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Masai Mara National Reserve vs Mara Conservancies

Masai Mara Reserve vs Masai Mara Conservancies; Which one to go? For a more intimate and less crowded experience in nature, along with a wider range of enjoyable activities, I highly recommend considering a longer visit to Mara. Opting for game drives in various conservancies and staying inside or just outside these areas can provide a unique and unforgettable encounter with wildlife. Although conservancy entry fees may be lower, accommodations within these conservancies tend to be more expensive. Alternatively, if you don’t mind a more crowded setting, you can choose to stay within the significantly larger Maasai Mara National Reserve …

15 Fun Activities to Try at Kambu Mara Camp

If you are considering staying at our Kambu Mara Camp, we are very excited to host you and I have put together this article to share some fun activities you can do as part of your Masai Mara Safari Package or as optional activities. Activity #1.: Go on a game drive: Kambu Mara Camp is located just a 14-minute drive to the main Gate to Masai Mara National Reserve and borders Nashulai Conservancy to the West and Naboisho Conservancy to the North. In summary, you can choose to go on a game drive at the Masai Mara National Reserve or …

15 Things to do at or Near Kambu Mara Camp

Explore the Magical Beauty of Northern Kenya’s Tourism Circuit

Among the most fascinating destinations to visit in Kenya as a camper or for any tourist is the Northern Kenya Tourist Circuit which boasts of a hot climate and is unique for its vast desert and semi-desert landscapes. This region offers a combination of cultural, historical, and adventure tourism experiences. This area of the country boasts breathtaking sceneries, diverse wildlife, and an authentic local culture that is unique to this part of Africa. This article is part of our series exploring Kenya’s tourism circuits including Western Kenya Circuit, Nairobi Circuit, Central Kenya, Central Rift and Southeast Circuits. Where is the …

Explore the Magical Beauty of Northern Kenya's Tourism Circuit

Get Lost in the Beauty of Western Kenya Tourism Circuit

Western Kenya Tourism Circuit With its lush green landscapes, picturesque lakeshores and expansive rainforests, this part of the country offers an unforgettable experience to visitors. In this blog, we will take you through some of the top attractions, parks and reserves that make up the Western Kenya Tourism Circuit. This guide is part of our guides about Kenya’s tourist circuits including Nairobi, Southeast, Central Kenya and Central Rift Circuits. What is the Western Kenya Tourism Circuit? The Western Kenya Tourism Circuit refers to a collection of attractions, parks, reserves, and cultural sites located in the western region of Kenya. The …

Get Lost in the Beauty of Western Kenya Tourism Circuit

Come for Great Migration in 2024 – Exciting River Crossing Chaos Awaits

Every year over 2 million herbivores trek from Southern Serengeti walking some 100 to 200 miles (160 -to 321 kilometers) to Mara River Crossing into the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. This upward journey is part of an 800km-loop! This phenomenon is called the Great Wildebeest Migration and UNESCO recognized it in 2016 as the 7th wonder of the world. Picture this: millions of animals instinctively follow the rhythm of the weather, knowing that the grass is indeed greener on the Kenya side of the vast Mara ecosystem. Like clockwork, year after year, they navigate their way to this …

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Check out Central Kenya Circuit’s Mountains and Waterfalls

The Central Kenya tourist circuit is a captivating destination, renowned for its breathtaking mountains and distinctive landscapes. Though it may have fewer animals compared to other regions, the allure of climbing the verdant highlands is unmatched. Located in the heart of Kenya, this circuit beckons visitors with its array of attractions, including game reserves, national parks, and cultural sites. Embark on a journey through this diverse region and experience the wonders it has to offer. This circuit shouldn’t be confused with Central Rift Tourism Circuit. What is Central Kenya? Central Kenya is a region located in the heart of Kenya, …

Explore Nairobi’s Tourist Circuit with Kambu Campers

If you’re looking to explore the beautiful country of Kenya, I highly recommend spending a day or two immersing yourself in the vibrant city of Nairobi. This bustling metropolis, known as the go-to city in Africa, offers a captivating blend of culture, history, and natural beauty. From its bustling markets and lively streets to its stunning skyline and iconic landmarks, Nairobi has something for everyone. Whether you’re interested in wildlife conservation, arts, and culture, or simply experiencing the local cuisine, this dynamic city will leave you awe-inspired and craving for more. Don’t miss the opportunity to uncover the hidden gems …

Explore Nairobi’s Tourist Circuit with Kambu Campers

Affordable/Cheap Accommodation in Masai Mara

One of the main reasons we embarked on exploring and ultimately constructing our Kambu tented camp in the Mara was the scarcity of affordable accommodation options for tourists visiting the Maasai Mara reserve. I was personally taken aback by the fact that the majority of lodging choices start at a steep $100 per night per person. This exorbitant price tag proves to be excessively high for budget travelers and even those seeking mid-range accommodations. In contrast, comparable options in Narok County range from a more reasonable $20 to $30 per night for two people sharing a room. This stark contrast …

10 Reasons Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Safari is Worth the Price

During my recent visit to Masai Mara North Conservancy, one of the activities that truly stood out was the hot air balloon safari organized by Governors Camp. This unforgettable adventure provided breathtaking views of the vast Mara plains and the abundant wildlife that roamed beneath us. It was an extraordinary and unique way to truly appreciate the immense beauty, grandeur, and magnificence of this remarkable park. We flew along Mara River and had our picnic breakfast somewhere in the wilderness where we landed after our 1-hour ride. What we experienced during our Masai Mara Balloon Ride; We did the hot …

6 Masai Mara Entry Gates

Masai Mara Entry Gates If you’re planning to visit Masai Mara National Reserve, you’ll most likely enter through Sekenani Gate which is the most popular and has a tarmacked road all the way from Nairobi. But Sekenani is not the only gate to the Mara National Reserve. There are a total of 6 gates spread along the Mara West region stretching to the southern region. This post is part of our guide for helping Kambu Mara Camp guests how to get to Masai Mara. What are Masai Mara Entry Gates? While the Masai Mara National Reserve lacks the traditional enclosure …

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