Exploring Masai Mara Via night game drives
Night Game drives in Masai Mara National Reserve: Exploring the great Masai Mara National reserve at Night is one of the best wildlife adventures that you don’t need to miss out on while in Kenya for safari, it is very interesting.
The night game drives are uncommon in most of the National parks and protected areas in Africa but in Masai Mara National Reserve, it is a night full of wonders.
The wildness of Africa is very interesting both day and night however there are a lot of animals that rarely move during the day and thus these can be explored during the night game drives in Masai Mara National Reserve.
Usually, at Night, you will see the wonderful nights full of the playground of the hunters especially the predators in the wonderful wildlife, enjoy the nocturnal life at Night in the Reserve.
While in the carrying night game drives, you will enjoy the alertness of the several antelopes so restless and drive through the sound of the roaring lions in the park. You will find it interests at night with a clear blue sky full of stars offering you the feeling of the wonderful African night in the wildness.
Get ready to hear the calls and the sound of the lions named the king of the jungle at night as you spot the rare hyenas moving through the bushes of the Masai Mara National Reserve.
Other than the nocturnal animals, you will be able to enjoy the birds that also do move at night and these include the nightjars, African owls that make your night experience or exploration of the reserve so wonderful.
You will use the sport light during the evening game drives which are reflected by the bright eyes of the nocturnal as animals do enjoy the chase and run as predators are running after their prey.
Most of the visitors that have engaged in the Mara night game drives have testified how the night game drives are good for spotting the black leopards which means that the leopards can easily be seen.
There are other nocturnal species of interest in Masai Mara National Reserve which can be seen during the game drives and some of these include the bush babies, cape hares, Aardvarks among other species.
The night game drives in Masai Mara National park are only done in the reserves and conservancies that are owned by the lodges or campsites and the night game drives are not permitted within the Reserve territory.
Visitors interested in carrying out Night game drives in Masai Mara National Reserve are informed that they will pay the night game drive fees that are separate from the park entrance fees and the night game drives in Masai Mara National Reserve commences at 7:00 pm when you set off from your lodge with the hired spotlights, some smalls drinks, and the Masai shukas to protect you from the coldness.
All these Night game drives in Mara are done under the private arrangement with the campsites or the lodges responsible and it can easily be done with the services of the tour operators on the behalf of the guest and usually, tour operators do this on the inclusive package of transportation as well as the accommodation.
Therefore the visitors who are interests in conducting the Night game drives in Masai Mara National Park are advised to stay outside the park.
What to carry Night game drives in Masai Mara National Reserve?
Night game drives in Masai Mara national reserve are mostly done in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy b which has recorded the successful stories of the night game drives in Masai Mara National Reserve.
The night game drives here are organized by the owners of the camps within the Mara Naboisho Conservancy. The Night game drives last for two hours in the wildness at night and they usually commence at 7:00 pm.
The Mara Naboisho Conservancy is full of several nocturnal animals which may include the civet cats, cape hares, white-tailed mongoose, lions, leopards, porcupines, among others, the lodges and campsites have got good comfortable land cruiser cars with spotlights which they recommend to their clients that come for night game drives. And this is very important because it makes the game drives so experiential.
With all the hours of the night game drives in Masai Mara National Reserve, you will enjoy the nocturnal life, however, this night game drive is optional to the visitors and it attracts an extra charge.
The charge here is negotiable and there is no fixed amount for you to enjoy in the night game drives of the Masai Mara National Reserve thus you will have to negotiate with the lodge on a mutual basis when it comes to the price.
Your driver guider will have to first brief you on this activity before it is done and this briefing usually takes place at the lodge or any other accommodation facility where you will have slept.
You remain that the game drives are done outside the Masai Mara Conservancies. At Africa adventure vacations, we recommend that you hire a local guide for the night game drives to have the wonderful experience of the night game drives in Masai Mara National Reserve.
Other types of game drive done in Masai Mara national reserve
Other than the night game drives, other game drives are conducted in Masai Mara National Reserve and these include both evening and morning game drives.
The morning game drives have proven to be the wonderful and the most amazing game drive safaris. The morning game drive in Masai Mara National Reserve starts early at 6:00 am to explore and witness the early morning African risers in the wildness.
The game drives can even start before you take your breakfast or after your breakfast. The morning game drives are so fantastic for you to wake up with early Big 5 animals in the morning.
Masai Mara National Reserve has got the rules regulating all the activities that do take place within the Reserve and therefore the game drives must take place in the Reserve following the established guidelines and regulations and which attract fines and penalties once the rules and regulations are not observed.
While engaging in the game drive, you will be able to sport various animals which include the cheetahs, elephants, leopards, giraffes, wildebeest, and hyena, among several animals.
The evening game drives start at around 3: pm after taking your lunch and this will enable you to see some of the animals that you will have missed during the morning game drives. You might also start seeing the nocturnal animals that would have started coming out by the time you finish your evening game drives
Other than the safari game drives in Masai Mara National Reserve, you can also well enjoy the local entertainment from the Masai Community. As they can even perform for you at night after your game drives and around the campfire which gives you an interesting experience on the African soil.
The Masai Mara National Reserve is also an interesting destination with a lot of birding species. There are over 470 species of birds that can be explored during the rainy season that commences in March.
Both Night and day game drives in Masai Mara National Park can be done any time of the year.
Plan and come to Masai Mara National Reserve for the best enjoyment of the Big 5 animals in the wild. Having both night and day game drives in Masai Mara National Reserve will give you a wonderful experience. Contact Africa Adventure Vacations for the best wildlife safari in Kenya, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda.