The 2021 Masai Mara Top 100

The Mara Top 100 is a blog post that we include every year to not only reflect on the season in the Masai Mara, but also to showcase the incredible diversity and sightings that this park has to offer.

This year was extra special for all of us at Wild Eye, having not being able to run any safaris in the Masai Mara in 2020.

Our 2021 Mara season consisted of 20 weeks of 6 nights,7 days safari experiences starting at the end of June and ending at the end of November.  Looking back it has been an incredible season for us, not only from an occupancy point of view during a time when the world is still in a very uncertain place, but we also recorded more than a hundred river crossings, most of which weren't too far from our camp!

With most of the guides back from travels, we decided to once again share some of our favorite moments that makes up the Mara top 100 for 2021.

Matt Yardley

Luke Street

Michael Appalsamy

Trevor McCall-Peat

Michael Laubscher

Alistair Smith


Johan Van Zyl

Andrew Beck

Gerry van der Walt


Jono Buffey


A special thank you to everyone that joined us in the Masai Mara this year.  As you can see from the Mara top 100, it certainly has been a very fruitful year.

Would you like to be featured in the Mara Top 100?  Send us your favorite moments to

We can't wait to have you all join us again in 2022!


Great Migration

During the Great Migration season over 2 million animals gather on the plains of the Masai Mara setting the scene for one of nature’s most incredible spectacles and undoubtedly one of the best wildlife and photographic experiences.

Masai Mara Experience

The Masai Mara offers incredible photographic opportunity outside of the typical migration period. In fact, many an award winning image have been captured during the shoulder season either sides of the migratory movements. The Mara remains a quintessential safari experience in the Mara Experience Season and is still one of the bucket list items that any wildlife and nature enthusiast should tick off.

2 thoughts on “The 2021 Masai Mara Top 100



    Wow!! What incredible photography! Well done to all.
    Visited the Mara in the early 90’s. One of my dreams is to go back there oneday with my husband.

    Congrats to the Wild Eye Team to have managed to keep going through the torrid Covid epidemic.

    May you grow from strength to strength!

    Happy Festive season to All!

    • Johan Van Zyl

      Thank you so much Anne, really appreciate it. A happy new year to you and hope 2022 is filled with many highlights!

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