Why Is Maasai Mara National Park Famous? Maasai Mara national park is located in the Southwestern region of Kenya and it is one of the largest game parks in the country covering a total surface area of about 1510 square kilometers. This national park was first gazette as a game reserve in 1948 and then in 1961, it was officially established as a national park. In addition, it shares boarders with other countries like; Tanzania. More so, Maasai Mara national park is ranked as the most visited game game park in the country because it is famously known for welcoming around 1.5 million of wildebeests during months of July to October. However, it is known to be a good destination to travel to while planning on where to visit while planning to go an adventurous safari in Kenya because it is a home to over 95 mammal species that tourists can sight see while they tour around the park such as; cheetahs, lions, buffalos, wild beasts, jackals, leopards, hippos, hyenas, crocodiles, zebras, impalas, rhinos, elands, topi and many others. In addition, this national park is greatly surrounded with dense forests, which are made up of acacia trees, and an open flat grassland, which all act as good natural habitat to many wildlife species.
For tourists exploring around Maasai Mara National park blesses you with great opportunities to tour around places like; the Narok museum, the mara river, the conservancies, the Masa villages, the Mara triangle where they get to learn new things and have a memorable experience. More so, touring around this national park gives you chances to embark onto many exciting activities such as;
Maasai Mara national park is a great destination for bird lovers to visit because it is known to be a home to over 570 bird species that are always available in the park. therefore, touring around this national park with the company of a birding guide who leads tourists through the park and have a lot of knowledge about birds gives you chances to sight see at many bird species like; hornbills, herons, egrets, giant ostriches, vultures, geese, pelicans, shoebill storks, the marital eagles, spoonbills, grey headed king fisher, turaco, bustard, abdim’s stork, dik dik, impala, red- throated wryneck, African wood- owl, bee-eater, hamerkop and many others. In addition, most of these birds are always spotted while nesting on the thickets and around the edges of the escarpments.
The Great wildebeest migration.
The great wildebeest migration is considered as the top activity that happens within this national park. Maasai Mara national park is famously known for hosting the great wildlife spectacles in the whole world of over 1.5 million wildebeests and their migration always takes place between months of July to November. More so, tourists within this national park also get to see wildlife species like; the Thomason’s gazelles which are usually spotted around the Mara river while they move from one place to another while searching for food, zebras, crocodiles and many others.
And other activities that are best done within Maasai Mara National park include; going for the bush breakfast and dinner that are normally served in the middle of the savannah as individuals get to enjoy their delicious meals which are always accompanied with a glass of wine as they capture beautiful views of the sunset, horseback riding safaris which happen arranged within the conservancies and not within the main reserve in order to avoid any harm and while on these horse rides, tourists always get to sight see at many wildlife species such as; elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards among others. more so, they can also embark on other activities like; guided nature walks, hot air balloon safaris, game drives, camping, maasai cultural encounters, photographic safaris, visit the Maasai villages where they get to interact with the local people and learn more about their history and their daily lifestyle and many others.
Therefore, contact our trusted tour operators for more information as to why Maasai Mara national park is famous and Book with our tours and travel companies such as; Focus East Africa tours who offer the best tour packages while on your safari in Kenya.