Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the best safari parks in Kenya. A tour package to Masai Mara will give you a chance to see the famous “Big Five”- Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Rhino as well as an abundance of other wildlife, including wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, antelope, ostrich, giraffe, cheetah, hyena and many more. Masai Mara is the ultimate destination for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers as it offers a wide variety of wildlife animals. Hence it has become one of the most popular Kenya safari tour destination in Africa. Every year the Great Migration happens in this park- Thousands of Wildebeest, Zebras, gazelle, Topi migrate from Serengeti National park(Tanzania) to Masai Mara(Kenya) in the months of July to October.
The Great Migration Of The Wildebeest.
The Great Migration of the wildebeest is one of the seven wonders of the world. This is an annual immense movement that only happens between the Serengeti National park in Tanzania and Maasai Mara National reserve in Kenya during the months of July to October. Visitors who visit the park during the migration period have the chance to witness this unforgettable animal circus. Thousands of Wildebeest accompanied by zebras, gazelles, topi pass through Mara River. This time the crocodiles consider it, as the best time of the year as they also wait for the weak wildebeest who become their meal. On the Kenyan side of the Mara river, lions, cheetah, hyenas, leopard are eagerly waiting for their share.
Things Likely to be seen:
- Wildlife animals viewing – Lots of wildlife animals likely to be seen including elephants, lions, Leopard, Buffalo, giraffes, Zebra, Antelopes, hyenas, warthog, hippo among many others and lots of birdlife.
- The Great Migration – The National reserve is a photographer’s and naturalist’s paradise. Once in a lifetime, you should plan to visit Masai Mara and see these spectacular wildlife movements from Serengeti to Masai Mara. The action of thousands and thousands of animals crossing River Mara is the most memorable.
- Balloon Ride Over the Mara – The best experience and rare in the Mara early in the morning, while you witness the beautiful wilderness and wildlife animals from an aerial view.
- The Maasai People – Meet the Maasai people who are rich in their culture and traditions. They also do very beautiful beadwork.