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Maasai 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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Masai Mara National Reserve
Masai Mara National Reserve
Owner description: Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, weekend retreat or an adventure of a lifetime,we will help you every step of the way.But what's the best part of planning a trip with... more Owner description: Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, weekend retreat or an adventure of a lifetime,we will help you every step of the way.But what's the best part of planning a trip with us? It's the comfort you'll feel knowing that we're committed to seeing the successful completion of your travel plans. Since 2004, our great rates, up-to-date information and secure technology have only been surpassed by our unparalleled customer support. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Mara River
Mara River
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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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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Olare Orok Conservancy
Olare Orok Conservancy
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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
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Isokon Restaurant
Isokon Restaurant
Cuisines: African, European, Asian, Chinese, American, Indian
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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Basecamp Masai Mara
3.0 of 5
Basecamp Masai Mara
$185 - $471
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Fairmont Mara Safari Club
4.0 of 5
Fairmont Mara Safari Club
$217 - $1,051
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Ashnil Mara Camp
4.0 of 5
Ashnil Mara Camp
$201 - $726
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Kandili Camp
Kandili Camp
$268 - $275
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Entim Camp
Entim Camp
$336 - $438
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Eagle View, Mara Naboisho
3.0 of 5
Eagle View, Mara Naboisho
$437 - $825
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Enkewa Camp
4.0 of 5
Enkewa Camp
$647 - $988
Naboisho Camp, Asilia Africa
4.0 of 5
Naboisho Camp, Asilia Africa
$800 - $1,992
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Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa
4.0 of 5
Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa
$773 - $1,455
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