The Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya

Africa | | July 11, 2011 at 12:40 am




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Masai Mara National Reserve is situated in the southwestern part of Kenya near Tanzania’s border.  This wildlife reserve is located on Rift Valley and has the Serengeti Plains of Tanzania running along the southern end. The River Mara on the other hand runs through the Masai Mara National Reserve. This river is home to a large number of hippopotamuses, crocodiles and also plays host to a wide variety of yearly migrations. Thousands of zebras and wildebeests flocks hear every year from different corners of Africa.

What are the things you can do while at the Masai Mara National Reserve? If offers plenty of options to the tourists as far as recreation is concerned. The four most pleasurable options are:

The game drives:

If you have come to this wildlife reserve on air, then this option will surely be included in the safari package you have purchased. It will take you for a number of game drives during your tour. If you are going on your own car or rented a vehicle for personal use, then you should have a map with your while going for these drives. However, the best option would be taking an askari or guard along with you.

The walking safaris:

This option will attract people with an adventurous intent. As you take part in these safaris, you will be joined by a guide.

Cultural tours:

These tours will help you get familiar with the local culture of Maasai. You’ll be taken to a traditional village of the region where you will be able to witness the lifestyle of the natives of Maasai.

Air ballooning:

This option is a bit expensive one. However, the fun one can extract from air ballooning gives back every bit of the money paid. Generally the flights start during the dawn and lasts for around 1 hour.

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