ByIsura Car Hire & Tours
What Makes Masai Mara Park A Unique Kenya Safari Destination
Maasai mara national park is by far Kenya’s top tourist attraction blessed with an abundance of attractions that include wildlife, landscapes as well as people. Named after the infamous Maasai people, Mara park is truly a gem popular known for it’s huge population of lions , zebras, cheetahs and leopards not to mention the annual wildebeest migration that takes place from July to October.
We at Nairobi Car Rental Services have been organizing safaris in Kenya for several tourists over the years and have discovered 5 reasons why most of our clients prefer a Maasai mara safari or adding the park to their itinerary.
1- Great migration – Maasai mara park and Serengeti are the only two destinations in Africa where you can witness the infamous great migration, one of the best wildlife phenomenal on earth. Thousands of wildebeest, zebras, gazelles and other antelope species cross through from Masai Mara to Serengeti in search of fresh grass and water meeting land & water predators along the route. Getting close-up view of the migration is one of the best wildlife experiences in Kenya , one to be treasured.
2- Wildlife Diversity – When it comes to the perfect wildlife mix, no Kenya safari park can compare to Masai mara. Home to the Big Five and up to 470 bird species , there is no denying any wildlife enthusiast will have a great experience. Other popular animals include the wildebeests, zebras, cheetahs, jackals, hippos, crocodiles, Masai giraffe among other notable ones.
3- Maasai People – The original inhabitants of the Masai plains and one of the most popular ethnic groups in East Africa, the Maasai or simply Masai hold the flag when it comes to representing the park , after-all the park was named after them. Tourists on safari in Masai mara always get chance to visit the communities and discover their culture and history. Interact and do some activities with the people as you learn.
There are plenty of other parks to visit when on safari in Kenya but if you are looking for that full wildlife and cultural experience , then you should book a Maasai mara safari adventure. You can just rent a 4×4 car for self drive or get the full driver guided tour.