Best Time To Go To Maasai Mara, Kenya

Full-day game drive in Maasai Mara

Best time to go to Maasai Mara is obviously when the famous Wildebeest Migration happens. That’s between July to October. Tourists throng here from all parts of the world at this time to see thousands and thousands of wildebeest cross over from Maasai Mara to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

The next best time to visit Maasai Mara are the dryer months of December to February. We were there during the Christmas holidays for 3 nights and 4 days, and had a gala time at this most famous wildlife destination of the world, quenching our thirst ad hunger for adventure with the numerous safaris – Sunset Safari, Full-day Safari, Picnic at Maasai Mara and the Sunrise Safari. Despite being the dry month, it did rain a bit – not very heavy and not for long – thereby adding drama to the already wild grasslands and sky. It isn’t all that cold at this time of the year here. All that you’d need are some light jacks and caps/scarves for the early mornings…..

How long should you stay in Maasai Mara?

When there, disconnected from the rest of the world, you almost wish you could marry nature and stay back in the grasslands. But are quickly reminded that this is only wistful thinking. Nonetheless, anything less than 3 nights would be a crime and would just not justify your going all the way up to the Mara!

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