You will surely find elephants, zebras, lions, or leopards in your local zoo, but it doesn’t have the spectacle of millions of migrating wildebeests and grazers with predators chasing them. With 1,510 square km of open fertile riverside woodlands and savannahs, located in southwestern Kenya, Masai Mara is one of the premier national parks in Africa. Traveling to the Masai Mara Reserve not only offers a riveting wildlife experience but it also provides an insight into the native Masai culture.
Teeming with diverse wildlife like impala, hartebeest, topis, spotted hyena, grey jackals, warthogs, baboons, giraffe, wildebeest, and bat eared foxes, the Masai Mara is the ideal place for wildlife photographers as well as the avid wildlife enthusiasts. The reserve is home to Large Cats like lions, leopards, and cheetahs, as well as other animals including zebras, hippos, buffaloes, and elephants.
Visit the Mara Triangle and witness the Great Migration of thousands of grazing animals from Serengeti in the month of July. If you visit the reserve in November, you will observe the herbivores returning south by travelling across the Mara river.
Bird watchers will fall in love with Masai Mara, as it is a paradise for more than 450 species of birds, including migrants and 57 species of birds of prey. The Olypunyata Swamp is a special attraction that has excellent birdlife.
Various kinds of Safaris and tour types visiting the Reserve are available, including Camping Safaris, Overland Safaris, and Walking Safaris. You may choose to go for a Hot Air Balloon Adventure or Safari and experience the stunning wildlife at the Olare Orok Conservancy, Mara Naboisho Conservancy, and Musiara Swamp.
With comfortable accommodations, quality food, and adventurous safaris in beautiful settings, visiting the Masai Mara truly offers a unique, thrilling, and awesome experience.