THE BIG CATS FROM KENYA
The crème de la crème of safari, the cream of the crop. The most famous park, the Masai Mara, lends itself perfectly to spotting the big five. The park is 1700 km2 and borders the Serengeti plain. Two mighty rivers flow through the Masai Mara park: the Talek and the famous Mara. This is the ideal habitat for a large number of herbivores, which in turn makes the Masai Mara more attractive to hungry predators: lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas and jackals can often be easily crossed off here. The unpaved roads in the park are good to drive on in the dry season. In the rainy season you need a four-wheel drive vehicle and excellent driving skills.
THE GREAT MIGRATION
Are you going to the Masai Mara in July or August? In this period it is very cozy in the park. Not only because of the flocks of clucking tourists in safari cars, but also the animals are plentiful. Millions of wildebeest, zebra and other herbivores migrate through the green area in search of food. During the dry season the animals hobble from Tanzania across the border to the Masai Mara. The drier Serengeti cannot beat the green, juicy Masai Mara grass plains at that time. When the rainy season starts again in Tanzania, the wildebeests migrate back south, having to cross the Mara River. Hungry crocodiles lurk resulting in a herbivore bloodbath and satisfied, filled crocodile stomachs. Do you like a bit of action? Then make sure you are in the Masai Mara around this time and can witness a kill up close.
A LUXURY LODGE OR CAMPING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PARK?
There are numerous accommodations around and in the Masai Mara. If you want to do things a little differently: camp with our camping gear in the middle of the park! We’ll arrange rangers who can handle a spear for you, a chef who prepares the most delicious meals and with a bit of luck you’ll get the clearest starry sky for free.
Are you curious which other national parks Kenya has? Here is a list!