Exploring the Masai Mara on a Kenya Safari
Located on the south-western border of Kenya and Tanzania, the Masai Mara is one of the most famous wildlife reserves in the world. The reserve is home to the classic east African scenery that many of us picture when thinking of Africa; miles upon miles of rolling grasslands with silhouetted acacia trees and an abundance of wildlife. The Mara is particularly impressive during the months of July and October, when the annual wildebeest migration occurs. Over two million wildebeest, zebra and antelope take part in this epic journey covering 1000 miles in search for fresh water and grazing. If you don’t travel during this time, don’t worry, you are still guaranteed fantastic game viewing all year round. Kenya safari camps and lodges in the Masai Mara are of high quality and the service is attentive. The activities in the Masai Mara are great for all ages including game drives, walking safaris, hot air balloon rides, horseback safaris and cultural visits.
The Samburu National Reserve, situated on the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River in Kenya, is smaller than other parks in the country however it is one of the best in terms of game viewing. Big cats, giraffe, buffalo, zebra and herds of elephant reside here and the reserve is also renowned for having a mix of rare northern species including the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa oryx. On a Kenya safari you’ll also be able to see some stunning birdlife, as over 450 species are recorded to live here. Samburu is less crowded than other parks making your experience more private and exclusive. There are a variety of Kenya safari activities in Samburu ranging from game drives and nature walks to Samburu cultural visits and bird watching.
More Kenya Safari Regions
Measuring a humongous 85000 miles, Tsavo is the largest park in Kenya and because of this, it is split into two; Tsavo East and Tsavo West. Its semi-arid grasslands and vast savannah plains thrive with wildlife year round including buffalo, giraffe, elephant and big cats. It is also within close proximity of the Kenyan Coast if you desire some relaxation after your Kenya safari. Laikipia in the highlands of Kenya is a beautifully scenic area where the Ewaso Ngiro River provides a constant water supply for the likes of elephant, hippo and crocodiles. Lake Nakuru is another great location for a Kenya safari; as well as an abundance of wildlife, the key feature is the pink flamingo that can be seen nesting on its shores.