For the Kenyans, the vast wilderness of Masai Mara is fondly known as just Mara. It is one of the largest game reserves in Narok County, Kenya, contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Mara Region, Tanzania. The indigenous Masai tribes once ruled the area. The steppes of Savannah, and overcast gloomy cloud over the horizon creates a mystic aura of the place that is home of some of the most ferocious and beautiful animals of the world. It is no wonder every year thousands flock to the country, in search of wild.
To stay at tents in Masai Mara is an experience in itself for the nature and her children are present in abundance and in there frees range. Hence a rendezvous with a herd of elephants playing in the water stream is very likely while you stand a witness to the amazing view from your tent. Though they are named as tent, they are quite sprawling and luxurious, often offering the best of amenities. Here is a list of the best options where you could spend you next holiday in the wild of Africa.
The Best Tents In Masai Mara
Mara River Lodge
Address – Masai Mara National Reserve, 00200 Aitong, Kenya
These tents in Masai Mara overlooking the Mara River is famous of genial hospitality and delicious food cooked by chefs of international repute. In addition to that, their guide-service is impeccable. The conducted tours in high 6 wheeled slow vehicles, perfect to tread on the uneven terrain of Mara reaches its zenith with the insight of the expert guide, who has an inherent ability to spot the wild animal in the wilderness, true to the Masai people. Do expect to catch a glimpse of a lion and a few white rhinos in action. At the end of the day, rejuvenate at the View Point Bar and rest area. Mara lodge particularly takes pride in the return clientele who swear by the homely warmth the lodge oozes out.
Mara Engai Wilderness
Address – Oloololo Siria Escarpment, 00200 Lolgorien, Kenya
With bespoke views in the Serengeti- Mara ecosystem, Mara Engai Wilderness stands by the Siria Escarpment, 1000ft above Kenya’s Masai Mara. As a result you get breathtaking views over the Mara Triangle and Great Wildebeest Migration route. These tents in Masai Mara have set their own route with specially adapted 6×6 Pinzgauer vehicles that takes the guests for a tour to view the games. They also arrange for activities like balloon ride, cultural trip to the villages and even walking tours. The restaurant is spacious with panoramic views. You can celebrate your day in privacy as well in one of the private decks. The tents are huge and adorned with spacious beds.
Address – 72493, 00200 Nakuru, Kenya
Fancy staying amid planes where the genteel wildebeest, gazelles and zebras roam freely? Book you stay with Sarova Lodge and stay witness to the great migration, the epic phenomenon. Luxury tents in Masai Mara, bird-watching, mini golf, sport fishing as well as a firsthand experience of the local Masai culture comes bonafide with a stay here. The camp houses its own organic herbs garden and prepares food with the freshest of ingredients. “Kitchens of Sarova” is the famous brand of fine dine option that will spice up your dinner exactly the way you want. There is a mini spa at this camp in Masai Mara. It also gives you an option to celebrate your marriage in a serene ceremony!
Address – Olemtitia, Narok, Narok, Kenya
Slopes of the Oloolaimutia Hills houses Masai Mara Sopa Lodge is one of the oldest tents in Masai Mara region. The lush and huge trees and gardens stay true to the fact. The traditional African round houses with conical roofs are a treat to a traveler’s eye. Share the evening at the Jumbo bar, famous for back lit alcohol servings. To entertain the guests, the lodge houses a swimming pool, a dining room with an overhead garden, live cooking areas showcasing the fresh produce and a huge lounge colored with earthy palate keeping up with the mood. A safari conducted by the lodge shall introduce you to the incredible nature and beautiful animals of the national reserve and stay cherished in your memory forever.
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Even though the road from Nairobi to the Masai Mara National Reserve is bumpy and sparsely populated with dust flying high, we recommend you a stay in the wild at least for a few nights. It is an astonishing experience and unique in the best way. In case you are ready to cash out a bit more for comfort and plan to indulge for a flight, you are assured to get a comfortable transit and directly alight on the planes, inhabited by the migrating wild beats, gigantic elephants, majestic lions and many more of beauty.
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