Are you planning your safari in Kenya? Most people visiting Kenya especially have Masai Mara in their bucket list as their destination of choice. This is because of the popularity that Masai Mara has gained over the last couple of years.

When you visit Masai Mara for the first time, you will definitely want to return for another safari in the Mara. But how does one choose the best time for a safari in the Masai Mara. Here we explore two possible scenarios that can help you make your ultimate decision on visiting Masai Mara.

While planning for you safari in Masai Mara, the ideal duration that you need to spend in the Mara spans from 3 to 4 days. This can vary depending on your interests. For example, people who are interested in photography need more than just 4 days to get that perfect photos.

However, Masai Mara is Masai Mara all through the year and therefore, each time of the year has its own thrills. Therefore you are guaranteed to have fun in the Masai Mara.

Visiting Masai Mara on Low Budget

This is usually during the low seasons. At this time of the year, the rates in camps and lodges in the area are at their lowest. There is less human activity in the Masai Mara at this time of the year and some camps and lodges choose to shut down until the season picks.

Many tourists take advantage of this period to get cheap rates for their holiday in Kenya. You get to experience a lot more for less. You will be able to take part in all events that make Masai Mara what it is. The low season mostly cuts across the country and therefore you can take advantage of this and even visit the Kenyan coast.

During the low season, there is no much difference in the Mara itself. Nature never takes a break and therefore you will still enjoy seeing the big five in their natural habitat among other beautiful animals that the Masai Mara has to offer.

There are very many activities that you can still engage in while you are in the Masai Mara during the low season.  You can visit the Masai villages and learn the Masai culture.

Visiting Masai Mara on the Best Times

On the other hand, you can choose to visit Masai Mara in the high season. This is the time that most countries are in a break and therefore they choose to go on holidays in Africa. During this period, rates at hotels, safari camps and safari lodges are usually very high.

These periods are known as the high seasons and are mainly between December to February and again from July through to October. In the period of July to October, Masai Mara experiences the Wildebeest Migration.

safaris in masai mara - the great wildebeest migration

The wildebeest migration is the 7th world wonder and people from all around the world visit the Masai Mara during this time to witness the spectacle. If you are particularly interested in this event, then there are no two ways about this.

It is entirely your choice when you want to visit Masai Mara. Masai Mara has a lot to offer all year round and therefore any time of the year will offer you different adventure thrills that you will cherish forever. When planning your safaris to Kenya just remember that you can never go wrong with visiting Masai Mara.

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