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Maasai Mara Conservancies
Maasai Mara Conservancies
Maasai Mara Conservancies
Maasai Mara Conservancies

The conservancies are exclusive to their guests...

...bush walks...

Most of the camp staff come from the region’s Maasai communities.

You will often see no other vehicles around you...

Maasai Mara Conservancies

Reviews of safaris to Maasai Mara Conservancies

243 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Mara Conservancies.

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Sovrila
Sovrila

"My Jun 2022 trip"

I visited Kenya between 5 Jun 2022 and 13 Jun 2022
"This trip was fantastic. It was the best holiday I have ever been on and exceeded all of my expectations. It was perfectly planned by expert Africa and I would gladly return. I couldn’t have asked for more, it was unforgettable!" Read full review: 8 nights in Africa; 7 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr F
Amsterdam

"Kenya May 2022"

I visited Kenya between 29 May 2022 and 15 Jun 2022
"Another well organized trip by Expert Africa, initiated by Olivia and completed by Lyndsey. Communication was always swift and to the point via email.

We visited the Samburu region, Amboseli and the Maasai Mara, giving us a caleidoscopical overview of Kenya. Initially a bit weary of possible crowds and an all too touristy experience we were pleasantly surprised how well this combination of areas and camps worked out. The only mass experience was on our transfer from Amboseli to the Mara via Nairobi-Wilson. In hindsight we would have preferred a direct flight on Mombassa Air Safari or possibly a charter; we were totally spoiled by the lovely direct charter flight from Sarara to Tortilis Camp…😉" Read full review: 17 nights in Africa; 14 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mrs C.
Bromley

"My Mar 2022 trip"

I visited Kenya between 18 Mar 2022 and 28 Mar 2022
"We discussed our trip with Richard almost three years ago, and we finally made it after 2 years of rolling- 'thanks' to Covid. Richard was extremely knowledgable and helpful, during the planning and very supportive when we had to keep postponing. The lodges were as he had described (only better). He really understood what we wanted from our trip and we thoroughly enjoyed all his recommendations. Thank you Richard!" Read full review: 10 nights in Africa; 8 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Ms U.
Toronto

"My Mar 2022 trip"

I visited Kenya between 4 Mar 2022 and 16 Mar 2022
"Wow! It took lots of planning, two years of delay, zigging and zagging in a pandemic with various federal and provincial lockdowns, coordinating four people but we finally made it, and it was fantastic! Remarkably, flights were on time and the logistics went smoothly though we did have a flat tire on the way to the airport on the last day, but fortunately, the flight was late (that was nerve wracking). The people in Kenya could not have been nicer or more accommodating.

Kudos to Olivia who was responsible for the planning of the trip originally. Our goals were to experience Kenya and a bit of its culture, see lots of animals, and be active. Goals accomplished and expectations exceeded!! And thanks to Richard for his cat herding skills and organizing, then re-organizing, then tweaking yet again as Canadian travel restrictions shifted during Covid times.

With respect to Covid, since the camps are outside and contact with people is minimized, it was a safe experience. I probably saw fewer people in Kenya in two weeks that I would at the grocery store on the weekend.

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Keep doing what you are doing!" Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 11 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Matt
Warrington

"Mara North Conservancy Feb 2022 trip"

I visited Kenya between 18 Feb 2022 and 27 Feb 2022
"As always, a very pleasant experience working with Expert Africa to get the best trip that we can.

I tend to know what i want from a trip and arrangements are made very quickly and very efficiently.

There is always plenty of advice to listen to and this helps knowing that your talking to actual experts that live and breath the destinations your looking at.

Its always good to catch up with Richard and he works very very hard to make your plans a reality.

I would highly recommended Expert Africa to anyone looking to book a trip to Africa, i know i wont be using anyone else.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
There is nothing I can suggest to improve the Expert Africa service or suggestions to improve the trips i have booked through them.

It just works and it works so you have zero concerns from getting on the plane to getting to camp and all the ground service in-between, it all just works and that matters when you want to maximise your time on holiday and Expert Africa understand that and that's why they are so good at what they do.

Thanks Richard and Expert Africa for another wonderful trip and for all your time and effort in making this happen." Read full review: 9 nights in Africa; 7 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs B
Belfast

"My Feb 2022 trip"

I visited Kenya between 18 Feb 2022 and 2 Mar 2022
"Overall this trip was excellent. With the addition of Valley it was exactly the same as we experienced in 2020, although the weather was noticeably wetter than two years ago. However that in no way diminished the experience of visiting the Maasai Mara.

We should mention the help provided by Richard Trillo in organising the trip. Richard was very helpful particularly when BA decided to drop our return flight at very short notice. He also was very patient with the myriad of requests from us regarding the documentation required by the Kenyan authorities which seemed almost to vary on a day to day basis. His help in ensuring that we met their requirements was much appreciated. Hopefully those days are numbered.

We have total confidence in Richard and EA in organising these trips for us.

We should make the point that the BA staff at Heathrow T5 were extremely well organised in terms of checking that our documentation met the Kenyan requirements. I'm not sure that the same could be said for their opposite numbers at JKIA.

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The service that EA provides is exemplary, we do not see any room for improvement." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 11 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Ms. N
Montana

"My Feb 2022 trip"

I visited Kenya between 15 Feb 2022 and 26 Feb 2022
"Thank you for your assistance in creating this trip for me on short notice. I so enjoyed the camps and the areas that I visited since they were definitely different from my previous trips. I really appreciate you listening to my requests and arranging camps that met my criteria - most certainly the conservation part and assisting the surrounding the communities. Thank you Lyndsey.
I am sorry about the hiccup at the end of my trip. I was nervous about getting the test results back in time to get to the airport. As usual, the airport was a challenge - I stood in the line with KLM signage, and when I get to the checkin counter, they say I need to go to another counter, where the signs say, they are closed....
I walked up anyway and asked to be assisted, and luckily the gate person did so.....
Thank you again, and I expect to return in May - just giving you a heads up..... :)" Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 11 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs B
London

"My Feb 2022 trip"

I visited Kenya between 10 Feb 2022 and 17 Feb 2022
"This was booked as our honeymoon and was a fantastic trip with many once in a lifetime experiences.

Claire at Expert Africa was excellent at securing a room at giraffe manor for us, making enquiries with Kicheche, arranging PCR tests etc. This is the 2nd time I have used Expert Africa and will do so again.

As someone who has travelled in Africa many times over many years I tend to do my own research and know where I want to stay but I have spoken with other tourists who have really appreciated the advice they received from Expert Africa in putting together their own holidays and choosing the right place to stay for them." Read full review: 7 nights in Africa; 7 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr and Mrs B
London

"My Feb 2022 trip"

I visited Kenya between 4 Feb 2022 and 18 Feb 2022
"This trip was for our honeymoon and it was perfect!

I usually like to book holidays direct but going through Expert Africa was invaluable - the advice and the value for money very worth it.

The highlight was the safari and Naboisho camp was really something special. We saw everything we could have hoped for, ate fantastic food and had an amazing time. We then moved onto Kinondo Kwetu which is a lovely rustic boutique beach hotel. It’s a stunning setting, with 5* food and amazing staff. I’d highly recommend this trip and we really hope to do it again one day." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 13 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Steve H
Leeds

"My Feb 2022 trip"

I visited Kenya between 2 Feb 2022 and 17 Feb 2022
"Yet another fantastic safari, organised with the usual unsurpassed expertise by Expert Africa. The Kicheche camps are amazing and provide an unforgettable experience with extraordinary concentrations of grazers and predators whilst the little known Kulalu Camp nestling on the banks of the wild Galana River in the hot dry bush country of the coastal belt provides an exciting contrast with different fauna, flora and a wild edge. All the camps I re-visited are just as I remembered them from previous visits with the added bonus of genuine renewed friendships and the usual warm welcomes.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I am always happy to recommend Expert Africa to fellow travellers, and although I generally deal with Richard Trillo I can say that everyone I speak to at Expert Africa is just as friendly and helpful.

A great company with great people! I look forward to planning my next trip!" Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 10 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
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Where to stay in Mara Conservancies

Our suggestions for safari camps in Maasai Mara Conservancies


Kicheche Bush Camp

Kicheche Bush Camp

Kicheche Bush Camp is a smart and intimate tented camp with a relaxed atmosphere and the perfect base in the Mara for keen photographers.


100% (52 reviews)
Kicheche Mara

Kicheche Mara

Kicheche Mara Camp has just eight tents and a rustic and comfortable feel. It is set by a stream in a pretty area of the Mara ecosystem's Mara North Conservancy.


99% (48 reviews)
Naboisho Camp

Naboisho Camp

Naboisho Camp is one of the most luxurious of the handful of camps in the Naboisho Conservancy. It offers day and night game drives, game walks and full creature comforts in the bush.


98% (44 reviews)
Offbeat Mara

Offbeat Mara

Offbeat Mara is a small traditional camp that appeals to safari traditionalists, located in one of the Maasai Mara’s quiet conservancies.


98% (35 reviews)
Kicheche Valley

Kicheche Valley

Kicheche Valley is a boutique tented camp in a wooded district of the Mara ecosystem's Naboisho Conservancy, with plenty of wildlife in the area.


97% (27 reviews)
Mara Plains Camp

Mara Plains Camp

Mara Plains is one of the very best camps in the Mara ecosystem. Located in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, just outside the Mara reserve, it has access to three wildlife-viewing areas.


100% (13 reviews)
Encounter Mara

Encounter Mara

Encounter Mara is located in the private Naboisho Conservancy – a game-rich area of the Mara ecosystem – and offers a contemporary take on the traditional, low-impact luxury safari camp.


92% (12 reviews)
Serian

Serian

Serian is a luxury tented camp on the east bank of the Mara River in the Mara North Conservancy. It is the sister camp of Ngare Serian, on the west bank.


98% (10 reviews)
Elephant Pepper Camp

Elephant Pepper Camp

Elephant Pepper Camp is a small 10-tent bush camp, put together in the traditional "campaign" style, and including a large honeymoon/family tent.


98% (10 reviews)
Porini Lion Camp

Porini Lion Camp

Porini Lion Camp is a pioneering, community focused eco-camp, with excellent guides and game viewing, in the predator-rich, Olare Motorogi Conservancy.


83% (8 reviews)
Ol Kinyei Adventure Camp

Ol Kinyei Adventure

Ol Kinyei Adventure Camp is a satelllite of the larger Porini Mara Camp. Both of them are located in the Maasai-owned Ol Kinyei conservancy, the oldest community conservancy in the Maasai Mara ecosystem.


97% (7 reviews)
Ngare Serian

Ngare Serian

The luxurious Ngare Serian and its sister camp Serian face each other across the Mara River on the western side of the Mara North Conservancy


97% (6 reviews)
Porini Mara Camp

Porini Mara Camp

Porini Mara Camp is a small, pioneering eco-camp in the first private conservancy in the Mara region, with comfortable accommodation and a range of activities.


96% (5 reviews)
Basecamp Eagle View

Basecamp Eagle View

Basecamp Eagle View is a community-focused safari camp in the Naboisho Conservancy, with a strong emphasis on responsible tourism and a spectacular location.


100% (5 reviews)
Cottars 1920s Camp

Cottars 1920s Camp

Cottar's 1920s Camp is a classic, luxury tented camp with a 1920s safari theme, located in its own conservancy on the southeast border of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.


92% (5 reviews)
Karen Blixen Camp

Karen Blixen Camp

Karen Blixen Camp sits on a meander of the Mara River in the Mara North Conservancy, just beyond the northern boundary of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.


90% (4 reviews)
Hemingways Ol Seki Mara

Hemingways Ol Seki

Magnificently located tented lodge on a bluff looking south across the Naboisho Conservancy toward the Maasai Mara National Reserve.


90% (4 reviews)
Saruni Wild

Saruni Wild

Saruni Wild is a rustic and traditional safari camp in the Lemek Conservancy, with just three tents and limited electricity.


95% (4 reviews)
Kicheche Walking Wilderness

Kicheche Fly Camp

Kicheche Walking Wilderness Fly Camp is a temporaray dome tent camp set up for participants in Kicheche's two-day walking safari between Kicheche Valley and Kicheche Bush Camp.


100% (3 reviews)
Leleshwa

Leleshwa

Leleshwa was a delightful, boutique safari camp on the picturesque banks of a tributary of the Talek, with an extensive, little visited game area on its doorstep.


90% (2 reviews)
Offbeat Ndoto

Offbeat Ndoto

Small and intimate, Offbeat Mara is set in a valley above the (often dry) Olare Orok River within the Mara North Conservancy.


100% (2 reviews)
Basecamp Leopard Hill

Basecamp Leopard Hill

With six beautiful tents, Basecamp Leopard Hill is a smart safari camp in the Naboisho Conservancy in the Maasai Mara ecosystem.


100% (2 reviews)
Mahali Mzuri

Mahali Mzuri

Mahali Mzuri is a strikingly modern tented camp in the Virgin Limited Edition group, in a remote part of the Mara ecosytem's Olare Motorogi Conservancy. It has lovely views and all the luxuries of a five-star hotel.


100% (1 review)
Saruni Mara

Saruni Mara

Saruni Mara is a luxurious permanent lodge, on the remote northern edge of the Mara North Conservancy, with stunning views, good guiding and very private and comfortable rooms.


80% (1 review)
Basecamp Wilderness Camp

Basecamp Wilderness

Basecamp Wilderness Camp is a simple, traditional tented camp, set in a remote valley in the Naboisho Conservancy in the Mara ecoystem.


100% (1 review)
Mara Bushtops

Mara Bushtops

Mara Bushtops is a luxury safari hotel on a private concession, outside the Maasai Mara National Reserve, with the emphasis on comfort, relaxation and good food and wine.


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Cottars Private House

Cottars Private House

Cottar's Private House is one of the few truly luxurious, modern private houses in the Mara ecosystem, spoiling its guests with first-rate staff, a swimming pool and wonderful views.


No reviews yet
Entumoto

Entumoto

Entumoto is a high-end tented camp, with a swimming pool, situated in a very pretty location on the east side of the Maasai Mara ecosystem.


No reviews yet
Mara Nyika

Mara Nyika

Mara Nyika is one of the newer additions to the Naboisho Conservancy and offers a luxurious and exclusive safari.


No reviews yet

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