Things To Do In Maasai Mara National Park : Maasai Mara national park is located within the Southwestern region in Kenya, it shares boarders with other countries like Tanzania, and it is noticed that when this game park is combined with Serengeti national park of Tanzania they form a best destination where to spot wildlife species. This national park is considered as the most visited national park compared to the other game parks in the country and it covers a total surface area of about 1510 square kilometers. Maasai Mara national park was first gazette as a national park as a wildlife sanctuary in 1948 and then it was established as a national park in 1961.

Maasi Mara national park is also famously known as a good destination where tourists should plan to travel to while planning to visit Kenya while on their adventurous safari because this national park is a home to over 95 mammal species such as; lions, buffalos, elephants, black rhinos, hyenas, hippos, elands, leopards, topi, crocodiles, cheetahs, zebras, impala, wild beasts, jackals and many others. More so, it is also a good place for bird lovers to visit because it harbours around 570 bird species that are always available for bird lovers to sight see as they tour around the national park. Maasai mara national park is surrounded with an open flat grassland with a dense forest of acacia trees, which makes it a good natural habitat to many wildlife species. More so, exploring through this national park gives tourists opportunities to visit places like; the Musaira swamp, the Mara River, the Narok Museum, the Masa villages, private Maasai conservancies, and the Mara triangle among others. Hence, they get chances to engage in many interesting activities where they gain new experiences and create good memories. Therefore, some of these activities include the following below:

Things to do while in Maasai Mara National Park.

Bird Watching.

Maasai Mara National park is a home to over 500 bird species and these birding activities are always led by very experienced ornithologists or birding guides due to the fact that they have a lot of knowledge about the birds and they always known the good areas where to spot the birds in large numbers. Therefore, some of these bird species include; giant ostriches, Vultures, geese, hornbills, pelicans, egrets, herons, storks, spoonbills, storks, the martial eagles which is known to be so strong and it feasts on the young birds like the dikdik and impala, red throated wryneck, abdim’s stork, grey-headed kingfisher, turaco, hamerkop, bustard, bee-eater, African wood owl among others. In addition, these birds are commonly seen while nesting on the thickets or around the edges of the escarpments.

The Great Wildebeest Migration.

Things To Do In Maasai Mara National Park
Maasai Mara National Park

Maasai Mara national park is famously known to be the host of one of the great wildlife spectacles in the whole world with over 1.5 million wildebeests and this migration always happens between months of June to November. Wildlife species like; Zebras and the Thomason’s Gazelles are commonly spotted around the Mara river from Serengeti moving from one part to another while searching for food in the green grass. However, apart from stalking the predators, the animals during their migration have to cross the crocodile infested Mara River where a thousand numbers of the animals are eaten by crocodiles as other drown. In addition, for those that successfully cross the river have to contend with the Africa’s big predators. Therefore, tourists get chances to witness the great concentration of animals, the battles that happen to be between the predators and their prey and the calving season.

Sundowners/ Bush breakfast/ Dinner.

Tourists most especially those who opt to travel to Maasai Mara national park on their honeymoon safaris; this is one good experience that individuals should never miss out. In addition, this mobile dinning is always arranged by the hotel managers where tourists are having their stay where by they always serve their guests with delicious meals, wines and drinks in the middle of the savanna while tourists capture classic views of the beautiful sunset in the wilderness as you relax resting in the arms of your partner.

Horseback Riding.

Horseback riding safaris are always arranged in the conservancies but not within the main reserve. Therefore, tourists who have their big interest in participating in this activity are always taken deep within the Mara while on the back of the horse where they get chances to sight see a number of wildlife species such as; elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, antelopes, wildebeests, hartebeests and many others. Jumping onto horse rides is one of the best ways to explore through this national park without emitting sounds and fumes. In addition, during these activities, tourists are being accompanied with park ranger, local Maasai guides or the owners of the conservancies whose role is to lead individuals through different trails and ensure their safety.

However, apart from the above mentioned activities, there are so many other things that individuals touring around Maasai Mara national can do and some of these include; hot air balloon safaris, guided nature walks, game drives which are done in three sessions such as; in the morning, afternoon and evening and tourists have a chance to choose what time they would prefer to embark on these drives, Camping and photographic safaris, Maasai cultural encounters, stay in one of the private conservancies or ranches which helps you to avoid crowds, visit the Mara river which is known to be originating from the Kenyan highlands and flows into Lake Victoria and also most wildlife species are always spotted along the banks of this river while drinking water to quench their thirst, visit Maasai villages where they get to interact with the local people, cultural encounters and many others.

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