Maasai Mara National Reserve
The magically gifted park rated 8th wonder in the world is situated in the southwest of Kenya, seated on an area of 1,510 sq. km (583 square miles) in Great Rift Valley’s open grassland. This great destination is creatively a land of breathtaking moments, filled with abundant wildlife and endless plains. The quintessential Masai Mara safari delivers many attractions including the wildebeest, zebras and other antelopes that make up the famous Great Migration, race crossing Mara River where some reptiles and other carnivores lay traps to hunt down the migrants. The hunters here include; Crocodiles, the kings of the jungles Lions, leopards and several carnivores. Don’t be among those that will miss the action of the movement, races and above all the show time of the migrant being snatched by any of the carnivore. Maasai Mara National Park is epic, it’s a lifetime memory, and it is just out of words explanation.
Maasai Mara National Park is any ardent fun hunter’s, photographer’s paradise, well decorated with abundance of wild animals like: elephants, buffalos, giraffes, lions and cheetahs, wildebeests, zebras, antelopes , leopards , the endangered black rhino that hide in the dense thickets and large rafts of hippo and enormous crocodiles are found in the Mara River. Not only is it the wonder of the world animals’ hub but also had birds and over 450 bird species are recorded here.
The rare numerous tree species blossoming covering all the lands. All these lying within the great Eastern Bank of the rift valley. The harmonious environment of the Masai people living with the Wild animals in the reserve creates a stunning site to view by the tourists as they experience a firsthand experience of how to survive peacefully in a wilderness.
Wildlife tends to be most concentrated on the reserve’s western escarpment regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing like the annual wildebeest’s migration where over 1.5 million animals arrive in July and depart in November, about 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds species recorded on the reserve and visitor not only have thousand chances to see big cats but also big 5 animals in the wilderness (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino).
Maasai Mara National Park can be accessed by road that is about 4-5 hours and by flight as well taking about 40-45 minutes from the main airports in Nairobi city and other airstrips– Mara Serena and Kichwa Tembo. And Maasai Mara National Park is best visited in peak seasons is between July and October, during the migration. Early November and February can also offer excellent game viewing
Attractions at Maasai Mara National Reserve
With the equator effect in Kenya, its warm and cool throughout the year experiencing two seasons with rainy season from November through May, with peak rainfall in December-January and April-May and dry season from June-November. Often sunny mornings with cloud build-up in the afternoons.
Maasai Mara National Park is known as one of the finest wildlife destinations in the World. There is an excellent chance of seeing the Big 5, cheetah, serval, hyena, bat-eared foxes, black-backed and side-striped jackals, hippo, crocodile, baboons, warthog, topi, eland, Thompson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle, impala, waterbuck, oribi, reed-buck, zebra. Also chance of viewing the wildebeests during their migration (July to November) huge numbers of wildebeest move in.
The Maraa River,Maasai Mara National Park is home to 425 bird species of which 53 of these are birds of prey. Raptors, vultures, desert eagles, these dominating the skies hurt for prey and animal concuss are a beauty to spot, on our Game drive through the Masai Maraa plains.
The Maara River is a great season river with numerous fauna and bird species habituating around its banks whereby this causes a great animal population with in this area. Hereby becoming a potential game viewing site for our tourists.
Masai People and their culture:
These great pastoralists harmoniously living with wildlife animals in the Masai Maraa Reserve have create a great Utopia to be visited and sighted by our tourists as the observe and learn the cultures and livelihood of the Masai people living with in the Masai Maraa Reserve alongside wildlife.
Maasai Mara National Park has lots of numerous vegetation cover all over the plains of Masai Maraa. There are numerous species of vegetation such as the Acacia trees, Thickets, marshes, great open savannah grass lands. Through which these great populations of animals roam and graze from.
Maasai Mara National Park is closely neighboring Lake Nakuru the only homes for the pink flamingoes in Africa and few in the world
whereby the lake greatly aids the birding safaris done with in Maraa land.
The Wilder beast Seasonal Migration
The seasonal wilder beast migration happens in July during the arrival and in November as they depart is a great marvel to watch at as the large herds of wilders bests in Millions of numbers are crossing the vast Maraa River yet being to be snatched by the strong long jaws of Maraa River Crocodiles or ambushed by the prides of lions and Gangs of hyenas. All in a fight of crossing to greener pastures on the other side of Maraa River.
Activities to do while in Maasai Mara National Park.
The favorite old time Games drive through the Masai Maraa game drive routes is a worth well experience as Masai Maraa Land never disappoints. Whereby as there are numerous wildlife species to come across while on a Game drive. From large land mammals such as Elephants, giraffes, Buffalos, Hippopotamus, Zebras, Wilder bests to big cats like Lions, cheetahs, leopards and Reptiles like Crocodile, lizards, snakes various birds of prey. Amongst others.
Air Balloon Safaris:
There is a provision for our tourists to venture the wonders of Masai Mara in a hot air balloon as the view game and keep enjoy different land sites from an easier view and more so easily reach different regions of the Game parks.
Masai Maraa Hiking,
The tourists are taken on nature walk safari through the different horizons of the great Masai plains and different vast horizons of Maraa land white viewing and spotting game.
This is a home to over 450 species of birds that are very credible for a great birding safari to birding enthusiasts with the great largest birds such as the great ostrich and 53 birds of prey, alongside 170 tiny birds and sunny birds Maraa is a birder paradise.
Masai Cultural trip:
The tourists can visit the Masai homes so as to get exposure to the Masai tribe cultural norms and traditions. All with a key purpose of being exposed to the great livelihood and ways of survival in the wilderness. Come dress up yourself with beads just like a Masai individual. Best way to know the daily life of the Masai people..
Witnessing the great wilder beast migration:
If you visit in Between July and November, tourist will be able to witness the greatest ever migration of the great wilder beast migration. This that’s a stunning wonderful experience to watch as the great wilder beast cross in thousands the great Maraa River.
Visit the Mfangano Islands on Lake Victoria.
Lake Victoria is shared by 3 countries and guess what even Masai Mara has it touching its land. Amazing!!. Why should you miss visiting this park This a beautiful island located in Lake Victoria having an ambiance and wonderfully e created for relaxing environment to calm and unwind our tourists from long awesome safari in Masai Mara.
After confirming your trip with us at www.jewelsafaris.com, make sure when Masai Maraa land, there is a good camera, phone with good selfie camera to capture the best moments while at this wondrous landscape green and flat plain Savannah that has a very greatly create an amazing photographic environment to aid effective nature beautiful wildlife photographs.
Book a trip with Jewelsafaris.com and join us at Masai Maraa for the movement and the hunting action experience. There is a lot in this well-endowed destination that will immerse fun filled experiences and the memories of a lifetime to any tourist or traveler visiting this place. No adequate words can ascertain how beautiful and experiential this vast land of Masai Mara is. Contact us at Jewel safaris for any other details about this park.