Location: Masai Mara

A relatively new tented camp, Ashnil Mara Camp , offers 30 luxury tents, while being located in the Maasai Mara National Reserve and close to the Mara River famous for the wildebeest migration.

About the Masai Mara

World renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth', the awe inspiring annual wildebeest migration, the Masai Mara is Kenya's most visited protected area. Technically an extension of Tanzania's renowned Serengeti National Park, the Masai Mara constitutes only 4% of the entire Serengeti ecosystem but its rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments offer one of the world's most rewarding and evocative wildlife arenas.

Location: Ashnil Mara Camp
The Masai Mara is 270 miles from Nairobi (five hours by road). The reserve offers numerous airstrips and flights are typically less than an hour from Nairobi.

Ashnil Mara Camp Masai Mara .
Apart from the spectacle of the annual wildebeest migration, the Masai Mara makes the ideal hunting ground for Kenya's famous ‘big cats' and hosts her largest population of lions. The Masai Mara also offers the best chance of spotting a leopard in the wild. Other predators include cheetah and spotted hyena. Historically teaming with wildlife, the Masai Mara is famous for the large herds of elephant and buffalo that meander its plains; also for the fat pods of hippo that wallow in its mud-brown rivers. Other stars include the distinctive Masai giraffe, plum-coloured topi, Coke's hartebeest, Grant's and Thomson's gazelle, zebra, impala, Kirk's dik-dik, bushbuck, waterbuck and red duiker. The Reserve also boasts plentiful Nile crocodile, monitor lizard, baboon, vervet; blue and red-tailed monkeys, nocturnal bush babies, and tree hyrax. There are over 550 resident and migratory species of birds in the Masai Mara.

When to visit this Ashnil Mara camp
The Masai Mara can be visited at any time of year. Rainfall is typically highest December, January and April. The timing of the annual migration of the wildebeest varies according to annual rainfall patterns.

Accommodation at Ashnil Mara Camp
Ashnil Mara Camp offers thirty luxury tents. Each with a thatched roof, private veranda and ensuite bathroom (with hot and cold running water and flushed WC)

At night, the winding paths between the widely-spaced tents are lit by hurricane lanterns imparting a uniquely magical feel to this unique tented camp.

Weddings and honeymoons at Ashnil Mara Camp
This Kenya tented camp makes an ideal East African Safari honeymoon destination, more especially since it offers the chance of observing the annual migration of the wildebeest.

What to see and do on your Ashnil Safari camp safari

Whilst at this East African Safari tented camp the following activities are offered:

  • Game drives in open land rovers
  • Guided walks
  • Visits to Maasai communities.
  • Bush dinners, breakfast at the Hippo Pools, sundowners in the bush.