What else if not Safari? This National Park located in Maasai Mara is the best place in Kenya you can go to. Many reasons explain it, like those amazing animals you can see live. Imagine you are standing at one spot and ten meters in front of you, an elephant is walking with its family. Crazy, right? I will write below those important and exciting things for this place.
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Game Viewing and Wildebeest Migration Thanks to its diverse population of the game like elephant, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, hyena, eland, and Mara’s famous big cats, it offers excellent year-round game viewing. If you want to see one of the greatest shows on Earth, the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem is the theatre for it. From July, two million wildebeest traverse the Mara River into the Masai Mara National Reserve to feast on fresh and succulent savannah. They stay there till around November and after all, they return back to Serengeti to continue mowing East Africa’s mega-lawns.
The Maasai Mara is not recommended as a self-drive destination. Following this, a small group overland tour is an incredible option, conducted by a driver or guide. You are in a specially-modified 4×4 vehicle and those incredible animals are able to be seen and you can take some great photos.
Did you know that this place has Balloons? With their help, you will have some unique experience. This can be booked through most Safari companies. With this, you can enjoy an incredible view of the great plains of the Mara and the chance to drift over the great herds below.
Thanks to the mild climate, there is no ‘best time’ to go to the Masai Mara. But about April to June, ‘long rains’ could have something against your visit, so avoid these months. Some factors that decide your time-trip are personal schedule, budget and what you want to see and experience.