Activities in Masai Mara National Reserve
One of the best ways to enjoy the reserve is through game drives, where you can see large animals in their natural habitat. If you’re curious about nocturnal creatures, try a night game drive in private conservancies. These drives allow you to witness the diverse flora and fauna of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. For a closer look at the micro-ecosystems, many conservancies also offer bush walks.
Masai Mara is famous for the Great Wildebeest Migration, a spectacular event where over 1.5 million wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, and elands move continuously in search of the best grazing and watering spots. The Mara River crossings are particularly noteworthy. Contrary to some beliefs, the migration happens throughout the year, making Masai Mara a prime location to witness this awe-inspiring natural phenomenon.
For a truly unique experience, consider a hot air balloon safari over Masai Mara. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure provides breathtaking views of the reserve. Plan to stay for at least three days to enjoy this activity along with game drives, bush walks, and village visits. Balloon flights need to be arranged in advance due to limited space, accommodating both adults and children with some restrictions.