Masai Mara National Reserve


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Written on: September 18, 2013   |   I visited in August 2012 The Masai Mara and Serengeti are essentially the same place, separated by the colonial rulers drawing of national boundaries 100 odd years ago. Following recommendations I went to the Mara Triangle, the north western third of the park, separated from the rest by the Mara River. Beneath the backdrop of Volcanic Hills it certainly felt less crowded than I would have expected. Gazelle and zebra were everywhere, and as dusk approached we saw a cheetah on an unsuccessful hunt.

The following morning brought lions. Perhaps it was luck, but we saw five different packs on one game drive. Beside a river, a whole herd of hippos was struggling to decide on what to do, grunting at each other and moving off in different directions before meeting at the same river. Wildebeest occasionally popped up, frighteningly thin and looking unlikely to survive long. But most impressive was how quiet it all felt. With the grasslands seemingly continuing forever, I often felt huge pangs of insignificance.

For a two day safari the Masai was an impressive as the Serengeti. Although, I feel the Serengeti’s greater size affords far more opportunity for multiday safaris. Yes, it’s incredibly expensive, but this ecosystem is a freak of nature, and if you divided animals by dollars it’s worth every single one…
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Dec 15, 2016   |   Visited: Sep 2016.
Been to the Maasai Mara countless times and every time the Mara offers a new experience. The most thrilling activity here has to be the great wildebeest migration. So definitely my first stop has always been the Mara Triangle, anytime between July and December.

However, this doesn't mean that there is no much activity during other months! My favorite stops any ... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Dec 09, 2016   |   Visited: Dec 2016.
Maasai Mara Game Reserve is the best wildlife park for big cats viewing, with great concentration on game you will definitely feel your safari expectations met to your satisfaction. read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Oct 10, 2016   |   Visited: Aug 2016.
What a fabulous reserve. On our first day we saw the big 5 including lions with a kill then coming down to drink at a stream and a male lion roaring while looking for his pride. Couldn't have asked for more. It was fantastic and our guide was just wonderful. Antonio was very knowledgeable and ethical in regard to the welfare of the animals and obeying the rules of... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jul 13, 2016   |   Visited: Oct 2011.
Masai Mara is Kenyan pride, it has all one would look for when it comes to African Safaris, the big 5,many species of birds, cultural visits, & beautiful scenery! read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jul 07, 2016   |   Visited: Sep 2015.
The Mara is a relatively small park. If visited in the off-peak seasons, you can access a very wide variety of animals. Having visited it many times over the last 30 years, I have never been disappointed.

This year a group of aspiring photographers and I were also treated to an unusually late and breathtaking migration crossing. The scene lasted just a few minut... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Apr 28, 2016   |   Visited: Jul 2015.
Masai Mara gives you an opportunity to experience the great migration considered as the 8th world wonder. You'll witness the hunting by the big cats as well as see the other members of big 5.

This is once in a lifetime experience,. read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Feb 26, 2016   |   Visited: Feb 2016.
We made a safari to Maasai Mara and We enjoyed all the incredible animals, getting to see the Big Five plus numerous others. We took many great pictures & videoed the whole safari for many special memories. Everything including the wonderful Serena hotels & Ashnil luxury tents & knowledgeable drivers with excellent driving skills definitely met our expectations.
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Feb 15, 2016   |   Visited: Jan 2016.
The adventure in Masai Mara was so great and with the best part so far for view the wildlife. You have great camps to stay at, too (Governors main camp, Little governor, II Moran) just to mention few.
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Oct 05, 2015   |   Visited: Jul 2015.
If having a few days to Africa/Kenya and you would wish to have a wild experience then you will not go wrong with 3 or 4 days to Maasai Mara. You will have a chance to do the game drives with 90% assurance of seeing all the BIG five, most of the wildlife and many bird specie--not forgetting the wildebeest migration if you visit between the months of July and Octobe... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Sep 21, 2015   |   Visited: Aug 2015.
Maasai Mara is Kenya's most outstanding wildlife marvel where the beautiful rolling savanna makes it easy for a wonderful and enjoyable game drive. The great Migration season in Maasai Mara starts between July and ends in Oct every year. The best of best time to visit and be guaranteed to see the real migration is from August to end of September. Masai Mara is rega... read more
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