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.
Amani Mara is pleased to offer 3 styles of game drives, consisting of full day drives, 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 hot lunch and a swim at Amani.
Night game drive
Our Day game drives infuse the thrill of venturing into the bush to explore and spot the big five and other creatures in their glory on the sweeping plains of the Maasai Mara. While night game drives offer a different dimension, allowing the mysteries of the bush to unfold as darkness falls and nocturnal wildlife takes the stage.
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.
Allow us to arrange a visit to the local village and immerse yourself in the traditional way of 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 celebrated Sundowner turns to magic as the sun sets and a glowing fire, lanterns, and our chef’s make-shift kitchen give way to a remarkable blend of opulence in nature.
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 of endless landscape and a magical sunrise in the air. Following this 1-hour flight and once-in-a-lifetime experience, a champagne breakfast awaits you in the bush.
Pair your game drive or walk with our sundowner experience and watch the sun slip below the horizon while toasting cocktails and talk of the day’s best sightings. As a colonial British tradition, weconcede that the ultimate ending to a safari is found under an iconic acacia tree with drink in hand.
Dinner under the stars
Take in a celestial experience in our boma, an enclosure hosting a glowing fire, lanterns, and illustrious dining under a canopy of stars- 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.
In addition to providing local people with meaningful employment, Amani Mara supports a local children’s home in Narok, the AIC Siyapei Children’s Home. Along with their past guests and now dear friends, Claudia and Sean Quinn, Kenyan children can now complete their education, while many are spared neglect, abuse, FGM and child marriage. As we strive to nurture mind, body, and soul experiences for our guests, we are pleased to arrange a visit to meet these incredible children
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
March 7, 2023
We loved Amani Mara, the hosts were lovely and welcoming.
We were lucky to be able to take a walk with Sully and explore the area around the camp,… read more
January 24, 2023
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
January 10, 2023
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
December 21, 2022