Kenya Explorer Part Three: The Masai Mara

posted 4th April 2019 by katie branson in Work in progress

The Masai Mara

The mention of Kenya conjures up images of lions, wildebeest, Maasai people, and days on safari. In this blog we will talk about Kenya’s Masai Mara.

The Masai Mara is famous for good reason, and located only a short flight from Nairobi. Touching down, you will instantly feel a million miles away from the huge city you few out of. The Masai Mara is home to an incredible number of big cats, cheetahs that like to rest in the shade of your vehicle, rhino, elephants, wildebeest and much more.

In addition to game drives, you cake take to the skies at dawn for a hot air balloon ride, which is expensive but so worth the money. It is not often you can say you floated over the Masai Mara as the sun rose, setting the sky alight with colour, while you watched the animals below graze, hunt, and wake up to the new day. Once you return to the ground you are treated to a champagne bush breakfast, which is the perfect way to end this exhilarating activity.

The Masai Mara National Park is home to many lodges of all shapes and sizes, but there are also private concessions neighbouring the park that feature some of our favourite lodges. Private concessions guarantee more space, less people, and smaller more intimate camps. Many are tented camps, which offer a more genuine and immersive safari experience. Tents here are large and luxurious, all ensuite, and a place were you will want for nothing. Lying in your tent and listening to the sounds of the bush is truly something special. Camps located in private concessions are also able to offer night drives and walking safaris, which aren’t possible in national parks.

The Masai Mara combines easily with many other areas, such as Samburu or Laikipia, the Serengeti in Tanzania, and even the Kenyan coast for a true bush and beach holiday.

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