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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

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

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Mr & Mrs H
Cheshire

"My Jun 2024 trip"

I visited Kenya between 22 Jun 2024 and 11 Jul 2024
"Wow! A massive thank you to Jessica and the rest of the team at Expert Africa. We used Expert Africa to plan our honeymoon. From start to finish, Jess was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and accommodating. The service was excellent and the accommodation Jessica sourced for us was perfect! Thank you!" Read full review: 19 nights in Africa; 5 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Matt
Warrington

"My Mar 2024 trip"

I visited Kenya between 22 Mar 2024 and 31 Mar 2024
"A great trip as always.

I know Kicheche, Expert Africa and Richard Trillo well and as always the trip was simply superb.

Its always a pleasure dealing with Richard who listened to what i wanted from the trip and drafted everything we wanted and needed and the trip simply flowed exactly as i requested.

Kicheche are an amazing company and the camps and everything about Kicheche is perfect from avid wildlife watchers to photographers who need guides who understand the photographers needs.

We always drive our guides hard and spend more time in the bush then most guests and this is never an issue for the guide who always accomodates our requests even if that means staying out all day.

A hugely memorable trip

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

There is nothing i would change.

Dealing with Expert Africa and especially Richard couldnt be simpler, its a joy to speak to someone who is as passionate about Kenya as i am so we work very well together creating the perfect trips." Read full review: 9 nights in Africa; 8 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Dr C & Mr P
BC

"My Mar 2024 trip"

I visited Kenya between 11 Mar 2024 and 30 Mar 2024
"once again Claire has hit it out of the park. Her attention to detail is outstanding. The weakest camp for us was Tortillis as it was large and had not a lot of animal life. We loved Kifaru house and want to return. We also did the conservation tour at Lewa which included meeting the dog tracking team--would highly recommend this to any other travellers. There are only 3 days a week on which it is possible to do this but it is well worthwhile. We also liked elephant pepper camp --the sheer volume of animal life there was amazing.

Suggestions to help us improve our tripsor our service Not any I can think of." Read full review: 19 nights in Africa; 16 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Stefano
New York

"Perfect Kicheche camps "

I visited Kenya between 29 Feb 2024 and 10 Mar 2024
"It was our first trip to Kenya , but not our first safari experience.

When I talked with Richard about our past safaris , he immediately suggested we use the Kicheche camps . As expected, the wildlife in Kenya was spectacular but what made us enjoy the trip even more was the simplicity although very comfortable accommodation in the two Kicheche camps .

We don’t need fancy chandeliers or swimming pools on a safari . We go there for the wildlife , and Kicheche delivered with intense days ( early starts) , bush breakfasts , delicious food , friendly staff, and stellar guides. Exactly what we were looking for!

I also want to mention the help that Parita gave us when she took over from Richard . She is very efficient and organized, and took care of our request for the fly camp later when we inquired about it." Read full review: 10 nights in Africa; 8 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr&Mrs L
Canada

"My Feb 2024 trip to Lewa and Naboisho"

I visited Kenya between 27 Feb 2024 and 4 Mar 2024
"Overall very pleased with responsiveness and organizational details.

It was great getting the travel documents and Rough Guide Kenya book well in advance of my departure date.

Our safari went smoothly and there were no issues whatsoever.

This was our 1st safari and our expectations were exceeded.

Richard Trillo's advice was spot on and working with Parita was delightful. Thank you" Read full review: 6 nights in Africa; 6 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs B.
Lomita

"My Feb 2024 trip"

I visited Kenya between 26 Feb 2024 and 4 Mar 2024
"Our entire trip was spectacular! Everything was arranged perfectly and everything went smoothly without any problems. We would absolutely recommend Expert Africa to our friends and family and we will definitely use them again in the future!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No suggestions. Everything was perfect! Just a side note that your website with its very in-depth and honest reviews of lodges, locations and animals is superb! I am very detail oriented and I love that I can look up any lodge and your website will answer any questions I have." Read full review: 7 nights in Africa; 7 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs K from
Wales

"My Feb 2024 trip"

I visited Kenya between 15 Feb 2024 and 29 Feb 2024
"Overall this was a disappointing trip, partly made up for by the excellent last camp.

I did not enjoy the two middle camps, and apart from the last camp the volume of plains and other game was sparse. We have been to many countries in the area through your company, and others. We have also been to Mara and other Kenya areas many years ago.

This was not our best trip with you." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 13 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Average
Linda M
Newcastle

"My Feb 2024 trip"

I visited Kenya between 12 Feb 2024 and 24 Feb 2024
"Our first visit to Kenya and we were not disappointed at all.

We couldn't fault any aspects of our trip, the service, or our overall experience.

Not having spotted a leopard, we have every incentive to come back!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No. Having used other agents in Africa, we rated Expert Africa the best we have used." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 11 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs R
Glos

"My Feb 2024 trip to Kenya "

I visited Kenya between 6 Feb 2024 and 20 Feb 2024
"It was a great mix of different parks and conservancies.

We had plenty of time at each camp to see the best of the local wildlife.

The final stop at Emakoko was worth every penny." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 13 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Ms D.
Canada

"My Feb 2024 trip"

I visited Kenya between 5 Feb 2024 and 20 Feb 2024
"Our trip was run like a well-oiled machine. From start to finish you didn't have to worry about one aspect of your itinerary.

To make this point clearer, on arrival at the airport to depart Nairobi it looked like total chaos and we could only park some distance from the terminal. I thought how are we going to know where to go and carry our bags. The driver opened our door and there was the guide with a trolley for our luggage. He guided us to the priority check in and ensured a smooth process. This illustrates our experience throughout." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 15 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% (98 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.


98% (86 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.


99% (61 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% (48 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% (41 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.


99% (17 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.


93% (16 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.


97% (14 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)
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.


96% (10 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.


96% (9 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)
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.


95% (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)
Saruni Wild

Saruni Wild

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


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


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 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% (5 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% (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)
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)
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% (2 reviews)
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)
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)
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.


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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.


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