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Masai Mara National Reserve
Maybe your local zoo has lions, leopards, zebras or elephants. Maybe they even have wildebeest. But we bet they don't have 1.3 million wildebeest—never mind 1.3 million wildebeest in migration, with predators in hot pursuit. It's one of the most awesome sights in nature, and you can see it at Masai Mara in southwestern Kenya.

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Ol Kinyei Conservancy
Ol Kinyei Conservancy
Owner description: Ol Kinyei Conservancy is 18,700 acres of wilderness which belongs to a Maasai community who leased it to Gamewatchers Safaris and Porini Camps for it to be set aside for the... more Owner description: Ol Kinyei Conservancy is 18,700 acres of wilderness which belongs to a Maasai community who leased it to Gamewatchers Safaris and Porini Camps for it to be set aside for the purposes of wildlife conservation. Ol Kinyei Conservancy is home to only one permanent camp, the Porini Mara Camp which accommodates a maximum of only 12 guests at any given time - making this not only an exclusive experience but one that respects the principles of eco-tourism. Located within the Serengeti-Mara eco-system, Ol Kinyei is renowned for its unspoilt and breathtaking scenery with diverse terrain offering on one hand open savannah plains and rolling hills on the other. less
Attraction type: Nature & wildlife areas
Mara Naboisho Conservancy
Mara Naboisho Conservancy
Attraction type: Landmarks & points of interest
Olare Orok Conservancy
Olare Orok Conservancy
Attraction type: Nature & wildlife areas
Mara River
Mara River
Attraction type: Bodies of water
Mara Triangle
Mara Triangle
Owner description: The Mara is a beautiful but sensitive environment that can survive only if properly respected. Well-watered by the Mara River, enjoying abundant vegetation, wildlife and rainfall... more Owner description: The Mara is a beautiful but sensitive environment that can survive only if properly respected. Well-watered by the Mara River, enjoying abundant vegetation, wildlife and rainfall, its ecology would appear, at first sight, to be relatively resilient. It also appears to have withstood the erosive effects of huge numbers of visiting tourists extraordinarily well. There are signs, however, that the delicate balance between tourist numbers and wildlife populations cannot be properly maintained for much longer as evidenced by the reduction in the protective vegetation cover and the emergence of a series of dust bowls. Meanwhile, the Reserve is host to 95 species of mammals, amphibians and other reptiles and 485 species of birds. During the dry season (July to October) it also hosts a major concentration of migratory herbivores including about 250,000 zebra and 1.3 million wildebeest. Amongst the list of easy-to-view species are: gazelle, elephant, topi, buffalo, lion (Kenya's largest population), black rhino, hippo, hyena, giraffe, leopard and mongoose. less
Attraction type: Nature & wildlife areas

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Isokon Restaurant

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Sanctuary Olonana
Sanctuary Olonana
USD 225 - 450
Kandili Camp
Kandili Camp
USD 222 - 316
Maji Moto Eco Camp
Maji Moto Eco Camp
USD 105 - 130

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Mara Plains Camp
4.5 of 5
Mara Plains Camp
USD 420 - 650
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Saruni Mara
Saruni Mara
USD 350 - 650
Mara Bush Camp
Mara Bush Camp
USD 490 - 611 (EUR 434 - 541)

All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Naboisho Camp, Asilia Africa
4.0 of 5
Naboisho Camp, Asilia Africa
USD 1,061 - 1,928
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Mara Bushtops
5.0 of 5
Mara Bushtops
USD 1,367 - 1,759
Mara Explorer Camp
5.0 of 5
Mara Explorer Camp
USD 657 - 1,690
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.