I’ve been living in Kenya for nearly 2 years now and whilst I have been on lots of amazing trips, I had yet to make it to the Masai Mara. It seemed only fitting then that my last big, Safari trip, should be to the Mara.
The Mara is vast. Almost incomprehensible just how big it is – 1,500 sq km of wide expansive wilderness. And what is even more mind boggling, is just how much bigger the Serengetti is! It stretches for another 14,700 sq km to the south in to Tanzania.
If you are going to go to the Mara, it has to be during the migration which is typically between July and September. There are wildebeest as far as the eye can see. Literally, thousands and thousands of the things……think the Lion King when Mufasa dies 🙁
There are lions and cheetah everywhere you turn and the scenery is spectacular. We had more hippos than we could count sunbathing just outside our tent.
It was the perfect Kenyan send-off.