Lion Cubs, Maasai Mara Safari
Weather for my Maasai Mara Safari
The weather is never too hot in the Maasai Mara, because the elevation ranges from 5,000 ft to 7,000 ft. venings were comfortable and the days were warm. I was there in September, so there was no rainfall and no problems with muddy roads. The dry season from July to October is also when the migration occurs, but I arrived at the tail end of it. There were lots of animals, but wildebeest, zebra and gazelles weren’t as numerous as during the height of the migration.
Hippo, Maasai Mara Safari
Maasai Mara Safari Wildlife
More than 90 species of mammal live in the Maasai Mara reserve. I saw lions, wildebeest, zebras, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, hippos, Maasai giraffes, Thompson’s gazelles, Grant’s gazelles, ostriches, hartebeest, jackals, impala, vervet monkeys, blue monkeys, topi, warthogs, bat-eared foxes, mongoose, hedgehogs, crocodiles and baboons.
There are more than 550 species of birds. I saw guinea fowl, secretary birds, kori bustards, crowned cranes, lilac breasted rollers, weavers, woodland kingfishers, storks and vultures.
Fig Tree Tented Camp
Accommodation for my Maasai Mara Safari
With hundreds of camps and safari operators in the Maasai Mara, choosing one can be difficult. Luckily, G Adventures decided for me, which led to the perfect choice. I stayed at the Fig Tree Camp. This tented camp was incredible. It has a rustic feel, but with all the modern conveniences. All the patios look out onto the river bank, where you can see crocodiles, baboons, hippos and weavers. Local tribesmen patrol to ensure animals don’t breach the boundaries of the grounds. They are armed with spears and bow & arrows.
My trip to the Maasai Mara was all that I’d hoped it would be. Amazing!