Eight Top Safaris to do in Maasai mara in 2022 : Maasai Mara national reserve is an epic safari destination one should visit once in a life, the reserve is a nature masterpiece encompassed of rolling hills, sprawling savannahs, dramatic river crossing and millions of wildlife including the Big 5, Big Cat and experiences the Great Migration.

Maasai Mara national reserve has more to offer than what meets the eye, during your Kenya visit below are the most top 8 safari activities to do in Maasai Mara in 2022

  1. Experience Masai Mara on Game Drives

Game drives are the highlight of your safari to Maasai Mara national reserve offering an opportunity to explore the reserve recognized as one of the World’s natural wonders. Maasai Mara national reserve is one of the best places on earth to spot wildlife and some of the Africa’s famous species, game drives in Maasai Mara national reserve are done as morning, afternoon game drives and night game drives. Morning game drives in the reserve start as early as 06:00 am, the afternoon game drives start at 02:00 pm and night game drives start 06:00 pm.

Game drives in Maasai Mara national reserve offer an opportunity spot a variety of wildlife species such as lions, elephants, cape buffaloes, cheetahs, elands, gazelles, cheetahs, wildebeests, hyenas, Nile crocodiles, giraffes, rhinoceros and zebras among others. Night game drives in Maasai Mara national reserve are done in Mara Naboisho Conservancy perfect experience to spot predators such as leopards, lions, cheetahs, African wild dogs among others. Night game drives are done with a help of a spot light and is perfect for spotting the hunting action.

Eight Top Safaris to do in Maasai mara in 2022
Game Drives in Maasai mara
  1. Witness the Great wildebeest migration

One of the most breathtaking experiences to lookout for during your Kenya safari to Maasai Mara national reserve is witnessing the Great wildebeest migration, over 1.5 millions of wildebeests accompanied by Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles and zebras move in Mara- Serengeti ecosystem comprising of Maasai Mara national reserve and Serengeti national park. The Great wildebeest migration is an annual movement, these animals move in search for greener pastures and water.

The most fascinating and breathtaking episode of the great migration to encounter is the Mara River Crossing as the animals cross the crocodile infested Mara River, the animals face off with the deadly crocodiles and those who manage to survive cross over to the plains of Maasai Mara national reserve.

  1. Guided Walking Safaris

If you are a nature lover in need of an experience to help you reconnect with your spirit of adventure, follow the explorers and local Maasai guides the keepers of the pristine wilderness of Maasai Mara national reserve. A guided walking safari is the perfect Kenya safari experience for you to do in Maasai Mara national reserve, during this experience you will be able learn more about various animals in reserve and how to track them.

On guided walking safaris you will be able to explore the parts of the reserve you wouldn’t be able to visit while in the car, you will be able to see various animals such as wildebeests, gazelles, lions, leopards and many bird species.

Guided walking safaris in Maasai Mara national reserve are conducted in areas that are less frequented by predators and in presence of a Maasai guide to protect you in case of any attack. This experience is arranged in Mara Naboisho Conservancy.

  1. Embark on a Cultural Tour with the Maasai

A Maasai cultural encounter is a must do-activity during your safari to Maasai Mara national reserve, the Maasai are one of the most intriguing ethnic groups in Africa famously known for their colorful dresses and height. The masai people are found in both Kenya and Tanzania and when visiting Maasai Mara national reserve, you can visit their communities found along the borders of the reserve.

Eight Top Safaris to do in Maasai mara in 2022
Maasai People

During your visit,  you will get a deeper insight about the Maasai people, their traditions and culture. You also get to participate in activities like rearing of the live stock, building the bomas (circular local houses), be entertained by local dances and drama, and visit the local market center among others.

  1. Experience the thrill of Mobile Camping

Mobile camping is a great experience to do in Maasai Mara national reserve during your Kenya safari, for campers this experience offers an opportunity to connect and get close to nature. Mobile camping is set in various regions  of the reserve for example the Naboisho Conservancy, sleeping in the middle of the bush surrounded by sounds of wild animals below the sky filled with stars is a thrilling experience as also one of the Eight Top Safaris to do in Maasai mara in 2022.

During Mobile camping, you are offered Maasai guides and guards for security and protection purposes.

  1. Experience an African Sundowner and Bush Breakfast/dinner  

Maasai Mara national reserve is a great destination to experience African sundowner and breakfast or dinner, this experience is perfect for visitors on honeymoon. The African Sundowner experience offer tourists an opportunity to enjoy their drinks, meals and a glass of wine in the wilderness of Maasai Mara plains.

  1. Glide over the Mara plains on a Balloon Safari

Hot air balloon is the best alternative to explore Maasai Mara national reserve and spot various species of wildlife if you are not interested in game drives, hot air balloon safari is a breathtaking experience offering aerial views of Maasai Mara plains. This experience starts as early as 06:00 am at the break of dawn, you will have an opportunity to enjoy watching the hot air balloon as it is being inflated which is an experience of its own.

As you glide over the Mara plains you will be able to enjoy the breathing views of the endless plains of Maasai Mara and various species of wildlife such as leopard, lions, wildebeests, gazelles, African wild dogs and watching large columns of the great migration.

Eight Top Safaris to do in Maasai mara in 2022
Hot Air Balloons in Maasai Mara

The hot air balloon experience is accompanied by champagne breakfast at the end, then drive back to your camp. .

  1. Bird watching

Maasai Mara national reserve is one of host spots for birding in Kenya, this vast reserve is a habitat to over 490 recorded bird species including 57 species of raptors which you will enjoy seeing during Kenya bird watching experience. Birds to expect in Maasai Mara national reserve include Abdim’s stork, African finfoot, African wood owl, Ayres’s hawk eagle, Cinnamon-breasted bunting, Denham’s bustard, Giant kingfisher, Grey-crested helmet-shrike, Grey penduline tit, Hildebrandt’s starling, Jackson’s widowbird, Lazy cisticola, Ostrich, Purple grenadier, Red-throated tit, Ross’s turaco, Rosy-throated longclaw, Rufous-bellied heron, Rufous-throated wryneck, Saddle-billed stork, Schalow’s turaco, Secretary bird, Silverbird, Southern ground hornbill, Swahili sparrow, Tabora cisticola, Temminck’s courser, Trilling cisticola, Usambiro barbet, White-bellied go-away bird, Woolly-necked stork, Yellow-mantled widowbird, Yellow-throated sandgrouse among others as one of the Eight Top Safaris to do in Maasai mara in 2022.

Book your preferred safari to experience the best of Masai Mara with Focus East Africa Tours at info@maasaimarakenyapark.com

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