Game Drives in Maasai Mara National Reserve 2022


Game Drives in Maasai Mara National Reserve 2022 : Maasai Mara National Reserve is located in south west Kenya is a vast scenic expanse of gently rolling African savannah plains measuring 1510 square kilometers (583 square miles) in area and bordering the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the South. Maasai Mara National Reserve is a land of breathing vistas, abundant wildlife and endless plains, the reserve is also a home to over 450 bird species while on Kenya Safaris.


Maasai Mara National Park is located in Southwest Kenya, the climate is pleasantly warm, with cool nights all the year around. The area is located just South of the Equator, but at an altitude between 1500 and 1900 meters (5000 and 6200 feet). Temperatures are slightly higher from October to March, while they are slightly cooler from June to August. At night, it can be abit cold, and the temperatures can drop below 100 C (500F), especially from June to August.

Game Driving in Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Game driving in Maasai Mara can be done in two different ways or categories basing on the choice of visitor and these include day game driving and the night game driving,

Day Game Driving In Maasai Mara National Reserve.

The game driving in Maasai Mara National Reserve starts in the morning and it’s the most rewarding game drives in Africa, the game drives starts very early morning as early as 6am, this gives us a chance to witness the African sunrise which rises with all the strength. The game drive usually starts before breakfast or after breakfast. This is also more lively with great actions as the early birds are present as well and it is easy to view the African big 5 when it is in the morning.

Game Drives in Maasai Mara National Reserve 2022
Game drives in Maasai Mara

The game drives are done in accordance with the rules and regulations of the park. Failure to observe the park’s rules into the penalties, the most sited animals includes the leopards, lions, cheetahs, buffalos, elephants, rhinos, zebras, wildebeest, giraffes, hyena and many more.

Night Game Driving In Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Night Game Drives in Maasai Mara National Reserve is part of the wildlife experiences that is done in Kenya and very interesting to seek wildlife at night. The night game drives are among the few reserves where the night game drives are done, the African wilderness is magical during the day and the night is more than promises of the nocturnal life or theatre with only hunters found in the game.

Night Game Driving in Maasai Mara National Reserve is mostly done in Mara Naboisho Conservancy which has the highest record of successful night game drive in Maasai Mara national Reserve, the night game drives are always organised by camps in Mara Naboisho Conservancy they start at 7 and lasts for two hours. The conservancy is rich with nocturnal animals like lions, leopards, white-tailed mongoose, civet cats, porcupines, and among others. Night Game driving start at 7pm when you leave the lodge or your camp with the hired spotting, Maasai Shukas for coldness and some drinks.

These are done under a private arrangement with the lodges or can be also arranged by the tour operator with the lodge on behalf of the guest as a full package. The guests who want to do these night game drives Maasai Mara National Reserve are advised to stay outside the park.

Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of the best  places destinations and not only in Africa but in the world for excellent rewarding Game drivers in Maasai Mara National Reserve with more than 1000’s of animals to see, In the migration season which takes place between July to October millions of animals resemble to the reserve the wildebeest migration as they cross the Mara river from Serengeti for new fresh pastures and water, this period they come for breeding for the grazers attracting more predators especially the big cats since that prey is much available.

The National Reserve has different animals’ species with the most famous being the big five like the Leopard, Buffalos, Elephants and Rhinos, and other animal species are oribis, hyenas, giraffes, gazelles, hippos, hartebeest, zebras, antelope, crocodiles and among more.

Maasai Mara can be accessed throughout the year with the most rewarding time I during green season where all game drives in Maasai Mara are rewarding when millions of animals both migratory and permanent residents are present at the reserve.

Game Drives in Maasai Mara National Reserve 2022
Night Game Drives in Maasai mara

Best time for game driving in Maasai Mara National Reserve.

The best time to do game driving in Maasai Mara National Reserve is all year around but most especially during peak season which starts in June till October and December to February for you to be able to have the great memorable wildlife viewing experience once in life time.

How to get to Maasai Mara national reserve.

Maasai Mara National Reserve can be accessed by both the road transportation and the air or flight transportation.

By Flight/Air transport.

Flying is the quickest way to get to Maasai Mara National Park, there are daily flights which are known as domestic flights to the Mara from Wilson Airport provided by companies such as Safari Link and Air Kenya. A flight to Mara takes around 45 to 60 minutes from Nairobi, on arrival the aircraft will land on an airstrip nearest in the park.

By Road transport.

The road is currently tarred all the way from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Park (Sekenani Gate). The distance varies from 225km (140 miles) to 275km (170 miles) depending on which gate or entry point of Maasai Mara you want to access. So the road trip from Nairobi to the reserve takes about 6 hours, and this is to one of the nearer entry gates in the Mara, on the Narok side of the reserve such as Sekenani, Talek or Oloolaimutia gates.

This includes a couple of briefs stops, the entry gates on the western side of the reserve such as Musiara or Oloololo takes about 30 minutes longer using a different route which turns west onto the B3 high way towards Bomet, just after passing Narok town. Road conditions are poor in places with the last 75kms to the reserve being on a bumpy gravel road.

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