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Masai Mara Holidays

Migrating wildebeest and stalking lions

Have your binoculars at the ready; the opens savannahs of the Masai Mara offers Africa's most famous wildlife reserve with breathtaking views, rolling landscapes and rich animal life.

Feel the grounds tremble around you during the incredible wildebeest migration and embark on an unforgettable safari experience through the Masai Mara National Reserve, located in the Rift Valley in southwest Kenya. You'll have the opportunity to spot the Big Five as well as zebra, hyena, topi and buffalo. With no fences, the wildlife roams free offering you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get up close to these animals in their natural habitat. 

If it's boundless adventure you're after, Masai Mara won't disappoint.

Destination Highlights
  • Sunrise hot air balloon rides
  • Witness the Great Migration from July to September
  • Visit the Masaai Tribe
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +3
  • Currency Kenyan shilling (KES)
  • Visa Information Irish citizens need to obtain a visa for Kenya.
  • Language English is widely spoken.
  • Flight Time Indirect flights are available from Ireland to Nairobi with Emirates via Dubai and KLM via Amsterdam.
  • Health Information Special vaccines are required for travel to the Kenya.

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Governor's Main Camp

Governors' Main Camp

Masai Mara

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Governors' Main Camp
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Governors' Il Moran Camp

Masai Mara

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Governors' Il Moran Camp

Little Governors' Camp

Masai Mara

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Guide Price

€1,479 pp

Little Governors' Camp

Types of Masai Mara holidays

Masai Mara Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

The Masai Mara is located in southwest Kenya and covers an area of 583 square miles. It’s one of the most diverse eco-systems in Africa. 

It takes four–five hours to drive from Nairobi to the Masai Mara and is a total distance of approximately 170 miles.

The best time to visit the Masai Mara is between June and October when the dry season has arrived in Kenya. During this time, an abundance of game can be seen around the watering holes.

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