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A Safari in Masai Mara National Reserve, Masai Mara is widely recognized as the jewel in the crown of Kenya’s tourism industry. It plays a key role in preserving the world’s greatest migration of large mammals. The reserve is regarded as the most spectacular wildlife viewing area in Kenya with over 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 bird species. Going on A Safari in Masai Mara National Reserve will give you an opportunity to shoot great wildlife numbers including the dominant inhabitant that is the wildebeests. In July each year over 1.5 million wildebeests along with large numbers of Zebras and Thompson’s gazelle, migrate from the Serengeti plains in Tanzania to search for fresh pastures in the Masai Mara before going back in October.
What to see on A Safari in Masai Mara National Reserve.
The reserve is surrounded by local community group ranches serving as dispersal areas. The communities have allowed their land to be used as wildlife conservancies to earn tourism-related revenue.
The Mara is one of the finest wildlife destinations in the world. The reserve offers excellent chances of seeing the Big Five, Cheetah, serval, hyena, bat-eared foxes, balck backed and side-striped jackals, hippos, crocodiles, baboons, warthog, topi, elands, Thompson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle, impalas, waterbucks, oribi, reed buck and zebras. 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 bird species have been recorded in this reserve including the annual migration of wildebeests which involves over 1.5 million animals.
Seeing the Wildebeest Great Migration whole on safari in Masai Mara. During the Migration the wildebeests and Zebras rear their young ones, this is not simple given the fact it is more of 3000 miles journey which tiresome making it a life and death migration, many die due to exhaustion giving a chance to other carnivore animals to ease their search for food like Hyenas, Cheetahs and Lions. Of the above dry months August and September are the best months to see the Great Migration given the fact this is good time as well to experience the river crossing during the migration, late October the rains will resume in Tanzania and the herds will start their journey back to southern parts of Serengenti National Park and Ngorongoro crater grassland plain areas.
The best time to see the Wildebeest Great Migration in Kenya is during the dry season period that is between the months of July to early October every year. During this period in the southern parts of Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater the vegetation is sparse and dry, the waterways are as well dry this forces the wildebeests and Zebras to migrate to the North plains that is southern part of Masai Mara National Park to search for fresh vegetation and water.
Tourist activities include Game viewing, camping, night game drives, guided walking safaris, visits to Masai cultural villages, ballooning, bush dinner, lunch and breakfast and horse riding near the boundary of the reserve.
What is the best time to go for A Safari in Masai Mara National Reserve?
The best time to visit Masai Mara National reserve is during the peak season between July and October when the annual great migration takes place. Early November and February is also great time for excellent game viewing in Masai Mara.
How to get to Masai Mara National Reserve
By Road: The C12 passes through Narok, Sekenani then Keekorok and on to the Mara Triangle, the C13 goes from Bomet to Narok road and on to Ngorgori Junction past Lemek the Oloololo gate and into the Mara Triangle.
By Air: Daily scheduled flights to serena airstrip and Kichwa Tembo airstrip both within the conservancy other airstrips include Keekorok, Oliombo and Musiara.
Where to stay in Masai Mara National Reserve
Lodge and Hotel options to stay in during your Safari in Masai Mara National Reserve range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodges include Mara Serena, Little Governors Camp, Mara Sopa Lodge, Keekorok and Sarova Mara, Mara Intrepids, and Explorer among others. Contact us here for reservations and booking details.
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How to book A Safari in Masai Mara National Reserve?
Once you have your planned dates of travel confirmed we will need you to send us an email here so that we check for the availability of services online once we confirm all services are available for your planned dates we will let you know so that we can send you a draft itinerary to start planning for your safari trip to Kenya. Once you confirm the itinerary we will send you an invoice for you to make a deposit, Once the payment is done and we have received it on our account we will go ahead and secure all services accordingly. It is advised to book your safari to Kenya in advance at least 2-3 months’ prior your visit especially if you are planning to travel in the peak season of June to October.
Kenya Tourist Visa Advice
You will need to purchase the tourist visa to get to Kenya. Many travelers prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Kenya this is the best option and you will be able to get the Kenya Tourist Visa online upon paying USD51.00 for Tourist Visa
Why book with A Safari in Masai Mara National Reserve Eco Adventure Safaris
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing safari experiences to Kenya. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine Kenya safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about booking A Safari in Masai Mara National Reserve.