Budget Accommodation at the Mara


Masai Mara Budget Lodges, Hotels & Camps

The Mara is situated in South-Western Kenya, and is the Northern continuation of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Masai Mara lies about 270 Kilometers from Nairobi, and takes about 4 to 5 hours by Road and 45 Minutes by Air)  Here is a list of camps offering cheap/ affordable accommodation in Masai Mara game reserve.

Mara Kima Tented Camp -Masai Mara Game Reserve

Mara Kima Tented Camp Masai Mara is located near Talek Gate in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The camp is a small friendly camp with 6 en-suite twin tents 20 square meters each.

All tents have simple safari furniture, a veranda and a thatched root. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, prepared from local produce, are served in the open sided dining room. The bar has a selection of‘ soft drinks, beers and wines.

Julia’s River Camp Masai Mara

Julia’s River Camp Masai Mara is a Safari Camp Pitched along the Banks of the Talek River in Masai Mara offering 3 different Types of Camps; Buffalo Camp (Budget Camp) with 12 Dome Tents, Hippo Camp (Luxury Camp) 12 Savannah Tents and the VIP Camp with 4 Extra-Large Savannah Tents ideal Setting for Honeymooners and Private Groups | Kenya

Enchoro Wildlife Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

Enchoro Wildlife Camp is a budget tented camp accommodation located in the Masai Mara. ‘Enchoro’ is a Maasai word meaning “Natural Spring Water”.

Accommodations offered in semi luxury large spacious tents with spacious changing room and lockers for guests valuables, a writing desk with foldable safari chairs and magazines to keep you entertained.

 Maji Moto Eco Camp -Masai Mara Game Reserve

Maji Moto Eco Camp is nested on a hilltop in the Loita Hills overlooking vast savannah plains in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Maji Moto is a village in Loita Hills, 3 Hours drive from Nairobi and 1 hour from the Masai Mara National Reserve.

 Kichakani Camp Masai Mara – Masai Mara, Kenya

Kichakani Camp Masai Mara is a simple but classic camp nestled amidst the big figs of the Mara. It offers a panorama of the Burrungat and Posee plains on its sides.

Kichakani Camp Masai Mara is conveniently located on the banks of the Talek River, just next to a major wildebeest crossing point. With the river as the only physical boundary between the park and the camp, it offers excellent game viewing.

Ol – Moran Tented Camp -Masai Mara Game Reserve

Ol -Moran Camp is situated within the Masai Mara Eco-system and on the banks of Ololaimutia River which is a watering point for most of wild animals especially elephants, buffalos, antelopes etc.

Ol – Moran Camp is easier accessed from the Ololaimutia gate of Masai Mara Game Reserve which is relatively close the camp. Alternatively there is another entrance to Masai Mara Reserve called the Sekenani Gate.

 Nyumbu Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya

Nyumbu Camp is an exquisite traditional, eco-friendly seasonal camp, tucked in the Wildebeests Migration Plains, where wildlife abounds. Situated in the Ngila Plains at the edge of Masai Mara Game Reserve, Nyumbu Camp overlooks a magnificent view of hills and plains.

Mara Springs Budget Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

Mara Springs Safari Camp is located only 3 kilometers from the main entrance of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, 245 kilometers from Nairobi.

Mara Springs Safari Camp is a budget camp, authentically designed and strategically positioned on the foot of Naunare Hills in a prime game viewing area with spectacular landscape alongside the forested banks of Sekenani River.

 Sunshade Tented Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

Sunshade Tented Camp is semi-permanet tented camp is located just outside the gate of the Masai Mara. There are comfortable camp beds, flush toilets and shower.

Mara Buffalo Camp – Now Called the Mara Wildebeest Resort

Mara Buffalo Camp, now renovated Mara Wildebeest Resort is at the banks of River Mara on the eastern edge of the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve.

mara wildebeest is a classic tented camp with spacious safari tent perfect for guests looking for a real wilderness experience at the maasai mara.

 Mara Manyatta Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

Masai Mara Manyatta Camp is located at Masai Mara Game Reserve. The camp is a new concept in the world famous Masai Mara Game reserve and features the following:

Accommodation is on spacious tents, erected on hard surface and covered with “Makuti” to mitigate on harsh conditions like heat and rain. The camp has a combination of double or twin beds on sharing basis. Single occupancy can also be arranged on request. All the tents are en-suite, with built in toilet, hot shower, mosquito nets, electric lighting and power sockets.

Riverside Camp Economical- Masai Mara, Kenya.

It is a budget Camp situated right on the banks of the Talek River and next to the Masai Mara ‘Talek Gate’ and is ideally placed for self drive or it can also be reached by bus, daily from Narok.

 Salt Springs Mara Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

Salt Springs Mara Camp is located on the north western side of the Great Mara Ecosystem overlooking Ololoolo escarpment on the bank of the Mara River shortly before the Mararianta Bridge.

Salt Springs Mara Camp is run and owned by the local Masai people in the larger Mara Eco System. The camp is accessed by road from Nairobi through Narok-Ngorengore-Lemek Road and the driving time takes about 5 hours.

Flamingo Camp & Cottages Masai Mara

Flamingo Camp & Cottages Masai Mara are located 245 kilometers from Nairobi by road and just 500 meters from Ololaimutiek Gate in Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Lighting is provided by diesel run generator, which runs up to mid-night during which guests can charge their cameras and mobile phones.

Spurwing Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

Spurwing Camp & Campsite is located outside Sekenani Gate in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya and is a 10 minutes drive for game drives. It is a basic facility with communal bathrooms with nice hot showers and toilets.

There is no electricity and lighting is provided using kerosene lamps – Guests must carry flashlights to use during the night.

Impala Wildlife Lodge – Masai Mara, Kenya

Impala Wildlife Lodge is located near the Ololaimatiek gate on the south-side of the Mara Triangle. It is one of the most beautiful lodges found within and around the world famous Masai Mara Game reserve.

Location: Impala Wildlife Lodge is accessible by light aircraft landing at Keekorok Airstrip, 15kms to the west or via Siana Airstrip 40kms to the north. Alternatively, access by road is 245kms from Nairobi via the main Sekenani Gate of the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Rhino Tourist Tented Camp

Rhino Tourist Tented Camp an exclusive tented safari camp situated within the Masai Mara Game Reserve Eco-system near Ololaimutia Gate (Close to Mara Sopa Lodge). Rhino Tourist Tented Safari camp is situated outside the Masai Mara Game Reserve and is 230 kilometers away from Nairobi.

 Mara Bush Town House

Mara Bush Town House is a town like house with a touch of wilderness in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The house is built in a virgin forest on top of the Elephant hill which is always populated wild animals that can be viewed from the comfort of guest’s room.

Mara Bush Town Housefree is small with only 4 bedrooms en-suite designed for private guest who are seeking the feeling of wilderness in a quite environment.

Mara Nubian Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

Mara Nubian Camp is a camp located on the Northern tip of Masai Mara within the Enokishu conservancy. It is a complete Eco friendly camp within 24hour natural sustainable solar lighting sandwiched between two valleys on the slopes of Kileleoni hills. It is located in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The camp comprises of 12 luxury tents each with undisturbed view of the Northern Masai Mara plains.

Oldarpoi Mara Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

Oldarpoi Mara Camp is a permanent furnished tented camp just outside Masai Mara National Reserve. It is on the edge of one of the world’s greatest wildlife safari parks. It is located within a 30 kilometers radius of a World-class Dental Clinic in The Heart of Masai land operated by the World Health Dental Organization.

Mara Sun Lodge – Masai Mara, Kenya

Mara Sun Lodge is located at the Masai Mara Game Reserve on the Oloololo escarpment at the South western edge of Mara triangle.

The lodge view stretches as far as Serengeti and Loita hills. Mara Sun Lodge is approximately 15 Kilometers from Mara Serena lodge.

 Mara River Lodge

Mara River Lodge (formerly David Livingstone Safari Resort) is situated to the northeast of the Masai Mara National Reserve in the Koiyaki Lemek Conservancy on a broad bend with hippo pools on the Mara River.

Resting along the meandering Mara River, The Mara River Lodge is an oasis of peace and tranquility in the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle, the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

 Osero Enarau Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

Osero Enarau Camp sits on the border between the Siana Conservancy and the Masai Mara National Reserve, surrounded by bushland in a valley flanked by hills and ridges.

The camp elevation is 1,830m (6,000 feet) above sea level, and is approximately 165 kilometers west of Nairobi (220 kilometers by road), and a few kilometers inside the Sekenani Gate to the National Reserve.

 Dorobo Bush Camp | Naboisho Conservancy

Dorobo Bush Camp, Mara Naboisho Conservancy is situated in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, just outside the National Reserve with a 10 tents and a total of 20 beds.

 Kandili Camp Mara Masai Mara, Kenya

Kandili Camp Mara is located on the private Leopard Gorge Conservancy within the Koiyaki area, only 10 minutes away from the Musiara Gate and 20 minutes from the Kichwa Tembo Gate of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The distance from the township of Narok is approximately 90 kilometres.

 Mara House Private Guest Home – Masai Mara, Kenya

Mara House Private Guest Home is located 8 kilometers from Masai Mara National Reserve near the Talek Main Gate and is discretely and carefully sited behind a hill just off the main C14 road, so has easy access even when it rains!

The Guest House Sleeps 6 to 8 Guests and is fully equipped for self catering.

 Aruba Mara Camp

Aruba Mara Camp is located near the Talek gate and borders the Maasai Mara. The camp overlooks the River with hippos and crocodiles below and is suited for guests looking for some exclusivity and privacy.




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