Masai Mara Safari – What Are The Main Highlights To Soak In

by Eric Floral Owner

Masai Mara is the most famous game reserve in Kenya with the highest concentration of wildlife including the "big 5". The great annual wildebeest migration is a lifetime adventure which attracts many tourists all over the world.

Located in South West Kenya, some three hundred kilometers from the capital city Nairobi, Masai Mara national park is no doubt one of the finest places for game viewing in East Africa.

This 320 square kilometers national park is home to a variety of wild animals encompassing the big cats (lion, leopard,and cheetah) African wild dogs, wildebeest, elephant and buffalo among others. 4 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari can be really exiting for group travelers to individuals on this excursion. Starting from Nairobi to Masai Mara Game reserve and a packed picnic lunch at Lake Nakuru is something which every keeps on waiting all the time.

The rare black rhinos can also found in the national park, though their population is hardly 50 in number. Other wild animals that can be spotted in the reserve include the endangered roan antelope, Topi antelope, Masai & common giraffes, jackals, white-bearded gnus, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles and also hippos and crocodiles in the Mara River.

Masai Mara migration safari is no doubt the main highlight of a Kenya tour. This annual event witness more than 1.5 million of wildebeest, antelopes,and zebras crossing the famous Mara River in search of greener pasture. Though the exact migration time isn’t so predictable, you can plan your Masai Mara migration safari from mid-August to early November to boost your chances of spotting this spectacular event.

Besides game viewing, hot air balloon rides, bird watching,and cultural trips arethe main highlights of a Mara safari.

With more than four hundred bird species, the Mara is a haven for bird lovers. You can spot some rare bird species here, including white-tipped crests, ostriches, marabous, vultures, long-crested eagles, etc.

If you’re bold enough, a 1-hour hot air balloon ride will provide you some of the magnificent views of the massive game reserve. A balloon safari should be taken at daybreak as it offers you the best chance to spot animals.

The Masai people, who’ve for many years lived with wild animals, are a major attraction of the national park as well. It’s widely asserted that lions fright the Masai. Nonetheless, you’ll find them to be really friendly & if you request they even do their traditional dance to as a friendly gesture.

The weather is favorable in Maasai Mara all through the year. Between July &October, the national park’s vegetation is lush & the day-time temperature remains delightful – making it the most favorable time for a Masai Mara safari. In fact, the national park receives the highest number of tourists throughout this phase.

The reserve can be reached via both air and road. It requires five to six hours to reach the reserve via road & 45 minutes via air. There’re scheduled flights from Wilson airports in Nairobi, Kenya.

While on a Masai Mara Migration Safari, one can get accommodations in budget campsites, high-end tented camps, luxury lodges, and private camps that located throughout the reserve. Some of the most popular lodges you can find here include Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Kichwa Tembo Camp, Keekorok Lodge, and Mara River Camp among others.

For most travelers interested in African wildlife viewing, a trip into the Masai Mara during the migration time is enough to quench their safari thirst. So, plan your trip accordingly!

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