The nice migration from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara it’s thought-about the eighth marvel of the trendy world and is probably the most stunning factor one can witness throughout a safari in Kenya.
Certainly to inform the reality for my part it’s the most enjoyable factor of any safari on the entire face of the earth.
No less than for me it was like that and once I give it some thought I nonetheless get goosebumps.
The joys of witnessing the good migration
Of all of the safaris in my life and I am on the sixth, I by no means and I imply by no means, lived a day like that on the Masai Mara the place I used to be in a position to witness the good migration.
The sport drive began early within the morning, admiring a lion making like to his lioness. And I mentioned to myself: “okay, Elisa for as we speak you might be completely happy“. It was 9 within the morning and I nonetheless did not know that I might have witnessed 2 different unimaginable experiences: the primary was immerse your self within the nice migration, the second was watching cheetah looking.
In July and August wildebeest, zebras, antelopes and gazelles migrate from Serengeti, Tanzania to Masai Mara, Kenya. Having the great fortune to help you means be catapulted into the midst of two million specimens. And already so, vacationers, my happiness was skyrocketing. However that is not all.
A second, unimaginable expertise was ready for me. We noticed cheetahs, who have been quietly sitting beneath a plant. Then all of the sudden one raised his head and got down to hunt prey, attacking it. If I give it some thought, my coronary heart continues to be beating quick in my chest, it was such an emotional factor that each occasions I used to be deeply moved. Nature has fully upset me. It was one of the stunning and unforgettable days of my total life as a traveler.
The nice migration from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara
As in an ideal magic in Kenya, yearly, from July to October, a spectacle of nature like few others is renewed: the good migration. Almost two million specimens of wildebeest, antelope, zebras and gazelles transfer from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara seeking meals. They cross rivers and face difficulties in a single nice herd transferring collectively.
Because of the rains of Could and June, the savannahs of the Masai Mara regain life and that is how the animals arrive en masse from the Serengeti and cross the currents of the Mara River combating the currents and the concern of being attacked by crocodiles. The lion and the leopard additionally transfer on the tracks of the herbivores and you may witness mating, births and hunts.
THE methods to witness the good migration are manifold: with a jeep safari like we did or on foot guided by the Masai, in a mongolifiera at dawn or sundown, and even on horseback.
The place to remain within the Masai Mara
There are a lot of lodging choices throughout the nice migration: from luxurious lodges to tented camps. Throughout my journey to the Masai Mara I stayed on the Mara Engai Lodge, a lodge at 1800 meters and about 15 kilometers from the Mara River with 20 tents.
I like to recommend this lodge for individuals who need to immerse themselves in a novel atmosphere with a wonderful view of the savannah. Nonetheless, remember the fact that it’s within the mountains and due to this fact might be reached aboard a specific jeep that climbs up a really steep climb. When you arrive the sight and the sense of peace and isolation will repay for all the pieces. The tents are enormous, they’re embellished in a colonial fashion with African artifacts, a big terrace and two king measurement beds.
Throughout our keep we participated in a standard Masai dance across the fireplace and candlelit dinner, at daybreak breakfast admiring the savannah and an aperitif at sundown. Three unforgettable experiences.
Methods to attain the Masai Mara
To achieve the lodges there are at the least six completely different airstrips all through the Masai Mara, we arrived on the Mara Gate airstrip. Every one that decides to enter the reserve should pay the doorway which is 80USD per day.
Residing the joys of a safari throughout the nice migration in Kenya is likely one of the most stunning experiences you can provide your self. I dream of returning quickly to carry Manina and Luca with me.