What Fun Things Tourists can do in Masai Mara Kenya
Masai Mara Kenya is home to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Throughout the year, tourists visit the Masai Mara mainly because of adventure and fun it has to offer. The Masai Mara National Park occupies around 1500 square meters and is situated in the Rift Valley province, just off Narok town.
When a person plans for a safari, there are a few things that they really expect. First, it is a break from the busy city life to appreciate the little or big things nature has to offer. Secondly, you would want adventure. There is no point of going out for a safari if there is no assurance of adventure. Third, they just want to experience something new and different.
One place that can offer all this in one package is Masai Mara Kenya. There is no limit to the fun activities that you can engage in when you visit Masai Mara for your safari. Masai Mara is the best destination in Kenya for safaris and among the most popular safari destinations in Africa.
Masai Mara has gained popularity over the years and one can even say there is almost no low season when it comes to the Mara because visitors are always flocking the Mara to have a piece of what it has to offer.
Masai Mara is not only popular among visiting tourists from foreign countries. The Mara is equally popular to the Kenyan citizens many wishing they have a taste of the Mara at least once in their lifetimes to experience safaris in Masai Mara. As much as there are very many national parks and national reserves in Kenya, Masai Mara is one of the dream destinations for most citizens.
Activities in Masai Mara Kenya
A big question often arises, what are the activities that make Masai Mara such a big name among very many other national parks, national reserves and holiday destinations in Kenya? Well there are very many reasons that make Masai Mara what it is today. Masai Mara has gained popularity over many years and through the years it has gained the confidence of many tourists and holiday seekers from all across the world.
I like Masai Mara because of its diversity. When you visit Masai Mara, you will notice that is the Mara is more than just the national reserve. One way or another, you will end up falling in love with something. Well, who doesn’t want to fall in love on holiday?
Below we will look into some of the activities that Masai Mara visitors often enjoy and some of the reasons why many people often come back to visit the Mara and can’t just get enough of it. Some activities you might have experienced elsewhere but trust me, nothing compares to the Mara. I think nature has a way of making common things very unique. Other activities you can just experience in the Mara and therefore there are no two ways to it.
Game Drives in Masai Mara National Reserve
Masai Mara is majorly known because of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Masai Mara National Reserve is known around the world as one of the best safari destinations in Africa. Masai Mara is rich in wildlife and animals you often see in the zoo are found in their natural habitat in Masai Mara National Park.
The Masai Mara homes the big five. The big five comprises of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. The big five has been the center of interest for very many tourists who come for safaris in Africa. Apart from the big five, there are other very many species of wildlife that you can find when you go for game drives in the Masai Mara National Reserve.
The normal residents of the Masai Mara include the cheetah, hyenas, zebras, wildebeests, waterbucks and other very many animals. The animals existing naturally in the Masai Mara just means that visitors have a chance to experience how various animals survive.
More often, you will get the chance to see cheetah, the fastest animal, hunting the Thompsons gazelles. Or you will get a chance of seeing a pride of lions trying to bring down a buffalo. It’s always such a spectacle to watch various acts of nature happening randomly.
What you need is a good tour guide who can show you the hot spots where most of the action goes down. These are among the events that need you to carry your camera while on safari. When planning for your safari, ensure that you budget for a good camera because there are moments in nature that only happens once.
An event that makes Masai Mara very popular is the great wildebeest migration. This happens once in year around July through to October. This is the 7th world wonder and is what brought Masai Mara to the global limelight
Balloon Safaris in Masai Mara National Reserve
This is a twist to game drives only that the tourists experience this on hot air balloons. It is always a thrilling experience to look at the big five and other Masai Mara National Reserve residents from above. You also get a rare view of the entire Masai Mara to enjoy its beauty. The Mara River, the Savannah vegetation and other thrilling features of the Masai Mara.
Balloon safaris in Masai Mara are very thrilling especially during the late hours of the day as the can enjoy sundowners as well.
Visit the Masai Village
The Masai Mara borrows its name from the Masai community. The Masai people of Kenya live in Masai Mara and they are known around the world for their rich culture. Even with most communities embrace the western culture, the masai people have never put their culture aside.
They still hunt in the Masai Mara among other interesting aspects of their culture. When you visit the masai villages, you can experience various unique aspects of their culture including how the women build their houses from cow dung.
They will teach how to hunt and if you are lucky or up to it you may accompany them in one of their hunting escapades. It can be a thrilling experience to learn what means so much to a culture that to you may seem back dated.
Nature Walks in Masai Mara
You can take nature walks in the Masai Mara in the company of masai guides. The guides can take you through the park and come close to various animals including the elephant and giraffes. You will also have a unique experience of interacting with the fauna in Masai Mara.
These are just a few activities that you can do in the Masai Mara. There are very more activities that make Masai Mara what it is today. Visit Masai Mara Kenya today and you will have a safari that you will never forget.