Experiences

Never a dull moment

Maasai Mara is arguably the best safari destination in the world and well known for the Great Migration, occurring in the months of June through October. During this time, the Mara welcomes over 1.5 million wildebeest and an influx of other game following the herds. Although an exciting time, rest assured the Mara boasts the same impressive wildlife year-round.

Game drives

Amani Mara is pleased to offer 3 styles of game drives, consisting of full day drives and morning and evening. Full day game drives begin with breakfast in our dining room, and then off into the savannah with a packed picnic lunch. An entire day allows for exploring many different sections of the park, especially favourable during times of the Great Migration.

As multiple full-day game drives can certainly take a toll, we do suggest splitting your game drives into morning and evening. This approach proves fruitful as many animals seek refuge from the afternoon heat, leaving you to enjoy a hot lunch and a swim at Amani. 

Night game drive

Our day game drives allow you to explore the bush and spot the big five and other magnificent animals on the sweeping plains of the Maasai Mara; night game drives allow you to watch the mysteries of the bush unfold as darkness falls and nocturnal wildlife take the stage.

Nature walks

Our guides will lead you on a journey of the senses as you take in Amani Mara’s surroundings on foot and grasp the fascinating micro ecosystems of the bush, flora and birdlife encompassing Amani.

Cultural visit

Allow us to arrange a visit for you to a local Maasai village where you can immerse yourself in traditional Maasai culture. Experience their distinct way of living in harmony with wildlife and preserving age-old traditions, forming the essence of Maasai Mara.

Star light, star bright

Amani Mara’s bush dinner features a delectable dinning experience in the untamed African bush, prepared by our chef. What begins as a special ‘sundowner in the bush’ turns to magic as the sun sets and you warm yourselves by a glowing fire and then make your way to a lantern-lit table and a memorable dinner under the moon light and stars.    

Up, up and away

Balloon safari: Awaken to the wonder of a “safari in the sky” in a hot air balloon flying high above the Maasai Mara plains. An early morning departure ensures unparalleled views from above of endless savannah and roaming animal herds as the sun rises above the plains. Following this 1-hour flight and once-in-a-lifetime experience, a champagne breakfast awaits you in the bush.

Sundowner

Pair your game drive or walk with a classic British colonial ‘bush sundowner’, where you and your companions watch the sun slip below the horizon while sipping cocktails, telling stories and reflecting on the day’s sightings. We concede that the ultimate ending to a days safari is found under an iconic acacia tree with drink in hand.

Dinner under the stars

You will have lunch besides our infinity pool overlooking he savannah and hippos and crocodiles in the river below. In the evening, you’ll dine under the stars in our boma, a traditional stockade enclosure, lit by lanterns and glowing camp fires, where a feast accompanied by Maasai singing and dancing awaits you. Pure magic. 

Leave your legacy in Africa

Amani mara tree planting tradition continues. Since the inception of Amani, the main ethos has always been reforesting the barren land. Since we are planting trees, we thought it would be great idea to get our guests involved and thus the Amani tree planting tradition was born. 

Lets plan your bespoke safari experience

Our team has cultivated an unforgettable three-day itinerary to experience the very best of Maasai Mara. 

We are also pleased to design bespoke itineraries according to our guests’ preferences.



Giving back

In addition to providing several dozen Maasai and other local ethnic people with meaningful employment, Amani Mara supports the AIC Siyapei Children’s Home, in Narok, a town the lies halfway between Nairobi and the Maasai Mara. Along with Amani Mara’s past guests and now dear friends, Americans Claudia and Sean Quinn, we are helping to ensure that more than 50 Kenyan orphans aged 5 to 18 are safely housed, fed and cared for in this home. Several now have bursaries that allow them to complete their secondary school education. All the children in the home are made safe from neglect, abuse, hunger, FGM and child marriage. As we strive to nurture your mind, body, and soul in our wildlife haven, we also strive to nurture these local children in greatest need of care. We will be pleased to arrange a visit for you to meet the incredible children in this Narok children’s home, where dreams are also becoming realities.

Testimonials​

  • star rating  A once in a lifetime experience! – All we can say is wow! This place is a must stay! My husband and I really loved all of the staff here. The camp is located right on a… read more

    FMing0112
    November 29, 2022

    star rating  Exceed our expectations – Our recent stay with “the Amani family” was one of the most humbling experiences we have had.
    This camp has been created with the utmost respect for the Mara… read more

    Sheena F
    March 7, 2023

    star rating  Unique experience! – Hello everyone!!!
    We stayed here from October 10-13 and we have no words to describe the wonder of this facility….
    First of all we arrived late in the evening and… read more

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    October 25, 2023

    star rating  The Jewel In Maasai Mara’s Crown – I stayed at Amani Mara for 3 weeks solo with the intention of healing and finding peace in nature and it was truly transformative. As I was there for a… read more

    msamandab
    March 1, 2023
  • star rating  Wonderful experience! – We were only there for a day, but wished we could have stayed longer. Sulley and Sam were wonderful hosts. George and the rest of the staff, very nice and… read more

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    October 22, 2023

    star rating  Amani Mara – a superb African experience – The most authentic experience on theMasai Mara, on the northern end of he Serengeti plains, with superb service, deluxe accommodation and spectacular scenery. One can enjoy a coffee or… read more

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    August 13, 2023

    star rating  Traveled here with group of 11. Amazing place and all staff so friendly and facility well managed. Rooms are all lovely, well furnished, and eco-friendly. Lots of wildlife nearby. Food… read more

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    November 8, 2023

    star rating  Most precious experience of multi country safari was Amani Mara, Kenya – Amani Mara – ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    I will never be eloquent enough to describe it properly. This land is a magical space for all animals. This oasis has been… read more

    ShellSpell
    March 1, 2023
  • star rating  BEST PLACE IN MAASAI MARA – YOU ROCK – A wonderful place. We stayed two nights and the hotel exceeded our expectations. The symbiosis with nature was total. The owners and all the staff were 100% committed to making… read more

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    August 6, 2023

    star rating  Once in a Life – Thanks our manager Geroge & his crews. Price worth. They upgraded us to a luxury Suite, no complaints. Thanks for all your works & tailor made meals… read more

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    October 21, 2023

    star rating  Lo-ve-ly!! ❤️ 🦒 🐘 🦁 🦛 – We had the good fortune of staying here for 3 days, including New Year’s Eve. We were welcomed by the whole team with a delicious beverage and the pampering… read more

    cecilia v
    January 10, 2023

    star rating  why I will go back to Amani Mara – I have been to the Masi Mara twice before. This boutique lodge is new since covid and I will not go any where else on my future visits. The vision… read more

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    August 19, 2023
  • star rating  An absolute must stay for anyone traveling to Maasai Mara!! – We were fortunate enough spend several days at Amani Mara as part of our honeymoon safari trip. From the moment we arrived, Sam, Sully, Ledama and the whole Amani Mara… read more

    Livornek
    December 21, 2022

    star rating  Absolutely fantastic, with wonderful staff and stunning views of animals all over. The food is one of the highlights and is really special. The owners are also really fantastic people… read more

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    August 11, 2023

    star rating  Amazing Location!!! – Amani Mara is little Jem located in mesmerizing Masai Mara. Everything was spot on and five star from location,ambience, our suit, food to awesome service. We loved our 2 Nights… read more

    Asmi D
    June 17, 2023

    star rating  The place to go if you are planning any trip to Kenya – We spent two nights in Amani Mara, as we first arrived in Kenya.
    It was, by far, the best experience we had in the whole trip to Kenya. The… read more

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    September 1, 2023

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