Going on a game viewing safari is one of the greatest outdoor adventure holidays.
Masai Mara Game Reserve is Africa’s greatest wildlife and the world’s most famous safari destination, located in Kenya. The Mara is famous for the Great Wildebeest migration – 8th wonder of the world – , roaming lions and of course the hospitable Maasai people.
The 1,510 sq km reserve has a habitat ranging from riverine forests to grasslands dotted with acacia tree famed for being leopard resting points. The Mara is part of the ecosystem that includes the equally famous Serengeti of Tanzania. The wildlife variety is truly overwhelming: Thomson’s gazelle, zebra, black rhino, buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, fox, jackals, impala and hippopotami in addition to the abundant bird species.
If photography is your prime interest then an extension of your safari will mostly reward your quest for the perfect wildlife shot. So captivating is the natural beauty of the savanna, scrubs, tree and cloud shadows not forgetting the Mara River and a myriad of seasonal rivulets, some hosting the Nile crocodiles and the hippopotami. If you are lucky you can spot an endangered black rhino. The famous Masai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve in the surrounding local ranches.
Serengeti National Park in Tanzania offers you a chance also to view its spectacular wildlife. Spanning an impressive 15,000 sq. km area, this savannah is home to all the members of the Big 5, the splendid cheetah, gazelles, African wild dog, giraffes and approximately 500 species of bird, making it a bird watchers paradise as well.