The Masai Mara is undoubtedly the jewel in the crown of East Africa’s safari destinations: vast numbers of game, high amounts of predators, the unique spectacle of its wildebeest migration and a varied landscape with a romantic feeling to it, as everyone can witness in the movie ‘Out of Africa’.
The Masai Mara teems abundance all year round: the famous Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo – plenty of predators and an unbelievable variety of animals from plains game to hyenas hippos, crocodiles and many more.
The birdlife is equally impressive with over 470 species of birds recorded.
The greatest show on earth The Great Migration is one of the most spectacular events: Millions of nomadic wildebeest migrate between the Masai Mara and the Serengeti along with thousands of zebras and antelopes.
The spectacle is at its peak, when large herds of wildebeest gather on the shores of the crocodile infested Mara River in the Mara Triangle.
Getting ready to cross the river the herds grow more and more agitated, crocodiles move in place patiently while other carnivores stealthily wait on the other side for a meal opportunity.
When the nerves become overwhelming, some wildebeest jump in the river, triggering a mammalian avalanche pouring down into the Mara River.
Prey comes face to face with predator – survival for the fittest. Mara Siria Tented Bush Camp & Cottages is the perfect choice for an authentic safari experience.
Perched on top of the Siria Escarpment the eco-friendly camp offers absolute unique and stunning views. With only twelve tents and two cottages individual service for every guest is guaranteed.
The camp is not fenced and antelopes, zebras and others often wander around the premises to graze or to quench their thirst at the nearby waterhole.
Facilities include a lounge, a restaurant, a wine cellar and a plunge pool. Guests can enjoy “Out of Africa”-style bush meals and sundowners with spectacular backdrops making your drinks and meals a memorable event.
Game drive activities range from early morning drives with breakfast out in the savannah (starting just before sunrise, enjoying the chilly air, the calm atmosphere and the opportunity to witness predators either hunting or feeding on their prey) to full day game drives – including a picnic lunch.
The camp is located right outside the Oloololo Gate and offers a range of additional activities that will turn an already unique holiday into a once in a lifetime experience:
Starting directly from the camp, guests explore the Escarpment guided by knowledgeable Masai Naturalists.
Mountain biking: Guided tours range from gentle rides to challenging adventures.
Encounter wildlife in a totally different way gives you a true feeling of being one with nature.
Balloon safari or helicopter flight
View the diverse habitats of the Masai Mara the amazing wildlife from a unique bird’s-eye view.
Visit a traditional Masai Village
Get to know the Masai culture and traditions first hand.
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