9 Stunning Facts About The Wildebeest Migration

Maasai Mara game reserve is an award winning wildlife reserve, and one of Kenya’s leading safari destinations. It has been the setting for many international films and documentaries such as the Big Cat Diary and Out of Africa. Thousands of local and foreign visitors explore Maasai Mara every month to see lions, wildebeests, gazelles, zebras, giraffes, jackals, hyenas and birds.

It is also home to one of the new seven wonders of the world, the great wildebeest migration. In this infographic below we shall be looking at 9 amazing facts that take place during this annual natural event. Enjoy

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More About Masai Mara

More information on the Masai Mara Game Reserve

Transport to Masai Mara Game Reserve

Road transport is the most popular mode for tourists visiting Maasai Mara. There are many options in this mode of transport. For example, you can board a shuttle van alongside other visitors.

This form of shared transport is fairly cheaper, and it is the most popular way to get to the national reserve.

Nevertheless, you can hire a private car such as a tour van or Land Cruiser and enjoy a quiet road trip to the national reserve.

Transport is available for solo travellers who wish to use a small vehicle to groups who need a 34 seater mini bus. When considering the vehicle to use, remember there are park entry fees for vehicles too and they are based on the number of seats in the car.

Travelling to Maasai Mara by road will take you through the city of Nairobi and into the Great Rift Valley. A road trip is the best way to see the countryside and learn a thing or two about Kenya.

Nairobi is the capital city, and by far the most industrialized town in the country. Its skyscrapers are some of the district architectural works in the region.

As you drive out of the city, the scenery changes to forests and plantations. You will be passing through a section of the rich, fertile lands of central Kenya.

Gatamaiyo Forest is the most significant of these attractions after Limuru Town, before you drive into the Great Rift Valley.

What to Do at The Masai Mara Game Reserve

A wildlife safari in Maasai Mara offers more than just game viewing opportunities. It is a great honeymoon location as well as a venue for weddings and marriage blessing ceremonies.

Interesting activities include Mara hot air balloon safaris and fly camping in the middle of the bush. Maasai Mara welcomes solo travellers, families, groups of friends, business partners etc.

You can host any kind of party here. There are numerous lodges, camps and resorts too. Enjoy luxury accommodation as you explore this wonder world. See my article on Masai Mara safari packages price.

Time to Reach Masai Mara

The trip from Nairobi to Maasai Mara takes about 5 to 6 hours. The time depends on the traffic along the highway from Nairobi to Mai-mahiu and the weather conditions after Narok Town.

The main stopover is in Narok Town where you can fuel the car, get some snacks and also enjoy a bit of the countryside before the next couple of hours’ journey.

The road from Nairobi to Narok is smooth all the way. The same cannot be said of the Narok-Maasai Mara road. The duration it takes you to get to the park varies with the gate you wish to reach. The distance from Narok to Sekenani Gate takes about 2 to 3 ½ hours.

Other gates include Oloololo, Sand River, Musiara, Talek and Ololamutiek. Oloololo is the farthest gate from Nairobi; therefore, it has less traffic entering the park. You should know where your camp is located so you can use the nearest gate to access this reserve.

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