Masai Mara national game reserve is strategically placed in the southwestern part of Kenya along the Great rift valley adjacent to the Serengeti national park in north Tanzania, popular for the wild beast migration, it was established in 1961 to protect wildlife that call it home these include the African big five, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, lions, leopards and other animals like cheetah, wild beasts, gazelles, zebra, hippos, warthogs together with over 480 species of birds. Masai Mara national park is elevated at an altitude of 4875-7052 meters above sea level covering 1510 square kilometers.
Masai Mara National Reserve has a number of attractions like wildebeests, the great escarpments, wildlife, the presence of river Mara that presents an opportunity to conduct several activities in the conservation area these include game drives, nature walks, balloon safaris, horseback riding safari, cultural tours, viewing wildebeest migrations.
Masai Mara Game Viewing
Game drives are a popular activity done in most of the savannah it involves adventure to explore the park composition, game drives are conducted in the morning to catch early morning risers, and evening or night game drives in search of nocturnal species, commonly sighted are the zebras, hippos, Masai giraffes, buffaloes, to mention a few the reserve is one of the most rewarding places in Africa to view wild life a lot of animals gather during the dry seasons to feed, drink and cross river Mara a timed season would be an exceptional experience.
Maasai Cultural Encounter
Cultural tours to Masai Mara national game reserve, the Masai people are the original inhabitants of the park area, with rich cultural background, the dress code in robes and beads is extremely outstanding, the Nilotic ethnic group are pastoralists with cattle being their primary goals, a combined tour with a touch of wildlife would expose you to a deep cultural
The Great Migration-Wildebeest migration
Viewing wildebeest migration is one of the major activities and reasons why one may love to visit Kenya, towards the dry season in Serengeti national park, about 1.5 million wildebeests move to the Mara region in search of greener pastures and water the species cross the fiercely
through a river invaded with crocodiles, the wildebeest migration takes place in the months of July-October, migratory instincts are based on the rainfall seasons.
Nature walks and viewing of the beautiful scenery, they are headed by a well-trained ranger guide following trails being used by animals, walking safaris are enjoyable as you get direct interaction with nature, mix with the local communities if interested while enjoying the lovely songbirds of nature in the Maasai Mara National game reserve.
Hot Air Ballooning
Balloon safaris are one of the best ways of seeing the Masai Mara game reserve, safaris start early in the morning upon breakfast, taking 1-2 hours floating in the air while viewing the wildlife beneath the park, flying in the hot air balloon takes heart but an experience of a lifetime, you will spot most of the animals in the national park.