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when is the best time to travel to maasai mara

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City: Nairobi

Area: Nairobi Area

Country: Kenya

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Kenya is a year round destination for both exceptional game viewing and spectacular scenery. Without a doubt the greatest annual attraction is the annual wildebeest migration between the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Masai Mara in Kenya. This spectacular wildlife event takes place between June and September.

Seasons:
• High season is from January to March when it is most comfortable for travelling during these warm and dry months. The wildlife is generally found around the seasonal water holes during these months, so game viewing is great. The Rift Valley Lakes offer great bird viewing during this time.
• The rainy seasons are from April to June and October to December. A positive point during these times is that the lower numbers of tourists, so the travelling experience is more exclusive and the rains do not hinder game viewing.


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The Masai Mara -- A Guide to Kenya's Premier National Park

"Annual migration of millons of widlebeest in east africa, crossing the Marra River"

Annual migration of millons of widlebeest in east africa, crossing the Mara River

The Masai Mara National Reserve is Kenya's premier wildlife park. It was established in 1961 to protect wildlife from hunters. The Masai Mara is the reason many visitors come to Kenya and its beauty and abundant wildlife won't disappoint. This guide to the Masai Mara will tell you what animals you can expect to see, the topography of the area, where to stay, how to get there, and what there is to do beyond the game drives.

Where is the Masai Mara National Reserve?
The Masai Mara is in southwestern Kenya on the border of Tanzania. The reserve is situated in the Rift Valley with Tanzania's Serengeti Plains running along its southern end. The Mara River runs through the reserve (north to south) hosting plenty of hippos and crocodiles and making the annual migration of over a million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebras an extremely dangerous undertaking.

Most of the Masai Mara is made up of hilly grassland which is fed by plentiful rain, especially during the wet months between November and June. The areas bordering the Mara river are forested and are home to over several hundred bird species. This map will help orient you.

Masai Mara's Wildlife
The Masai Mara reserve is Kenya's most popular game park because it's relatively small (a little smaller than Rhode Island) yet it hosts an amazing concentration of wildlife. You are almost guaranteed to see the Big 5. Lions abound throughout the park as do leopards, cheetah, hyenas, giraffe, impala, wildebeest, topi, baboons, warthogs, buffalo, zebra, elephants, and of course hippos and crocodiles in the Mara River.

The best time to go is between July and October when the wildebeest and zebra are at their highest number and offer plenty of food for lions, cheetahs, and leopards. The best time to view animals is either at dawn or dusk. For more tips on spotting wildlife see my tips for a successful safari.

Because the reserve has no fences you can actually see as much wildlife within its boundaries as outside in the areas inhabited by the Maasai tribes. Some of these areas are also not so crowded. Within the reserve, it's not unusual to see 5 or 6 safari vehicles full of tourists taking photos of one lion with its kill.

For more details about the mammals and birdlife in the reserve see Kenyaology's page about the Mara's wildlife

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Park Entry Fees
In 2005/6 the entry fee for the Masai Mara Reserve was $30 per adult and $10 per student and child per day. If you don't enter the Reserve and view the wildlife from outside you may still get charged a fee for staying on Maasai land by Maasai tribesmen.


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probably around June to watch wildebeest t migration.
The Masai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya's wildlife viewing areas. Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is for this reason a visitor hardly misses to see the big five. Though the best time to visit is between July and October ,during the migration. Early November and February can also offer excellent game viewing.
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The june best time to visit massai mara is mid to mid october although it is all round the year you can see alot of animals. For more details you can contact me through email or mobile 254723211483 for more information.
Kenya has the best to offer all the year round.But the best period for visiting Maasai mara then is to time it during the migration period ,which is around end of july to the end of september.The wildlife is spectacular with a lot of sightings of lions ,leopards and may be if you are lucky the wildbeast crossing of the river Mara.For more information dont hesitate to contact me :

I agree with the other posts. Although you will see a lot of animals at any time, the migration (July to September) is a sight not to be missed. Being a top destination, the Masai Mara also gets very busy, so also be prepared for this as well.
any time time one can travel to kenya maasai mara.although the best time is january to june but you can also travell well in june and september for spectacular wilderbeast migration
the best time is during the wildebeeste migration.
its after the long rain whereby the game has more pasture to loost on and hence appear to be cool.this time one can get near them for photos.this time the wildbeast may be migrating towards serenget or from serenget to masaimara,
You can visit the Masai Mara National Reserve at any time of year. From a weather point of view, and great game viewing, there's no disadvantageous time to visit.There is no real best time to go to the Masai Mara as it is a superb game-viewing destination all year round. However, most people would like to time their visit with the Great Wildebeest Migration. Getting the timing right is really tricky as it all depends on when the rains fall and set the migration in motion.migration starts and ends in the Masai Mara therefore from mid-August to early November is the good time to experience this.
The best time to go is between July and October when the wildebeest and zebra are at their highest number and offer plenty of food for lions, cheetahs, and leopards. The best time to view animals is either at dawn or dusk.Because the reserve has no fences you can actually see as much wildlife within its boundaries as outside in the areas inhabited by the Maasai tribes. Some of these areas are also not so crowded. Within the reserve, it's not unusual to see 5 or 6 safari vehicles full of tourists taking photos of one lion with its kill.
this is the best time to travel to maasai mara.i have been taking tourist throught .i can also drive and guide you.thank you
As well , during this period of migration, there is ample of animals and you can get the best time for game driving. This mainly occurs during the month of mi June all the way to mid October.l
thanks for your question,there is no definite good time to travel into the Masai mara all time is good time though most people prefer traveling into the masai mara during the spectacular animal migration ,thats during the months of June and july when animals move from the Serengeti into the masai mara .however this is not a very good decision because the animals might not correspond to the set times (into brackets)e.g the year two thousand tourist were caught flat foot when the animals delayed their migration by two months and again not all animal migrate some are residents thus you will always have something in the masai mara all the year round think about these how about having the masai mara to your self and that elusive atmosphere that alway missing when having too many vehicle surrounding that one lion.i hope i have answered your question.
Masai Mara is a year round destination for wildlife safaris and scenery. However June to September is when the park receives the highest number of visitors coming to witness the one of the new seven wonders of the world-"the great migration of the wildebeests". At this time approximately 1.5million wildebeests and hundreds of thousands of zebra migrate from Serengeti National Park to Masai Mara National Park through the Mara River.

At Mara river some of the animals get to die as a result of stampede as wells as attack from crocodiles. Its an annual event that any visitor cannot afford to miss and attracting tourists from all corners of the world. For more information contact Raphael at
the best time is around July to August,this is the time when the wildbeast are migrting from serengeti to mara.almost 1.5million wildbeast cross in which thousands die,maybe due to weakness and so unable to croos or from attack from the croccodiles.it is spectaculla experience.

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