The Maasai Mara is famous for it’s unspoilt wilderness, a landscape of rolling hills and grasslands. Located in southwestern Kenya, along the Tanzanian border, these planes are where you will spot lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and hippos.
Wildebeest traverse the Maasai Mara during their annual migration, so pick the time you visit carefully and you might just catch this exceptional event.
I have picked our favourite three luxury camps below. If you like travelling in style, these truly are your best choices in this exceptional part of the world.
Cottars 1920’S Safari Camp In Kenya
Cottars 1920s Safari Camp was one of the first permanent luxury tented camps to take guests out on safaris in Kenya. Little has changed since the 1920s and the original spirit and essence of the golden era of safaris can be experienced here.
We love that staying here is like time travelling into the glamorous 1920’s. There is a beautiful swimming pool for a cooling dip, all the spa facilities you require and you can safari-by-night here; a unique and very special experience.
Elegant accommodation consists of six Luxury safari tents, all with large private verandahs, beautiful antique furnishings from the ’20’s, private en-suite dressing rooms and bathrooms with an old-fashioned shower and flushing toilet. Even better, each tent comes with it’s own private butler.
The views overlook the Mara and Serengeti Plains. Cottars has its very own private concession bordering the Serengeti, Maasai Mara and Loliondo reserves, which guarantees privacy and an abundance of wildlife.
Spot the big five and choose your season carefully to enjoy the great migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra.
Cottars 1920’s offers the ultimate “Out of Africa” experience; laze in your outdoor bathtub, dinner under the stars and give Bambi a hug before bedtime (she is the camp’s resident baby gazelle).
Mahali Mzuri is Sir Richard Branson’s East African property located in Kenya’s Maasai Mara ecosystem and perfectly positioned to take advantage of the seasonal great wildebeest migration.
We love the beautiful spherical tents, the hardwood floors with canvas walls and tent-style windows that can be rolled up so that the breeze flows through the rooms. The biggest draw to the area is the annual Great Migration and the camp, being set on a hill, offers a natural amphitheatre-like viewing point of this unforgettable spectacle.
Comfy padded sofas on the veranda are the perfect place to absorb the sunsets or take a bath with the windows rolled up so that the warm breeze blows through your hair. If you want to cool down, you can take a dip in the infinity pool with the same magnificent views.
Singita Faru Faru Lodge, Tanzania
Singita Faru Faru Lodge in Tanzania sits on a hill in Grumeti in northern Tanzania on the Serengeti Mara. This riverine lodge enjoys an exclusive position on the migratory route traversed annually by more than 2 million wildebeests.
With 7 one-bedroom suites, one family suite as well as one two-bedroom suite with private pool, this lodge has a traditional and boutique feel.
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