African Safari – Our Top 4 Picks
There is nothing like the excitement of an African Safari. From the silence of the morning before the rising of the sun reaches its climax and projects a heat mirage over the horizon to the sound of the wild creatures that call the night to the feeling of tranquility that comes from the desert. Above all, the charm of the unexpected new sights and experiences every new day brings makes this Safari a beauty to explore. We are always looking for Exotic destinations to explore and this week we bring you the exotic African Safari.
There are a lot of African Safaris out there, however we wanted to narrow them down to the top 4, and here we are.
The Masai Mara, Kenya
There have been so many stories written and documentaries produces about the Masai Mara.
The Masai Mara is a northern extension of the Serengeti in Tanzania, and huge herds of wildebeest and other grazers that arrive from July to October dominate the ecology. It is one of the most popular and well known safaris in the world thanks in part to people’s fascination with the Masaai people
The reserve is located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland covering some 1,510 squared kilometres in south-western Kenya. Divided into four different ecosystems that contribute widely to its animal diversity, Masai Mara boast of the most abundant wildlife in the continent. There is no better place with excellent chance of seeing the Big 5 (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino) and other highlight includes crocodiles, baboons, black-backed and side-striped jackals, crocodile, cheetahs, warthog, Gazelle, waterbuck, zebra among others which make up the 95 species of mammals, over 400 species of birds and hundreds of amphibians and reptiles species recorded in the reserve.
One of the most awesome sights of nature is the annual migration of about 1.3 million wildebeests with predators in hot pursuit into the park within July and October. Game viewing, camping, ballooning, night game drives, bush dinners are few of the activities that tourists enjoy.
The disadvantage of the Mara is its popularity, sometimes leading to a lot of tour buses everywhere.
For an upscale experience you can check out this link. They offer the top luxury African Safari camps in the Masai Mara.
When: fresh and accessible during the dry season from May to October