At Acacia Africa we firmly believe there is nothing quite as fulfilling as a journey through Africa. To this end, we continuously highlight the most prolific destinations on offer through our unique tour experiences. This time around though, words can scarcely express the magnificence of our chosen landscape…
The Maasai Mara National Reserve is Kenya’s best-known game reserve. There are no fences between the Maasai Mara and the bordering Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, allowing vast numbers of animals to roam freely between the two parks. The reserve is located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland. The “Mara” is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas.
The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November. Once this migration, one of nature’s greatest spectacles reaches the Mara – the sheer number of antelope, zebra and wildebeest arriving in the area is staggering. The migration is a dramatic mass movement of almost 2-million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle in a seasonal annual cycle driven by rainfall. Peak season is between July and October, but early November and February can also offer excellent game viewing.
There is also an excellent chance of seeing the Big 5, cheetah, serval, hyena, bat-eared foxes, black-backed and side-striped jackals, hippo, crocodile, baboons, warthog, eland, Thompson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle, impala, waterbuck, reedbuck & zebra and of course the majestic wildebeest.
The sweeping plains, distant horizons, low-slung acacia trees, and plentiful wildlife ensure a deeply evocative few days. During an Acacia Africa adventure, we spend the day out on game drive seeking the wildlife in their natural habitat and enjoy the open wild experience. Due to our extensive experience with the Maasai Mara and surrounds, your wildlife encounters are virtually guaranteed to be of the bucket-list variety! We will generally head out in the morning and afternoon, as these are the times that the animals are more active. During the heat of the day we relax at our comfortable camp.
Kenya, as a prominent pit stop on your African itinerary, makes complete sense if:
- You like spotting incredible wildlife
- You would love to view beautiful flamingo-filled lakes
- You’d love the opportunity to view the Great Migration
- You get to discover the home range of the Maasai people
And lets be honest, who wouldn’t love all of the above?
Better not let time go to waste then… Contact Acacia Africa and leave the rest to us.