Activities done in Maasai Mara National Reserve


Activities done in Maasai Mara National Reserve : Maasai Mara National reserve is situated in south –west Kenya and is one of Africa’s Great Wildlife Reserves. Maasai Mara National Reserve stretches 1,510sq km (580 sq. miles) and raises 1500-2170 meters above the sea level. And the conservancies and the area is at least twice the size, it hosts over 95 species of mammals and over 570 recorded species of birds.

Weather and Climate of Maasai Mara National Reserve.

The weather climate of Maasai Mara and East Africa in general is almost the same with the destinations near equator experiencing cooler and wetter climatic conditions than places far away from equator which opposes the human imagination of the opposite in reference to the imaginary lines. The temperatures mostly fall at night making the nights cooler than day time throughout the year, Maasai Mara is located on altitude of around1500 meters to 1900 meters.

The temperatures are always higher around October and March and lower around June to August with the coolest times to be at night when the temperatures drop down sometimes below even 10 degrees Celsius

Maasai Mara have two rainy seasons with the wettest month being April and July being the driest month, the first rains in April and May also referred as the long rains where the reserve receives a lot of rainfall and most of the camps close up while the second short rains in November the rains are little as compare to the first and also very short period of time.

The most unique point of the Mara reserve is that the reserve does not have real dry season at least the park receives rainfall throughout the year even in the so called the dry month of June to October. Sunshine is distributed throughout the year our guests will always enjoy the African sunshine through the sunrise game drives and sun set game drives, one can even do sun bathing at later hours or early hours of the day depending on the location of your accommodation or tent.

Activities done in Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Game Drive.

Game driving is the best way of adventuring different game species in the park and rewarding experience in life time as a traveller can be able to enjoy keen photography of wildlife species, since it is carried out in 4 times 4 an open roof safari vehicle and here in Maasai Mara National Reserve is even more wondrous.

Maasai Mara is one of safari destination in Africa and not only Africa but also in the world to offer great rewarding game drive since it is a home of big cats such as lions, elephants, buffalos and black and white rhinos among others. However, the reserve is a home of more than 95 mammal species which can be seen on your safari to Maasai Mara and also boosts with over 600 bird species, it’s also known for world natural event that happens annually that is to say the migration season of millions of wildebeest which usually assembles the reserve as they cross the Mara river from Serengeti for fresh pastures and water.

Activities done in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Game Drives in Maasai mara

Game drive viewing in Maasai Mara is composed of three sessions which can be selected depending on the traveller’s opinion. That is to say, the morning game drive that starts early at 7am and the ending time it depends on the allocation of mammals, evening game driving starts at 2pm to 5pm and night game drive starts at 6pm till 7:30pm.

Horseback safari.

Horseback safaris in Maasai Mara is a few of those reserves and parks in Africa where horse riding is done inside the park for the game viewing, this was mostly used by long ago explorers since there were no cars but today even if their safari vans and land cruisers most guests prefer to use horse rides during their game drives and its more popular in Maasai Mara national reserve.

Wake up early and jump on your horse and led by the park ranger and guarder by the Maasai warriors are more joyful to encounter fellow animals with another animal. The horses are gentle and well trained to listen to the guests and their director in charge while on the game drive.

Hot air balloon safari.

Hot air balloon safari lasts only 1 hour in space viewing and exploring the beauty of Maasai Mara plains and finally lands. Upon landing, all passengers on board are offered a bottle of Champaign each and bush breakfast at a designated place in the wildness of Maasai Mara.

hot air baloon in maai mara National  reserve.
Hot air balloon safaris in masai mara


There are over 100 safari camps in the Maasai Mara ranging from luxury to budget, Maasai Mara reserve is an outdoor form of accommodation which brings the tourists closer to the wild during their safari, the reserve has both public campsites and private campsites for tourists who visit the reserve to explore the different attractions and engage in various activities  thus Activities done in Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Maasai culture.

Cultural safaris or community visit to the Maasai community forms one of the most active and lively activities in Maasai Mara one should not miss out while at Maasai Mara from their dancing stanzas of jumping up and down to the iconic wat of milking their indigenous cows, how to get fresh blood from animal and as well as their cooking styles.

Bird watching.

This famous known as one of the most important wildlife safari destination to the game viewing/driving safari not knowing that also hosts with big diversity of unique bird species such as the ostriches, Kori bustard many more others. It is so honoring Maasai Mara National Park to be one of the best Kenya bird watching destination with high population of bird species in relation to other Kenya national parks. Most of the travellers who visited Maasai Mara on their birding safari tour wonder a lot about the uniqueness of bird spotted around.

Activities done in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Birding in Maasai mara

The great wildebeest migration.

Wildebeest migration takes place at different times of the year and in Maasai Mara national reserve, this migration takes place during the months of July to September when the wildebeest cross to Maasai Mara reserve in Kenya through the Mara River which is considered the climax of the migration period.

The wildebeest migration in Maasai Mara is considered one of the natural wonders which take place in the world. There are many reasons which have led to this wildebeest migration which takes place annually in different locations between Serengeti national park and Maasai Mara national reserve.

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