Maasai Mara National Reserve stretches 1,510 sq km (580 sq miles) and raises 1,500-2,170 meters above sea level. Add the conservancies and the area is at least twice the size. It hosts over 95 species of mammals and over 570 recorded species of birds. This the best place for wildlife viewing in Africa
Distance; It’s about 270 km from the capital Nairobi City and takes about 4-5 hours by road or 40-45 minutes by flight. The road is great for the most part. there is a section from Narok town to Sekenani Gate that is dirt road but fairly good. The other road through Lemek and Aitong town is not good at all and very bumpy.
Best Time To Visit; With the wildebeest migration in JULY – OCTOBER, this is the best time to see this incredible movement of animals. Every year thousands of tourist flock the Maasai Mara Game reserve to witness millions of wildebeest crossing the Crocodiles infested mara River from Serengeti . This event is on every photographers to do list and it was also named one of the 7 wonders of the world.
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. There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds species recorded on the reserve.
Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is for this reason a visitor hardly misses to see the big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino).
Recommended Number of Days; Due the amount to be seen in the reserve we feel a THREE to FOUR day safari is suitable for just the Maasai Mara. If you are interested in photography the longer you stay the more chance of getting the ultimate photo.
You may also take a Hot-air Balloon ride for a birds eye view of the Mara. its worth every penny
For more information on tours to this majestic destination kindly contact us
you may also check out our low season offer valid until 16th June