take your breakfast at 6:00 am on the game drive. Breakfast in the middle of the Masai Mara - that must have done. At 12:00 you will be back at camp for the last lunch before returning to the airstrip, where you will fly back to Ukunda at 14:00. There we pick you up and bring you back to your hotel.
Massai MaraMasai Mara experience at the Ilkeliani Mara Camp - value for money, which is absolutely right .....
Top Location - Top Camp - Top Jeeps - our absolute insider tip
The Entim Mara Camp is our absolute favorite. It has a unique location - located in the middle of the Masai Mara - long access routes are a foreign word here. The game drives start already 30 seconds after the start. The Entim Camp is located directly on the Mara River directly at one of the three crossing points. Not infrequently that this natural spectacle can be experienced directly from the camp up close - absolutely unique.
The camp is the smallest, exclusive private camp in the entire Masai Mara. It fits perfectly with its only 10 tents to the claim of LadyM Safaris - safaris without mass tourism.
First-class tents, top cuisine, super new Jeeps, Wi-Fi throughout the camp and a great team complete the overall impression. We are really proud to be able to offer this camp.
Safari details ( 3 days / 2 nights )
In the morning we will pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the Ukunda Airstrip, from where you will fly to the Masai Mara within 2.5 hours at 8:00 am. There, pick up your Entim Guide and start with the first game drive until lunch. Then you have some time to relax until about 16:00. Then it starts again in the Masai Mara. When you come back, a sundowner and a great dinner will be waiting for you, ending the day around 21:00.
The day starts early with the first game drive around 6:00. A great experience awaits you - Sunrise in the Masai Mara. At 9:00 you will be back at the camp for breakfast. Then relax before it starts again. A second great game drive awaits you until lunch. From 16:00 it starts again - rhinos, leopards and elephants are on the program. Sundowner and dinner complete the day.
On the third day you can take your breakfast at 6:00 am on the game drive. Breakfast in the middle of the Masai Mara - that must have done. At 12:00 you will be back in the camp for the last lunch before returning to the airstrip, where you will fly back to Ukunda at 14:00. There we pick you up and bring you back to your hotel ....
Masai Mara experience in the Entim Mara Camp - it can hardly get better ......
The Kilima Camp in perfect location will fulfill your dream of an unforgettable safari holiday in Africa!
Kilima Camp is located on the western boundary of the Masai Mara Reserve. It was built in a private reserve adjacent to the famous Mara Triangle Game Reserve (three contiguous administrative districts that make up the Masai Mara National Reserve).
Kilima means "mountain or small hill" in the national language Swahili.
A fitting name, because the Kilima Camp is located on the edge of the Siria Steep Slope (also Oloololo called) at 1800m above sea level. From here you can see the wide plains of the Masai Mara and the Mara River.
Thus, the Kilima Camp thrills with its fantastic and phenomenal views, truly as if you are looking through the "window of God".
Safari details ( 3 days / 2 nights )
We have the camp brand new in the program.
As with all our Masai Mara tours we will pick you up at 8:00 am at your hotel and you will fly to the Masai Mara within 2.5 hours. After the landing you will be picked up by the guide and we will start the game drive. The runway is located in the middle of the Mara and game viewing is almost guaranteed on the way to the camp.
A safari day is basically an early bird day. The animals of the dawn and dusk are almost exclusively very early and very late to see, all other animals are at least in warm weather in the morning much more active. And the photographer among you I have to tell nothing of morning or evening light.
On the third day there is again an early breakfast and then off on game drive. At 2 pm your safari ends. You fly back to Ukunda and we pick you up from the airport. You can book directly the next safari on the occasion, the Mara is really great, but Tsavo is a very different landscape! more details