Masai Mara Wildlife Migration Safaris.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve (also known as Masai Mara and by the locals as The Mara) is a large game reserve in Narok County, Kenya; contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Mara Region, Tanzania. It is globally famous for its exceptional population of Masai lions, African leopards and Tanzanian cheetahs, and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October, known as the Great Migration.
Masai Mara Wildlife Migration Safaris– Best Know For
- Game viewing in the Masai Mara is excellent all year around thanks to the diverse population of resident game, including the Big 5 – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino – plus popular species like zebra, giraffe, hyena, eland and gazelle. The Mara’s big cats are even the stars of a popular wildlife TV series.
- Home to the annual Masai Mara/Serengeti Wildebeest Migration, Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve is without doubt one of Africa’s classic safari destinations and thus features on most of our top recommended Kenya safari tours. It’s also extremely popular the world over which is why we recommend booking your Masai Mara tour or safari well in advance – especially if you want to see the migration.
- We’ll be happy to recommend Masai Mara travel itineraries that put you at the heart of the migration action but safaris in the Masai Mara also include romantic and intimate escapes where you’ll enjoy opulent tented camps set in private concessions. And if you’re on a budget, we have affordable scheduled group tours staying at comfortable safari lodges.
When To Go Masai Mara
- With the wildebeest migration in JULY – OCTOBER, this is the best time to see this incredible movement of animals. Although it is not guaranteed that the wildebeest get to Masai Mara, it has yet to let us down. Also, December to February are great times as it is dryer and good for the Big Cats.
NOTE: The Maasai Mara is an all year round destination with the big cats, and all the big game still in the Maasai Mara Ecosystem.
Type Of Activities
- Game driving in the open plains
- Float off into the sky, in a Hot Air Balloon Safari. Followed by a Champagne bush breakfast
- Bird watching – over 500 species of birds
- Viewing wildebeest migration, river crossing and Calving