Be amazed at the wonders of the Great Plains on the Masai Mara Safari

Anyone who is even the slightest bit interested in safari should experience the incredible Masai Mara in Kenya. This is a year-round safari destination; with a temperate climate, sweeping scenery, and plenty of action.

Once a year, this open grassland becomes home to the largest herd of mammals anywhere in the world, sustaining over 3 million animals for a period of 4 months. From June to September, the Great Migration makes its way into the Masai Mara, and the drama that unfolds is unparalleled. The Great Migration reaches its climax when the mega-herd of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle have to cross the mighty Mara River; a gauntlet filled with massive crocodiles and flanked by prides of lions. The sheer numbers of the wildlife you will see are staggering and incredible animal interactions keep mounting as the numbers and the pressure build around the crossings.

When the migration leaves, the plains seem to open up and a new story evolves. With the wildebeest gone, predators have to find alternative sources of food, and so the timeless battles between lions and buffalos resume. Cheetahs too have to start looking harder for food, and can often be seen walking through the grasslands and chasing down gazelle, while the leopards leave the cover of the thickets that dot the plains, and come out to hunt. A safari in Kenya’s Masai Mara is never to be forgotten.

At the end of each incredible day on the plains, you come back to the fine luxuries of a lodge that seems to answer all your needs before you even ask. Ice cold drinks, scrumptious food, and comfort beyond expectation are all a standard on this safari, only made better by the friendly service that delivers it.

Given its popularity, the Masai Mara offers several flights to different reserves within Kenya, so extending your safari is really easy. Kenya has a lot to offer, so be prepared to be amazed. Contact our safari specialists to help you plan your dream safari!