Maasai Mara National Reserve covers 1,530 km2 and lies southwest of the country; it borders the Serengeti National Park to the south, the Siria escarpment to the west, and Maasai pastoral ranches to the north and east. It is famous for its exceptional population of big cats, and the annual migration of wildebeest and other grazers from the Serengeti every year from July to October. The Masai Mara is quite rightly a jewel in the crown of Kenya’s tourism industry; Maasai Mara is home to about 95 animal species and 400 bird species.
Maasai Mara National Reserve is unfenced and contiguous with unprotected land to the north, east, and west, and the Serengeti National Park to the south. The characteristic grassland plains extend to the north and east. To the east and south, the area becomes drier, more hilly and bushed, and is bounded by the Loita hills. To the north and west, Maasai Mara National Reserve is bounded by the Siria escarpment, beyond which the land rises to well over 2,000 m, covered by a mosaic of Afro-montane, semi-deciduous and dry-deciduous forests, and Acacia savanna woodlands.
When it comes to game drives, you have two options, a day game drive or a night game drive. Set out on twice-daily guided game drives with experienced Maasai guides who will help you discover the majestic Mara’s plains. You will be able to see lions, leopards, cheetahs, Cape buffalo elephants, and rhinoceroses, as well as giraffes, hippos, hyenas, Nile crocodiles, wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, antelopes, and rhinoceroses.
The main activity during a Maasai community excursion is a guided community walk where you can see the numerous amazing places that our local Maasai guide will recommend. The guide will give you all the information you may need to know about the places you will visit. On this community adventure, you can visit local schools, local herbalists, homesteads, and the market.
One of the biggest encounters on the African continent, the great annual wonder of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles cross the Mara River from Serengeti National Park to the Majestic Maasai Mara National Reserve as the Nile Crocodiles, Big cats, and Hyenas wait at the banks of the Mara River to feast on these grazers.
Start your morning with a magnificent aerial view of the Maasai Mara plains from a hot air balloon. Float over the sprawling Mara plains, observing the flora and fauna from an enchanting balloon ride. The ride, lasting 1 hour or so gives you an opportunity to be enthralled by the abundant wildlife experience. At the flight’s end, you’ll savor a champagne breakfast followed by a leisurely drive back to camp. The cost of a hot air balloon experience is US$ 480 per person and there is a reduced rate for children.
Africa’s happy hour in Maasai Mara after a day filled with exciting safari activities and wildlife viewing, the perfect way to round it off with some Gin, wine, soft drinks, and some tasty bites in the wilderness. As you watch the sun dip below the horizon with sights and sounds of the wilderness.
There are over 100 safari camps in the Maasai Mara ranging from luxury to budget namely Mara Serena safari lodge, and beyond bateleur camp, sanctuary olonana, and beyond kichwa tembo tented camp, porini lion camp, sand river Masai mara, saruni mara, sala’s camp, mara interpids camp, Angama mara cottar’s 1920s camp, rekero camp, Naboisho camp, Elephant pepper camp, topi mara bush house, little governor’s camp, governor’s II moran camp, serova mara game camp, Oldarpoi mara camp, Oseki Maasai mara camp, siana spring tented camp, Kicheche valley camp, Mara leisure camp, crocodile camp, leopard hill, riverside lodge, encounter mara, kicheche bush camp, Ngare serian, saruni wild rekero camp, mara expeditions camp among others.
Most travelers fly into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, and catch up a local airline from Wilson Airport to various airstrips in Maasai Mara depending on your booked lodge. From there you will be transferred to your lodge in a modified 4X4 land cruiser, for visitors who opt to use road transport from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Maasai Mara will encounter a 270 kilometers drive for about 5 hours to your reserved lodge. This is an experience like what you would like in National Geographic. Come taste the long-awaited Adventure with Gorilla Tracking Africa in Maasai Mara National Reserve.
· Always listen carefully to your Safari guide instruction, so you can be safe on your remarkable Safari.
· Always drink bottled water provided in the vehicle to stay hydrated.
· Wear your Safari hut and sunglasses
· Do not waste too much time drinking beer at the bar, program yourself and drink a few drinks, have enough rest, so that you can wake up early for your next excursion the following day.
· Don’t keep food in your tent; you might get unwanted visitors in the night.
· Always walk to your tent with a guide.