Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (With Photos)

Masai Mara is known as Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserve, located in southwest Kenya. The first sight of this natural wonderland is breathtaking. The wildlife is abundant and the gentle rolling grasslands ensure that animals are never out of sight. Birds too are prolific. Including migrants, more than 450 species have been recorded, out of them, 57 species of birds of prey. Masai Mara Ecosystem holds one of the highest lion densities in world and this is where more than TWO MILLION Wildebeest, Zebra and Thomsons Gazelle migrate annually between July and October, during migration the sensation is unparalleled. Maasai Mara is one of the best plains' game reserves where you can actually encounter a live Discovery Channel, a haven for viewing a large group of all sorts of animals in a five-mile radius. Climate is gentle, rarely too hot and well-spread rainfall throughout the year. Rain mostly will be in evening or night.

African Buffalo's in Masai Mara

Maasai communities live within the dispersal area with their stock but a century of close association with the wildlife has resulted in an almost symbiotic relationship where wildlife and people live in peace with one another.
Masai People with their Traditional Costume

Masai People with there Traditional Jump

A well worth it and recommended activity in the Maasai Mara National Reserve is the Balloon safari (It cost you around 400$ to 450$ per person). Early in the morning, you will be woken and driven to the departure site. Once in the air, the view of the surrounding landscape, the rising of the sun between the mountains and the congregation of the animals at the river is beautiful. This all concludes with a champagne breakfast ad memories of a lifetime.

Hot Air Balloon Safari

Getting There:

The Masai Mara National Reserve lies about 270 kilometers from Nairobi and takes about 5 to 6 hours by road. There are scheduled flights, twice daily from Wilson Airport Nairobi, which take about 40 - 45 minutes. The pickup and drop facility form Airport/preferred location is arranged by the package provider.

Entrance of the Masai Mara National Reserve

For accommodation we have many options depending on the location preference and budget. If you reserve through package it will include pickup and drop from preferred location, accommodation, Safari and Food. Best is to stay in Keekorok Lodge which is deep inside the national park which is the best place stay and to start your safari.
Entrance of the Keekorok resort
Way for the rooms in Keekorok resort

Photos of Masai Mara National Reserve:


Open savannah and light patches of bush, woodland. River forests along the Mara river.


Savannah Grass with light patches of bushs

Animals at Masai Mara:

Mara River

Sun Set at Masai Mara

Tanzania and Kenya Border

Best Time to Visit:
July to October is the best time to Visit, which is the Migration period. Animals from Tanzania migrate to Maasai Mara.

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