Making More of Kenya Safari to Masai Mara than Just Watching the Wildebeest Migration
When you make a choice to engage in an Africa wildlife safari particularly to Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve, the major drive factor for this Kenya wildlife safari will be an opportunity to catch glimpses of the wildebeest migrations as they embark on this a great trek across the Masai lands both in Kenya and Tanzania. However, what if I tell you there is a lot more you can do while on this stunning Africa safari adventure than only having an encounter with the greatest annual natural migration of these somewhat bewildering animals.
I have decided to dedicate this article to you who is looking for more to do your Kenya safari tour to Masai and let me give you some of the other activities you should give a considerable thought to engage in on this glorious Africa tour of the Masai plains.
A traditional game drive over these endless plains of Masai mara in an old school study 4×4 safari van /4×4 safari jeep or on a self-drive is still by far one of the best ways of exploring this enchanted tropical dry savanna paradise while looking for its inhabitants which include 4 out of 5 of the Africa big five game which includes the majestic kings of the savanna lands the lions, leopards, the African bush elephants and the stubborn cape buffaloes. Other wild mammals you won’t miss out during this drive include the wildebeests that have made this national park one of the best Africa safari destinations an Africa tour trekker should have on top of their Africa safari bucket list destinations to visit on their Africa trip adventure.
Are you looking for a closure encounter with nature then I suggest you ditch the study 4×4 safari land cruiser and take to the feet as you explore the Masai Mara. A nature walk in the Masai Mara national enables you to appreciate great biodiversity that exists here as you can easily spot the very small creatures that call this place their home like the small reptiles and insects which might not easily be visible if you decide to ride 4×4 safari van. For birders, a nature walkway through the savanna plains of Masai mara is the assured way of you observing several of the 500 bird species that roam the skies above this lands which include lilac billed roller, Southern ground hornbill, secretary bird and ostriches and many others.
Hot air balloons
This is another unique way of exploring these virgin lands especially by those who don’t have a lot of time to do a compressive game drive but yet they would want to cover a large expanse of the reserve without spending a lot of drive time. The hot air balloons take you up the skies and give you a vantage point to see the inhabitants of the Masai Mara roaming the savanna plains below you easily. You can also enjoy watching the sunrise from the eastern horizon of this game reserve and surely I guarantee you nothing but pure bliss.
Cultural encounters. Just like its name suggests, the Masai mara is the land of the Masai people and this will amuse you with their dress code which consists of usually red “sukas” that are wrapped around their bodies, if you thought, its only people in the big cities in Europe or America who do body art, well you will be bewildered by the Masai’s form of body art which ranges from crazy Mohawk air cuts to long dreads and large ear piercings all in the name of beautification. Are you good at dancing? Well if you fancy you dance moves well get ready to be wooed by the Masai dance strokes that might be nothing close to what you know because the Masai might just pull on you dance strokes you haven’t seen elsewhere and these include long jumps and foot stumps which might not favour that can only be pulled off by those with a lot of energy.
If you fancy an encounter with these majestic animals, on your next Africa safari adventure feel free to check out our page Kenya safaris tour website which gives you a wide range of Kenya safari package options to Masai Mara and other Kenya safari destinations basing on the numbers of days of interest and destinations to be visited. These Kenya wildlife tours come in both short Kenya wildlife safaris and long Kenya safaris. Besides Kenya wildlife safaris, we offer other Africa safari adventures such as gorilla safaris adventures that place in Uganda, Congo and Rwanda, you can decide to extend your Kenya wildlife safari to any of these gorilla destinations for a gorilla experience. Uganda gorilla safaris are carried out in either Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which habituate over 400 gorillas. During your Uganda gorilla tour expect to encounter one of the 19 gorilla families that are found in this country. After a magical gorilla tour in Uganda, you can always visit Lake Bunyonyi Uganda and enjoy the stunning views of this magical lake. A visit to Lake Bunyonyi gives you an opportunity to experience a boat ride on Africa’s second deepest lake. Rwanda gorilla safaris are carried out in volcanoes national park, volcanoes is home to over 10 gorilla families that have been habituated to give you an ultimate Rwanda gorilla tour experience. As of today, Rwanda is positioning itself as a luxury Africa gorilla tour destination of choice as it has done so much in establishing luxury facilities especially lodges to cater for the needs of luxury tourists in a bid to lure more luxury or high profile personalities to visit Rwanda for a luxurious gorilla trekking Rwanda experience.
Congo is another gorilla destination of choice Gorilla trekking in Congo, on the other hand, occurs in Virunga National park or Kahuzi Biega National Park. What is so special about Congo gorilla tours is the possibility of encountering 2 unique gorilla species. If you decide to visit Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo during your Congo gorilla safari, then expect to meet the eastern lowland gorillas while, if you decide to go to Virunga National Park then an encounter with the majestic mountain gorillas is eminent.
Here are some of the best safari packages
- 1 day Amboseli
- 1 day Nairobi
- 2 days Amboseli safari tour
- 2 days Masai Mara
- 4 days Masai Mara & lake Nakuru wildlife safari
- 3 Days Kenya Safari in Tsavo East & Tsavo West National Parks
- 5 Days Nakuru Naivasha & Mara Wildlife Safari
- 6 days Kenya wildlife safari to Maasai Mara, Nakuru, Amboseli
- 6 days Masai Mara Nakuru & Samburu
- 12 days Mara Nakuru Aberdare and Tsavo west
- 6 days Kenya & Tanzania wildlife tour
- 10 days Kenya & Tanzania safari
- 13 days Kenya & Tanzania wildlife safari
- 9 days Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Gorilla & Big 5
- 18 days Uganda Kenya & Tanzania gorilla safari
- 16 days Kenya Tanzania wildlife gorilla & beach Zanzibar
- 13 days gorilla chimps & wildlife.