Game Drives in the Masai Mara
The main activities of our guests are game drives in one of the best wildlife areas in the world. Our custom-built open sided 4×4 game drive vehicles (“game viewers”) are designed to offer you unobstructed panoramic views. Every guest gets a window seat. Our specially trained, experienced and multilingual safari guides will ensure that each and every game drive in the Masai Mara will be an unforgettable safari.
During the annual migration of over one million wildebeest from the Serengeti to the Mara, visitors can enjoy one of the world’s most stunning wilderness events including the most exciting Mara River crossings. That said the Masai Mara is an all-year-round destination – offering regular sightings of the Big Five members (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, rhino) a big variety of plains game and birds – not to forget the stunning landscape consisting primarily grassland (making game viewing easy) and riverine forest with clumps of the distinctive Acacia trees.
Our guests can enjoy early morning game drives, afternoon game drives or full day game drives within the Mara Triangle or on request the Mara North Conservancy (additional park fees to be paid). Mara Siria Camp is specialized in tailoring game drives to suit every guests need.
The early morning game drives start just before sunrise, with a cup of hot Kenyan tea or coffee. As the sun rises, we are out on the savannah, enjoying the chilly air, the calm atmosphere and amazing wildlife viewing. Early morning hours is hunting time for many predators. It’s also very likely to see them feeding on their prey. Breakfast can be enjoyed back at the camp or taken as bush breakfast out in the savannah.
Afternoon game drives start after a delicious lunch and some relaxed time at the camp in the late afternoon and one returns to camp just before the darkness falls upon the Masai Mara.
Full day game drives start just after the breakfast and guests can enjoy the stunning wildlife until the late afternoon. We provide a delicious picnic lunch with chilled drinks that can be eaten out in the bush – watching crocodiles and hippos by the hippo pool. On request we provide also bush breakfast for guests who wish an even longer game drive experience.
Responsible Game Driving
Mara Siria Camps management and its drivers are fully committed to responsible game driving. All our safari guides are bronze and silver rated professionals. Guests and guides are obliged to respect the game drive rules set by the Mara Triangle Conservancy to protect visitors, the wildlife and the environment. Some examples are obeying the speed limits, no off-road driving, unless it’s in permitted areas to see big cats, no shouting, clapping or chasing of animals, no alighting from vehicles at river crossing points, leaving the park by 7:00pm.