Writer: Emily Wekulo.
There has always been a debate between Mara meaning ‘Expansive Land’ and ‘Spotted Land’. Both are true. The Masai Mara is a huge mass of land, approximated at 1510 Square Kilometers. The Masai Mara also looks like a stretched piece of furry skin. The endless rolls of grassland dotted with trees and shrubs are an awe-striking sight.
The Masai Mara borders the Serengeti National Park of Tanzania.
It is no wonder, for years, The Masai Mara has been the best safari destination in Africa. Come Travel Kenya is currently offering amazing packages for Masai Mara Safaris, in 2024. In addition to that, Come Travel Kenya has gone a notch higher to give you more than 10 mind-blowing facts about the Masai Mara, that will get you packing.
Here is why you should be booking a flight to Kenya, then to Masai Mara already:
The Masai Mara has the Most Picturesque Landscapes
There is nothing like it in the whole world. The endless acres of grassland, disappearing into the horizon gives the Masai Mara a unique landscape. It is dotted with shrubs and acacia trees. The Mara is surrounded by hills that spill into cliffs. The Oloololo Escarpment is the perfect topping on the landscape.
The Masai Mara is a place that is full of inspiration. A photographer, an artist, a writer, an environmentalist, someone who is bored by the monotony of the city – everyone will find inspiration in Masai Mara. The whole of it has magical topography.
Come for amazing photography in the Masai Mara in 2024.
The Masai Mara is home to over 90 animal species
You read that right. The Masai Mara is full of animal species. During the Migration, people normally notice the large herbivores crossing and they miss out on the small ones. Amongst the thousands of wildebeests, you will not miss hundreds of deer. The various species of zebras live here. Tens of cat species are in the Mara. Jackals, various types of squirrels, name them.
You will be intrigued by how these species coexist. Choose a tour operator that will give you time to go deep into the Masai Mara, and dissect it to your satisfaction. Come Travel Kenya is one of those.
The Great Migration
By now you already know that The Great Migration of the Masai Mara is recorded amongst the wonders of the world. It is indeed a sight to behold.
It is a struggle to get to the other side, a raw spill of adrenaline all over the place. If you have not witnessed ‘survival is for the fittest’ in its natural element, start booking a Safari from July through November.
2024 is the year you get to witness these wonders of the world. Come Travel Kenya will help you catch it all.
The Masai Mara is a Bubbling Pot of Cultural Experience
Interacting with the community and the people when touring adds flavour to a vacation. The Maasai Community is not only rich in culture but is a hospitable one.
The Music of the Maasai people is serene, and rhythmical and though you may not understand what they are saying, you will feel it flow in your soul.
The popular jumps are a sight to behold. The colourful draping’s of the Maasai Suka is one of Africa’s top Fashion exposes.
You have not tasted the Maasai Traditional grilled meat yet. The barbeque is normally soaked in herbs and incarnations, washed down by cultural drinks. Now you know the secret behind the high jumping…
The Maasai are predominantly semi-nomadic. Some still live in their make-shift Manyattas. An experience of a night in the Manyatta could be all you need to complete your adventure.
Masai Mara – Home of The Big Five
Whenever people plan a Safari to in Masai Mara, the greatest motivation has always been sighting the big five.
Did you know that there are over 900 lions in the Masai Mara at the moment? Imagine the thrill of coming across not just one pride, but several prides as you take your game drive. Thrilling, right?
In the Mara we also have large herds of African Elephants, The mighty Buffaloes, leopards and a good number of Rhinos.
Come and wake up to the roar of the lions, catch leopards hunting, gaze at the majesty of the rhinos and breath in the steam from the raging buffaloes. It is an experience of a kind.
The Government is deliberate about conservation in the Masai Mara
This is the whole point of responsible tourism. The Community around the Masai Mara has seen to it that poaching and logging do not happen in the Masai Mara.
There are several conservancies within The Mara, privately owned and run by the County Government of Narok. As a country, we know the importance of conserving the environment and keeping our heritage for future generations.
When you take up a Safari in the Masai Mara, you are guaranteed to be directly or indirectly involved in the conservancy programs. You can always ask to be a part of – Come Travel Kenya is ready to guide and help.
Best Accommodation and Safari Lodges in East Africa are found in the Maasai Mara
There is a whole variety of lodges and camping sites in the Maasai Mara. It all ranges from luxury to classy lodges. Depending on your pocket size and desire, Come Travel Kenya liaises with all sorts of accommodation services for you.
In the Mara, there are Luxury tents as well. You can camp in style and class. The hospitality services are handled by trained staff who are stellar in their work.
The tour guides and rangers in the Masai Mara are always on call and your safety while in the wild is a guarantee.
What are your thoughts on starry nights and waking up to a spectacular view of bathing elephants?
The Masai Mara is Easily Accessible.
Did you know you could fly to the Masai Mara from Mombasa or Nairobi? From Mombasa, on a clear day, it is 1 hour 45 minutes flights and from Nairobi, it is only 45 minutes.
If you love burning rubber and seeing sceneries on a road trip, then you got yourself a 7-hour drive of tire and beauty.
There are several gates at various points and you can always have your tour agent guide you on the easiest one.
The entry rates are also very pocket-friendly. You don’t have to worry about this if you have an erudite travel agency like Come Travel Kenya by your side.
The roads inside the Masai Mara are also well-maintained. Drives in the wild are not so hectic and are very accessible.
You will enjoy several safari activities in the Masai Mara
Did you know you can have an air balloon safari in across the Masai Mara? Yes, you can glide across the Mara in an air balloon with your family or friends.
Besides the hot air balloon, many travel agencies provide vehicles for safaris. Come Travel Kenya is particular about the efficiency of the vehicles and the additional thrill of doing it big. You can have a group safari or alone one.
You can also enjoy bike rides, treks and small drives. There are amazing picnic spots in various places in the park and campsites. Bonfires are normally so epic.
The Masai Mara Safari is always loaded with fun activities; you may want more days. Come prepared for extreme adventure.
There are a variety of quiet activities as well
Bird watching is for instance one of those quiet activities. The Masai Mara is endowed with over 400 bird species. Would you like to challenge yourself to spot at least 200 species in 3 days?
Apart from birdwatching, going on a soft nature walk, and sitting in a silent clearing for a picnic among others are common activities in Masai Mara.
You could be looking for a thrill and adrenaline explosion, or a quiet holiday for inspiration. Maybe you just want to catch a breath from the hectic life and the chaos of city life. Do you want to find your lost self and maybe catch an epiphany of life? Or rekindle love? You could be looking for a way to give back to mankind or participate in conservation.
A trip, vacation, and several days in the Masai Mara is what you need. Come Travel Kenya is here to make all these happen for you.
Will you contact us for a Masai Mara Safari in 2024?