The good migration from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara it’s thought of the eighth surprise of the trendy world and is essentially the most stunning factor one can witness throughout a safari in Kenya.
Certainly to inform the reality in my view it’s the most fun factor of any safari on the entire face of the earth.
At the very least for me it was like that and once I give it some thought I nonetheless get goosebumps.
The joys of witnessing the nice 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 nice 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 at present you will be joyful“. It was 9 within the morning and I nonetheless did not know that I’d have witnessed 2 different unbelievable experiences: the primary was immerse your self within the nice migration, the second was watching cheetah searching.
In July and August wildebeest, zebras, antelopes and gazelles migrate from Serengeti, Tanzania to Masai Mara, Kenya. Having the nice 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, unbelievable expertise was ready for me. We noticed cheetahs, who had been quietly sitting below 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 instances I used to be deeply moved. Nature has utterly upset me. It was some of the stunning and unforgettable days of my whole life as a traveler.
The good migration from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara
As in a terrific magic in Kenya, yearly, from July to October, a spectacle of nature like few others is renewed: the nice migration. Practically two million specimens of wildebeest, antelope, zebras and gazelles transfer from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara in quest of meals. They cross rivers and face difficulties in a single nice herd shifting collectively.
Because of the rains of Might 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’ll witness mating, births and hunts.
THE methods to witness the nice 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 in the course of 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 wish to immerse themselves in a novel setting with a phenomenal view of the savannah. Nonetheless, take into account that it’s within the mountains and subsequently will 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 every part. The tents are enormous, they’re embellished in a colonial type 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.
How you can attain the Masai Mara
To succeed in the lodges there are a minimum of 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 fun of a safari in the course of 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.