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Massai Mara National Park

The Maasai Mara National Park is without a doubt Kenya's most eminent and revered national park.

It's a tremendous, flattish park with wide open savannah fields situated in the Great Rift Valley. It's likewise home to an inconceivable amount and assortment of untamed life, which is most focused on its western slope.

No place else in Africa will you locate a more noteworthy plenitude of game. You can easily spot the Big 5 here – buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. Other animals which you can witness are cheetah, hyena, bat-eared foxes jackals, hippo, crocodile, monkeys, warthog, topi, eland, Thompson's gazelle, Grant's gazelle, impala, waterbuck, oribi, reed-buck, wildebeest and zebra.

It is additionally celebrated for being one of the stepping grounds of the Great Wildebeest Migration which take place between July and November every year.

Maasai Mara is additionally a beginning stage for one of the most established journeys ever. Consistently from July to October, the Great Migration sees a huge number of zebra, wildebeest, and gazelle leave dust storms afterward as they charge toward (truly) greener fields in the Serengeti. At the point when moving, their pace is rushed and panicky as they endeavor to abstain from being singled out by an attentive pride of lions, or accidentally climb excessively near a crocodile lying in hold up close to the riverbanks.

The park boasts some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles with more than 400 birds species documented here.

The park's name is credited to the Maasai tribe who call the area home. Their original name for the land, 'mara', alludes to the vast landscape that is 'dotted' with wildlife and acacia trees, and the cloud shadows characterise the area. Maasai Mara is home to a scope of hotels and camps where guests are afforded the chance to inundate themselves in a bona fide safari encounter.

You Will See

Giraffe

Giraffe

50%
Elephant

Elephant

100%
Zebra

Zebra

100%
Lion

Lion

80%

Fox

30%
Wildebeest

Wildebeest

70%
Leopard

Leopard

80%
Hippo

Hippo

90%
White Rhino

Rhino

0%

When to go

The Maasai Mara National Park is open for visitors through the year.

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The Maasai Mara National Park is open for visitors through the year.

  • The dry months from from late June to October is best for wildlife spotting as the vegetation is sparse and animals assemble around the rivers and water holes make their spotting easier.
  • However if possible it is recommended to avoid the rainy months of March, April, November and December as some of the roads become difficult to navigate, and wildlife might be more difficult to spot.
  • If you want to watch the Great Migration spectacle then you best chance is during late September and October.

Art & Culture

The Maasai add the particular cultural flavour to the area. The primitive clan still

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The Maasai add the particular cultural flavour to the area. The primitive clan still holds a significant number of its antiquated practices and ceremonies. A male centric culture at the core, polygamy is rampant and has a solid social authorize. The clan has its very own dialect Maa and furthermore its own music and dance.

Culinary

Being a warrior pastoralist clan the Maasai meet their healthful prerequisites basically

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Being a warrior pastoralist clan the Maasai meet their healthful prerequisites basically through milk , fat meat, even raw meat of dairy animals, goat and sheep. Milk has an essential influence in the Maasai culinary propensities however it likewise enhanced by rice, sorghum wheat, peanuts, maize, beans, chapati, peas, bulrush millet, cabbage, kale, potato, sweet potato, cassava and wild foods grown in the area.

The numerous lodges and camps dotting the Maasai Mara serve an abundance of culinary joys from the local delights to the world cuisine. So your food platter will be a hugely intriguing.

How to go

Maasai Mara National Park is well accessible by roadways and airways.

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Maasai Mara National Park is well accessible by roadways and airways.

Roadways:

Masai Mara is located 270km northwest of Nairobi and usually takes about five hours to reach the park.

Airways:

You can take domestic flight from Nairobi to Maasaimara. You can also opt for charter flight.

Activites

You can indulge yourself in a lot of activities at the Maasai National Park such as:

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You can indulge yourself in a lot of activities at the Maasai National Park such as:

  • Game drives
  • Night game drives
  • Walking Safari
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Cultural Tour

What to see?

You can easily spot all the big games including the Big Five.Zebra, giraffe and

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  • You can easily spot all the big games including the Big Five.
  • Zebra, giraffe and over fourteen species of antelope graze on Mara's plains amongst warthog, hyenas, mongoose and monkeys which you can witness at the park.
  • A heavenly vantage point from which to watch the yearly Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra.

The Uniqueness of Massai Mara National Park

  • Maasai Mara is the most popular wildlife reserve in Kenya
  • It is home to an enormous variety and abundance of wildlife
  • It is one of the hosts of annual 'Great Migration' which involves over 1.5 million animals.

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