Masai Mara

Camping in Masai Mara Guide

One of the most cost-effective lodging choices in Masai Mara is camping in the National Reserve. As a strong advocate for budget safaris, I have crafted this article to provide you with comprehensive insights on camping in Mara Reserve. Discover how and where to camp, along with all the essential information you need to make the most of your experience. This post is part of the series on camping at Kenya’s National Parks Can I camp in Masai Mara National Reserve? Yes, camping is allowed in Masai Mara National Reserve and while it should be the popular choice for budget …

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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 …

How to get to Masai Mara

How to get to Masai Mara from Nairobi So you have made all the plans and now it’s time to travel! In this post, I have provided detailed info on how to get to Masai Mara from Nairobi. To get to Masai Mara, you first have to get to Kenya and the recommended port of entry is flying into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi. Nairobi is a large city with more than 8 million people. Our Kambu Camp in Nairobi is located just outside the city in a county called Kiambu. The camp is about an hour’s drive …