There are no words to describe the ‘circle of life’ repeating itself over and over again – this is the World Cup of Wildlife. The yearly wildebeest migration in Kenya’s Masai Mara and Tanzania’s Serengeti national reserve is one of the most spectacular wildlife show in the world and it is also one of the ‘Seven Wonders of World’.
Across the vast savannah plains of the Masai Mara, over two millions animals migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Masai Mara in Kenya, the migration takes place every year from July to October – there are no words to describe the phenomenal movement of the wildebeest migration. As the wildebeest cross into the Masai Mara they will have to cross the Mara River where crocodiles will be waiting to prey on them and further ahead they will be hunted by larger carnivores – these are just some of the immense highlights of the wildebeest migration.
Kenya is the land of safari, and the Masai Mara is one of the finest wildlife destinations in the world. Named after the Masai people who call the Mara their home. Game viewing in the Mara is excellent all year around with always and more often possible sighting of the Big 5 – Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Rhino including other popular species.
Discovering Kenya has collaborated with Africa Odyssey to help you pick some of the best locations to stay at in the Masai Mara:
Located inside the Masai Mara national reserve, staying at this camps guarantees a phenomenal density of wildlife on your doorstep. The camp is very exclusive and caters to 14 guests in 7 tents. Each of the large canvas tents is looked after by a private steward. The camp is owned and run by Rainee and Gerard Beaton with their partner Joseph Ole Looseyia of Big Cat Diary fame. The team provide guests with an in depth and truly memorable Masai Mara experience.
A beautiful tented camp set in a stunning area in the centre of the Masai Mara. Nestled in a groove of riverine forest on the banks of the Talek River, the camp is raised up to the banks with long drop down to the waters edge giving guests a great vintage point to the hippo filled river below. Each of the 9 tents have been well thought out and use a side opening construction that allows you to feel even more a part of the forest around you. With very good guiding and a spacious, relaxed atmosphere, this is a great little camp that makes you feel very much part of the environment.
Inspired by the Swahili word “suspended in the mid – air”, Angama Mara lies high above the floor of Africa’s Rift Valley. Angama’s 30 tented suites are spilt between totally separate camps. Each tent suite literally hangs onto the edge of the escarpment, with views that go on and on. Each of the guests tents are incredibly comfortable, luxurious and elegant. While staying at Angama there are many adventures to be had all tailored to how you feel and what you would like to experience.
That’s all for now folks, look out for the next list of where to stay in Masai Mara with Africa Odyssey.