The Masai Mara is one of the most popular safari destinations in Kenya for good reasons. Encircled with endless flat grasslands crossed by rivers and spectacular wildlife conservation areas which play host to wildlife’s most spectacular moments. Inside the reserve , you will encounter adventurous game drives which includes seeing of dangerous animals like hippo,crocs, rhino, lion and many more species. Perhaps its biggest drawcard is the Wildebeest Migration when vast hordes of Wildebeest roar through the park bringing in its trail a wake of mighty predators. If your perfect safari entails to see the majestic wildebeest migration, then start planning now for your trip to Kenya. Below are some points to help you know better about this safari destination of Kenya.
Top 6 Important Facts About Masai Mara:
1.Amazing Wildlife Population
The attraction about the Masai Mara Reserve, is this outstanding role it plays host to all the mainstream wildlife. With Easy Go Safaris, there will be always a good chance of tracing plentiful flora and fauna with our friendly tour experts. There is always a strong chance of seeing lions in the Reserve. Leopard and Cheetah are more rare but sightings are possible. Elephant, buffalo, Zebras and wildebeest are common in the reserve . The rivers and hippo pools play host to crocs and hippos. And of course there is the usual plethora of birds.
2. Natural Habitat
Another striking feature of Masai Mara Reserve is the greenish grasslands which have rolled towards the horizon with the Acacia trees. When you think of a Kenya safari; Masai Mara is the quintessential African landscape that you will always picture about! Our excellent Kenya safari tour itineraries can help you see the enormous wildlife in their natural habitat and the same ground that you will be standing.
3. How To Get To The Masai Mara
Masai Mara is just about 5-6 hours drive from the capital city of Kenya, Nairobi and 3-4 hours from the Great Rift valley. 3-Days Masai Mara Safari of Easy Go Safaris can offer you the unique opportunities of game drives and photography around the grassy plains of the Masai Mara. Most of our customers choose 10 Days Kenya Luxury Flying Safari to enjoy the combining experiences of seeing the wilderness of Kenya
4. How Long To Stay
We recommend you to stay at least two to three nights in the Masai Mara National Reserve. If you are visiting during the wildebeest migration, then the longer you stay, the more you will get the opportunity to see more of the wildlife species missed out on day 1 or 2.
5. Best Time To Visit Masai Mara
No doubt, the best time to visit the Masai Mara National Reserve is during the wildebeest migration i.e. in July through to October.
The Short rain Months (Late September, October, November) generally offer a little rain falls in the early morning or late evening; but there is nothing which can hamper your enjoyment in Masai Mara. Even, the roads of the park are fine.
The dry months (December, January, February, Early March) can give you a good chance of seeing wildlife while gathering at the round watering holes.
The Long Rains (late March, April, May, early June) are probably the low season in the reserve. As the rainfall will occur pretty much every day, so the road of the park will become impassable; even by 4WDs.
Our top accommodations in the Masai Mara as follows:
Best Budget Option: Matira Bush Camp, Mara Leisure Camp Ol Moran Tented Camp and Siana Springs.
Best Choice For Classic Wildlife Experience: Ashnil Mara Camp , Keekorok Lodge , Mara Sarova Game Camp and Mara Serena Lodge
Best Option For Comfort And Luxury: – Kichwa Tembo, Little/Main Governors,
Epitome Of Bush Luxury: – Mara Safari Club
For the Migration: Matira Bush Camp ,Entim Mara, Ashil Mara Camp