The Masai Mara National Park and game reserve is situated in Narok County, Kenya. It is one of the world’s most well-known safari destinations and offers tourists a real African vacation experience. The scenery is incredibly captivating and home to several animal habitats. The national reserve only makes up a small portion of a wider ecosystem, including ranches such as Kimintet, Koiyaki, and Lemek.
Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t miss a trip to the Mara:
1. The Great Wildebeest Migration
The annual wildebeest migration takes place in the Masai Mara National Park from July to October. Over a million wildebeest, and half a million zebras, migrate from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to Masai Mara National Park in Kenya. The grazers must cross the Mara River, home to many crocodiles. This great migration is sometimes hailed as nature’s best spectacles and is one of Africa’s incredible survival tales.
2. FIROZ TOURS & SAFARIS Abundance of Wildlife
The Masai Mara National Park is the home to Africa’s Big Five species, along with a wide variety of other animals.
Popular animals you might spot in Masai Mara National Park include hippos, waterbucks, giraffes, reedbucks, and roan antelopes. Also present are warthogs, gazelles, elands, zebras, crocodiles, baboons, black rhinos, and various species of monkeys.
Predator species are always a top tourist’s wildlife viewing wish list, and the good news is that Masai Mara National Park has them. This park is home to lions, hyenas, cheetahs, leopards, and jackals. This game reserve is a well-known home to the largest population of lions in Kenya.
3. Excellent Bird-Watching Opportunities
Apart from having a variety of wildlife, the Masai Mara National Reserve also caters to birding lovers. This reserve’s number of bird species is estimated to be over 570. These species include ostriches, vultures, marabou storks, secretary birds, and long-crested eagles. Also available are hornbills, guinea fowls, crowned cranes, and the roaming secretary birds.
Each bird species has a unique coat of colors due to the variations in shape and size.
There are many more reasons as to why you should visit the Masai Mara National Park and Reserve besides the ones listed above. One thing you don’t see every day is Maasai ranchers within the reserve walking along wildlife while grazing their cattle. Grab your binoculars and camera for a once-in-a-lifetime safari and book today with FIROZ TOURS & SAFARIS