6 Reasons You Should Go on a Maasai Mara Safari in 2024

Most of us, being constantly stuck at home during the quarantine, have gotten the urge to once again be free to travel. After spending so much time inside, we could all use a little bit of adventure in our lives.

No need to worry though, because as soon as the quarantine is over, we will all be able to get out there and explore the world once again. If by the end of the year this whole situation clears up, then we can all expect to do more travelling and take care of that need to see the world again.

If staying at home has piqued your interest in travelling again, then why not take a trip to the equator and visit the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Here are a few reasons to visit this beautiful piece of wilderness.

1. The great wildebeest migration

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Every year, 1.3 million wildebeest cross the Mara River to get to the Maasai Mara in Kenya. This is a beautiful display of nature that happens every year. It usually occurs from July to November, so, there is still a chance to witness this magnificent event this year, in 2024.

There are many organizations that will take you along on a trip with the wildebeest to view and sort of “follow them along”. There are safaris that will let you gaze on with awe at the countless numbers of animals taking this incredible annual trip through the heart of Africa.

You can read up on this topic and anything else related to the Maasai Mara at masaimara.travel. As with most destinations, you can easily find travel guides and tours online.

2. Take a balloon trip through the reserve

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I you would prefer to see the beauty of nature from a bird’s eye view, then you’re in luck. Hot air balloon trips through the reserve are a very common thing in the Maasai Mara. One of the most famous balloon rides, the Governor’s Balloon Safari, is always described as shockingly beautiful. Starting at the very break of dawn, as the sun rises over the majestic plains, your trip begins from a breathtaking launch site. Once in the air, you will surely notice the sheer peaceful serenity of the world beneath you.

Many first-time fliers feel overwhelmed with the absolute beauty they witness while up in the sky. The trip lasts for a few hours, with no specific directions, instead of going in whichever direction the air takes you. If you are into photography, feel free to bring you gear with you and take some of the most incredible pictures you will ever get the chance of taking.

3. The beautiful sunsets

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One of the most characteristic things about the African plains is the breathtaking sunsets. A truly magnificent sight, the way the landscape is lit by the moving sun in a sight to behold. Whether up on a hill, on the ground in the middle of the grass, or from inside a campsite, the senses are a must see if you choose to visit this wonderful place.

Again, if photography is one of your hobbies, then this would be a great opportunity to taka one of the most unbelievable shots of your career.

Any sight like this is worth seeing and can end up leaving you with a lot of inspiration. It is one of the most beautiful sights on planet Earth and is sure to bring a tear to your eye with its sheer majesty.

4. See the wildlife

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You might have seen most of the local wildlife from this safari in a zoo. But that come nowhere close to the experience of seeing them living freely in their natural habitat.

Lions, cheetahs, giraffes, wildebeest, elephants, can all be found and observed in the preservation range of the Maasai Mara. It is important to note that due to the high level of professional preservation measures, yours and the animal’s safety is completely assured.

There are many organizations that will take you on a once in a lifetime journey to see all sorts of animals that live in the plains of Kenya.

Other than mammals, there are also over 500 species of birds that can be found in the Maasai Mara.

5. Maasai Village Visits

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Perhaps one of the best things you can do is to visit the traditional villages in the area. These villages are unaffected by the modern world while the visits last approximately 1 hour.

You will have a chance to see what life’s like in these parts of the world, where technology is miles away. Also, you can get familiar with some of the traditions of the people that are kept for centuries.

6. Wind down at the Governors private camp

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After all the wonderful sights you’ve been seeing while on this vacation, there is no better place to chill out and relax then the Governor’s private camp. It is known for being one of the most comfortable places in the entire reserve. The camp, being positioned near a water source that is popular among many of the animal species that inhabit the reserve, you can expect to see a lot of animals come to enjoy a nice, refreshing drink. Nearby is a forest that houses a variety of bird species.

There are guides in the camp as well, that is there to show you where you can go to see whichever wildlife you are interested in seeing at the moment.

You can book the reserve either for yourself or for a group. The staff are known for being nice and constantly accommodating.

Spend a few wonderfully comfortable days at this top-notch park. Watch the hippos gather with their calves to drink water at the nearby beach.