The Top 10 Safari Attractions in Masai Mara & Serengeti
Maasai Mara and Serengeti are highly rated National Parks that are situated in Kenya and
Tanzania respectively, East of Africa. They are consistently in the top 10 must-visit National
Parks in Africa. They gain their remarkable reputation because they give tourists an alluring
safari experience. Let’s dive in and see what the fuss is about. Below is a well thought out list of
Top 10 Safari Attractions in Masai Mara and Serengeti National Park.
1. Wildebeest Migration
The wildebeest migration is recognised as one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. The
members of the antelope family traverse between the savannah and woodland vegetation of
Serengeti and Masai Mara National Parks in search of greener pastures. This phenomenal
event often happens between July and November. It is estimated that slightly over 2 million of
these herbivores make the trek.
Their journey is of course filled with a lot of obstacles, particularly as they cross the various
rivers that are infested by crocodiles. They are also preyed upon in the savannah and open
woodlands by members of the cat family. This action-packed journey is interesting to watch.
This wonder of the natural world attracts a lot of tourists, local and foreign; thus, it has
gained recognition at the helm of the Top 10 Safari Attractions in Masai Mara and Serengeti National Park.
2. Big Five
Coming in second in the list of Top 10 Safari Attractions in Masai Mara and Serengeti National
Park is the Big Five. If you want a good chance of spotting the infamous Big Five, look no
further than Masai Mara and Serengeti National Park. The two parks are known to be the home
of the Big Five. Chances are, nine of out of ten you will spot all of them. The big 5 comprising of
the lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant are a great attraction as they lure tourists from all
over the world thus being featured among the list of the Top 10 Safari Attractions in Maasai
Mara and Serengeti National Parks.
3. Luxury Travel
Maasai Mara and Serengeti National Parks offer epitomes of Luxury travel. From the
transportation which is either by well kitted land cruisers/vans or even planes as the parks are
equipped with runways, to state-of-the-art camps, cottages and hotels. There are also
numerous travel agencies which offer great deals on safari and stay in the parks at exceptional
prices. This gives convenience to tourists thus makes planning for a safari much easier.
4. Hot Air Balloon Safari
Watch the sunrise at 1000ft above sea level over a hot air ballon ride as you tour the park and
watch the animals from a bird-eyes view. Be sure to get good pictures from an aerial point of
view. This activity is more interesting during the great wildebeest migration. The activity is
concluded with breakfast or lunch in the wild!
5. Maasai Community
The Maasai community resides within the two national parks. The semi-nomadic patriotists
community is known for their rich culture, i.e., high jump dances, unique dressing in bright red
robes and are known for being fearless warriors. They live in huts made from cow dung, sticks
and grass roofing called manyattas. They are amiable and will teach you many skills, like how to
hunt, milk domestic animals, prepare traditional meals, and much more. Their way of life is
tourists’ major attraction. A trip to either Maasai Mara or Serengeti National Parks is not
complete without taking a detour to one of the villages of the Maasai community. The Maasai
community is a major attraction thus being recognized as one of the Top 10 Safari Attractions in
Masai Mara and Serengeti National Park.
6. Breathtaking Landscapes
The two national parks are blessed with breathtaking landscapes such as the savannah plains,
open woodlands, escarpments, rivers that are filled with crocodiles and the rugged terrain which
is always exciting to offroad on.
7. Diverse Wildlife
Other than the big 5, the two National parks are blessed with a wide variety of wild animals. It is
estimated that over 90 species of mammals 470 species birds reside in the parks. The parks
which mainly comprises of savannah vegetation create the perfect habitat for the animals.
8. Guided Nature Walks
Who said you have to be in a Landcruiser or tour van to enjoy a safari? One can explore the
parks on foot while being guided by guides who are often skilled Maasai warriors in their ever-
vibrant look of red robes, a spear and a club. During the walk, one will a get a good chance of
spotting wide variety birds, animals and indigenous plants.
9. Camping and Meals in the Bush
Talk about thinking out of the box! Hotels in Serengeti and Maasai Mara National Park offer
packages of camping and meals in the bush in various designated areas in the park. This is a
fun activity for tourists who come in groups. You will be in the company of bird chirps and
groans from hungry carnivores. It has gained popularity over the years hence making an
appearance in the list of Top 10 Safari Attractions in Masai Mara and Serengeti National Parks.
10. Night Game Drives
To close the list of The Top 10 Safari Attractions in Masai Mara and Serengeti National Parks is
night game drives. The wilderness doesn’t sleep. It is argued that the wilderness comes to life
as the night creeps in. Go out of the norm by exploring the national parks at night creeps in.
This is an exciting activity, particularly for adrenaline junkies, as the wild is unpredictable. Masai
Mara and Serengeti National Parks have an array of nocturnal animals like bush babies, civets
and nightjars. At night, it is the best time to spot them. It is also the perfect time to catch the
carnivores engaging their prey, as they are more active at night.
Masai Mara and Serengeti National Parks are two safari destinations blessed with an array of
attractions as summarized in the above list of Top 10 Safari Attractions in Masai Mara and
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