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Masai Mara National Reserve

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One Of The Top Five Reserves

For An African Safari

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The Masai Mara National Reserve has for over 60 years been one of the premier destinations in Africa to go on safari, and it still is. Watch the 360° videos to see why.

The map below shows the location of immersive 360° safari videos 360° icon and detailed virtual tours of some of the lodges. Click the icons on the map to watch or scroll down the page to see them all listed.

360 Virtual Tour Icon Risky River Crossing For Zebra Herd

In the constant search for fresh grazing in the Masai Mara National Reserve, zebra herds often have to cross rivers where huge crocodiles lie in wait for them.

Key Moments In This 360° Video
Huge Crocodile Shows Its Teeth
Zebra Crossing The River Near Crocodiles
Large Crocodile Enters The Water
360 Virtual Tour Icon Male Lion Feeds On An Elephant Carcass

This male lion exhibits amazing strength in almost moving the whole carcass while feeding. Also listen for the roars in the background.

Key Moments In This 360° Video
Male Lion Paws The Ground
Lion Feeding On The Carcass
Female Lion Stretches
Male Chases Female Away
360 Virtual Tour Icon Float Like An Eagle Over A Herd Of Wildebeest

Get an amazing bird's eye view of this large herd of Wildebeest near an ox bow bend in the Mara river.

Key Moments In This 360° Video
Aerial Footage Over A Wildebeest Herd
Hovering View of the Herd And Mara River
Slow Flyby For Closer Look
Higher Vantage Point
360 Virtual Tour Icon Photographic Safari In Kenya

Experience a 360° view of this safari undertaken by photography enthusiasts to the Masai Mara National Reserve.

Key Moments In This 360° Video
Driving Through A River Bed
Large Herd Of Zebra
Male Lion Walking
Giraffe On The Horizon
Single Cheetah
Stopping For Lunch By The River
Wildebeest Across The River
Cheetah Family
Lion Mom With Tiny Cubs
Masai Dancing
360° Virtual Tours Of Accommodation

Masai Mara National Reserve & Conservancies Lodges

View the map to find the exact location of each lodge by clicking on the 360° icon icon.

Almost as good as being there in person, these Masai Mara camps virtual tours give an excellent indication of the accommodation facilities to expect.

Facts About

Masai Mara National Reserve

Getting There

By Road: The Masai Mara National Reserve is situated 270 km (167 mi) northwest of Nairobi in Kenya and the gravel roads leading up to it can be pretty uneven in some places.

The two options for visiting by road are a guided or a self drive safari and the drive time is approximately five hours.

By Air - International: Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) in Nairobi is the best airport to access the reserve as there are a lot of flight options available due to it being East Africa's biggest travel hub. Many regional flights to neighbouring African countries available from here too.

By Air - Domestic: Once in Kenya most fly-in safaris depart from Nairobi Wilson Airport (WIL) and will take around 45 to 60 minutes to get to the airstrip closest to the lodge.

When Is The Migration

One of the most amazing wildlife spectacles in the world is when the wildebeest herds, which can number up to two million individuals, undertake their annual trek in search of fresh grazing from southern Serengeti to the Masai Mara National Reserve in the north.

So the best time to view the migration here is from late June to early October. The precise dates are dependant on rainfall so it's not possible to predict an exact time when they will arive and depart from the area.

Wildlife to See Here

This is big cat country, sightings of lion, leopard and cheetah occur on a regular basis. Hyena, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest and zebra are also often seen along with a variety of other plains game like topi and Thomsons gazelle.

African wild dog and rhino sightings are rare.

National Park Info


There is a variety of accommodation available in the park itself and in the adjacent conservancies, from tented camps to designer lodges (21 at last count).

The type varies from conventional buildings to temporary and permanent tent structures.

There are also 8 campsites where a tent can be pitched overnight, 5 which are open to the general public and 3 for professional tour operators.

View detailed 360° virtual tours of lodges here...

Hot Air Balloon Trips

One amazing way to experience this park is to drift over it in a hot air balloon, watching the landscape and wildlife unfold lazily below you.

They normally take place in the early morning at approximately 06h30 am so that you can enjoy the sunrise as it happens in the balloon.

The weather here is conducive to ballooning all year round and the flight usually lasts approximately one hour, and covers anything between 5 and 20 km from launch to landing.

Best Time To Visit

The dry season runs from June to October and the temperatures are moderate in the day and cold in the evening. This is also high season with the reserve getting crowded at some of the sightings.

November to May is the low season so the reserve is less busy with rain often occurring in March, April and November causing the roads to become muddy. Temperatures are hot during the day and moderate in the evening.