Most people in the world today have never left their home country or they have only been to a few new places and usually it is somewhere close to home. In a world that has hundreds of thousands of holiday destinations, I find it funny how people still choose to go to the same place over and over again. For explorers like me I make it a point to always change my holiday destination.
One of the places to visit is the Maasai Mara in Kenya, to watch the Great Wildebeest Migration. For a Safari vacation, this is a must! In 2006, USA Today listed The Great Migration of Serengeti and Maasai Mara as one of the New Seven Wonders of The World.
When is the best time to visit Maasai Mara?
Between July and October every year like clockwork, over two million animals from The Serengeti in Tanzania migrate to Maasai Mara in Kenya to look for greener pastures. Zebras, wildebeests, gazelles among other herds make the long and dangerous trek to find better grazing land. It is also during this migration that we witness the synchronized birthing of around 350,000 young wildebeest calves. It is a beautiful sight to see new life being brought into the world.
As new lives begin, lives are also lost. You also see as other predators like lions, cheetahs, hyenas and crocodiles prey on the herds as they migrate. Unfortunately many of them do not make it through the migration as they fall into the jaws of other wildlife. That is just how the cycle of life goes.
The Maasai Mara has many hotels to accommodate you anytime if you wish to visit. You can choose to have modern accommodation or full safari setting where you can camp or even have a mix of both in the luxury hotels in the area. You can choose to go on game rides and get up close and personal with all types of wild animals and also interact with the native people. It is here that we have the highest concentration of wild lions in the world. This gives you an opportunity to experience and take amazing pictures of incredible events that most people only read about or watch on TV. You can check Agoda for any hotel accomdation that best suit your budget and I’m sure you can enjoy yourself and experience everythingeven on a tight budget.
What You Go Home With After a Visit on Maasai Mara National Reserve?
Visiting such a place allows you to have a firsthand view of the natural world as it is. You get to witness nature and survival of the fittest as I said before some animals do not make it. It is an incredible sight to see and there is nowhere else in the entire world where this happens. It is certainly one of the greatest natural spectacles to experience in one’s lifetime.