Masai Mara National Reserve has excellent and fair seasons when to go on a Safari, many safari companies will tell you that any month is good for a holiday to Masai Mara Kenya. It is also often that travelers get disappointed when they arrive to Masai Mara National Reserve and find the weather unfavorable or that the huge herds of wildlife have dispersed because of the rains. If you are flexible with any day then you should consider choosing the best time to visit Masai Mara Game Reserve for your safari in Kenya
The truth is the dry season from July to September is the best time to visit the Masai Mara safari in Kenya, but the peak season is late July to August. The beginning of January through the end of February respectively signals the warmest and wettest period in the region. The start of the rainy season usually comes with flooded roads and generally wet weather. This period is not the best time to visit Masai Mara Kenya since it makes it poor for game viewing combined with slippery roads, mosquitoes are also much more prevalent during this period, June sees the start of the dry season all through to September with water levels and riverbanks teeming with wildlife being able to observe the wildebeest migration crossing in the Maasai Mara and Serengeti, one of the most exciting experiences of a lifetime. Late July to September is ideally the best time to see the Masai Mara migration considering that the herds can sometimes be late to make their way into the Masai Mara or depart. December can also be an excellent time to visit Masai Mara Kenya on a Safari holiday. The Park is covered with lush green scenery making an ideal habitat for migratory birds and newborn animals.
Masai Mara in The Rainy low Season
The Rainy low Season of Masai Mara starts in April up to early June, this is not the best time to visit Masai Mara however if you book a Masai Mara safari holiday during the low season, Masai Mara has a couple of challenges; first of all the water levels in most rivers are very high so sometimes you can’t cross the rivers. The soil also gets be extremely sticky in that it is easy to get stuck while on a game drive within the Park but fear not, there are always people on standby to help you get out of the mess, you must help each other especially in that kind of season when getting stuck is part of the adventure.
The other challenge you may face on your holiday to Masai Mara Kenya is the long grass, this hinders game viewing at an open free view, however, this also motivates the cats to go climbing up trees to see their prey, an opportunity to make an even more special picture that is rare to do in high peak season when the grass is short because then they can see all around. Another challenge you may face on your Masai Mara Kenya holiday is the reduction in animals, there are not a lot of wildebeests and zebras during the rainy season as they migrate back to Tanzania. But that gives you time to focus more on the cats; lions, cheetahs, and the leopards
Some Travelers like to book Masai Mara holiday packages in the rainy season since it’s not so a full year and you can get to enjoy the discounted low season booking prices.