So we had talked about the majesty of Kenyan parks and said that the Masai Mare national park is one of Africa’s greatest animal reserves. But let’s break that down. What makes the Masai Mara so great? Why is the great wildebeest migration so unique? What can you expect to see in the Mara? Is it a unique experience worth being one of the seven wonders of the world?
What makes the Masai Mara so great?
The Masai Mara is one of the few places where you can expect to see all the animals you can imagine exist in Africa. Be it the large mammals that rule the jungle or a multitude of birds in the air. You have more than just a chance of spotting the big five animals of Africa. The Masai Mara has a relatively warm temperature with highs of 30 and lows of 20 degrees Celsius. The place is a host to numerous luxury hotels making your stay an enjoyable one. This is one of the few parks giving you access to the unique Maasai people and their culture. Lest we forget the Mara is home to amazing camping sites, Ariel view hot air balloon safaris as well as incredible night drives.
Why is the wildebeest Migration so unique?
To put it simply, it’s massive. Imagine over one million animals crossing between two countries and a crocodile infested river. This is the best way to experience the circle of life, predators being predators and prey being well, delicious! This is the largest animal crossing on earth! Now that is unique.
What can you expect to see in the Masai Mara?
We can almost guarantee a spotting of the big 5 (Lion, Rhino, Leopard, Buffalo, Wildebeest). Masai Mara is one of the few places where you can find almost the entire African wildlife eco-system. The large animal wildebeest attracts a host of animals who are rarely visible during the other times of the year. One of the most unique sites to behold is when the animals are crossing the Mara river and the crocodiles come to play. Thousands of zebras, wildebeests and other herbivores versus hundreds of crocodiles!! It’s just a sight to behold. DO NOT forget your camera.
Is it a unique experience?
Let us put it this way, what you see in the Mara cannot be seen anywhere else in the world, Period. The sights you experience during the months of June to October, the migration season are almost other-worldly. The sheer size of the place and the large numbers of the animals in their natural habitat is exceptional. PenFam tours & safaris offers amazing road trip, and flight packages to the Mara giving you and the ones close to you an exceptional once in a lifetime adventure. Travel with us, ADVENTURE AWAITS!!