Anonymous asked in TravelAfrica & Middle EastKenya · 10 years ago

What makes the Masai Mara unique as a tour destination ?

Any one been there?

3 Answers

  • 10 years ago
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    The Mara is one of the largest safari parks in Africa. It's unique because it's known for it's Big Cats. While there are several other safari parks, the Mara is where one will most likely see the cats of Africa. It also has all five of the "Big Five". Not to mention, it's HUGE. It covers parts of Kenya and Tanzania. My favourite part about the Mara, though, has to be the lodges. I'm all for driving round in the dirt, but I like a really nice place at the end of the day, and the Mara has some amazing lodges.

    Source(s): Lived near there. Used to have to drive through it to get home. Went on safari there four times.
  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    The Masai Mara in the tourist aspect is considered by many to be one of Kenya's finest game reserves. The rolling grasslands offer ideal game viewing and photographic opportunities and the grassy plains are broken by rocky outcrops which are favorite midday resting places for lion, for which the Mara is famous. Some of the other animals which can be seen in and around this 700 square mile conservation area include elephant, black rhino, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. Hippo and crocodile abound in the muddy brown waters of the rivers which traverse this Reserve. One of the Mara's main attractions each year is the astonishing spectacle of the annual migration of up to two million wildebeest, thousands of zebra and an escort of carnivores from the Serengeti plains, following the rains and succulent new grass. A costly trek as many of the lame, laggard and sick will fall prey to the ravening pack of predators and many more will die in the swirling flood waters trying to cross the Mara River. Once the rains have ended and the grass begins to wither the wildebeest turn south and head back to the Serengeti and beyond. The reserve with an area of 1510 km2 forms the northern part of the Masai Mara - Serengeti ecosystem and is famous for vast assemblages and migration of plains game and their associated predators. The parks southern boundary is contiguous with Serengeti National park.

    With the hot and dry climate, the landscape is characterized by scenic rolling grassland plains, rounded hills and grooves of woodlands. Green riverine forests and bush thickets are found along the Mara river.

    Elephant, black rhino, buffalo, plains zebra, hartebeest, wildebeest and other herbivores and all the big cats are also found in Masai Mara. The rivers are home of crocodiles and hippos.

    Source(s): We did visit the Masai Mara and was on tour with Marangu Shuttles, our tour was picked from one of the tours Marangu does. Marangu Shuttles planning and execution was absolutely faultless, especially in terms of punctuality, presentation of the vehicles and drivers and their full professionalism.
  • 10 years ago

    The Mara is home to all of the big five and as most topography that you would dream of seeing. It is really the quintessential Africa. Check out more about Kenya in the region's leading publication Destination Magazine.

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