What Is The Most Visited National Park In Kenya? Maasai Mara national park is considered as the most visited national park in Kenya because of its great wildebeest migration, which always takes place between months of July to August every year. Maasai mara national park is located in the Southwestern region of Kenya and it is easily accessed due the fact that it is only about 180 kilometers from Nairobi, which is known to be the capital city of the country. This national park covers a total surface area of about 1,510 square kilometers and it shares boarders with Serengeti national park, which is found in the south in Tanzania and the Siria Escarpments in the west, Masai pastoral ranches that are within the Northern region. More so, Maasai mara national park is surrounded by stunning waterbodies such as; Sand River, Mara River and Talek River among others. In addition, for tourists planning to travel to this national park can opt to use both road or air transport where they can book their flights from Jomo Kenyatta airport or from the Wilson airstrip.

Tourist attractions in Maasai Mara National park.

Maasai Mara National park is well known to have both nature and wildlife attractions that are all found within the middle of the park which also lead many tourists to travel from many different parts of the world to visit the park. However, these attractions within the park are subdivided into conservancies, which are all managed by different Maasai locals therefore some of these attractions include;

  • While exploring around Maasai national park gives, you chances to see the great wildebeest migration, which is famously known to be largest world,’s animal is migration, which takes place annually throughout the year and it, is considered the top attraction within this park.
  • In this national park, there is the Maasai culture, which is one of the few untapped cultures in the world. Therefore visiting this park gives tourists opportunities to interact with the Maasai people and get to learn more about their culture and history through listening from their stories, observing how they live their daily lifestyle, watch how they cook their local meal and watch their exciting dance performances among others.
  • The Narok museum, which is found with Narok the largest town and it, is considered as one of the unique attractions and it is parked with the traditions and cultures of the Maasai people, which is isolated in the town.
  • The trans-mara county council covering a total surface area of about 510 square kilometers is managing the Mara triangle, which is known to be the conservancy within Maasai Mara national park and it. More so, this triangle is situated close to the Oloololo escarpment.
  • More so, there is Ol Kinyei conservancy, which is one of the key attractions located within the centre of Maasai Mara national park along with the greater Serengeti Mara ecosystem. It is also seen as the largest conservancy found in Mara endorsed, which is surrounded with other attractions, which are from the rolling kopjes to the very great migration along the Mara River.

There are other more tourist attractions that are found in Masai Mara National reserve and these include; the Mara North conservancy, Ol Choro Oiroua conservancy, Olare Ork conservancy and Lamek conservancy among others.

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Activities to do in Maasai Mara national park. 

Tourists exploring within Maasai Mara National are always get great opportunities to engage into interesting activities where they gain experience and some of these activities include; bird watching because this park is also seen as the best birding destination because it is a home to over 470 bird species such as;  turaco, southern ground hornbill, red-throated wryneck, hamerkop,mouse bird, grey headed king fisher, African wood owl, saddle billed stork, white tailed lark, marsh owl among others, wildlife game viewing due to the fact that this game is a home to animals like; wildebeests, African buffalo, Aardwolf, Masai giraffe, banded mongoose, bovide, rollers, grey crowned crane, water bucks among others, hot air balloon safaris, game drives, guided nature walks where they are accompanied with park guides and many others.

Contact our trusted tour operators for more information about the most visited park in the country and Book with our tours and travel companies such as;  Focus East Africa tours who offer the best tour packages while on your safari in Maasai Mara National park.

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