MASAI MARA NATIONAL PARK
Masai Mara National Park is an area of preserved savannah wilderness in south-western Kenya, along the Tanzanian border. Its landscape has grassy plains, rolling hills crossed by the Mara and Talek rivers. The area nearby is dotted with villages of Masai people locally referred to as Enkang.
The park is indeed among the most visited in Kenya. It is 5 hour drive from Nairobi when you travel by the direct route.
The park can also be accessed by chartered or scheduled flight from Wilson Airport to Keekorok airport, Mara Serena airport or Malika Lodge Airport at Masai Mara.
Mara is more famously known for having the big five which are; lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo.
The park is also widely known for the great wildebeest migration that is quite spectacular and not to be missed by a tourist visiting Kenya in the months of July- October each year.
Game drive can be arranged through the rolling plains teeming with various animals like giraffes, wildebeests, crocodiles, cheetahs, hippos, jackals, all manner of gazelle, spotted hyena, zebras to name but a few. There are also tree-lined rivers that snake through the park creating beautiful scenic views. These forests on the river banks are the perfect habitat for leopards and on an excellent day you could chance to sight one.
For a tourist interested in getting closer encounter with nature, camping can be done at camping sites like Kicheche Valley Camp.
The Masai homestay places are right outside the park when you exit via Sekenani gate. Meet the Masai and get to know something about their lives. This is a highlight to any visit in Masai Mara.
Accommodation options are numerous ranging from luxury lodges to camps. Among these are; Sarova Mara Game Camp, Mara Intrepids Tented Camp, Angama Mara, Olumara Tented Camp that are high end lodges with superb facilities to ensure a comfortable stay during your safari.
For wildlife safaris mixed with cultural tourism, Masai Mara offers you an unmatched experience.