1. Book Early for the Migration

A year in advance is normal, as camps located near river-crossing hot spots get snapped up quickly. Talk to us about getting front-row seats during July to November.

2. Take to the Air

Hot-air balloon safaris are a Masai Mara specialty and deliver an unforgettable bird’s-eye view of the Wildebeest Migration. Not every lodge or camp offers them – get in touch with us to find out who does.

3. Meet the Locals, With Dignity

Make sure your Maasai cultural interaction genuinely benefits the local community and is an experience that is both meaningful and uncontrived. We’ll recommend accommodation and operators that do it the right way.

4. Go Private

The Masai Mara National Reserve can get very busy during the Migration’s high season (July to November). The Mara’s private conservancies offer low visitor numbers, excellent accommodation and game viewing as good as the main reserve. Off-road game viewing, night drives and guided nature walks – activities not permitted in the public section of the Masai Mara – are also on offer. Furthermore, by staying in the conservancies, you will contribute directly to local communities and conservation.