The Masai Mara game park in Kenya is perhaps the most famous and arguably the best game park on the African continent.
Bordering the northern edge of the Serengeti, with breathtaking views from the Esoit Oloolo escarpment that sits on the western border overlooking the rolling grasslands of acacia woodlands and riverine bush, this stunning wildlife area is the home of a vast variety of animals and birds.
Between July and October these plains of the Masai Mara and the Serengeti become the scene of the most celebrated wildlife spectacle of all, when millions of wildebeest forage north in search of fresh pastures, whetting the appetites of the herds of predators and rushing headlong to their doom in the swirling waters of the Mara river.
Over 1 million Wildebeest, 300,000 Thomson’s gazelles and 200,000 Zebra, as well as giraffe, antelope, Grant’s gazelle, impala, topi and Coke’s hartebeest in vast numbers, along with over 450 species of birdlife, vie with over 600,000 lions and cheetahs for top billing in this wonderful wildlife extravaganza.
This really is an experience of a lifetime, and not just to be enjoyed once, since every day and even every minute , provides something different, something breakthtaking and something memorable, that you will picture in your mind for ever, and then forever after feel the need to refresh.
This area of East Africa also offers opportunities for relaxation, on the shores of Lake Victoria, on the beaches of the Kenyan coast or Zanzibar Island, or on the waterfront at Stone Town or Dar Es Salaam.
With direct flights to Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam, with good connections to the game parks and to the coast, and with little time difference, these holiday destinations can be as long or as short as you like; even a long weekend can be arranged, one that will transport you into another world of adventure and escapism, so far away from the reality of life at home.
The wide variety of game and beach lodges, and the combination of wildlife, relaxation and sporting activity, can all be arranged for short or long periods, at very reasonable prices to match every taste and budget.