Masai Mara National Reserve Safaris
Masai Mara National Reserve Safaris are the different tour packages that are set out by many tour operators giving the best activities to be done in the park. Masai Mara national reserve remains one of the best safari destinations not only in Kenya but entire world. The small-sized national reserve is a premium protected area in Kenya. When planning for Kenya safari, Masai Mara national reserve is among unmissable destination. The reserve is located just few kilometres away from the capital Nairobi along the Great Rift Valley region. The distance which is 224 kilometres makes it possible for the guests to enjoy short Masai Mara national reserve safaris like 3 days Masai Mara safari. The Masai Mara national reserve safaris expose you to untapped virgin Maasai land full of wildlife and culture. Overseeing more features of the Great Rift Valley lies on both sides of the escarpments.
Covering an area of only around 1510 square kilometres, the park lies on the southern part of Kenya. Its dominated by the open savannahs, woodlands, fertile riverine which is characterised by semi-desert climate. Its located on the land of Maasai people in the border of Kenya and Tanzania. It is on the old ecosystem in the world that is Serengeti ecosystem that covers Masai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania.
Masai Mara national reserve is an extraordinary game reserve that is famous for the wildebeest migration. The wildebeest migrations happen annually and it’s the largest wildlife migration on planet earth. Only the timing will make you miss but if you contact our safari experts they will advise you on the best time to witness the wildebeest migration. Do not only view in televisions or read in books but come witness millions of the wildlife crossing the Mara river at the expense of large Nile crocodiles at the Mara river while the lions and other on land predators wait at the crossing points. This is what we term as survival for the fittest as hundreds die under the open teeth of the large crocodiles, drowning on water and other causes of death.
Masai Mara national reserve safaris take you the land of predators with the highest concentration of big cats. Be the lucky few to enjoy Kenya safari to the land of the Maasai people where leopards are more of a must seen. The lion population is alarming as the locals have done their best to protect the lions from any kind of danger. The other predators found at the park include Hyenas, leopards, Cheetahs, Jackals and many more.
The Masai mara is also a good destination for the African big 5 (Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffaloes and Rhinos) The reserve has some black rhinos though shy but their population is growing rapidly hence increasing the chances of viewing the rare shy Black Rhinos. The reserve has got a world record as one of the destinations in the world where the population of Elephants have dramatically increased in a short period of time. The population of Elephants rising to over 30,000 as per the population census of Elephants in 2015. Masai Mara national reserve safaris is more than wildlife safari experience. It’s a home of a wonderful cultural safari experience with a visit to the local unique African culture by the Maasai.
The Kenya safaris to Masai Mara National Reserve a home rich of birdlife with over 450 species of birds with 57 species of bird of the prey. The Kenya birding safaris are great during the rainy seasons from March to May and November. This is the time when the reserve hosts more migratory birds that come from different parts of the world. They come shortly for breeding purposes only before flying back to their country of origin.
Masai Mara national reserve safaris accommodate all budget of the travellers. We offer a wide range of the Masai Mara safaris that are pocket-friendly full of wildlife experience. With our wide range of accommodations that range from public camping to the luxury lodges that are found inside the reserve. There are several activities that can be enjoyed while on Masai Mara national reserve safaris.
Below are the highlights of your Masai Mara national reserve safaris
Balloon safari: Enjoy the hot air balloon safaris during your Masai Mara national reserve safaris. Be among the lucky ones to enjoy the eagle eye of the open rich plains of Masai Mara. The rich wildlife reserve has many operators offering hot air balloon that are privately run. You have to pre-book in advance so as to get space. Enjoy the wildlife viewing with a limit at the park as you catch the live-action of the reserve. The hot air balloon starts early in the morning lasting for 2 to 4 hours depending on the weather of the day.
Game viewing: Game drives in Masai Mara are excellent especially during the dry months those are from June to October when the great migration is available. In Masai Mara national reserve safaris guests enjoy early morning game drives and evening game drives. There are also night game drives that are arranged by the lodges. Get close to nature with game drives and view big game like Lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants, wildebeest, zebras, hyenas, cheetahs, jackals, warthogs and many more.
Birding: Masai mara is considered as birding paradise as it hosts over 450 bird species with more species of birds of prey. The reserve boosts for hosting more migratory birds that come for breeding during the rainy season and other months. The best time of doing birding tours is from March to May which is the rainy months of Kenya. The birding safaris can be combined with walking safaris that are led by the game ranger. Explore the beauty of nature on foot as you go to the designated areas only in the middle of the park.
Horseback safaris: Masai Mara national reserve safaris are the only the big five experience that can be experienced on the back of the horse. More lodges arrange horseback safaris as new more of enjoying the fresh breeze of Masai Mara. This is a unique activity that can only be done during your Masai Mara national reserve safaris.
Cultural tours: Masai mara national reserve is located in the middle of the Maasai land, reach of true African culture. Exploring the reserve gives you a great opportunity not only wildlife but African culture. The only a changed culture in Africa amidst modernization is the Maasai culture. Have the best of Masai Mara national reserve safaris through reputable tour operators.