6 Things to Do in the Maasai Mara

The Maasai Mara is one of the most famous destinations in the world. The reserve has panoramic views and has plenty of activities to keep all wanderlust individuals enthralled and in need of more exhilarating adventures. There are plenty of fun-packed things to do in the Mara. However, this is a compilation of the best activities to partake in.

The Great Migration

The Great Migration is a trek and river crossing where wildebeests cross the crocodile-infested Mara river into the Serengeti reserve in Tanzania. Gazelles and zebras accompany the herd of Wildebeests in the crossing from the Maasai Mara National Reserve.  The melee accompanying the crossing is a spectacle to watch since you get to see survival for the fittest being applied in the jungle. The migration is, however, seasonal, and you can experience it between July and September. It is one of the seven wonders of the world, and who would want to miss such a spectacle?

Balloon rides

The African Savannah has many panoramic views, and who wouldn’t want to view this from the skies? The balloon safari sites are easily accessible from the Maasai Mara camps since you will be staying at one of them. The immense beauty of the Mara plains is exemplified at dawn, and you will therefore have to wake up quite early to watch the sunrise over the reserve. At the end of the balloon ride, you get to enjoy a champagne breakfast.

Game Drives

One of the highlights of an African safari is an excursion driving through the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The quintessential marvel involves traveling in open vehicles and relishing the African savannah and wildlife with the help of the cultured Maasai tour guides. The suitable time for game drives is during the wee hours of the morning and the late afternoon when the heat is not unbearable.

Visit the Maasai

The Maasai are a nomadic pastoral community inhabiting the Mara reserve. They mingle with the Mara flora and fauna, and they are expert tour guides in the Maasai Mara safaris. You will not miss them with their distinctive red shukas (cultural fabric), their hair covered in red ocher, and their beaded jewelry. The hospitable community is also famous for ‘adumu,’ the renowned jumping dance. You can spend the day mingling with the Maasai in their manyattas and experience their heritage.

Birding

The Mara is a birding hotspot with over 470 bird species. Bird enthusiasts can visit the reserve and feast their eyes on the birds. The birds of prey are the most dominant species in the reserve. You can enjoy seeing the vultures circling a fresh kill. The reserve is home to the largest African Eagle, the Martial Eagle, and the famous Bateleur eagle. The birding experience is led by ornithologists who will help to identify the various bird species.

Sundowners

Watching the sunset is a chill activity to relax and de-stress from the strenuous activities of the Mara reserve. The Maasaimara lodges and camps in the Mara have scenic chill spots and are well vast with arranging sundowners. You see the sun sink into the horizon with animals grazing in the vicinity while sipping some wine and recounting the day’s events.

The Maasai Mara National Reserve is a tourist hub with fun-packed activities for adventurous souls with a knack for site seeing the African savannah.

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