The Mara system is unsurpassed for wildlife viewing. In particular, big cat viewing is astounding. Lion, leopard, and cheetah are all represented in excellent densities, and it is not uncommon to have a “cat-trick” (all three species in a single day) during your stay. Our guides know many of the cats by name and their life histories, which aides our focus on observing natural behavior.
The Great Migration is an incredible influx of hundreds of thousands of ungulates (wildebeest, zebra, gazelles). In the Mara, the event typically occurs between July and October, which is the time for dramatic river crossings. While the river crossings are a major event for the year, the Masai Mara offers excelelnt year-round wildlife, and many visitors actually prefer the lesser-vsited months like January through March, which is when some of the best predator action occurs. Elephant, giraffe, hippo, eland, topi, hyena, zebra and crocodile are some of the common species in the area. Most guests will see around 30 different species of mammals, along with a stunning array of birds and other life.
Under the advice of our expert guides, we set the location of the camp according to season to ensure that whenever you visit, we will be in the right place at the right time for the best wildlife viewing – the advantage of a mobile camp.
Our primary location features the confluence of the Talek and Mara Rivers within minutes to major crossing points and in one of the best areas of the Mara for viewing leopard. It is also possible to book the camp on private basis and we can position the camp in various campsites within the Mara Triangle–one of the most well-run game management areas in Africa. With only one permanent lodge within the Mara Triangle boundary, the regions are seldom visited by mass tourism, yet are productive enough to be used as the setting for the Disney’s Nature Film, African Cats. With regions designated for off-road driving or priority off-road (when you find a big cat or rhino), the Triangle’s regulations actually provide greater flexibility on safari while also providing access to the main event of the Great Migration river crossings. Ultimately, the magic of the Mara Triangle is wasted on guides who do not know the extensive area, so it is paramount that the area is explored with an expert. Fortunately, even when staying at Enaidura’s permanent site, you are within a 45-minute drive to the prime locations within the Mara Triangle as well.