For an ultimate game-viewing experience, visit the Maasai Mara in Kenya. This game reserve together with the Serengeti forms the most diverse ecosystem of wildlife in Africa. The Maasai Mara is approximately 1,510 square kilometers in area with over 570 bird species and 95 mammal species.
A safari out in the Maasai Mara is one of the best times out in nature, you get to see all kinds of animals including the African big 5. You’ll see elephants, zebra buffalos, giraffes, and hyenas as well as thrilling big cats such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs. The epic migration of wildebeest is arguably one of the best shows on the planet, with over 1,5 million wildebeest trekking through Maasai Mara to Serengeti and back.
Watching a real-life hunt as a predator chases down its prey is a thrilling experience. The Maasai Mara is filled with so much game that spotting a real-life hunt is likely to occur. You’ll see a cheetah sweeping silently through the savannah waiting for the right moment before it pounces on its prey, wildebeest panicking as they cross rivers in fear of the many crocodiles, and so much more.
The great wildebeest migration is not to be missed when visiting the Maasai Mara, catching this marvel of nature is nothing short of outstanding. Enjoy this incredible feat of nature from the skies in a hot-air balloon safari, on game drives and even on bush walks.
The Maasai Mara region belongs to a semi-nomadic group known as the Maasai people, they occupy most of Kenya and parts of Tanzania. They are known for their colorful dress styles featuring red garments and colorful necklaces. These friendly groups of people have become experts in the region through frequent visits by tourists. On your visit, you’ll be able to interact with them and learn about their intricate cultures.
There are many luxurious lodges in the region offering their guests state-of-the-art facilities with many activities that will keep you entertained and informed.
The best time to visit Maasai Mara is between August to November, as this is the time when the Great migration occurs. However, Maasai Mara has an abundance of wildlife, and therefore visiting any time of the year is okay. The vastly filled plains mean that there is always something to see.
For an unforgettable experience visit the Sand River Masai Mara Camps, this incredible camp is located along the Sand River and close to the Tanzanian border. The site is breathtaking and replicates the 1920s safari camp style. The camp consists of 16 tented accommodations and is known best for its high concentrations of big cats, such as lions, cheetahs, and leopards. The camp is so luxurious that it offers the services of a private butler.
Enjoy a spectacular time in the African wilderness when choosing to stay at the Porini Lion Camp. The camp gives its guests an authentic African safari experience in an eco-friendly setting. It lies along the Ntiakatiak River and borders the Maasai Mara National Park. Game viewing is spectacular due to its relatively low number of visitors allowing guests to enjoy an exclusive time out in the African bush.
Another incredible destination is the Topi Mara Bush Houses, these houses are perfect for families who want their own space in the African wilderness. They offer a great team of chefs, a manager, guides, and exclusive safari vehicles for you and your family. The Topi Houses are along the wildebeest migration path, providing a fantastic experience as you get to see the Great Migration from the comfort of your own home.
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