Four major attractions in Masai Mara National Reserve
What are the four Major attractions of Masai Mara National Reserve? Masai Mara National Reserve is an extraordinary destination with several tourists’ attractions which makes it a wonderful tourism destination for different visitors and it is hard for any person to go to Kenya without vising the Magical Masai Mara National Reserve as you enjoy the Big 5 animals of Africa that include elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, and rhinos.
There are very many tourist attractions in Masai Mara National Reserve which has made a perfect destination for several travelers including its uniqueness from other tourist attractions in Kenya.
Here in this article, I am bringing to you the major 4 attractions of Masai Mara National Reserve that you don’t need to miss out on when visiting Kenya.
The Unique Culture of the Masai Mara people
The people of the Masai are so unique in their own making and offer the unique culture in Kenya.
Most of the Masai people are found in the areas adjacent to the Masai Mara National Reserve and they are the Nilotic group that keeps moving with their animals looking for fresh pastures for their animals and thus they are mostly cattle keepers.
The Masai people occupy the southern region of Kenya and then in the parts of Northern Tanzania and they usually occupy the areas adjacent to National Park and game reserves in the areas where they do stay. The Masai people occupied the areas that are currently occupied by the Masai Mara National Reserve.
Traditionally the Masai people are herdsmen grazing cattle, sheep, and goats and they believe in Ngai as their god and they are known for their unique traditional culture, customs, and traditions.
They live in a group of more than one family and whenever a conflict does happen it is always the elder’s people to come out and solve such conflict.
The man with a large number of cows is the one who is regarded as the rich person as well as the person with many children. If a person has over for cows then he’s is respected and taken as rich since with all these you’re regarded as the person with a source of income and food.
Unique and plenty of wildlife species
Masai Mara National Reserve is a famous habitat with several wildlife species and the park is highly dominated by the savannah grassland with scattered forest patches that provide the perfect habitat for the different wildlife species.
In Masai Mara National Reserve, you will be able to experience the big five animals of Africa as well the mighty wildebeest migration which attracts several tourists to come and see over one milling wildebeests and zebras crossing the River Mara that harbor crocodiles.
The big five animals of Masai Mara National Park include lions, buffaloes, leopards, elephants, and rhinos. The wildebeest migration is the major highlight of Masai Mara National Reserve and it involves thousands of animals including wildebeest, eland, and zebras crossing from Serengeti National park in Tanzania to Kenya Masai Mara.
The wildebeest movement is determined by the rain season and this happens towards the end of March to May and November to Early January and this is the best time when you can fully watch this movement of the wildebeest in Masai Mara.
There are other animals in Masai Mara National Reserve includes the Impalas, bat-eared fox, cheetahs, Jackals, eland, Cokes hartebeests, hyenas, Duikers, topi among others. Coupled with rich unique Masai Culture produces a complete safari package for the Masai Mara National Park.
Unique and plenty of bird species
For bird lovers, you don’t need to be left out of any adventure safari to Masai Mara National Park. Masai Mara National Reserve is a birders paradise with several bird species.
It is believed that there are over 670 bird species in Masai Mara National Reserve, these birds include the residents, migrants, and other bird species which among others include African Fish Eagle, Crowned Lapwing, Caspian Plover, grey crowned crane, Hammerkop, long-tailed cormorant, purple heron, secretary birds, cattle egret, black chested snake eagle, Booted eagle, Kori bustard, greater painted snipe and many more bird species that I cannot even an exhaust here.
Ngama Hills in Masai Mara National Park
The Ngama Hills in Masai Mara National Park is one of the spectacular features that is making it scenic views of the MasaiMara National Park and they can be stretched through Mara and Talek River in the Eastern MasaiMara National Park.
The Ngama hills rise above in the Reserve and through Sekenani gate and these hills can be seen in any part of the Masai Mara National Reserve.
Ngama hills are good attractions and they are the best landmarks of the Masai Mara National Reserve and they offer the best views for the sporting of the different animal’s species in the especially the big cats such as gazelle, elephants, leopards, hers of buffaloes and enjoy the ostriches crossing from the eastern region to the western region of the Masai Mara. While on the bridge of the southern Mara you will be able to enjoy large pools of hippos