How to visit Masai Mara National Reserve from Nairobi Capital City
Visit Masai Mara National Reserve from Nairobi- Visiting Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the remarkable interesting experiences as you get to one of the best wildlife destinations in Africa Masai Mara National Reserve from Kenya’s capital city Nairobi.
Masai Mara National Reserve is found in the southwestern region of Kenya and when in Nairobi, it is in the Northwestern direction. Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the wonderful destinations and famous in the whole world because of its popular activity of the wildebeest migration.
Nairobi city is one of the biggest city in Africa in fact it the second biggest city in Africa and the city is blessed with a variety of tourists attractions both natural and man-made attractions that include National Parks, religious and historical sites, monuments, the Nairobi national museum and very many national parks.
The city of Nairobi is also surrounded by the very many transport systems which include air transport, rail transport, and even good road transport systems.
Most of the tourists visit Masai Mara National Reserve from this Kenya capital city Nairobi and tourists can decide to self-drive to the national Reserve and some of the other means of transport include taxis, matatus, cycling, bushes, and several others.
This implies that you can get from Nairobi city to Masai Mara National Reserve using the Easy coach which drives up to the Narok county and then to the Sekenani gate of the Masai Mara National Reserve and then travel and enjoy wonderful game drives and attractions in the Masai Mara National Reserve.
Visitors who are interested in visiting Masai Mara National Reserve from Nairobi city, are hereby informed that the journey of the distance from Nairobi to Masai Mara National Reserve is about 6 to 7 hours.
While driving to the Masai Mara National Reserve from Nairobi, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of various suburbs of the city and you can greatly enjoy the Great Rift Valley escarpments.
You will enjoy the wonderful views of the rift valley escarpments by making a stopover at the Maai Mahiu where you will also be able to visit various craft shops and then have some lunch at any of the restaurants in the town before you proceed to the Masai Mara National Reserve for the wonderful holiday as you enjoy various tourists activities which are so interesting. Other than the Great Rift Valley escapement views, you will as well enjoy the Masai villages which you can see alongside the roads as you head to Masai Mara National Reserve.
You will get a chance to see the Masai people and know better their ways of life as they will be seen dressing in their traditional codes of dressing, experience their traditional cultural performances, have a look at their beaded jewelry, and visiting their traditional homesteads known as the “Manyattas” among several activities.
Masai People are naturally livestock farmers and their livestock can be easily seen in the grazing alongside the way. Such livestock includes the sheep, goats, and cows which you can see grazing in various fields on your way to Masai Mara National Reserve which produces wonderful scenes.
The Masai Mara National Reserve lies on the border with Tanzania and it is famous for the largest population of animals moving in the whole world with other wildlife species such as the big cats of lions, leopards, and hyenas.
While in Masai Mara National Reserve, you will enjoy a lot of animals which you will see grazing and these include the elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, reedbucks, Kudus, zebras, wildebeest, Kudus, warthogs, waterbucks among other wonderful animals.
Once you have reached the entrance gate of Masai Mara National Reserve you are supposed to show your identification documents, and then prove that you have cleared the park entrance fees, there are several Masai Mara National Reserve gates that you can use to access the reserve and these include Oloololo gate, Sekenani gate, Talek gate, Musiara gate among other.
The Masai Mara National Reserve offers a lot of activities that you can explore and these include horseback riding, Natural guided walks, game drive safaris, hot air balloon safaris, cultural encounters, or community visits among others.
The game drives in Masai Mara National Reserve are most effective and are best especially in the morning when animals are lively. Visitors can as well engage in the evening and the night game drives to see the nocturnal animals in Masai Mara National Reserve. As I have said earlier.
Morning game drives are so remarkable with a lot of species trying to find for what to each during the day as compared to other times of the day.
Another important activity is the guided nature walks whereby you will move on foot and explore various attractions that are found in Masai Mara National Reserve.
The ranger will lead you to the wildness to offer you security as you are busy looking at the various attractions within the park such as wild animals and other wildlife species.
There are also lodging facilities for the people who are visiting Masai Mara National Reserve from Nairobi. Such accommodation facilities may include luxury lodges, mid-range accommodation facilities, budget accommodation facilities, and campsites.
Visitors still other than road transport from Nairobi Kenya, they can get to Masai Mara National Reserve through air transport from Wilson or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and to several airstrips around Masai Mara National Reserve which include Ol Kiombo airstrip, Mara Serena airstrip, Kichwa tempo airstrip among another airstrip that handle both domestic and scheduled flights to several destinations. Thus, you can choose to go and visit Masai Mara National Reserve from Nairobi for amazing safaris within the Reserve.