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Mara Intrepids luxury camp

Are you looking for the best hotels in Maasai Mara or the best places to stay in Masai Mara along the Mara River? At Masai-mara.in, we have put together a list of the best-rated Masai Mara tented camp and safari lodges.

The suggested Masai Mara tented camp and safari lodge on this page are available on either full-board or all-inclusive basis. We rate the following as the best hotels in Masai Mara.

Entim Mara Camp, Mara Serena Safari lodge, Ilkeliani Tented Camp, Mtito Mara Safari Camp, Base Camp Maasai Mara, and Mara Maisha Camp.

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Affordable Retreat at Keekorok Lodge

If you’re looking for Affordable hotels in Masai Mara, we recommend the Sentrim Masai Mara, Mara Sopa Safari Lodge, Crocodile Camp, and Keekorok Lodge. 

Next, we will look at each of these Masai Mara hotels in detail, but first, let us share our contact details.

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Best Masai Mara accommodations for viewing the wildebeest migration
The wildebeest migration

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Best Masai Mara Kenya Hotels #1 - Angama Mara

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Angama Camp, a luxury safari camp in the Masai Mara

Angama Mara is one of the top 10 Maasai Mara National Reserve hotels for an unforgettable safari experience. Angama offers luxurious and airy tented suites with uninterrupted views of the expansive Mara national reserve as well as intimate but adventurous safari camps.

Each option brings you closer to the heartbeat of Africa as you embark on guided game drives, night game drives, hot air balloon safaris, and bird-watching excursions.

The tranquil surroundings make lazing the day away with a good book so much better while the free WiFi lets you connect with the rest of the world. Evenings around the campfire are great for storytelling or pure relaxation as you tune into the idyllic night sounds.

Best Masai Mara Hotels #2 - Fairmont Mara Safari Club

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Fairmont camp is a luxury resort at the heart of Masai Mara Game Reserve

A dreamy family safari starts at the Fairmont Mara Safari Club. Situated along the banks of the Mara River at the foot of Aitong Hills, this luxury-tented camp is beautiful, scenic, and ideal for an adventure-packed safari.

Each one of the 38 tents comes with a private deck overlooking the river. With such a view, you’re likely to catch a hippo or two taking a dip or see the famous Mara Crocs hunting for a meal.

Morning and evening drives are fantastic with night game drives providing an extra thrill as you drive off-route to view the animals in live action.

Hot air balloon safaris, bush runs or walks, trips to nearby Maasai villages, a heated pool, and rejuvenating massages will have your stay packed with activities. Campfire, cocktail snacks, and bush cocktails complete with lamps make for a magical experience.

5 Star Hotels in Maasai Mara - Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

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Kichwa Tempo luxury camp

Kichwa Tembo is yet another luxury retreat within the Maasai Mara National Reserve. This camp is ideally located along the Saparingo River where the riverine forest meets the extensive Masai Mara plains giving you the best of both worlds.

Drives by day or night bring you close to the Big Five alongside prey like topi and kongoni. You can jump onto a hot air balloon for elevated views, go on guided bush walks, horse rides, and visit Masai Manyattas.

Accommodation options include classic tents, superior tents, and superior view tents. Each of these rooms is stylishly furnished with the classic tents located further from the camp’s central amenities for greater privacy.

Based on their name, you can tell that the superior view rooms are designed to maximize game viewing from the room.

Top Camps for Leopard Spotting in Maasai Mara - Mara Intrepids Camp

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Leopard Spotting at Mara Intrepids, Masai Mara

If you’re on a mission to see the elusive leopard in the Maasai Mara, then be sure to stay at the Mara Intrepids Camp. Peering behind large trees and overlooking the Talek River are 30 luxurious tents that hint at tranquility and adventure.

Talek River is a favorable habitat for crocs, hippos, birds, and small mammals within the Masai Mara National Reserve. You’re likely to wake up to antelopes or a herd of elephants quenching their thirst nearby.

Besides being in a leopard-spotting zone, the camp is also near the Mara River. Guests can hear the thumping hooves of wildebeest as they cross in search of pastures.

Activities at the camp include game drives to spot all the Big 5, going on photographic safaris, early morning hot air balloon safaris, and walking safaris. Candle-lit outdoor dining along the river bank makes for an unforgettable experience.

Top Hotels in Maasai Mara for Game Viewing- Sand River Masai Mara

Luxury stay at Sand River Camp
The upscale Sand River Camp

This is no ordinary camp within the Masai Mara National Reserve. Nestled near the Kenya-Tanzania border the upscale Sand River camp is the perfect blend of two centuries boasting a vintage safari atmosphere of the 1920s and today’s modern comforts.

Built along the Sand River bank, the camp overlooks the grassy plains of the Serengeti, the riverine forest, and dramatic rocks. The river attracts a diverse range of herbivores (including giraffes) and birds, it’s also one of the hurdles wildebeest must overcome as they move between the Masai Mara and Serengeti.

The camp’s location is popular for its concentration of all the big cats and sits at the fore of the migration route. Guests enjoy uninterrupted year-round wildness action from their elegantly designed tents.

Award-Winning Luxury Camps in Maasai Mara - Cottar's Safari

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The award-winning Cottars Safari Camp in Masai Mara

Among all the hotels in Maasai Mara, Cottars Safari stands out as the oldest established family-owned safari family company. The Cottars have been providing safari tours for over a century now with each generation building on the knowledge and expertise of the previous one.

The result? A multiple award-winning camp that exudes charm, and class and guarantees personalized safari experiences. All the tents are incredibly luxurious and cater to different needs including honeymoon packages.

Balloon safaris, coffee tasting experiences, fine dining, wildlife drives, canvas bush baths, wilderness walks/runs, pool time, and spa treatments are a mainstay. But Cottars has gone further to develop purpose-driven safari experiences that positively impact guests and contribute towards sustainability.

These experiences include learning about the unique medicinal plants of Masai Mara, vulture rehabilitation, tasting local wild food, reforestation, and recycling.

A Homely Touch in the Masai Mara - Topi Mara Bush House

Feel at Home at Topi Mara Bush House
Topi Mara Bush House

If sleeping under a tent is not your thing but you still want to stay and experience the Masai Mara, check out this country-style house. 

Nestled in a thorn tree forest that borders Masai Mara National Reserve the beautiful Mara Topi Bush House is as homely as it is wild. It comes with a chef, house manager, and wildlife guide to take care of your needs.

From photographic safaris of the Masai mara to watching the wildebeest migration unfold, day game drives, and cultural visits, there are plenty of activities to indulge in.  

Prime Location for Watching Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara National Reserve - Sala's Camp

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Sala’s Camp is located along the banks of Sand River

Escape to Sala’s Camp. An oasis of luxury tented accommodation nestled among trees and greenery smack in the middle of where the action starts.

Its location along the banks of Sand River, in the heart of Maasai Mara National Reserve, means that guests are among the first to witness the annual migration.

Waking up to grazers nibbling on shoots outside your tent before sprinting to the river is exhilarating. And when that season is over you still get to see the resident animals come up to the river for a drink.

With only seven beautifully furnished tents on site, you’ll have fewer distractions and enjoy the soothing sounds of the wild. Sala’s camp is simply a nature lover’s paradise.

Simplicity at Its Finest in Masai Mara - Porini Lion Camp

Affordable camping facilities at Porini Lion Camp
Eco-friendly Porini Lion Camp in the Masai Mara

Simple elegance and unrivaled game-viewing best describe Porini Lion Camp. Located in unspoiled surrounding bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve, the camp overlooks the seasonal Ntiakatiak River. 

Its tranquility captures the heart of the African wilderness and is a great spot for your relaxation and wilderness encounters.

The area is home to the Big cats that roam the plains in search of easy prey so you’ll most likely come across a pride of lions on your game drives. Can you view the wildebeest migration from here? Absolutely.

Nature walks alongside Masai warriors, bush dining, bird watching, sundowners, and being lulled to sleep by the sounds of nature are at your disposal. The eco-friendly camp offers 10 “rustic appeal tented camps including one family unit.

Top Masai Mara Accommodation Options - Sanctuary Olonana.

Uber-luxurious Accommodation at the Masai Mara
Wildeness luxury at the Sanctuary Olonana lodge, Masai Mara

We had to sneak in a lodge somewhere and Sanctuary Olonana is wildness luxury at its finest. Everything about this lodge is designed to spoil you as you explore the wonders of Masai Mara.

It’s all here—tasteful furnishings, floor-to-ceiling glass doors, spacious river view verandahs, an infinity pool, and ensuite bathrooms complete with double vanity mirrors. They also throw in sumptuous spa treatments and dedicated chefs.

With the Mara River flowing by and views of forested areas and the rolling plains that welcome prey and predators, guests are in for a treat from a safe distance. 

Game drives, hot air balloon safaris, and cultural visits await you—if you can find the will to leave your lush aboard that is.

Maasai Mara Accommodation - Rekero Camp

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Bush dining by the river at Rekero Camp

A chorus of grunts, thundering hooves, billowing dust, thousands of wildebeests, and hungry crocodiles are the hallmarks of the dramatic migration experience. And guests can catch all the live action as they wine and dine.

This is only possible because Rekero Camp is situated along the Talek River. And one of the wildebeest’s main crossing points is a short 150 meters from the camp’s dining area. This gem stands in the shade of a thick forest which helps keep temperatures cool during hot days. All nine tents are well-spaced to maximize river viewing and privacy.

Rekero majors in wildlife viewing and will tailor experiences to suit your interests, whether that’s birding, predator searching drives, hopping aboard a hot air balloon 

Maasai Mara Kenya Hotels - Elephant Pepper Camp.

Luxury Tented Camps at Masai Mara
Elephant Pepper Camp

Tucked behind fiery flavored “Elephant Pepper Trees” that elephants fancy so much, Elephant Pepper Camp exudes an authentic “out in the wild” feeling. 

Its secluded location in Mara North Conservancy means it’s one of the few hotels with less bustle around but plentiful game to view.

From year-round resident game and big cats to seasonal migration viewing guests will enjoy the thrills of the wild. Whether that’s on a hot air balloon, on game drives, hanging out at the campfire, or while tucked in their comfy beds.

Guided walks under professional guides will help you track animal footprints, discover a plethora of micro-ecosystems and connect with the wilds. And guess what, the camp also arranges special walks for kids.

Best Masai Mara Kenya Hotels - Governors' Il Moran Camp.

Mid-range Safari Camps and Lodges
Governors' Il Moran Camp next to the Mara River

A luxury camp that cleverly follows the winding banks of the river Mara while staying hidden behind the ancient trees of the Masai Mara National Reserve. The exclusive Governors’ Il Moran Camp is that camp—offering guests unparalleled opportunities to experience wildlife and nature.

The camp’s sunken fire pit comes alive every evening luring guests to enjoy sundowners as they watch wildlife dabble in the flowing river below.

All ten luxury tents are spacious and blend into their surroundings and you’re likely to see local wildlife like giraffes and elephants strolling by. To top it up, guests can enjoy spa treatments in their tents.

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Exceptional Interors of Governors’ Il Moran Camp, Masai Mara

Away from the camp, guests can go on game drives, hot air ballooning, walking safaris, and visit local manyattas.

Il Moran Camp is ideal for couples that want intimate and indulging experiences in the African wild.

Best Maasai Mara Accommodation - Saruni Mara

Lodges and Camps at Masai Mara Conservancies
Saruni wild camp is hidden from view but offers unobstructed views of the Mara

Tucked in the thicket of the Lemek Conservancy within the Masai Mara National Reserve is the upmarket Saruni wild camp. Saruni takes a stripped-back approach without compromising on comfort and modern amenities.

From this secret hideaway, guests are treated to unobstructed views of a landscape teeming with wildlife foraging, hunting, or lazing around. 

Guests can opt for day and night drives, bird watching, bush walks, hot air ballooning, or a drive to Kileloni, a high-altitude area for enhanced game viewing.

They can also visit the local Masai market and village, join the warrior academy to learn bush survival skills or host their wedding ceremony here. Exclusive, authentic, out of Africa experiences for your pleasure.

Best Maasai Mara Lodge - Naboisho Camp

Accommodation at Private Conservancies in the Masai Mara
Naboisho Camp provides a comfortable stay in the Greater Masai Mara Ecosystem

Set in Mara Naibosho Conservancy, a private conservancy adjacent to the Masai Mara National Reserve, Naibosho Camp appeals to wildlife enthusiasts. The conservancy is home to more game including wild dogs, lions, varied herbivores, and bird species. It also enjoys a more serene environment compared to the busy Mara National Reserve.

One of its magical offerings includes fly camping experiences where guests spend a night away from the main camp to experience the wild more closely.

This starts as an afternoon walk that leads to an intimate mobile campsite where they spend the night under the stars telling stories and enjoying meals prepared over an open fire. Later, they fall asleep to the sound of prey and predators passing through your tent—under the watchful eyes of armed guides of course

Back at the camp guests can embark on all-day drives, photographic safaris, hot-air balloon drives, walking safaris, or relax and soak up the camp’s comforts. Whatever you decide, the raw bush atmosphere is simply unforgettable.