Game lodges also
called safari lodges, tented camps, private houses and campsites
are all found in Mara Game Reserve. The tented camps and safari
lodges in Masai Mara fall under three categories- luxury, mid
range and budget. While only 12 properties are inside the Mara
reserve others are in the neighboring group ranches.
Does it matter where you spend the night while in Mara? Yes.
If you are interested night game drives and lots of local
culture then you can stay in the group ranches. Group
ranches are privately run by the local people. However unplanned
development coupled with large number of visitors threatens the
very survival of the reserve. Large numbers of visitors
are associated with high degree of pollution in terms of noise,
dust and changed animal behavior which can lead to extinction of
venerable species like the cheetah which hunts only during the
AS of now Masai Mara
has 108 properties with a abed capacity of 4000.
Our aim is to feature as many properties as we can focusing on
their location (Inside or outside the reserve), prices and
facilities. Masai Mara National Reserve( National Park) is
divided into three sectors- Mara Triangle, Musiara and Sekanani.
The fourth and unofficial sector comprises of the community,
group and private ranches surrounding the park- Koyaki Group
Ranch, Lemek Group Ranch, Siana Group Ranch, Olderikesi
Conservancy and many more are coming up. Accommodation
properties-lodges, tented camps, hotels or mobile campsites are
mushrooming in these conservancies at an alarming rate,
endangering the very existence of the ecosystem.
Lodges/ Tented in Maasai (Masai) Mara
Only Twelve(12) properties are inside the park. That means all
the rest are either in private ranches or local Maasai Ranches.
Those found inside are distributed as follows.
In the Mara triangle are Governors camps- Little
Governors, Mara Ol Kuruk and Mara Serena Lodge. Governors
camps are some of the most exclusive properties in Masai Mara.
Comprising of 17 luxury en-suite tents with wooden deck
verandahs the Governors camp is reached by a boat ride across
the Mara River, then an escorted walk through the forest to the
camp grounds. With vehicles parking away the campsite is
quite. Mara Serena Lodge
comprise of 74 rooms styled in traditional Maasai “Manyatta. Has
swimming pool, gift shop, forex facility. Offer laundry, baby
sitting, beauty therapy and massage service. Rooms designed to
blend seamlessly into the landscape with magnificent vistas from
their private verandas. Rooms feature spacious bathrooms.
In Musiara sector are Governors Private, Governors Camp
and Governors Il Mora. Other tented camps include Rekero, Kichwa
Tembo and Mara Explorer and Mara Intrepid. The only lodges in
this section are Ol Kuruk and Serena. In the
Sekanani sector are Keekorok Lodge, Nairob Camp, Entim Camp,
Sala’s Camp and Sarova Mara Game Camp.
Rates of the lodges and camps inside Mara National Reserve Mara
Triangle/ Musiara/ Sekenani Sectors:
NB: Discounted rates
available include corporate, Religious, incentive, tour
operator, travel agencies
Rates are subject to
Full Board Rates Governors' Camps
(low Season USD 277 PP sharing; High
USD 481pp sharing; Mid USD 395 pp sharing)
Governors Camp/ Lodge (low season USD
321 PP ; high USD 559 pp sharing; Mid USD 459 pp sharing ).
Moran Camp (Low USD 355 PP sharing ;
High USD 622 PP sharing; Mid USD 508 pp sharing).
Private Camp (Low USD 355 PP sharing;
High USD 622 PP sharing; Mid 363 pp sharing).
Seasons for governors' Camps
High 01Jul-31 Oct; 16Dec-31Dec ; Mid 01Jan-31 Mar;
01Nov-30Jun; Low 01Apr-30Jun
Full Board rates
Mara Serena Safari Lodge ( low
1USD 95 pp sharing; Low2 USD 112 pp ; High USD 222 pp
sharing; USD 132 pp Mid)
Seasons for Mara Serena Lodge
High 01 Feb-28 Feb; 01Jul-31 Oct; 23Dec-02 Jan ; Mid
03Jan-31 Jan; 01 Mar-31 Mar; 01Jun-30 Jun; Low1 01Nov-23
Dec; Low2 01Apr-31 May
Full Board Rates
Mara Keekorok Lodge ( Low USD 85;
High USD 170 PP sharing; Mid USD 150 pp sharing )
depending on season of travel.
Seasons for Keekorok Lodge:
-01Jul-30Sep; 23 Dec-31DEc; Mid 01Jan-15Mar, 01Nov-22DEc;
Governors are strategically sited for watching wildebeest
migration as they cross and re-cross the Mara river. The
following safaris can be tailor made for those wishing to stay
in Governors and other lodges in Mara Triangle
All other accommodation facilities are
to be found in group, community and private ranches.
Below is the distribution,
Koiyaki Group Ranch has 20 properties. These are
Aruba Camp, Base Camp Maasai Mara, Dorobo Bush Camp, Elephant
Pepper Camp, Fig Tree Camp, Governors Bush Camp, Grant and
Cameron Private Mara Camp, Ilkeliani Camp, Karen Blixen Camp,
Koiyaki Wilderness Camp, Mara Leisure Camp, Mara River Camp,
Mara Simba Lodge, Offbeat Mara Camp, Ol Seki Mara Camp,
Riverside Camp, Riverside Camp Site, Royal Mara Safari Lodge,
Serian Camp, Tipilikwani Camp
Lemek Group Ranch accounts for 8 properties- These
are Kicheche Camp,Saruni Safari Lodge & Camp, Bush Buck Mara
Camp, David Livingstone Safari Lodge, Duma Camp, Kicheche Fly
Camp, Mara Buffalo Camp, Westminster Safari Lodge
Saruni Safari Camp
Siana Group Ranch accounts for 15 properties
including, Leleshwa Camp, Sekenani Camp, Siana Springs,
Intrepids, Amicabre Camp Site, Gypsy Mara Safari Camp, Flamingo
Camp, Impiripiri Camp, Mara Bush Tops Camp, Hippo Mara Safari
Lodge, Mara Safari Camp Springs, Maasai Mara Sopa Lodge, Olperr
Elongo Camp, Oropile Camp, Line Africa Safari Camp Site, Spur
Wing Camp Site. Rates for hotels in Siana Ranch
The Masai Mara
Sopa Lodge (Low USD 108 pp
sharing; High USD 157 PP pp sharing; Mid USD 135 pp sharing)
Seasons Mara Sopa Lodge
High 01 Feb-29Feb; 01
Jul-310ct; 22Dec- 15 Jan ; Mid 02 Jan-31 Jan; 01 Mar-31 Mar ;
16Jun-30 Jun; 01Nov-21Dec ; Low 01 Apr- 15 Jun
Siana Springs Tented Camp: Siana means
“plentiful” in local maa language. Siana accounts for a large
number of springs and hence the name. The permanent tented camp
is located on the edge of Mara Reserve inside Siana group ranch.
Has 38 tents with a swimming pool. Tents are en-suite with
showers and flush toilet. They offer day and night game drives,
bush walks, balloon safaris, and aromatherapy. Has a private
Olderikesi Conservancy is for exclusive use of
Cottars with two properties- Cottars 1920 Safari Camp and Little
Cottars Camp. Ol Kinyei Conservancy has Mara Porini Camp. Porini
Lion Camp is located inside the Olare Orok Conservancy.
Lodges and Campsites Rates
Camp 1920 Rates (USD 860 PP sharing USD 700pp sharing
Mid season; USD 490 PP sharing low season)
season-01Jul-30Sep; 21Dec-02 Jan
03Jan-15Mar, 01Jun-30Jun, 01Oct-20DEc)
Low Season 16Mar-31
The continued existence of Maasai
Mara lies in balance. Unless urgent action is taken, the
unchecked human development inside and outside the park is
likely to suffocate the reserve. The large crowds witnessed
during the annual migration, the dust and continued noise from
lodges, vehicles and balloons will lead to changed behaviour of
animals, environmental degradation and eventual death of Mara as
a valued tourist destination.
Budget Camping and Camp sites
Mara offers good opportunities for camping.
Acacia Camp, Simba Camp,
Aruba Camp & Safaris, Riverside Camp
have permanent tents offering basic accommodation with hot showers
and meals at affordable prices.