Both areas are chock-full of wildlife all year round! The Maasai Mara is at its most spectacular from July to October, when it hosts the famous Great Migration, but it is worth visiting during all the other months due to astonishing numbers of predators and herbivores. Laikipia is a YZ favourite not only for all the animals but also for its stunning scenery!
Staying in the Mara Conservancies brings you the best of both worlds – an area in which to enjoy great game drives and walking safaris, plus all the thrills of game drives in the busy MMNR! Typically travellers ride out into the Reserve for a full day of wildlife watching, complete with picnic lunch, while Conservancy drives are enjoyed as half-day excursions. We advise spending as much time as possible on safari!
The first property to mention in the Mara Conservancies is Angama Mara, two camps in one, perched high above the plains on a couple of rock kopjes. Angama describes itself as single traveller friendly – the first two single rooms in any booking are not charged a single supplement and subsequently 50 per cent of the nightly rate is levied. Each camp has 15 suites with floor-to-glass windows to maximise those amazing views! Activities are organised according to how guests would like to spend their time. You can also decide how far out you would like to travel – the guides are happy to stay close to camp or drive as far as the Tanzanian border! Walking safaris are available too, while hot air balloon rides are an exhilarating way of viewing the Mara’s wildlife. There are even some opportunities to take in a little culture, in the form of village tours. Angama Mara is one of the newest offerings in Mara Conservancies and already it has received rave reviews!