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Luxury On Budget: Getting It Right In Maasai Mara

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What completes – or would complete – a great stay in Maasai Mara? For some people, it is the phenomenal sight of wildebeest during the Great Migration currently in progress. 

For others, it is a great stay in one of the budget-friendly hotels within the reserve’s vicinity. 

Every year, tens of thousands of wildebeests cross over to Kenya from the Serengeti in Tanzania for pasture beginning June. They migrate back to the Serengeti through the northern corridor of the Maasai Mara in late September. It is a spectacle you don’t want to miss!

An estimated two million wild animals cross the Mara River, known for its huge crocodiles lying in wait for their prey. 

With this spectacle come thousands of tourists from different corners of the world to enjoy the thrill of the seventh wonder of the world. Be as it may, accommodation is a huge part of the memories you make in Maasai Mara. And there are plenty of great places to stay for a few days while you enjoy the Wildebeest Migration.

So, these are the top hotels within Maasai Mara where you can book your stay.

Keekorok Lodge

Keekorok Lodge. [Photo: Viator]

Also Read: Maasai Mara’s Great Migration Returns, Tourists Arrive In Folds


Keekorok Lodge $418 Per Night

Keekorok Lodge’s accommodation remains deeply traditional. It is a hallmark for an excellent stay in the patios set in the reserve. It features an outdoor pool with a terrace and gorgeous views of the vast savannah grassland.

There is a bar-restaurant and a children’s playing area.

Ashnil Mara Camp Starting $490 Per Night

Ashnil Mara Camp is a memento sitting in the Maasai Mara for decades. It overlooks the Mara River, a great choice to catch the action from the camp’s deck. Ashnil provides a great fascination to any safari enthusiast.

Royal Mara Safari Lodge $490 Per Night

In Mara North Conservancy, Royal Mara Safari Lodge sits in wait to give you an adventure of a lifetime. The northern part of the Mara is riveting with savage action in the wild. And you don’t want to miss out on the excitement of the predatory nature of wild animals and beautiful sceneries in the lush plains of the reserve.

Basecamp Masai Mara Camp $460 Per Night

How does it sound to spend a night by a riverside tent? Does it arouse the adventure spirit in you or the adrenaline rush that comes with the sounds of lions roaring in the reserve? Well, Basecamp Masai Mara serves you this expectation in unimaginable ways.

Mara Leisure Camps $380 Per Night

Mara Leisure camp

Mara Leisure Camp. [Trip Advisor]

Mara Leisure Camps rest in a focal region where all four viewing points in the north meet. There is no strain in catching the action during the migration. You enjoy a “leisurely view” of the action going down in the camp.

Jambo Mara Safari Lodge $285 Per Night

Besides its great affordability, Jambo Mara Safari Lodge leads the pack of eco-lodges in Maasai Mara. The lodges are 11 km from the main gate – Sekenani Gate. It is between two rivers that are an essential ecological factor in the Mara in supporting wildlife existence.

Azure Mara Haven Camp $398 Per Night

At Azure Mara Haven Camp, one gets a test of elegance in simplicity. Think about this. Spending an evening in a spacious river view cottage or tent with deigned to impress! That is what Azure is all about. Creating memories with its 31 cottages and tent spread out through the property.

Cottages face Talek River – a significant source of water for wildlife in Maasai Mara National Reserve. They come with an indoor and outdoor shower for his and hers. The tents, on the other hand, are in two categories. One with the Talek River views, while the other spectacularly displays the Jungle view.








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Pharis Kinyua is the editor of See Africa Today. With over seven years of experience in digital media, he has a soft spot for African tours and travel. His drive is to tell the rest of the world what Africa offers, the best accommodation facilities, national parks, culture, shopping malls and best airline deals to travel to Africa

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