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Tourist information about Masai Mara National Reserve

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Tourist Attractions:

Wildlife 'game' viewing
Wildlife viewing is the thing to do in Masai Mara, here you can spot lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, cheetahs, jackals, giraffes, hippos, zebras, baboons, crocodiles, snakes, turtles and many other mammals. Most of the animals are extremely dangerous for humans so it is only possible to go wildlife spotting in a car.

Safari
Going on a safari is also a possibility, on safari a guide will point out the hot spots and so you will see spots that you otherwise won't see. There are several agencies who arrange guided safaris.

Hot air balloon
To have an great aerial view of the Masai Mara, a hot air balloon is a great tip! In a balloon you can spot the animals from above, giving an other perspective of the park.
 
Tourist accommodations and accessibility

You can get to the park by flight from Nairobi Wilson Airport, this will land on one of the small airstrips that the park has to offer. The flight will take half an hour, and from here it is a small drive to your particular lodge.

If you choose to go by car, it can be a long, difficult and hard drive. You can enter the reserve trough these gates: Oloololo, Talek Sand River, Musiara or Sekenani.

The entrance fee is 40 US Dollars per person per day.

The best time to visit the park.

Because the Masai Mara is located 1,500 to 2,200 meters above sea level, the climate is damper and milder than in other similar regions.
The rain season is from April to November and the  dry season is from July to October. The dry season is the best time to visit the Masai Mara, then you will stay clear of heavy showers.

Moving around in Masai Mara National Reserve must only take place by car - preferably by 4-wheel safari vehicles. Because of the wild animals it is absolutely forbidden to move about on foot outside the camp sites and lodges. A more unconventional way to get around in the reserve is by hot air balloon trips, which is a great way to see the animals and the area a little from above.

Average weather conditions

The weather in Masai Mara