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“A grasslands safari is something you can't miss when in East Africa” - FrugallyFickle Traveler

Can't Go to Kenya Without Visiting the Masai Mara!

Views: 488 Visited: Jun 2010 Reviewed: Jan 20, 2014

I visited the Masai Mara on a college course trip. Our safari consisted of two nights sleeping in beds within canvas tents. There was a toilet and a shower in each tent, and even electricity in the evening until 10pm when the generators abruptly cut off. But, it was more than enough when you're in the middle of the Serengeti grasslands and you have the most beautiful, bright stars I've ever seen to embrace without the light pollution electricity offers.

Our safari consisted of two parts; one full day safari where we were bumping along the dirt roads in the Masai Mara, spotting fantastic animals such as zebras, giraffes, and even a lioness sitting amongst the grass. The next day, we awoke and were ready in the vans at sunrise, to do an early morning halfday safari. This is a fantastic opportunity since many animals are quite active in the morning time. This day, we saw a baby elephant with its momma and herd. Our safari guide, who was very friendly, humorous and knowledgeable, informed us that he felt the baby was only hours old as he wobbled around on his gangly legs. It was quite a site to see! And the herd crunching and munching on the leaves was equally as awe-striking to hear.

Overall, taking a safari in the Masai Mara will give you that quintessential safari experience you think of when you think of an African safari. Doing a grasslands safari is something you can't miss when in East Africa. It will definitely create lifelong memories and is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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