Kenya, known for its exotic and enchanting beauty, is recognized as the World’s leading safari destination. If this prestigious award by the World Travel Awards is anything to go by, Kenya rivals other safari destinations by a margin.
The canopy of green trees envelopes a wide array of majestic wildlife. The green of the trees quickly disappears and scutter as the land winds into escarpments, regal mountains and deep valleys. Almost out of nowhere, a stunning stretch of white sand appears before greeting crystal blue waters.
The country thrives in a multi-cultural environment and rich heritage, making for an ever-changing food scene. With everything the country has to offer, it rightly positions itself as a hub of tourism.
However, the gem of this breathtaking country remains to their exotic wildlife. With national parks and game reserves sprawled across the country, the promise of an unforgettable safari lingers in the air. However, Masai Mara National Reserve remains unrivalled as the gem in the crown of Kanya’s pride.
Masai Mara National Reserve promises an authentic experience of adventure and fun. Below, we take a look at four reasons you must visit Masai Mara National Reserve at least once in your life.
1. The Wildebeest Migration
Now, if you are planning on visiting the Maasai Mara National Reserve, you might as well plan on seeing the Wildebeest Migration. Esteemed as one of the most remarkable natural events, it ranks as the Seventh wonder of the world.
The migration, comprising of Wildebeests and zebras, will send shivers up your spine at the sound of thunderous hooves making their way across the Serengeti to Masai Mara.
This event is also termed as Africa’s most remarkable survival stories, and rightly so. As the Wildebeests and Zebras fight their way across the Mara River, you’ll get to witness jaw snapping action as they crocodiles try to claim their prey.
2. The Big Five and The Abundance of Wildlife
The Masai Mara National Reserve is known for its incredible abundance of Wildlife. From the graceful Thompson’s Gazelles and Giraffes to the menacing Silver Back Jackals, there’s always something to see. However, the National Reserve is renowned for the Big Five; a true treasure.
Your Safari will take a turn for the better as you drive past towering elephants and rhinos. The powerful roar of a lion will tear through the atmosphere, while Cheetahs make their way through the grasslands.
3. Hot Air Ballooning
This is an experience that is worth every single penny. A hot air balloon trip will offer you a panoramic view of the reserve as it glides through the air. The view features a wide green canvas with wildlife scattering and running across it.
The hot air balloon sets off at dawn, giving you front row seats to a breathtaking sunrise.
As the orange rays slowly chase away the dark clouds, you’ll get a luxurious champagne breakfast. Truly, it will make for an undeniable experience that is worth repeating.
4. Bird Watching
The Masai Mara National Reserve, after Amboseli National Park, is considered the hot spot for bird watching. The reserve posses over five hundred bird species such as the African wood owl and the Swahili sparrow. Each bird species boasts with its own coat of colours is distinct due to the difference in size and shape.
In conclusion, other than the above-mentioned reasons, there are numerous other reasons to visit the Masai Mara. For one, witnessing the Maasai herdsmen within the reserve walk past predators while grazing their cattle is something you don’t see every day. Grab your camera and your binoculars for the Safari of a lifetime.
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