Known to be one of the most adventurous and historical site, Maasai Mara national
reserve is naturally endowed with circles of trees, scrub, savanna and cloud
shadows that mark the area and make it appear mysterious. It is also globally
famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetahs and also the
annual migration of zebras mostly known as the Great migration. Less has been
unleashed about this place except for its mind-blowing wide flat landscape.
However, more of this mystery in Maasai Masai, Kenya is about to be uncovered. Below are few reasons why a safari in Masai mara park is guaranteed to give you the ultimate wildlife safari experience in one of Africa’s oldest and most famous wildlife reserves.
The Maasai Mara lies in the Great Rift Valley, which a fault line some 3,500 miles
(5,600km) long is stretching from Ethiopia’s Red Sea through Kenya, Tanzania,
Malawi, and into Mozambique. Here the valley is wide, and a towering escarpment
can be seen in the hazy distance. The animals are at liberty to move outside the
park into huge areas known as ‘dispersal areas’. There can be as much wildlife
roaming outside the park as inside. Many Maasai villages are located in the
‘dispersal areas’ and they have, over centuries, developed a synergetic relationship
with the wildlife
The Mara is perhaps best known for the Great Wildbeest Migration, which takes place every
year July to September. During these months the yellow savannah is dotted black
by more than 1.5 million wildebeest, zebra and antelopes that migrate from the
Serengeti to the Mara in search of food and water.The movement is, centered
around the wildebeest migrating from Serengeti into Masai Mara during the dry
period in Tanzania, crossing the mighty Mara River on their way. The Great
Wildebeest Migration rightfully deserves its standing as one of the natural world’s
most astonishing spectacles. Compromising of more than 1.5 million wildebeest,
zebras and antelopes, the Great Migration constitutes the last surviving multi-
species migration on the planet
Visiting a traditional Maasai village or enkang is frequently included in a safari
package to the Masai Mara. While not really an authentic experience you may
learn something about the Maasai – their history, traditions, food (don’t say no to a
ford of blood and milk!) and the reasons they have remained true to themselves.
The Maasai tribe is a unique and popular tribe due to their long preserved culture.
Despite education, civilization and western cultural influences, the Maasai people
have clung to their traditional way of life, making them a symbol of Kenyan
culture. Maasai’s distinctive culture, dress style and strategic territory along the
game parks of Kenya and Tanzania have made them one of East Africa’s most
internationally famous tourist attractions. Maasais speak Maa, a Nilotic ethnic
language from their origin in the Nile region of North Africa. The Samburu tribe is
the closest to the Maasai in both language and cultural authenticity.
The hot air ballooning
The hot air ballooning is a popular pastime that provides a sometimes pricey yet
most unique experience. Every lodge and camp will be able to set up a flight for
you. The balloons usually fly at dawn and last about an hour. Upon landing most
balloon companies offer a champagne breakfast as well. Told in story books and
movies, it is time that you experience this feeling with all your loved ones.
On that note, the best time to visit is Between July and October when the
wildebeest and zebra are at their highest number and offer plenty of food for lions,
cheetahs, and leopards. The best time to view animals is either at dawn or dusk.
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