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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

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

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Ms B.
Canada

"My Oct 2022 trip"

I visited Kenya between 29 Oct 2022 and 13 Nov 2022
"First safari and it exceeded my expectations!

Loved the contrast between the three camps in terms of terrain, wildlife and very impressed with conservation initiatives. We could watch the animals while respecting their natural environment.

Absolute magic!" Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 13 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Ms G.
Canada

"My Oct 2022 trip"

I visited Kenya between 29 Oct 2022 and 13 Nov 2022
"Overall the trip far surpassed my expectations. Everything from the people, food and wildlife experiences were amazing and so enjoyable. Have already recommended this trip to family and friends. Thank you 🙏" Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 13 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Ms R.
Mons

"My Oct 2022 trip"

I visited Kenya between 21 Oct 2022 and 30 Oct 2022
"Overall it was a very well planned trip and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

None, you are the experts." Read full review: 9 nights in Africa; 9 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Ms P.
Cambs

"My Oct 2022 trip"

I visited Kenya between 19 Oct 2022 and 30 Oct 2022
"It was a dream trip, superbly organised and flawlessly executed.

We couldn't be more thankful with the way Jessica dealt with various changes in our schedules, through the pandemic, and afterwards.
She was patient, kind, and always at hand to reply to queries. This trip was what it was because of all her attention to detail.

We must also mention George of Southern Safaris, who was incredibly helpful on our last day in Nairobi, driving us around the city and waiting while we had a late dinner since our flight was at midnight, insisting all the while that we not hurry and instead enjoy his city." Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 9 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mrs K.
Gravesend

"My Oct 2022 trip"

I visited Kenya between 4 Oct 2022 and 16 Oct 2022
"Everything we hoped for and more ..all very well organised and seamless couldn’t have asked for any more …would have no hesitation in recommending Expert Africa …what was also nice is Expert Africa has a really good reputation with the camps and guides.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No nothing comes to mind …very satisfied with everything" Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 11 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr R.
Cambridge

"My Sep 2022 trip"

I visited Kenya and 1 other country between 27 Sep 2022 and 16 Oct 2022
"Memorable in so many respects.

Quite often, we were the only people seeing the animals, and it felt incredibly intimate. So close. We could almost touch them.

Both drivers were excellent, enabling us to position ourselves and find the animals approaching us.

Every moment was an adventure.

Weird, how strangely comforting it was to have lions, rather than buffaloes roaming the Mara camp.

Fantastic to see so many babies in the flourishing conservancies.

We met other people, including a charming couple of American twins Paula and Sue who shared our view, that we were fortunate to have found you on the Internet." Read full review: 19 nights in Africa; 11 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs C
Hindhead

"My Sep 2022 trip to Meru, Samburu and Massai Mara"

I visited Kenya between 14 Sep 2022 and 25 Sep 2022
"Originally trip was booked for 2020. We were pleased the trip was rolled over fairly painlessly to 2021 and then 2022.

Jessica has been there over the past three years to provide us with a high level of service.

This is our seventh safari (fourth with Expert Africa) and probably our best although they are all difficult to compare.

The local agent to meet us on arriving at Nairobi airport, Isaac? and transfers to and from Nairobi Wilson were very good" Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 10 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Dr N
Edinburgh

"Classic safari in the Masai Mara"

I visited Kenya between 14 Sep 2022 and 23 Sep 2022
"Overall an excellent trip that met - and sometimes exceeded - all our expectations even though they were quite high in the first place!

Although we had used Expert Africa a few times this was our first trip out of southern Africa. As ever, the organisation was flawless and Jessica's advice when planning was accurate and very helpful.

We particularly appreciate the way Expert Africa encourage (and make it easy) to contact them by phone to discuss what you are looking for in (patient) detail with someone who has personal experience of the are and lodges - yes their website is really excellent and the perfect starting point but nothing beats talking to someone who's been there and who can engage with your own individual preferences and expectations." Read full review: 9 nights in Africa; 9 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr F
Exmoor Somerset

"My Sep 2022 trip"

I visited Kenya between 13 Sep 2022 and 25 Sep 2022
"Thank you as always to Richard for facilitating an amazing trip.

So happy with your recommendations again. Great experience!

Will be back!" Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 11 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Dr G & Dr E
UK

"My Sep 2022 trip"

I visited Kenya between 10 Sep 2022 and 25 Sep 2022
"We worked out while we were away that this was our 25th safari. It was by far our best and Kenya has become our new favourite safari destination.

The people are so welcoming, polite and friendly. The camps were all very well run with excellent food and facilities. The internal flights were well organised and efficient, albeit with lots of stops!

As we do quite a lot of self-guided, self-drive safaris, it was nice to go to camps with an emphasis on photography, so that they would position the vehicle as we would if we were driving and in a few instances, suggest angles that we hadn't thought of." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 14 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% (58 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% (56 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% (42 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% (38 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.


98% (34 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)
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% (11 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% (11 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.


98% (8 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.


94% (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


96% (5 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% (6 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.


92% (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)
Saruni Wild

Saruni Wild

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


96% (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)
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% (4 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% (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)
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)
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)
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)
Mara Nyika

Mara Nyika

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


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

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