Bird Watching in Maasai Mara National Park
Bird Watching in Maasai Mara National Park: Maasai Mara National Reserve is truly a birding haven and is one of Kenya’s birding tour highlights. However, the reserve sounds with more than 570 recorded bird species and in particular rich in a raptor with 60 bird species. In here birding can be done in nature habitant of Maasai Mara savannah, river, escarpment plains, rift valley and these are the stunning areas where travellers can carry out their birding from while in Mara. Note, the reserve hosts the largest bird species famously known as Ostriches, come along migrating bird species which are annually seen between November and February and round June to July Mara River can be fully occupied by weaver bird and bishops thus making it a renown safari destination for birding.
Though Maasai Mara National Reserve is famously known as one of the most important wildlife safari destination to do game viewing /driving safari not knowing that also hosts with big diversity of unique bird species such as the Ostriches, Kori bustard many more others. It is so honouring Maasai Mara National Reserve to be one of best Kenya bird watching destination with high population of bird species in relation to other Kenya national parks. Most of travellers who have visited Maasai Mara on their birding safari tour wonder a lot about the uniqueness of birds spotted around.
This is due to its wide land with flat plains of savannah, which support travellers to have great rewarding of birding on clear distance from all angles but it is best done with binoculars. The plain also leads to guideline of spectacular sightseeing of beautiful bird species while resting under the tree on your table drinks with a maximum accuracy. The reason as to why the reserve is rich in diversity of unique bird species is because of the newly interesting climatic weather condition that bring them a brand of rare bird species.
Travelers who enjoy visiting Kenya birding safari destination, Maasai Mara National Reserve would be your stopping destination point of the journey. And this is because it haven with diversity of unique bird species and some of the number to be spotted include; Unique Ostriches ,Kori bustard ,Hamer kop ,Marabou ,Hadeda Ibis ,Sacred Ibis ,Rappel Vulture ,Egyptian Vulture, African fish Eagle ,Tawny Eagle ,secretary bird, Sooty chat ,yellow billed stork ,Great Egrets ,Long tailed car mount ,Woolly necked stork ,Tabora cist cola ,Swahili sparrow ,silver bird ,Rufous bellied heron ,Red-throated fit, Lazy cist cola ,Giant king fisher ,Africa wool owl ,Abdim’s stork ,African fin foot ,Hooper and wood hoopoes ,horn bills ,barbets and tinkers birds ,honey guides ,brown throated sand Martin ,spur winged goose ,Egyptian Goose ,Comb Duck ,Northern pintail ,Red billed teal ,white-faced whistling duck ,African spoonbill ,Glossy Ibis ,Marabou stork ,Little white stork ,African Open bill stork ,Yellow-billed stork ,purple Heron ,Dwarf Bittern ,Common squacco-Heron ,Rufous bellied Heron , ,Goliath Heron ,Black headed Heron and many others which can be encountered on Maasai Mara National Reserve –birding tour.
Besides that, Maasai Mara National Reserve sits in southern part of Kenya and covering a distance of over 270 kilometres away from Nairobi capital city. Above all, the reserve is one of the most famous wildlife safari destination in African, that estimates total land of over 1,510 square kilometres which inhabits with over 95 mammal’s species and more than 570 bird species many more. It is also renown of its exceptional population of lions, cheetahs, African leopards, African bush elephants many more plus the great migration of blue wildebeest which has resounded the reserve worldwide.
Essentials to carry on Maasai Mara birding safari
These are the essentials to carry with on birding safari to Maasai Mara, they include pairs of binoculars, clear cameras with enough batteries, mineral water bottle, safari guide books, first aid box, rubber shoes, insect repellent among others a traveller might include in his traveling bag.
Best time to do birding safaris
The best time to do birding safari in Maasai Mara is throughout the year, though the year has two seasons that is dry and wet season. And the best way to see variety of bird species is during wet season when the migratory bird species are in movement either in breeding or incubation zones. Wet seasons usually occurs in November to April when they migrate from Europe and North Africa arrive. From months of June to October these can be dry season in general good for wildlife viewing.
Where to stay
On your safari to Maasai Mara National Reserve, a traveller shouldn’t get worried from where to stay because the park offers comfortable accommodation facilities ranging from Luxury to Mid-range lodges which can make your birding safari more enjoyable trip and such lodges include; Mara Engai lodge, Sand river Maasai Mara, Keekorok lodge, Enkorok Mara Camp, Fairmont Mara Safari Club many more.
Getting to Maasai Mara
Getting to Maasai Mara, most travellers do fly into Nairobi ‘’NBO’’ capital city of Kenya to reach Maasai Mara National Reserve through using domestic flight which last only 45minutes to 1hour.To book your domestic flight you need to be helped by trust worthy tour operator and if you don’t mind you can please contact us Focus East African tour company for more detail about Maasai Mara.
Getting to Maasai Mara by road from Nairobi city it estimates 270kilometers and hours it takes 5 to 6-hour drive. This is the best way of experiencing Kenyan countryside and stunning scenery of landscape.
The time in now to visit Maasai Mara National Reserve basically on birding safari and come up with unforgettable experience once in life time.