Masai Mara National Park
Masai Mara National Park
Located north of Tanzania on the border with Kenya is the Serengeti national park. Which stretches into Kenya and turns into the Masai Mara National park. The Masai Mara triangle makes Kenya the best destination for a big five safari.
This Masai Mara is an open stretch of grassland and woodland home to over two million animals. Here at the Masai Mara conservation extraordinary wildlife events happen. When the wildlife manoeuvres across the plains of the Masai Mara.
Wildlife – Natural History
Kenya is with no doubt Africa’s wildlife pioneer thanks to several natural factors among which favour the adjacent Masai Mara national park where wildlife is abundant, some 300 bird species, the common sought-after “big five,” with plenty more. Generations have come and gone the Masai Mara has not changed as Africa’s top wildlife safari destination.
People – Culture
The Maasai warriors hail from these lands, they are an ethnic group of people inhabiting northern, central and southern Kenya. Who are a pastoralist tribe that is semi-nomadic? They move following rain and green pasture just the way the wildebeest do in the Masai Mara.
Although in recent years the government has encouraged them to drop this life and style and adapt to the changing world. Many have decided to move to urban cities while maintaining new farming methods to keep their cattle.
Plan a safari to the Maasai Mara
You will need to plan your safari as it is very vital for anyone to visit the Masai Mara. Without a proper plan, one will get lost in the many adventures that are evident in the Masai Mara. For a photographer especially a wildlife photographer this is a paradise not to miss.
You will see abundant wildlife including African elephants, African buffalo, Rothschild giraffe, lion and cheetah, wildebeest and zebra. Leopards occur and are frequent encounters, black rhinoceros hide in the dense thickets and large schools of hippopotamus and plenty of Nile crocodiles are found in the Mara River, there are also 450 bird species.
Lodges and Camps in the Mara
The Lodges are everywhere, however, if you left your safari plans too late you will most likely not get where to stay at any of the lodges.
The accommodation is world-class and the service at any of the camps or lodges is top-shelf. The facilities are run by serious people whose cardinal purpose is to give a tourist the best memory and experience.
You can follow up on any trip advisor reviews for any of the lodges and see for yourself before you travel.