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When to visit Maasai Mara
When to visit Maasai Mara

The best time to visit the Masai Mara National Reserve is when the reserve's wildlife is most plentiful and accessible.  Safaris in Kenya rank among the best safaris in the continent of Africa for many travelers.  The Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is one of the country's number one must see attractions due to its uniqueness, that is, home to a wide range of wildlife species and eloquent scenery.

The Great Rift Valley, harbors the Masai Mara National Reserve, which in extension shares a border with Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park.  The national reserve covers an area of 1510 square kilometers.  The Rift valley Escarpment, which is elevated and forms a stunning plateau, forms the western boundary of the Masai Mara National Reserve.  Its terrain includes a variety of terrain types, including the Ngama Hills to the east, which are filled with leafy bushes that  black rhinos prefer, as well as sandy soils.

The northern side of the Maasai Mara, borders the Mara River and has rich grassland to feed a wide range of herbivorous species.  The central plains, which make up the majority of the area, have rolling grasslands with sporadic rocks and plants that are popular with  the fauna of the plains.  365 days a year, Masai Mara is known to offer great game viewing safaris.  The greatest time to visit the Mara is from July to October, if you want to get a chance to see how the great wildebeest migration develops.


From January to March

The majority of large plains game animals, including as zebras and wildebeest, give birth to their young during this season.  Maasai Mara is full of mothers and their young following each other for a short period at the beginning of the year.  Predators are there along with the enormous quantity of newborn cubs.  One of the highest populations of predators, including lions, in Africa can be in the Masai Mara Game Reserve and Mara Naboisho.  You guaranteed of seeing lions frequently and in prides during this time.

Due to small or no rain, the vegetation is less dense, thus visibility of animals during game drives in Masai Mara is high.


From April to June

Also know as the wet or green season, offers beautiful safaris in the Maasai Mara. These are the months that often have the most rain.  The savannah skies are clear of dust and clouds.  Huge numbers of predators are drawn to the synced birth of hundreds of young antelope, impala, kudu, waterbuck, and other animals, and giving you great probability of seeing them in action.  Thousands of migratory birds arrive during this season and set up residence on the savannah, making it the finest time of year for bird watching.  Blooming trees and flowers provide a wide range of birds with home and food.  The season also offers cheaper travel costs and less tourists than other times of the year.  The only way to spend spring break is to go on a Masai Mara safari with Safaribook.


From July to September

Also known as the Great Wildebeest Migration season, one of the world wonder spectacles in naturet.  The Great Migration, which consists of millions of wildebeest, zebras, and antelopes, and is the last multi-species migration existing up to date.  Millions wildebeests and zebras start to appear around the end of June, covering the large Mara plains making it an incredible sight.  Witnessing this The Maasai are the true naturalists and are the only people who truly understand the Mara


From October to November

The herds gather and pick up pace from mid-October to December when the short rains start in the south.  Due to the constant grazing by the enormous herds, the is less and less grass, the wildebeest migrate south for greener pasture as the rains and the grass starts to dry out in the north.  The Northern Migration enters the Mara after traveling through the Naboisho Conservancy in time to meet their Southern sisters and brothers at the family reunion, which attracted more than 1.5 million people.  The Northern Migration passes through Naboisho once more as they make their way back to Lloita;  they stay until the end of the year.  This is the best time to see the Migration slowly going back into the northeast Serengeti from the Masai Mara.


December to early January

Between December and the start of January, the Maasai Mara grasslands has fewer numbers of resident wildlife remaining. 


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