THE BIG CATS OF KENYA
The Maasai Mara is perfect for spotting the Big Five. The park is 1700 Km in size and borders the Serengeti Plains with two large rivers flowing through it: the Talek and the famous Mara. It is the ideal habitat for a large number of herbivores, which makes the park more attractive for hungry predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and jackals that can easily be found here. The unpaved roads in the park are easy to drive in the dry season but in need of a four-wheel-drive car and excellent driving skills in the rainy season.
THE GREAT MIGRATION
Are you going to the Maasai Mara in July or August? During this period, the park is filled with life, not only by groups of excited tourists in their safari cars but also, millions of wildebeests, zebras, and other herbivores migrating through the green plains in search of food. The animals migrate from Tanzania during the dry period across the border to the Maasai Mara. At that time, the dry Serengeti cannot beat the green, luscious Maasai Mara grass plains. When the rainy season in Tanzania starts again, the wild beasts retreat to the south, crossing the Mara River. Hungry crocodiles lurk, resulting in a herbivore massacre. If you’re intrigued by action, make sure to be in the Maasai Mara around this time and experience 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 experience the park true Charlie’s Travels style, make sure to camp in the park! We’ll arrange everything for you, from the ranger to the chef and with some luck, you’ll sleep under the magical clearest starry sky for the evening.