Maasai Mara Safari, discover the fresh wildlife experience of Africa with all the African big 5 which are a must-see during your safari in Maasai Mara national reserve. Discover the secrets of the unspoiled ecosystem not only in Kenya but the entire world. Masai Mara national reserve is Africa’s premier game reserve with the highest big Cat population not forgetting the world’s largest wildebeest migration. The reserve is not very big covering only a total of 1510 square kilometers is a home of over 2 million animals hence giving the guest the best Maasai Mara safari
The Maasai Mara safari covers an unfenced national reserve alongside its famous private conservancies that are a home of large wildlife species. A planned Maasai Mara safari is more than a wildlife experience but also offers a good insight into the culture of the Maasai local people. The Maasai culture is among the few traditions that have remained in the years unchanged irrespective of modernization taking the world in storm.
The Maasai Mara safari with great tour operators starts from 3 days Maasai Mara safaris to the vast 20 days Maasai Mara overland safaris across East Africa. One can combine Maasai Mara safari with other East African famous destinations like Serengeti national park, Bwindi impenetrable national park and many more. We have a wide range of safaris from Budget Safaris to luxury safaris. The difference between our budget safaris and luxury safaris is only accommodation but the wildlife experience remains the same all excellent. The comfortability in accommodation is the only great difference.
Maasai Mara national reserve is dominated by open savannah plains dotted with Acacia trees and some kopjes and swampy vegetation around the Mara and Telek rivers. This kind of vegetation has given an added advantage to the predators who like relaxing on these kopjes and trees. The open savannah gives them a clear chance of hunting their prey at ease. The central Mara also called the Mara triangle where the mighty River mara crosses the park attracts both big cats and grazers due to fresh green nutritious grass. The plenty of grazers gives enough food for the big cats hence favoring the ecosystem of the reserve.
There are a lot of expectations for guests when planning to have their Maasai Mara safari with more questions they ask themselves like which animals are in Maasai Mara, how big is Maasai mara, which kind of game drives are done in Maasai Mara and many more. All these details are found on our website’s information/blog section.
Below are the key activities that are done during your Maasai Mara safari:
Game viewing: Maasai Mara National Reserve is home of thousands of wildlife that are permanent residents and millions of migratory animals that come from July to October from Serengeti before they head back to Tanzania. The reserve is also famous for its great number of predators especially the big cats like lions, leopards, Cheetahs, and others. This combination of predators and grazers makes the reserve action parked all the time as there is a struggle for life as animals leave on unpredictable life on a daily basis.
The dramatic action on the aquatic life at Mara river when large Nile crocodiles clear their jaws after eating the kill. Their skill of killing is more unique as they can kill an animal which is triple their weight but uses some techniques of drowning the animal. Other animals at the water are the large schools of hippos and birdlife.
Balloon safaris: Floating on air is one of the lifetime experiences one can do during his Maasai Mara safari. To have an eagle eye on this plains seeing the heads of the flora and catching live acting at the closest distance possible. They start early at dawn when all the animals are very active and the park is wonderful. Riding over the vast savannah of the Masai Mara game reserve in a Hot Air Balloon Safaris.
Looking for the best wildlife experience in Africa look no further, Maasai Mara safari serves your with beyond your expectations in African safari. True wilderness with a mixture of all African big 5 (lions, leopards, Elephants, Buffalo and Rhinos) all available. When timely timed unmissable largest wildlife migration that is Wildebeest migration that occurs annually.
Birding/birding safari: You cannot call your Maasai Mara safari complete when you have not listed over 100 bird species. The reserve has over 500 bird species making it termed as the birding paradise of Africa. The secretary birds are easily seen, ostrich, lovebirds, hamerkop, and others.
Cultural tours: The complete Maasai Mara safari is after visiting the locals and actively participating in the Maasai warrior activities. Their cultural dance of jumping and others like milking, listening to their stories, entering to the manyattas.