There is something about the magic of Africa that finds its way into you heart and soul, leaving you with memories you will never forget.
Africa is a destination that is becoming very popular for honeymooner’s looking for something different, couples, families and now multi-generational trips.
When you start looking into a trip to Africa and a safari it can be really confusing as there are so many options and places to go to see the wildlife. This week’s blog is going to focus on Kenya and the Masai Mara because it is considered to be a top destination for those looking for an extraordinary safari experience. The wildlife is abundant and the lodging options are different and unique. The area is lush and also encompasses the Northern Serengeti.
In this area you will certainly be able to check off seeing the Big Five off of your bucket list. Here you will be taken by experts on guided game drives and bush walks. Immerse yourself in the local culture by joining a local family for a traditional dinner, or follow along with Masai warriors on a bush walk, it doesn’t get any better.
Huge herds of plains game and quite a large number of elephants will be seen. Wake up early and after a nice cup of hot coffee take off for a morning safari with your eyes wide open and cameras ready. You may see leopards, cheetahs and the black maned lion feasting on the nights hunt. Follow the Mara river to see hippos and crocs. Finish your day with your head back in your chair, star-gazing the clear dark skies.
Masai Mara is also a really fascinating place to take a safari at dusk. Going at dusk you will see nocturnal animals such as leopards, African hares, hyena, banded mongoose and lions.
Want something unusual and breathtaking? How about a sunrise hot air balloon ride, giving you a birds eye view over the plains and game.
Maybe you are passionate about seeing The Great Migration? Seeing the Great Migration of wildebeest can be challenging. The rains somewhat dictate when the animals move and it can be tricky to time it just right. Typically you are safe if you find yourself in Kenya’s Masai Mara August through to at least October to see the migration before they return to the Serengeti.
Planning a trip to Africa can be confusing, overwhelming and very time consuming. I always recommend when planning a trip you use a travel consultant, but even more so when heading to Africa. This will ensure that you see and experience exactly what you have dreamed about. This is not an inexpensive destination and you want to make sure you are getting a good value for your money and also the best trip possible for your budget.