Masai Mara National Reserve is situated southwest of Kenya and covers about 1,510 square kilometers (583 square miles). The Reserve is one of the popular Kenya wildlife safari parks, a land with breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife, and endless plains.
The reserve is an amazing Kenya safari destination as it holds several attractions with an excellent year-round concentration of wildlife including thousands of the wildebeest that roam the plains of the park. Wildebeest move in thousands including million wildebeest, zebras, and several other antelopes that form the famous Great Wildebeest Migration which is one of the world’s natural wonders.
Masai Mara is a great wildlife photography destination with lots of wildlife animals like elephants, buffalo, giraffe, lion, cheetah, leopards, zebras, black rhino, hippos, migratory wildebeest, and enormous crocodiles on the Mara River.
The beauty of the wild animals in Masai Mara is that animals are in large numbers and therefore pose very scenic and wonderful sights for tourists. There are large numbers to be seen and therefore surety of the possibility of seeing these animals all year round.
Game viewing is good in the park all year round thanks to the diverse population of the resident animals.
From July to November is a good time to see the wildebeest in Masai Mara.
The Great Wildebeest Migration is an annual migration of giant herds of animals all through from Northern Tanzania to Kenya. Each wildebeest migration constitutes over two million wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles moving from Serengeti National Park of Tanzania and Maasai Mara National Park of Kenya.
Wildebeest migration occurs in a regular pattern as thousands of the wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles move through the Serengeti Masai Mara ecosystem in search of green pasture. With these large herds, this is the largest wildlife group you may ever see on an African safari, this is why it is one of the natural world’s greatest wonders.
Masai Mara National Reserve offers lots of amazing safaris with customized tour packages and therefore offers a need for booking great accommodation. Activities in the park are diverse ranging from child-friendly to romantic. We recommend you choose to stay in a facility close to the park for easy access to the reserve.
Aside from wildlife viewing, you can also get involved in other safari activities like birding. The reserve alone has more than 500 bird species and therefore a good bird-watching destination. It’s one of Kenya’s best birding hot spots for checking off savannah species on any birder bird list. Raptors are particularly many in the park with about 57 species of the present. Migratory birds can be seen from November to April.
The hot air balloon flight is also one of the authentic experiences that you can undertake in the park. Having a panoramic view of the park is a great idea.
Looking for authentic African safari experiences? Tailor a safari in Masai Mara with a visit to other National parks like Amboseli and also to other destinations. A Tanzania safari, Rwanda tour, or gorilla safari in Uganda could be a good way to tour East Africa.
The Uganda Safari are categorized into 3 major categories namely Short safaris, medium safaris, and long safaris. The short safaris range from 1-3 days, the medium safaris range from 4-6 days and the long safaris range from 7 days and beyond.