Best time to visit Maasai Mara, Masai Mara national reserve can be visited throughout the year at ease with no great challenges. the reserve has permanent wildlife which can be seen throughout the year though during rainy season around April and May, November with short late rainy season makes some parts of the park are mad and only require 4wheel drive cars only.
Mara is considered as a year round trip destination though the Best time to visit Maasai Mara is considered mostly for clients who would wish to experience the great Wildebeest migration when they are crossing the Mara River which happens always in July to October making it the most recogonised time to visit Masai Mara. One should also consider the long dry season which starts from June to October which is good time to have good view of animals during game drives or through Hot air balloon.
Best time to visit Maasai Mara is determined and subdivided in to five seasons and this gives one choice to choose according to what he or she likes to do. Our team always advises you after your suggestions on your preferred activities of interest. Below are the big five seasons of Mara:
Festive season also known as Christmas season that runs from December to early January, this is one of the riches time of wildlife in Mara and best for clients who wants to refresh and relax in the wilderness enjoying seeing wildlife.
The second season and the most popular is the Wildebeest Migration known as the Seven Wonders of the World. This is one of the last multi-species migration on the world history, this happens from July to October when millions of the wildebeest, thousands of Zebras and other animals cross the Mara river from Serengeti of Tanzania to Masai Mara and vice versa.
Wildlife Season: This happens from mid October to December as the animals are lured to the southern part of Masai mara with the short rains of November. The grass of the Mara plains will be short at that time just after the wildebeest have migrated back to Tanzania.
The lion season or the predator season, from January to March which is breeding season for wildebeest, zebras, Gazzelles and others leaving the reserve dotted with more young ones which attract more predators as food is readily available for them. It is easy for Guest to spot large pride of lions always, the grass will be short making the open Mara plains very clear view.
Lastly but not the least is the Green season or rainy season termed as the Spring, the months are characterized with heavy rainfalls clearing all the dust from the reserve, breeding period for Antelopes, Impalas, Kudus and others which then attracts more predators especially the Hyenas, lot of birds as the trees and other plants flower creating beautiful landscape for the visitors.