Masai Mara is National Reserve and is the heart and soul of Kenya. It is one of the East African region’s most beautiful and well-known national reserves. Many dream of visiting Masai Mara because of the Great Migration, an animal movement involving over two million wildebeests. In Kenya, you must visit the breathtaking Masai Mara National Reserve.
When to Visit
The Great Migration can be seen in full swing from July to October. It is a spectacular event to witness. However, keep in mind that this is the peak season. Many tourists will visit during these months, and the costs for everything would be relatively higher. If you do not want to experience the Great Migration, you can witness Masai Mara throughout the year for game-watching.
January to March is excellent if you want to watch lions in their natural habitat.
April to June, during spring, it will be rainy, which clears up the savannah for breathtaking and clear views. You can also see many baby animals being born, including antelopes and impalas
July to September – these are the months of the Great Migration, where the wildebeests, zebras, and antelopes start moving in towards the Masai Mara from the Serengeti
October to November – The best time for game-watching. It is known as the wildlife season, during which the animals of the Great Migration can be seen grazing the grass
December is a festive month and a spectacular time to witness Masai Mara, as the species are scattered across the savannah.
How to Reach Masai Mara
The best way to reach Masai Mara is by flying from Nairobi Wilson Airport. SafariLink and AirKenya have several flights that you can book. The trip will take 45 minutes. However, if you prefer to go by road, you can book a 4×4 vehicle to take you from Nairobi to Masai Mara. The journey is 280 kilometers and can take more than five hours because of the road conditions. You can take several routes, including a road that goes through the Great Rift Valley, Mount Suswa, and Mount Longonot.
How is the Weather
The weather is pleasant throughout the year. During the day, it can be warm, while it is chilly at night. You can expect 12 hours of daylight.
Can I Stay at the Reserve
You can book your stay at a luxurious resort, lodge, or campsite. You can book a hotel in reserve to spend the night or even a few days at the reserve. The ideal time to spend at Masai Mara to explore is three days and two nights.
Best Places to Visit
You should visit the following places when you visit the reserve:
Mara North Conservancy
Olare Orok Conservancy
The park spans 1,510 square kilometers, meaning there is much to explore here. The national reserve is beautiful, packed with wildlife, beautiful landscapes, pleasant weather, and breathtaking scenery. You should visit Masai Mara on your next vacation. Consider including Serengeti National Park and Tanzania as part of your tour. You can learn more about Tanzania with our Guide to Air Travel in Tanzania.