Discover endless space and fascinating wildlife on a Masai Mara safari. The breathtaking nature that can be experienced in the nature reserve in southwestern Kenya awakens the spirit of adventure and discovery. The Masai Mara is part of the Serengeti National Park and attracts a unique variety of species. In addition to elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and Cape buffalo, you can observe giraffes and zebras at close range. The Masai Mara is rightly considered a nature paradise for outdoor fans and amateur photographers. Let yourself be enchanted by the overwhelming beauty of the Kenyan savannah.
In the Masai Mara, nature and animal lovers get their money's worth. The reserve is one of the largest nature reserves in Africa and attracts with a fascinating animal world. Especially in the morning hours or in the evening, the probability is great to meet the Big Five. Immerse yourself in the culture of the Maasai or spend the evening at a lodge.
Lake Nakuru is located in the Rift Valley and is one of the main attractions in Kenya. The landscape around the lake offers a unique natural spectacle. The algae-rich waters are home to more than 90 species of water birds, including flamingos, pelicans and cormorants. In 2011, Lake Nakuru was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.
Nairobi is the capital of Kenya and one of the most exciting metropolises in Africa. A city between tradition and modernity whose cityscape is characterized by slums as well as glass skyscrapers. Visit the colourful markets of Nairobi and the National Museum. Immerse yourself in the history of the country and learn more about its rich cultural heritage.
The palm-fringed and powder-sugar Diani Beach invites you to relax. About 25 kilometres long, the paradisiacal beach stretches along the Indian Ocean and is not far from the vibrant port city of Mombasa.
In the Amboseli National Park, close to the border with Tanzania, you will find unique vegetation where you can observe large herds of elephants. The park is also known for its phenomenal view of the majestic Kilimanjaro. Less
Due to the warm climate, the Masai Mara is a year-round destination. The months of December to March are considered the hottest and driest months in Kenya. Rainy season in the highlands are from late March to May and from late October to mid-December. In July and August you can expect pleasant temperatures just above 70ºF during the day. At night it can cool down to 50ºF.
For a trip to the Masai Mara, standard vaccinations should be complete and up to date. These include vaccinations against tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), measles and basic immunization against poliomyelitis/polio. Hepatitis B, typhoid, rabies and meningococcal disease (ACWY) are also recommended when on safari. In addition, a yellow fever vaccination and malaria prophylaxis may be advisable. Please consult a doctor with knowledge of travel medicine before starting your trip.
Since dawn in the Masai Mara is an ideal time to spot animals, you should bring warm clothing such as long-sleeved tops, long pants and even a fleece and warm headgear. Instead of white and black fabrics, it is best to choose clothes in natural colors for a safari. Binoculars and a camera are also essential so you can spot and capture animals in the distance. For the warmer times of the day, it is advisable to pack shorts, t-shirts and a head covering. If your accommodation has a pool, be sure to bring swimwear.
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