Why You Need to Visit Masai Mara National Reserve During Your Holiday

Article by The Editor
Posted: June 12, 2021  

Masai Mara National Reserve is in Narok County, along the Great Rift Valley. It covers a vast area of about 1,510Sq. Km. It is the best and most widely talked about safari destination on the planet. It has something for everyone, from nature walks, hot air balloons, sightseeing, and not to forget the wildlife.

If you have been wondering what the whole buzz on Masai Mara is, hold on tight; here are a couple of reasons you should plan on that tour.


  • The Hearthstone for the Big Five


In the Masai Mara, you can see all of the ‘big five’; lion, leopard, buffalos, rhino, and elephant.

These animals were considered the most dangerous and most challenging to hunt. You can see all the five animals on a good day, with almost a guarantee of seeing at least four; lions, elephants, rhinos, and buffalos.

If the big five have not already convinced you this next one will, not a single outdoor lover lacks an experience at the mara.


  • The Wildebeest Migration


The Great Wildebeest Migration is the new wonder of the world, among the seven. This annual movement happens around June to September and sees wildebeest joined by impalas, gazelles, and zebras move across the Masai Mara-Serengeti ecosystem.

It is during this time that the wildebeest move from Tanzania and are welcomed to Kenya through the Mara. Those who are lucky to witness it will tell how it’s a battle of survival among the animals.

Most people visit the Mara at this time. The experience brings out a range of emotions from happiness to heartache to anticipation and leaves you yearning for more.


  • Authenticity


The Mara offers you precisely what you pay for; you get value for your money. There is accommodation to suit any budget. The camps all give you beautiful views and an authentic experience; you will wish you could stay forever after sampling the views of elephants by the riverside, the splendid sunrises, and monkeys on your balcony.

When you visit the Mara, it not only helps conserve wildlife but also conserves the culture of the Maasai people. And you can get the opportunity to meet the local community when you go for a 3-Day Masai Mara Safari from Nairobi.

  1. The Superb Bird Collection

If you have stayed at the Mara before, you can attest that the birds sing from sunrise till sundown. There are over 450 species of birds that have been seen at the Masai Mara; woodpeckers, ostriches, ducks, geese, hornbills, kingfishers, bee-eaters are a few that are on the list. 

The birds exist in multiple variations as well. For instance, you can see pied kingfishers, striped kingfishers, and giant kingfishers. The birds thrive in various vegetation zones, thus the variety, from water birds to forest birds, to the endemic, non-endemic, and vulnerable species.

If you love birds, the Mara can be very therapeutic.

The Bottom Line

Add the Masai Mara to your bucket list for an unforgettable vacation and the experience of a lifetime. 


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