Amazing 8 Things to Do in Masai Mara National Reserve : Masai Mara National Park; This reserve is one of the most popularly visited and well-known wildlife conservation area in Africa. More fact, a famous home that hosts the big 5 mammal species – Elephants, Leopards, Rhinos, Lions and buffaloes among other species to adventure. However, the Masai Mara is the only wildlife reserve with an indigenous black rhino population.
The National Reserve is positioned in south west Kenya and is a vast scenic expanse of gently rolling Africa savannah plains measuring about 1510 square kilometers, inhabiting a paradise of wildlife species such as Lions, Cheetah, Rhino, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Zebra among others.
Note; The word Mara means spotted, thus referring to the ubiquitous flat topped acacia trees, shrubs and bushes that dots a beautiful landscape across most of the reserve.
During your visit to the park, it’s your choice whether you prefer experiencing the splendor of the open savannah by car or by foot. You can opt to do day and after dark or full day game experience or half day -get back in tine to relax in your tent -the choice is yours.
Below are the various activities that our guests can take part in when they visit the Masai Mara as follow;
Experience Masai Mara on Game Drives;
There are two options when it comes to game drives; A night drive or a day game drive. You can embark on twice daily interpretive game drives with expert Maasai guides who will help you uncover the unmatched of the Mara. The night game drives can be conducted in the conservancy such as Mara Naboisho Conservancy. You expect to adventure animal species such as ;elephants ,Cape buffalo ,rhinoceros as well as giraffes ,hippos ,hyenas ,Nile crocodiles ,wildebeest ,zebra ,gazelles antelopes many more to see.
Join in Guide Walking Safaris
During you visit to the reserve, you can choose to reconnect with your spirit of exploration and follow in the footsteps of ancient explorers and local Maasai guides keepers of this pristine wilderness area on a memorable guided walking safari. Along the way, as you walk around unmatched wilderness of Mara, you will be able to learn about game trekking and look out for those unusual bugs and wildlife rarely adventured from a car. Note; Walking safaris are not allowed in the reserve but can be arranged in Naboisho Conservancy by help of reliable tour agents.
Go on a Cultural Tour with The Masai
During your visit to Masai Mara National Reserve, you can go experience amazing culture of these ancient Masai people through participating in different cultural activities and be able to learn about the Maasai’s beliefs and the challengers affecting the survival of their way of life. More so, you can have a chance of visiting their Capacity Building Centers Koiyaka Guiding School, the health center, education and water programs in Talek Town and the Basecamp Masai Brand ‘’BMB’’, a handcraft workshop which displays traditional women jewelry and leatherwork for sale in our curio shop.
Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration
Watching the great wildebeest migration is a breathtaking experience that attracts millions of visitors to come and watch millions of migrating wildebeest tentatively steps towards the rim of the Mara River. Just have your camera ready, heart pounding in your chest and you watch as the first wildebeest followed by zebras. Well, the Great Wildebeest Migration is a truly remarkable experience.
Experience the thrill of Mobile Camping
Travelers who consider camping as one of their favorite activities, setting up a mobile camp at the Naboisho Conservancy can be a rewarding experience. If you wish to experience more, we recommend you to spend more nights at different campsites could be a stay at Dorobo Mobile Camp and feel the comfortable stay in the middle of a jungle surrounded by the sounds of wild animals. You will be guided by Masai guards to make sure your stay as possible.
Experienced an African Sundowner
After your restless day filled with incredible safari activities and wildlife viewing, later on, you can have perfect way experience round with Basecamp sundowner in the bush. Enjoy watching sun dip below the horizon with the sights and sounds of Africa while sipping on a refreshing drink enjoyed under an Acacia tree.
Glide over the Mara Plain on a Balloon Safari
What a sheering experience ‘’Balloon safari is’’, which starts in the morning thus giving a magnificent aerial view of the Masai Mara Plains from a hot air balloon. Truly, one observing the flora and fauna from an enchanting balloon ride is worthy an encounter. The experience can take 1 to 2 hours thus giving you a memorable opportunity to be enthralled by the variety of wildlife experience.
Upon your landing, you will savour a champagne breakfast followed by a leisurely drive back to camp.
Lastly, you can decide to combine Kenyan Safaris with a visit to Masai Mara National Reserve with a visit to Gorilla Trekking Experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda. Bwindi National Park can be accessed by a fight from Wilson Airport in Kenya and fly to Entebbe Airport Uganda- you can opt to use a domestic flight Aero link to fly you to Kihihi airstrip a nearby local airstrip to Bwindi ‘’1:15 hours landing’’ and then be transferred by car to access the park ‘’1:30hours drive.
By Road; From Entebbe or Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park takes 8 to 9 hours’ drive.
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