You arrive via a short ferry ride across the Mara River, the camp being on the edge of a picturesque swamp inhabited by elephants and warthogs. The camp is in one of the most favorable sightseeing parts of the plains, and also runs one of the best hot air balloon experiences.
In the Masai Mara, there are many projects in which they work hand in hand with the local community to protect this unique and wild area of Africa. They try to ensure that the community who neighbor the National Reserve see real benefits from tourism and are thus encouraged to participate in conservation.
Probably the world’s most famous game park has undergone substantial development and is for good reason one of the most desirable places on earth to see the iconic wildlife. During the Great Migration, it’s the best natural show on earth, a true spectacle. Take land game drives or a balloon ride above the plains.
Ways you can help in Masai Mara
The Maasai communities surrounding the Mara ecosystem are faced with a myriad of problems: scarce medical facilities, severe droughts, high unemployment, high illiteracy, lack of access to clean water, destruction of the natural environment, and harmful traditional practices like female genital mutilation and early marriages of girls. Education is a key way out of poverty, […]
On the edge of the Masai Mara lies a forward-thinking Masai community. Whereas other villages still practice Female Genital Mutilation (“FGM”) and forced early marriage, this one actively upholds the rights of women, and is a refuge for young women from other villages, where they can have a place of safety and receive an education […]