Maasai Mara National Reserve

0ur top 17 lodges and safari camps inside the Maasai Mara National Reserve

When deciding where to stay in the Maasai Mara ecosystem, don’t be unduly swayed by whether a lodge or camp is inside the reserve proper: the conservancies and group ranches outside the reserve have excellent wildlife-viewing and their own special features, and are often much less crowded than the busiest parts of the reserve.
Ask us for more details of which camps are where, and what is likely to suit you best.

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Rekero

Rekero

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A traditionally styled tented camp, Rekero is sited on the north bank of the Talek River, in a prime location in the centre of ...More about Rekero

Excellent  98%
(24 reviews)

Very good setting. I enjoyed being on the river and we saw the Wilderbeest crossing during lunch! Excellent guide. Rekero reviews...

Little Governors Camp

Little Governors Camp

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On the lip of an old oxbow of the Mara River, now a broad marsh frequented by elephants, Little Governors' Camp is one of only ...More about Little Governors

Excellent  97%
(15 reviews)

wonderful location and staff and quite exceptional standard of food. Our balloon trip was brilliant. Not nearly as much game as we expected but for someone who is a first ... Little Governors reviews...

Governors Camp

Governors Camp

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One of the oldest camps in the Mara, located on a thickly forested meander of the Mara River, Governors Camp is also one of the ...More about Governors Camp

Excellent  95%
(8 reviews)

The Mara was simply magnificent and we saw many lions and leopards, and once 5 cheetahs altogether. Our tented accommodation overlooked the river with an occasional hippo ... Governors Camp reviews...

Tangulia Mara

Tangulia Mara

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Tangulia Mara opened in 2016 in a small section of privately owned land, sandwiched between the Mara North Conservancy and the ...More about Tangulia Mara

Excellent  100%
(8 reviews)

Tangulia was absolutely wonderful and we would return at the drop of a hat. From the location overlooking the river bend, to the large and spectacular thatched main mess ... Tangulia Mara reviews...

Serian Nkorombo

Serian Nkorombo

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The very small Serian Nkorombo is located in the heart of the Maasai Mara National Reserve on the east bank of the Mara River...More about Serian Nkorombo

Excellent  100%
(6 reviews)

Exceeded our expectations in every way. We were prepared for a very simple and 'rustic' experience, but this small and intimate camp really did exude class. Décor of ... Serian Nkorombo reviews...

Governors Il Moran Camp

Governors Il Moran Camp

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Set on the inside of a thickly wooded bend of the Mara River in the Musiara sector of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Governors ...More about Governors Il Moran

Excellent  93%
(3 reviews)

This was a repeat visit and was wonderful. A very unseasonably wet stay did not spoil our experience. We became experts at putting up and taking down the canvas windows ... Governors Il Moran reviews...

Basecamp Maasai Mara

Basecamp Maasai Mara

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A pioneering Mara eco-camp, opened in 1998, Basecamp Maasai Mara is a moderately sized tented camp in Koiyaki Group Ranch, just ...More about Basecamp Maasai Mara

Good  70%
(2 reviews)

The lodge was fantastic with excellent service. Our room was quite nice with an indoor and outdoor shower, toilet facilities, and a queen and twin bed. The tent around ... Basecamp Maasai Mara reviews...

Mara Ngenche Safari Camp

Mara Ngenche Safari Camp

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Tucked into quite thick indigenous riverine forest, Mara Ngenche Safari Camp is situated at the confluence of the Mara and Talek ...More about Ngenche Safari Camp

Good  90%
(2 reviews)

The trip guide describes the lodge as being tucked into a quite thick indigenous forest which it surely is. Getting here from the airstrip required fording a stretch of the ... Ngenche Safari Camp reviews...

Salas Camp

Salas Camp

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Sala’s Camp is a small, luxury tented camp that first opened in 2004 at the confluence of the Sand River and the Kebololoet (aka ...More about Sala's Camp

Excellent  100%
(2 reviews)

Wonderful camp !! Elliott, the manager, was so welcoming and made us feel at home. Sala's Camp reviews...

Sand River Camp

Sand River Camp

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Sand River Camp is a comfortable tented camp located on the banks of the Sand River. It is located in the quieter south-eastern ...More about Sand River Camp

Excellent  100%
(1 reviews)

While it is hard to rate the camps i visited in order of preference this one sneaks to the top Sand River Camp reviews...

Tipilikwani Mara Camp

Tipilikwani Mara Camp

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Tipilikwani Mara Camp is a fairly large, mid-range tented property just outside the Maasai Mara National Reserve, overlooking ...More about Tipilikwani Camp

Excellent  100%
(1 reviews)

Staff were so welcoming and attentive. Our guide (Dee) was excellent and it was easy to choose what we wanted to do each day (e.g. morning and evening, or full day, or village)... Tipilikwani Camp reviews...

Angama Mara

Angama Mara

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Situated in the western part of Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, the luxury Angama Mara was opened in June 2015. It is set ...More about Angama Mara

Governors’ Private Camp

Governors’ Private Camp

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Located in a wooded area on a secluded bend of the Mara River Governor’s Private Camp is a small camp of eight tents booked on ...More about Governors’ Private Camp

Mara Expedition Camp

Mara Expedition Camp

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The small and luxurious Mara Expedition Camp, previously called Mara Toto, is located in riverine forest on a bank of the narrow ...More about Mara Expedition Camp

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

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Located on Ol Donyo Oseiya hill, in the western ‘Mara Triangle’ sector of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the 74-room Mara ...More about Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Naibor Camp

Naibor Camp

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Naibor Camp comprises three interlinked tented camps – Main Naibor, Little Naibor and Naibor Wilderness – nestled in a small ...More about Naibor Camp

Topi House

Topi House

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Built in 2007, Topi House is a delightful 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home in gently sloping, lightly wooded savannah on the edge of ...More about Topi House

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