You might wonder what Mara means in the beautiful language of Maa (Masai Language)! Mara means “spotted” and in essence you can spot our 22-tented luxury camp, La Maison Royale Mara Camp (LMR Mara Camp) from a great distance in the adventurous kingdom. LMR Mara Camp is located in a private Conservatory in the Maasai Mara ecosystem in Kenya.
The camp is excellently located in a conservancy that covers 13,500 hectares of pure adventure in the heart of the jungle. It provides you with earth’s greatest live wildlife show of beautiful creatures in their personal habitats. Be prepared to meet lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and African buffalos… wait a minute, did we just list the big five! The action adventure does not end with them. Giraffes, zebras, deers and many other exotic animals are in the action too. Our 24-tented luxury camp is perfectly equipped to provide a peaceful experience to our guests. We have a large host of Masai’s that guarantee excellent customer service and top notch food quality in the middle of the thrill packed adventure. LMR Mara Camp is situated in Africa’s greatest wildlife reserve that was voted as the 8th wonder of the world in 2007.
Masaai Mara is a wilderness where endless khaki-colored savannah washes up to the foot of the blue- grey Oloolola Escarpment; where low-lying shrub dapples the plains, and where tree-lined rivers meander. A place unchanged by the passage of time, the Mara is essential Africa. Sometimes raw, always dramatic, this is a wilderness of evocative splendor and inspiring grandeur. Often raw, sometimes violent, the drama of this wildlife theatre is unrivalled. Nowhere on earth can you find a wilderness so breathtakingly beautiful and yet so serenely pristine. Arena for ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth’:The annual migration of the wildebeest represents the single largest movement of creatures on the planet. A constantly revolving cycle of movement between the Mara and the Serengeti – it arrives in the Mara approximately around the end of July. And it moves on into the Serengeti around November. Numbers vary depending on rainfall, but typically over one-and-a-half million wildebeest accompanied by half again as many zebras and gazelles, will migrate from the short-grass plains of the Serengeti in search of the fresh, young green grass pasture of the Mara. One of nature’s most magnificent spectacles, the wildebeest move in groups of up to 20,000 at a time. Creating vast braids of blue-black, the thunder across the Mara plateau before hurling themselves down the banks of the Mara River where gigantic crocodiles await. Then, towards the end of October the call of the fresh grass of the Serengeti calls – and they begin the long trek back into Tanzania. Because it is dominated by the weather, the timing of the migration cannot be predicted. However, because it is essentially a constantly revolving cycle of birth, life and death – there will always be some aspect of its majesty to be observed.
It might be the pageant of the mating season, or the birth of the calves. It might be the presence of thousands of creatures peaceably grazing on the plains, or it might be the driving plunging madness of the herds on the move. Finally, a fact unknown to most people, the migration is a comparatively recent phenomenon. Prior to 1969 it didn’t exist, and only a few wildebeest spilled over from the Serengeti into the Mara in exceptionally dry years.