Unveiling the Top Maasai Mara Tours for Adventure Seekers

10 Things to do in Maasai Mara

Maasai Mara is located on the southern part of Kenya along the Rift Valley area in Narok County. It is one of the most popular destinations in Africa known for its wildlife conservation. The park is the north most section of the mara-serengeti ecosystem and borders Serengeti National Park on the south.

Visiting Maasai Mara By Road

The more affordable option on travelling in Maasai Mara is a road transfer from Nairobi using a tour guide. Maasai Mara National Reserve by road transport from Nairobi is estimated to be 224 kilometers and it takes approximately 6 hours to get to the park.

Travelling by road provides more excitements since the journey is long. Travelers drive through Scenery landscapes  and get the chance to view the hills as well as taking taking pictures along the way.

While travelling, you can stopover along the way to stretch your legs or have picnic lunch. Since the road from Nowak to kilima camp is notoriously bad,  is recommended to use a 4×4 wheel driving vehicle and this will make your drive smoother.

Road transport option is cheaper when you compare to the flight most especially when the guests are more than two in number.

Visiting Maasai Mara By Air

The most convenient way to reach Maasai Mara Game Reserve from Nairobi is by air. Several airlines offer direct flights from Nairobi Wilson Airport to various several domestic flights such as Mombasa Air safari, Kichwa Tembo airstrip, Safari link, Air Kenya which lasts 1 hour’s flight to land to the park.

Using domestic flight offers awesome experience as you go viewing an aerial view of the place. These domestic flights offer comfort sitting configuration, leg room to the travelers.

Flight to Maasai Mara can be charted or scheduled by the help of the recognized tour operator who has much knowledge about the tour packages as well as arranging traveler’s pick up from the Airport or accommodation facilities.

Maasai Mara National Reserve can be accessed by Air while using direct domestic flight from Wilson Airport to Kichwa Tembo airstrip.

In regard, a tour operator to organize for your flight booking arrangement, it requires a traveler to send in his personal document such as scanned passports, Visas in order to verify your identity.

10 Things to Do in Maasai Mara

Maasai Mara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kenya. Here are 10 things to do while in Maasai Mara.

i. Go on a game drive

Game drives in the Maasai Mara are unforgettable due to the abundance of wildlife and the spectacular landscapes. With gently rolling hills and wide open plains, this is the quintessential African safari experience.

Travelers can expect to encounter large numbers of animals year round, with big herds of elephant, buffalo and other plains game. It is also common to see predator interaction. A game drive through the national reserve is the best way to see the animals.

ii. Witness the Great Migration on Maasai Mara

The best time and season to view the great migration is between July and October that’s the period when the wildebeest move into Kenya’s Maasai Mara National park from Serengeti.

Every year, millions of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles migrate in search of greener pastures. The sight of thousands of animals moving in unison is a truly unforgettable experience.

iii. Visit a Maasai village

A visit to the Mara will not be complete without experiencing the Maasai Culture. The Maasai people have lived in the region for centauries  and visiting the villages offers a look into their unique way of life.

iv. Hot air balloon safari

The scenery from a hot air balloon is unforgettable due to its spectacular and breathtaking nature; the ultimate safari experience.

The balloon flight takes you over the diverse habitats of the Masai Mara Reserve; the great Mara River, swamps, forests, wildlife and the African Savannah.

The diversity of our flight trail enables passengers to experience a unique opportunity to be a part of the Masai Mara from the air.

The gentle and silent nature of the balloon flight allows the passengers to view the wildlife from a comfortable distance.

The big five; the lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo can be seen frequently along with other animals such as hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, birds and many more.

For a truly unique perspective of the reserve, consider taking a hot air balloon safari. Drifting above the savannah at sunrise provides a breathtaking view of the landscape and wildlife below.

v. Bird watching On Maasai Mara

The Maasai Mara is the most spectacular part of any birding trip to Kenya, with its long views over flat-topped acacias and grassy plains.

Some of the birds includes lanner falcon, peregrine falcon, Eurasian hobby, grey kestrel, lesser kestrel, common.

Bird lovers enjoy the  Safaris in Maasai Mara which come in all colors and sizes of birds with a key Kenya’s Savannah bird species easily seen in the reserve.

With over 450 bird species, Maasai Mara is a paradise for bird lovers. Keep an eye out for colorful species such as the Lilac-breasted roller and the African fish eagle.

 

vi. Visit the Maasai Mara River

The Mara River is a vital water source for the wildlife in the reserve and is also a prime location for spotting crocodiles and hippos.

vii. Take a guided nature walk

A guided nature walk allows you to explore the smaller details of the reserve, from tracking animal footprints to learning about the different plant species.

viii. Enjoy a sundowner

Have a relaxing drink, while watching the sunset in the beautiful surroundings of the Mara region. It’s a moment to unwind and appreciate the beauty of the evening.

ix. Visit a local market

 Visiting and shopping at the  marketplace give you a  chance to discover local products, crafts, and perhaps interact with the community thus enabling you to experience the culture of the area.

x. Relax and unwind

After all the activities, take some time to relax at a luxury lodge or camp. Many accommodations offer spa treatments, swimming pools, and other amenities for a truly good  experience.

Maasai Mara offers a diverse range of activities that cater to nature lovers, adventure seekers, and culture lovers. Whether you’re embarking on a safari, meeting the Maasai people, or simply experiencing  in the beauty of the natural surroundings, Masai Mara is a destination that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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