How to avoid overcrowding in Masai Mara National Reserve
How to avoid overcrowding at Masai Mara National Reserve? Masai Mara National Reserve is found in the southwestern region of Kenya and it is a prominent reserve well known for attracting a large number of people or tourists as compared to other conservation or protected areas found in Kenya. Thus because of this, Masai Mara National Reserve hosts a large gathering of the tourists and sometimes most of the visitors have decided to choose the best time to travel to Masai Mara National Reserve so as to avoid overcrowding and crowded places within the Masai Mara National Reserve.
Throughout the year, tourists are allowed to visit the Masai Mara National Reserve to enjoy various tourist attractions that are found within the Masai Mara National Reserve. One of the major tourist attractions that draw a large number of tourists into the Masai Mara National Reserve is the wonderful wildebeest migration. The wildebeest migration involves millions of the wildebeest and other animals such as zebras crossing from Serengeti National Park to Masai Mara National Reserve in search of water and fresh pastures. Other wildlife animals that you can see in Masai Mara National Reserve include giraffes, leopards, hippos, buffaloes, lions among others.
However, during the wildebeest migration, tourists visiting Masai Mara National Reserve can avoid large areas of crowds by exploring the areas around the Mara River especially those that are close to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The Masai Mara National Reserve is also known as an exceptional destination for the Masai local people rich in cultural experiences.
The best time for any visitor or traveler to avoid crowds in Masai Mara National Reserve is during the wildebeest migration that happens in the month of June, July, August, September October, and November and in the months of match that signifies the calving season for the wildebeest animals. The grazing areas for the wildebeest are always associated with the predators like lions and leopards as they stage to attach the wildebeest and other prey.
Another big opportunity of visiting the Masai Mara National Reserve in the month of February and March when avoiding crowds is that the grass becomes greener and the plains in the Reserve providing stunning views and magnificent views of the landscape and interesting photography opportunities and thus you can find amazing photographs.
One of the best ways you avoid overcrowding in Masai Mara national reserve is by visiting the private conserve which is around the reserve. The private conservancies offer wonderful views of the wild animals and extended experiences of the night game drives, nature walks, off truck driving among others.
Conservancies are managed or owned by both the local community and the landowner whom you can call the and lords and the provides conservation efforts and gives back to the local communities who later improve on their lives of living.
Even the conservancies have got rules and regulations for example they restrict lodges available at the destination as a way to reduce the number of tourists staying at the destination and this may provide some form of overcrowding during your safari in Masai Mara national reserve.
Because of these rules and regulations within the conservancies (private), the experience becomes so interesting since you will be able to see the animals roam around the reserve and cross to the private conservancies from the central Masai Mara National reserve and thus avoiding crowds.
The rangers and our safaris guides in Masai Mara National reserve know best how to avoid crowds, as well as the bets, place spots where to see the fabulous attractions without attracting very many people but get a lot of tourist experience that you deserve at the destination.
Also, visitors going to Masai Mara National reserve has managed to avoid crowds by hosting private safaris which are comfortable and flexible and offering undisputable wildlife safari experience far away from the crowded places with very many tourists especially during the peak season June to October
We have experienced guides who know Masai Mara National reserve very well and therefore can help you to explore the Masai Mara National reserve before the crowds for the wildlife experience
The Mara Triangle which is located in the northern part of the reserve is probably the location of the best in the Masai Mara National reserve to have full wildlife safaris while avowing the overcrowding during the safari.
Still, the selection of your lodge or the campsite during your visits to Masai Mara National reserve might be so helpful when it comes to avoiding crowds. Some of the locations of the lodges and campsites make it so easier to see the wildlife at an easier distance hence making it easier to avoid crowds.
Camping is one of the best ways for you to avoid overcrowding in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Most of the Camps are located in a strategic location which makes it easier to explore the beautiful if the reserve awaits from the crowds.
How to get to Masai Mara national reserve?
The tourists visiting the Masai Mara National Reserve will have to either use road transport or air transport. By use of road transport, tourists will drive from Nairobi via the Narok County and then continue from Narok town to one of the Masai Mara National reserve entrance gates. The town of the Narok is majorly composed of the Masai and thus you can make a stopover for the wonderful cultural encounters before you proceed to Masai Mara National reserve.
By air transport, Masai Mara National reserve can be accessed through various airstrip by flying from Jomo Kenyatta international airport or Wilson International Airport and then fly to the Masai Mara National reserve
We are aware that we are in the COVID-19 crisis and therefore it is important that while travelling to Masai Mara National reserve try as much as possible to avoid crowds while experiencing the best and beautiful nature of the Masai Mara National reserve and it is wide or a variety of attractions.