Activities in Masai Mara

“In Africa you have space…there is a profound sense of space here, space and sky.”

Thabo Mbeki

Game Drives

In Masai Mara

Game viewing in the great expanse of the Masai Mara National Game Reserve is the highlight of a stay at Mara West Camp, which is located 5KM from the Oloololo Gate.

Safaris at the Camp take the guests down into Masai Mara, where some of the world’s most impressive wildlife can be viewed. Mara West Camp has its own private road into the Masai Mara National Game Reserve, making the park easily accessible to clients throughout the year.

Mara West provides safaris in open 4×4 vehicles, great for prime game viewing and photography.

Often picnics are arranged in the park, enabling guests to travel further into remote areas. 

Birdwatchers enjoy a wide diversity of bird life at Mara West, with birds of prey soaring on the updrafts from the escarpment and special varieties nesting in the thicket that grows along the escarpment’s edge.

In addition, clients may opt to enjoy a bush breakfast or sundowners or take a guided walking safari in a designated walking area exclusively bordered by Mara West Camp.


  • Shared all day game drives: $150 pp (min 2)
  • 3 Hour shared game drive: $75 pp  (min 2)
  • Excluse of vehicle: $400 per day

Walking Tours

In Masai Mara

Join a guided nature walk in designated areas exclusively bordered by Mara West Camp.  An experienced guide offers visitors a chance to experience Kenya flora, birds, and wildlife on foot.


  • $25.00* per person

Maasai Boma Tour & Dances

In Masai Mara

No visit to Kenya is complete without this truly unique cultural experience.  See the day-to-day lifestyle of the Maasai first hand by visiting a functioning Boma, an authentic residence of local Maasai who welcome clients of Mara West into their home.

Best known for their red clothing and height, the Maasai tribe places great emphasis on traditional dances and music.  Sit in on the festivities and see for yourself. Hear first-hand accounts of life as a Maasai.  These talks, in English, will provide listeners with a glimpse into Maasai lifestyle and traditions, with an opportunity to ask questions.


  • $30.00 * per person for Boma visit

  • $180.00* group rate (min 5 pax)  – Dance Group  (10 Maasai)

  • $240.00* group rate (10 pax and above)– Dance Group  (20 Maasai)

Tour Schools and Development Activities

In Masai Mara

Development work by the NGO, Mara West Foundation, provides local Maasai with access to primary schools, a clinic that meets basic medical needs, and improved water sources.   Visit these projects, meet staff and students, and learn more about the improved quality of life that these and other development projects make for local communities.

For guests staying three or more days, consider getting involved in a development project to benefit the local Maasai community.  Volunteer at a community school, building project, or clinic.  Ask at the Business Office to learn more about volunteer opportunities available during your stay.

  • $55.00 * per person

  • Tour Schools and Development Activities by clients from other camps: $110.00 per person
    (Rate includes lunch at Mara West, and Development/School Tour)

Other Activities...

In Masai Mara

In addition to those activities, we also offer the following during your stay with us:

  • Extra meals: $30 pp
  • Sunrise breakfast at the lookout: $30 pp (min 2)
  • Private Dinner outside your porch: $55
  • Bush Breakfast in your own vehicle: $ 25 pp
  • Bush Breakfast in Mara West vehicle:$ 35 pp
  • Bush walk to a Bush Breakfast: $45 pp (min 2)
  • Sundowner at the edge of Camp: $ 20 pp
  • Bush Dinner: $95 (min 2)
  • Airstrip transfers (from Kichwa Tembo, Angama): $30 pp one way
  • Airstrip transfers (from Serena, Musiara): $45 pp one way
  • Airstrip transfers (from other airstrips in the Masai Mara): $65 pp one way
  • Transfers from Mara West to Isibania Border: $400
  • Transfers from Mara West to other Camps in the Mara: $240