Game Drive Safari in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Game Drive Safari in Maasai Mara National Reserve: Game Drive is one of the hallmark activities done in African safari destination which can be accompanied by the armed guide who is knowledgeable about the movement of wildlife species through the protected reserve. Game drive viewing is the best way of adventuring different game species in the park and rewarding experience in a lifetime as a traveller can be able to enjoy keen photography of wildlife species, since it is carried out in 4×4 an open roof safari vehicle and here in Masai Mara National Reserve is even more wondrous.
Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of safari destination in Africa and not only Africa but also in the world to offer great rewarding game drive since it is a home of big cats such as lions, leopards , buffaloes ,elephants and black and white rhinos among others .However the reserve is a home of more than 95 mammals species which can be seen on your safari to Maasai Mara and also boosts with over 600 bird species .It is also famously known for world natural event that happens annually that is to say the migration season of millions of wildebeest which usually assembles the reserve as they cross the Mara river from Serengeti for fresh pastures and water .From month of July to October it can be their breeding time and it attracts more predators especially the big cats which forces them to come out of their hide outs since the prey can be much available in the reserve .Note ,migration season of wildebeest happens annually and the best time to experience this high light activity starts from July till October.
However, the reserve has the largest number of mammal species which can be viewed on open savannah grass land that measures around 1,510 square kilometres of its land, located in province of Kenya in southern part of Nairobi capital city and it was established in 1961 as game reserve to protect wide range of animals.
Game drive viewing safari in Maasia Mara is composed of three sessions which can be selected depending on traveller’s opinion. That is to say, morning game drive that starts early at 7am and the ending time it depends on the allocation of mammals, evening game driving starts at 2 pm to 5pm and night game drive starts at 6pm till 7:30pm.
Morning game drive safari is the best way of experiencing the species of the reserve which starts early in the morning when the sun has just risen out and most of travellers usually like morning game drive in order to witness the true nature of Maasai Mara of which it’s eco system inhabits different animals species most especially the big five which you can be able see with your own eyes such as lions ,elephants ,buffaloes ,Rhinos ,leopards plus other animals like Gazelles ,hippos ,hartebeest ,zebras ,impalas many more. It is also a gaining experience to be in the wilderness late afternoon for you to be able to witness herds of species in the group resting under the tree, enjoy the photo shoot around the reserve and end up with memorable experience in life time.
Night game drive viewing is admirable activities to do on your Kenya safaris and this is because of being awesome experience as you get interested to see creatures of Mara at night time as well as listening to clear sounds and African night sky is rewarding. These are some of nocturnal animals to see on your guided night game drive such as African Scrub Hare, genet cats, bush baby, Aardvark and also get a chance to see hyenas more active, leopards and lions on backs of impalas. And in order to have clear seeing of these animals you need to carry a strong lightening torch with you. And sometimes travellers get revealed with exceptional sighting of wildebeest all huddled up at night. So we advise our travellers to always go for night game drive with an escort or armed guide.
N.B Flash cameras are not allowed to be used at night to take photos of animals.
Type of vehicle to use
Travelers are recommended to use 4x4wheel drive weather a self-driven or safari company vehicle for you to be able enjoy your safari to Maasai Mara. These type of vehicle is the best ideal to travel in on all poor roads and also on game drive activity since some time the park can be slippery because of the rain. The vehicle must be designed with popped up roof to help travellers to have spectacular closer viewing of animals such as Antelopes, herds of elephants, leopards, cheetahs many more. You’re recommended to have armed ranger during night game drive to give you right movement of this nocturnal animals as well as protecting you in case of any wild animal’s attack.
What is the best time of game drive in Maasai Mara?
The best time to do game drive viewing in Maasai Mara is all year around but most especially during peak season which starts in June till October and December to February for you to be able to have great memorable wildlife viewing experience once in life time.
Where to stay
On your game drive viewing safari at Maasai Mara National Reserve you can sleep in comfort accommodation facilities which ranges from Mid ranger to Luxury and such lodges are Mara intrepid luxury, Fig Tree Camp, Mara Explore Camp, Mara Serena Safari lodge, Fairmont Mara Safari lodge among others.
Maasai Masai National Reserve can be easily accessed by road transport which takes 5 to 6 hours’ drive. Another option is by air transport and you need to book a domestic flight to fly you to one of Maasai Mara airstrip which takes 45minutes to 1hour.
Book now to get into this incredible experience of game drive viewing in Maasai Mara National Reserve and leave with a truly unforgettable experience once in life time being.