Any holiday trip to Kenya will probably not be complete without including Masai Mara safari in the list of fun things to do. Masai Mara National Reserve is situated right inside South West of Kenya. The reserve is one of the top popular and most famous reserves in Africa.
Masai Mara safari Wildlife
Each year, thousands of tourists troop into Kenya in mass for Masai Mara safari tour to catch a glimpse of wide range of wildlife and birds in the beautiful reserve. Masai Mara is particularly renowned for huge number of predators in the reserve which include cheetahs, lions, as well as wildebeest numbering about 1.5 million.
As you embark on your Masai mara safari tour, you will probably see the popular ‘big five’: lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and buffalo. Particularly, lions are common in this reserve. Mara plains harbor zebras, wildebeest, impala, cheetahs and jackals.
Masai Mara safariWeather
Maasai Mara sits 1,500-2,200m above the sea level. As a result, the climate is somewhat milder and damper compared to other similar regions. During the day, the highest temperature is 30C/85F. Typically, the coldest season is June and July, while December and January are the warmest periods.
Masai Mara can be accessed by flight from Nairobi Wilson Airport. It can also be accessed by flight from Lewa, Samburu, Nanyuki, Downs, or Mombasa. As you alight from the aircraft for a Masai Mara safari trip, you can get to your final destination with a car. The best and quickest option is to fly to the Masai Mara, particularly if your accommodation is located at the Mara Triangle.
Masai Mara Safari Fees/Permits
Entry fees are applicable for accessing Masai Mara National Reserve and other fun things within the location. An adult will pay up to $80 which remains valid for 24 hours. Kids above 3 years and young adults below 18 will pay about $45, while children below age 3 gain entrance at no cost.
Also, you can get around Masai Mara National reserve with ease as there are Masai Mara safari vehicles to take people around.
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