Maasai Mara National Reserve vs Mara Conservancies
A visit to Kenya should be on everyone’s bucket lists. With so much to choose from it can be hard to know exactly where to go. The main headline stealer is of course the Maasai Mara. This eco-system is home to one of the highest densities of wildlife in Africa and also receives about a quarter of the wildebeest migration between the months of July and October. A trip here will leave you with incredible memories and explosive sightings. Truth be told, there is no bad time of year to visit Kenya. Although the country has a short rainy season in November and the long rains arrive in April, the opportunity for some great deals is certainly not to be overlooked.
One of the biggest conundrums when choosing where to stay in the Maasai Mara is deciding on whether you stay in the National Reserve or the surrounding conservancies. We would recommend splitting your time between the two, but understanding what each area can offer may also help decide where exactly you want to stay.
With thanks to one of our East Africa partners Asilia, seeing the differences have never been easier. As well as having numerous beautiful camps across East Africa they have provided a perfect table that outlines what the differences between the Mara Reserve and the conservancies can offer a visitor.
Don’t forget that if you do have any questions regarding the differences or about a trip to Kenya, make sure you contact one of our Africa specialists who will be more than happy to talk you through some of the different itinerary options.