Maasai Mara National Reserve: 5 Reasons to Visit This Amazing Wildlife Game Reserve in Kenya
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya should feature on the bucket list of every travel and wildlife enthusiast. Here's why.
| Published: November 28, 2017 2:07 PM IST
Published: November 28, 2017 2:07 PM IST | Updated: November 28, 2017 2:07 PM IST
There are a number of reasons to visit Africa, the most compelling of which is its stunning wildlife reserves. Kenya in particular is known the world over for its rich and diverse wildlife. It is home to some amazing national parks and wildlife reserves, one of which is the wonderful Maasai Mara National Reserve. Located in south-western Kenya, Maasai Mara is where you can witness the savannah wilderness at its very best. (ALSO SEE Climbers go on Kenya Expedition, Give Back to Community by Donating Solar Equipment) If you are a wildlife lover, then Massai Mara Game Reserve must feature on your bucket list. Here are 5 reasons why you must visit this amazing National reserve.
The Maasai Mara along with Serengeti National Park of Tanzania forms a massive game reserve giving you a sneak peek into the rich wildlife of this part of the world. The park covers around 1,510 sq. km. and is part of the popular Mara-Serengeti ecosystem.
Maasai Mara has an exceptional population of several wild animals like lions, leopards, cheetahs and several other species. There are close to 95 species of mammals and over 570 recorded species of birds in Maasai Mara.
The Great Migration of zebras, Thomson’s gazelle and wildebeest that takes place between July and October from the Serengeti every year is a majestic sight.
Maasai Mara forms part of an ecosystem that is home to Africa’s most diverse and magnificent wildlife. A safari in Maasai Mara can easily be called the world’s top safari big game viewing eco-system. DON’T MISS 20 beautiful countries that issue visa on arrival to Indian citizens
There are several accommodation options available in and around Maasai Mara making it a great place for a memorable wildlife holiday.
The best time to visit Maasai Mara is during the Great migration which is in the months of July to October. The wildebeest migration is one of the most spectacular things to witness in the world.