The weekend of 12th July, I had the opportunity of visiting the famous Maasai Mara Game reserve. I was all joy as I had actually never been to Maasai Mara. The whole experience was amazing but the one thing that still haunts me and will not stop is the dust. From the turn off the main road, it’s a whole one and a half hour journey on a murram road. War on you if there is a car driving ahead. Vehicle speed on that road, as it’s not too rough, but the dust finds its way and percolates through all the closed windows.
The dust did not spoil my fun as I enjoyed myself in the park. The Maasai Mara has several animals, and it’s a very big, approximately 1500 km2. One can experience a full day game drive… I know a whole day in the park; but it’s possible. One would get to drive through the park and see animals like lions, wildebeest which are the most common and in plenty, gazelles. Zebras are there too, and every time I saw a Zebra I wondered in my head, is that Zebra black with white stripes or white with black stripes; well I never came to a conclusion on that, probably you can tel me… One sees the Mara River, which is the famous river where the Wildebeest migrate across every year. The hippopotamus are also there in plenty, just to name a few animals as they are quite many.
Maasai Mara gives one an opportunity to be able to have one foot in one country and there other foot in another country, interesting. The is a pillar which divides the two countries Kenya and Tanzania as they both share this vast park. At this point one can put one foot in Kenya and the other in Tanzania, and enjoy being in two countries at once. I wonder who said that we can not be at two places at once. lol…
As you visit Maasai Mara one will also get the opportunity to experience the Kenya culture courtesy of the Maasai. The Maasai is one of the ethnic groups found in Kenya. One will be able to witness the lifestyle of the Maasai, how they carry out their day to day activities, and the kinds of interesting foods they find to be a delicacy.
As you can see from the pictures Mara National Park has a lot to offer, and it’s one of the prides of our country Kenya