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Masai Mara Tourism

Masai Mara is a well-known national reserve area of Kenya. It is an extremely popular tourist spot as well, on account of the wildlife and exotic bird species that exist here.

Masai Mara is blessed in terms of the variety of its topography. The topography of this area ranges from bushes and soft sand to vast grasslands. It is also a haven for animal lovers. The Big Five can be most easily spotted here _ the lion, the elephant, the rhino and the buffalo. This is a prime area for nature and wildlife lovers, as the flora and fauna is rich and varied and more than enough to leave you with an unforgettable experience.

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Things to do in Masai Mara

1. Balloon Safari

Balloon Safari
Experience Masai Mara from great heights, by opting for a balloon safari over the savannahs.

2. Game Drives

Game Drives
Several lodges and hotels organise fun game drives for their guests. If youÍre visiting during the migration period, you will sure be in for a great time.

3. Walking Safaris

Walking Safaris
These safaris are for those who want to make the most of the reserve by experiencing it on foot.

4. Bush Camping

Bush Camping
For an experience like no other, try bush camping in the reserve. Instead of living in a luxurious lodge or hotel, you will be camping in tents.

5. Masai Village Tour

Masai Village Tour
Maasai Village Tour or Boma Tour is a golden opportunity to get a glimpse into the culture and lifestyle of the Masai tribal group who live in southern Kenya in Masai Mara. The visit usually includes (Read More)visiting a traditional Masai home, singing and dancing with the locals while learning about their daily life and exploring the handicrafts market where the locals sell their craft items.

6. Horse Riding in Masai Mara

Horse Riding in Masai Mara
Horse Riding Safari in Masai Mara is an exciting way to explore the African wilderness and beautiful savannahs around the Masai Mara National Reserve. Best to take around sunrise or sunset; it gets th (Read More)e tourists up close and personal with herds of elephant, zebra, giraffe and gazelle. Each session lasts approximately 2 hours and includes breakfast on the plains.

7. Mara River

Mara River
Mara River flows through Narok County in southern Kenya to the Mara Region in northern Tanzania. It flows through Masai Mara and is popular for playing a major role in The Great Migration. Visit the a (Read More)rea from July to September to witness the annual movement of millions of wildebeest, gazelles and impalas across the Masai Mara-Serengeti ecosystem.

8. Mara Triangle

Mara Triangle
Mara Triangle is a national reserve towards the southwestern end of Masai Mara National Reserve with riverine forests and beautiful grasslands. Separated from the rest of the reserve by Mara River, it (Read More) has one of the highest densities of wildlife in the world and is a common spot for viewing the Big Five game animals, cheetahs and jackals.

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Currency in Masai Mara

The currency used here is the Kenya Shilling (KES). Dollars are accepted by most places.

Shopping in Masai Mara

Again, it being a wildlife reserve, there arent any shopping destinations or malls in Masai Mara, as such. However, you will find the odd gift shops outside the reserve area selling jewellery and other souvenirs. Your resort could also have an in-house gift store that you can shop at.

Nightlife in Masai Mara

As it is a wildlife reserve, the nightlife here is relatively quiet. You could at the most enjoy a luxurious dinner within the hotel youre put up at.

History of Masai Mara

Masai Mara was first established as a wildlife sanctuary in 1961. It was a fairly small area. It was later extended and then converted into a game reserve area. The status of a National Reserve was granted to Masai Mara in 1974.

Language of Masai Mara

The Masais speak English, their local dialect Maa and even Swahili.

Masai Mara Customs

Tipping is not obligatory. But you could always tip for good service, which is obviously considered polite.

Religion of Masai Mara

Christianity is the predominant religion here, followed by the Masai people.

Daily Budget for Masai Mara

Masai Mara is not a budget destination. Staying here is an expensive proposition, coming upto at least USD 100 per person or KES 10,375, on a daily basis.

Exchanging Money in Masai Mara

You will find currency exchange stations at airports. ATMs for your use will also be available at the airport.

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How to Reach Masai Mara

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You can get to Masai Mara either by plane or by a cab or car.

How to reach Masai Mara by flight

You can get to Masai Mara from Nairobi Wilson Airport or even Mombasa. From there, you can rent a car to take you to your lodge, or opt for a hotel pick-up, if the hotel offers the same.

How to reach Masai Mara by road

You can drive down to Masai Mara from Nairobi. It takes a good five to six hours to complete the journey. If it is the wet season, it would take longer.

How to reach Masai Mara by bus

How to reach Masai Mara by waterways

Local transport in Masai Mara

The only convenient mode of transport here is travelling by car. Safari jeeps are available, best suited for their kind of terrain and you can ride to and fro in them. Note that walking around on foot is dangerous and should not be done, because of the wildlife. Another option would be to travel in a hot air balloon, especially if you�d like to see the entire reserve and the animals in one go.

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What is the best time to visit Masai mara?

This is Masai Maras dry season. It is also during this period that wildlife viewing is at is peak, making it the best time to see the many animals and birds.
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What are the places near Masai mara?

The top places near to Masai mara are Nairobi which is 206 km from Masai mara, London which is located 6739 km from Masai mara, Dubai which is located 3672 km from Masai mara, Amsterdam which is located 6600 km from Masai mara, New york city which is located 11696 km from Masai mara

How much does a package cost for Masai mara?

The packages for Masai mara start at INR 24900 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What is the best way to reach Masai mara?

You can get to Masai Mara either by plane or by a cab or car.
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What is the local food in Masai mara?

Kenya overall, is of course very famous for its non-vegetarian cuisine. The resorts and lodges here have lavish spreads in terms of a buffet. A popular choice is the all you can eat buffet at Masai Mara Serena Lodge, with veg and non-veg options.
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