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What activities would you expect to do in and around the Masai Mara Reserve?

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* Game Drives.
If you have flown straight to the Masai Mara Reserve then your safari package will usually include several daily game drives. If you've rented your own vehicle then it is recommended you find a map of the reserve or take an askari (guard) with you.

* Walking Safaris.
If you enjoy a little adventure try a walking safari with a Maasai guide. The best ones are outside the reserve boundaries.

* Cultural Tours with the Maasai.
Visiting a traditional Maasai village or enkang is frequently included in a safari package to the Masai Mara. While not really an authentic experience you may learn something about the Maasai. You can also take some excellent cultural tours to learn more about the Maasai.

* Hot Air Ballooning is a popular pastime that provides an expensive but unique experience. Every lodge and camp will be able to set up a flight for you. The balloons usually fly at dawn and last about an hour. Upon landing most balloon companies offer a champagne breakfast.

How to get to the Masai Mara
The Masai Mara Reserve lies 168 miles from the capital city of Nairobi. The trip takes at least 6 hours by car because the roads are quite poor and should not be attempted unless you have a 4WD vehicle. If you do plan to drive, avoid the rainy season since many of the roads become totally impassable.

Many tourist choose to fly into the Masai Mara National Reserve because of the poor quality roads. But flying makes your safari quite a bit more expensive (since you have to then add the game drives to your tour) and you miss out on some of the adventure of traveling in one of Africa's more remote areas.
* Game Drives.
If you have flown straight to the Masai Mara Reserve then your safari package will usually include several daily game drives. If you've rented your own vehicle then it is recommended you find a map of the reserve or take an askari (guard) with you.

* Walking Safaris.
If you enjoy a little adventure try a walking safari with a Maasai guide. The best ones are outside the reserve boundaries.

* Cultural Tours with the Maasai.
Visiting a traditional Maasai village or enkang is frequently included in a safari package to the Masai Mara. While not really an authentic experience you may learn something about the Maasai. You can also take some excellent cultural tours to learn more about the Maasai.

* Hot Air Ballooning is a popular pastime that provides an expensive but unique experience. Every lodge and camp will be able to set up a flight for you. The balloons usually fly at dawn and last about an hour. Upon landing most balloon companies offer a champagne breakfast.

How to get to the Masai Mara
The Masai Mara Reserve lies 168 miles from the capital city of Nairobi. The trip takes at least 6 hours by car because the roads are quite poor and should not be attempted unless you have a 4WD vehicle. If you do plan to drive, avoid the rainy season since many of the roads become totally impassable.

Many tourist choose to fly into the Masai Mara National Reserve because of the poor quality roads. But flying makes your safari quite a bit more expensive (since you have to then add the game drives to your tour) and you miss out on some of the adventure of traveling in one of Africa's more remote areas.GEOFFREY ODIDI-KOGELO TRAVELLERS
Grace, it depend's on individual wish, there are game drives,walking safari with Masai worriors or visiting the Masai villages or if you wish things like Balloon ride are also done. Again it will depend whether you wish to fly-in or drive-in to Mara.
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Joseph
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The main activity would be the game drives, and are best done with a professional guide, if you have booked a package this would normally be included, if you are taking your own vehicle then hiring a guide would be recommended, or booking a guide to take you there and look after you whilst there ()

The balloon safaris are also another option, as are guided walks with a masai guide.
ABOUT MASAI MARA
The Masai Mara was recently named the Seventh Wonder of the modern World for staging the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth. Its one of the world’s last remaining ecosystems harmonizing animal and nature. Masai Mara is where you’ll have one of those breath-taking, heart-stopping moments, of a million teeming wildebeest making their annual migration across the Mara, and your first face to face encounter with the big five of Kenya.

ACTIVITIES

(a) GAME DRIVES
Game drives are delightful and our informative Guides ensure that you sight most, if not all of Kenya’s Big Five and other plains Game.

(b) MAASAI VILLAGE
There is also the Maasai Cultural Village where you can experience first hand, one of the few remaining ancient great cultures of the world.

(c) HOT AIR BALLOON
For the adventure of a lifetime, we offer the unique experience of a balloon safari over the plains, forest and rivers which are famous for the abundance of game throughout the year. Lions, elephants, buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles and plains game are among the animals you will see. The adventure begins just before dawn. Flames from the balloons' burners light the darkness as the crews inflate their craft. As the first pink tongues of sunlight flicker across the skies, the inflated balloons begin to rise. Suspended in a basket beneath the rainbow coloured canopy, you're off for a game-viewing adventure with an entirely different perspective.

NATURE WALK
Walk with our naturalist and learn about plants, trees and insects and their use in the daily lives of the Maasai tribe. Learn to identify the birds from their song, listen for and see small animals as they rustle through the trees, stop and learn about insects and even the fascinating system ants have, to build and maintain their ant-hills. Your guide will also point out animal signs which are everywhere, but not that easily noticed.

SUNDOWNERS
As the afternoon game drive comes to an end, drive to a specially chosen vantage point overlooking the Mara plains. Drinks are served as you take in the beauty of the rapid sunset coloring the acacia dotted plains and transforming the world in a matter of minutes. Enjoy the warmth of the fire and discuss the day's adventures as waiters serve canapés and a selection of drinks, with the spectacular setting sun in the horizon .

BUSH BREAKFASTS, PICNICS AND DINNERS
You may have decided with your guide to take a picnic breakfast or lunch with you but equally lovel in the evening is to enjoy a bush dinner. A private and secluded clearing is prepared for an elegant dinner in the middle of the African bush. As the sun swiftly sinks, the setting is illuminated by a magnificent log fire and at full moon the set glows with almost luminescent silver light. The table setting is as sophisticated and elegant as found in the finest restaurants with dainty wild flower arrangements that grace starched white table linen. Candles flicker in the darkness, throwing golden lights on the table cloth as smiling waiters serve a delicious dinner. After dinner retire to the warmth of the campfire where brandies and liqueurs are served as guests relax and absorb the peace and beauty of an African night.

VISIT TO A LOCAL MAASAI SCHOOL
More and more popular are the visits organised by our guides to a variety of local schools during school term. These visits are free but we would recommend a donation to the school of anything upward of $15 per person.

I recommend you do a safari with Animal Passion Tours & Safaris ( Email; ) to Masai Mara Game Reserve or to any other park in East Africa.
yes my sister you can get alot of nice atrraction especially when you are social you will enjoy with the locals have good time enjoy........................... stay bless
- Game drives - if staying in one of the conservancies night game drives are also available hence able to see the nocturnal side of the wild
- Bush breakfasts, lunch, dinners & sundowners are arranged with the lodge or camp
- There is a camp in one of the conservancies which has a treehouse 1hr walk away from main camp so clients have the option of overnighting there for a night as an activity
- Balloon flight which is really exciting, starts early at dawn and one experiences Mara awaken. Watching sunrise from above the ground, seeing how Mara river meaders is awesome

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