Game Drives in Maasai Mara National Reserve are most popular done activities in the park and in the African national parks and reserves. Game drive is much recommendable to use a 4×4 wheel drive – open roof Kenya safari van or Land Cruiser enjoying the close view of the animals.
Note; Game drive is Masai Mara can be done in three sessions;
Morning Game Drive;
The morning game drive starts at dawn to catch up with sun risers, observe the African sunrise. This is the most rewarding hour of the day where you will find all animals very active on fresh food of the day. There are also high chances of seeing cats hunting for food. The afternoon game drive viewing is best done around the river banks where you expect to see lots of animals quench their thirst and cool themselves while the cats go in hidden quite areas to relax and rest thus hard to see again.
Evening Game Drive
The evening game drive usually starts from 4pm till 5pm, best time to get final catch up of the game while they are out of their hides looking for their dinner and other sun bathing like elephants and if lucky can see cats on hunt.
Night Game Drives
The night game drives are best done under the guide of skilled game rangers at extra fees. It is best enjoyed by film makers who want to see more of the nocturnal animals in the park. Best time to see the cats hunting at night and others.
Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of the top adventured destinations in Africa and not only but worldwide. Fact is that, the park houses more than 1000’s animal to see. We see thousands of tourists flocking into the park most especially between July and October where millions of animals assemble to the reserve ‘’ Wildebeest Migration Event’’ millions of wildebeest can be seen crossing the Mara River from Serengeti for new fresh pastures and waters. During this period animals come for breeding for the grazer attracting more predators especially the big cats since the prey is much available.
The reserve has different eco system habitant to different animals’ species come along with the most famous big five like; Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes, Elephants and Rhinos. Other animals to see include oribis, Hyenas, Giraffes, Gazelles, Hippos, Hartebeest, Zebras, Antelope, Crocodiles among others.
Masai Mara National Reserve can be accessible throughout the year with the most remarkable time during green season where all Game drives in Maasai Mara is rewarding when millions of animals both migratory and permanent residents.
Generally, Maasai Mara National Reserve lies in southwest Kenya and is a vast scenic expanse of the rolling African savannah plains, covering 1,510 square kilometers in area and bordering the Serengeti National Park Tanzania to the south. More so, it is a unique wildlife conservation paradise famous for its wonderful natural diversity of wildlife and is the magical Kenya Safari location in East Africa, that offers numerous reasons to visitors to visit the park. Large number of animals to see includes Lions, cheetah, elephant, Rhino, African Buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra many more. More so, the reserve has been selected as one of the new seven wonders of the world. Regarding to its origin name, the word ‘’Masai’’ comes from the Maasai tribe and Masai means ‘’spotted’’ referring to the ubiquitous flat topped acacia trees, shrubs and bushes that dots the landscape across the entire reserve.
Apart from doing Game drive in Maasai Mara can do other activities including; Hot air balloon safari, Maasai Village visit, Walking safaris and Nature hikes, Horseback safaris, Bush meals and Sundowners among others.