When is the best safari season to visit the Masai Mara?

The Masai Mara National Park often draws criticism for the large numbers of tourist and busy sightings when compared to other African wildlife reserves. Whilst there is fair reason for this perception, with the right advice and correct timing, a visit to the Masai Mara can be a devoid of the throngs of people and offer spectacular wildlife encounters.

Travel in the Peak Season
The months between July and late October, are considered the best time of year to visit the Masai Mara from a wildlife perspective. It is the height of the dry season so animals are concentrated, and the Wildebeest Migration will be in full swing crossing from the Serengeti National Park. Predator interactions are plentiful, as are the Mara River crossings. The downside is larger visitor numbers to the Mara.

Travel in the Low Season
For the balance of the year, the Masai Mara sees less visitors and some excellent Mara safari experiences can be attained. As per the common misconception, the Masai Mara is not only about the Wildebeest Migration and in June and early July (although it can be wet) are some of our favorite times of year to visit. Expect fantastic resident big cats (especially lion and cheetah) vivid green colors and darkening skies. November to February are are also great time of year to visit, barring the peak travel spike in December. Another important factor is in off season, you will be taking advantage of off season rates, which are noticeably lower than those in peak season.

Chat to us if you still need further advice on when to visit the Masai Mara.

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