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Masai Mara National Reserve

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Masai Mara National Reserve

Masai Mara game reserve stretches across 1,800 km2, making it the continent’s most prominent national reserve conservancy. The annual wildebeest migration takes place at this iconic destination.

The word Mara refers to spotted land. The primary vegetation is the savannah grassland. Riparian forest, acacia woodland, rocky hills bestow the plains, swamps, tarchonanthus and croton scrub, and non-deciduous thickets. The thorn trees serve deliciously for the herbivores.

Night safari allows visitors to spot nocturnal animals like lions, hyenas, and jackals. Hippos come out of the water as they are vulnerable to sunlight. Other abundant predators in the park are leopards and cheetahs. The crocodile, endangered black rhino, and a large herd of elephants are also available.

Kenya Safari Tours Masai Mara

Masai Mara game reserve is also home to the big five. You will also encounter various kinds of gazelles and zebras on your walking safari. The reserve has over 500 bird species. The migratory birds also arrive from different areas from November to April. This is a birding paradise; make sure you come with binoculars.

The grand activity is watching the spectacular event of the migration that takes place in the Mara River. You can also experience a hot air balloon Safari over the famous Maasai land. Expect many other tourists during the high season from June to October and December to March. Nonetheless, this is an all-year-round safari destination.

The cultural encounter with the Maasai is another amusement activity. Their unique long jump dancing and song performances are delightful. Masai Mara is the best place for a family safari. For couples in search of a romantic wildlife safari or honeymoon in Africa, this is the ideal destination. There is an expansive range of accommodation for various budgets. Masai Mara serves nothing but the best bewildering memories.

Animals at Maasai Mara National Reserve

The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is one of the best places to spot the African Big Five including Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo.

Despite the Big Five, the Mara reserve is also home to several animal species such as blue wildebeest, topi, zebra, hippos, Nile crocodile, hyena, cheetah and many more.

With around 470 bird species, the Mara Reserve is a great place for bird watching.

Activities at Maasai Mara National Reserve

  • Spot the variety of wildlife through the traditional game drive in Maasai Mara National Reserve.
  • You can explore the spectacular views of nature through the guided nature walk.
  • The Hot Air Balloon Safari is a unique style of wildlife viewing with a bird’s eye view.
  • A cultural visit, the best way to learn about the Maasai people and their culture.
  • You can also go for the most interesting horseback safari while your safari to Mara Reserve. 

Highlights of Maasai Mara National Reserve

  • The Great Wildebeest Migration
  • The indigenous Maasai People
  • The Maasai Mara Conservancies

Best Time to Visit Maasai Mara National Reserve

The best time to visit the Masai Mara is during the dry season runs from late June to October. This is the best time for wildlife viewing because the animals gather around rivers and water holes making the wildlife viewing amazing.

Visiting Maasai Mara is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and offers you the best of Kenya Safari!

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