Maasai Mara National Reserve

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Reserve:Maasai Mara National Reserve
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    Top Descriptions

    If you’ve done any research at all into East African safaris then you’ll have no doubt heard of the Maasai Mara. The Mara is ‘s premier game viewing spot, but it’s only a small portion of the area that extends into the even more famous Serengeti in . Come here at the right time of year and you’ll be privileged to witness one of the world’s most impressive natural spectacles. Visit the reserve at almost any other time of year and you’ll still be graced with a gorgeously wild and beautiful environment filled with a variety of African wildlife. It doesn’t matter how long you come here for, it will never be enough. An enthusiast could spend a lifetime exploring this huge reserve, and most tourists can easily handle a few days and still be left wanting more. But the situation here isn’t all positive. The Maasai tribes who have hunted in this land for generations now live in less-than-clean villages surrounding the limits of the reserve. These peoples are constantly at battle with both the preservation of the reserve and with maintaining their own ways of life. – Daniel
     
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    Top Tips

    Many tour operators in run good value budget tours to the Maasai Mara, such as , but as the drive is quite lengthy you’ll want to make sure you have as long in the reserve as possible as this area is huge!
    As this park is not managed by the government but by Narok County, the regulations here are not so strict. That means that you can probably expect to be allowed into the park a little earlier than the official opening time, and you’ll also see drivers frequently venturing off-road for a closer look.
    While it is allowed to do a self-drive safari here, the Maasai Mara National Reserve is so large and criss-crossed with tracks that you’d be hard pressed to get good sightings of certain animals without a guide, a radio and a decent map.
     
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    The Location

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      Also known as:The Mara
       
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      Environment type:hill, mountain, river, savannah, scrub
      Location type:reserve, rural, village

      What can we see or do there?

      Activities:game drives
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      Animals:African elephant, cheetah, crocodile, eland, hippopotamus, hyena, jackal, lion, Thomson’s gazelle, topi, warthog, waterbuck, zebra
      Birds:crested crane, secretary bird, maribou stork, ostrich, vulture

      How much will it cost us?

      Currency:Kenyan Shilling (KES)
      Average daily budget:KES11,500
       
      Ticket type:Cost:
      24-hour adult (non-resident)KES8,000 (USD80)
      24-hour child (non-resident)KES4,500 (USD45)
       
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      When should we go there, and for how long?

      Average time taken:2 nights
       
      Day:Opens:Closes:
      everyday6am6pm
       
      High season:June to October
      Low season:March, April
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        Language(s):English, Swahili
        Timezone:UTC+03:00
        Country calling code:254

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          The Directions

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          What are the numbers and averages?

          Number of attractions visited:3
           
          Travel time to attractions:20 minutes
          Travel time to next location:6 hours
           
          Altitude:1500-2180m
          Size:1,510km2

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