Attractions in Maasai Mara National Reserve 2022

Attractions in Maasai Mara National Reserve 2022 : Maasai Mara National Reserve is situated in the south west of Kenya, covering an area of 1,510 square km (583 square miles) the Maasai Mara National Reserve is a land of breath taking vistas, abundant wildlife and endless plains.

Attractions In Maasai Mara National Reserve

These are some attractions that influence or attract guests or visitors in Maasai Mara National Reserve and they are like the following.

Mara Triangle.

Mara triangle is a special area of the national reserve which un like the rest of the reserve, is managed by a non-profit conservancy company formed by local Maasai communities. The Mara Triangle is one third of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, with an area of 510km, it has two natural borders and one political, to the south west is the Tanzania/Serengeti, to the east is the Mara River, and to the Northwest is the Oldoinyio Escarpment.

Mara triangle of the highest concentrations of the wildlife you encounter during your Africa trip.

Mara River.                                                                                

Mara river is a large game reserve in Narok, Kenya. It is named in honour of the Maasai people, the ancestral inhabitants of the area, who migrated to the area from the basin. Mara River provides the only permanent source of water for the largest remaining overland migration in the world 1.2 million wildebeest and it sustains large populations of many other wildlife species, such as hippopotamus and other species.

Attractions in Maasai Mara National Reserve 2022
Mara River

Olare Orok conservancy.

The conservancy covers an area approximately 8,090 hectares (20,000 acres) the conservancy features six safari camps from which you can see all the iconic African animals like lions, cheetahs, leopards, wildebeests, crocodiles, hippos, elephants, zebras, antelopes, vultures and rhinos.

Lemek conservancy.

It is the best game viewing in Maasai Mara, located on the North sector of the game reserve with and area of approximate 19000 acres of land with the aim of maximizing sustainable Mara eco system. Lemek conservancy was known as Koyaiki Lemek conservation area which was name after the local community name where the conservancy occupies and the partners Koyaiki Group branch, the name was changed after some time when more landowners and stake holders in tourism in that Lemek Group Ranch.

Some part of the land was merged to Mara North which led to the reduction of the size for the conservation to the current estimated 19000 acres even if the actual size is not yet been sure and released by their board but it remains at that level.

Eluai plain.

Eluai plain is also one of the top attraction in Maasai Mara which is also known as massive area for wilderness and scattered trees. The plain is so amazing as you can see for miles and have spectacular sights for some good game animals such as cheetahs, herds of elephants, zebra and many other more.

Olypunyata swamp.

Olypunyata swamp is located in Maasai Mara National Reserve, this is the best place to visit and encounter something new in life time where you will experience a large life of wild animals around the swamp linking for water such as herds of elephants, zebras, sight see varieties of crown cork and some aquatic birds around as you might see the beautiful nature around the swamp and end up with awesome unforgettable experience once in life time.

Mara North Conservancy.

This is extremely a nice area for traveller who are nature lovers who get enough time to share with wild animals but sleeping in white duvet sheet. The camp has well trained staff who are good in welcoming guests and tentative to tour need. However, the camp has good accommodation facilitates such as showers, flushing toilets and flashlight escorting system who are well trained, it also offers evening camp fire where you can share drinks, delicious meals which is quite amazing experience in life time.

This conservancy has enough space for you to relax and enjoy the camp as well as photographing the animals because they co-exist around, what you need to do on your packing list never forget to carry a clear camera which will help you to take photos for your Kenya holiday remembrance.

Musiara swamp.

The Musiara swamp is locate near the Mara River in the Northern edge of the Maasai Mara National Park. This is the best place for excellent game watching location for variety of wild animals such as lioness on trees which quite rewarding, the herds of elephants, leopards, buffalos, hyenas, cheetahs as well as bird sightings like ostriches. This is quite thrilled experience in here to travellers who tender to visit Maasai Mara.

Attractions in Maasai Mara National Reserve 2022
Musiara swamp

Where to stay in Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Maasai Mara has various accommodation facilitates ranging from mid-range, budget and luxury accommodation for the guests to stay and sleep include,

Luxury accommodations, Ashnil Mara camp, Mara serene safari lodge, and among others.

Mid-range accommodations include, Sopa lodge, Keekorok lodge and many others.

Budget accommodations include the Osero Sopia River Camp, Olarro plains, Julia River camp, Talek Bush Camp, Talek Olkinyei camp, Mara Uma Bush Camp, Leruk Maasai safari camp and many more.

How to get Maasai Mara National Park.

Maasai Mara can be accessed by both air/flight and road means.

By Air/flight transport.

Flying is the quickest way to get to Maasai Mara, there are daily flights to the Mara from Wilson Airport provided by companies such as Safari Link and Air Kenya. Flight to Maasai Mara takes around 45 minutes; on arrival the aircraft will land on an airstrip nearest to your camp.

By road transport.

The road is currently tarred all the way from Nairobi to Maasai Mara (Sekenani). The distance varies from 225km (140miles) to 275 kms (170 miles) depending on which gate or entry point of Maasai Mara you want to access.

Well in terms of journey time, typically you want to allow for 5.5 hours for most eastern or Narok side reserve entry gates such as Sekenani, Talek and Ololaimutia up to 6 to 6.5 hours for Musiara (Narok county side but on the western side) and Oloololo gate (close to the Masaai Mara conservancy and Mara Triangle) and this includes a couple of brief stops enroute for fuel stop and washroom break in the small town.

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