Maasai Mara is what most people picture when they think of Africa: wide-open vistas full of animals and waving grass, dotted with trees and bodies of water. This region of Africa is mostly a dedicated conservation area where wildlife and tribal cultures, the Maasai, thrive. Maasai Mara is a region full of rolling grasslands where zebras, wildebeest, elephants, leopards, giraffes, gazelles and other animals roam across the plains in huge numbers.
Unlike many other areas of Africa, there is no "tourist season" in Maasai Mara. The wildlife here is abundant and active all year long, and the weather is generally beautiful whenever you decide to visit. This is a year-round destination that always has something to see, do and try. But if you want to see something that's truly spectacular, go to Maasai Mara from early August to the end of November to watch the breathtaking wildebeest migration.
Many major U.S. and UK cities provide direct flights to Nairobi, which is about 280 Km (or 174 miles) from Maasai Mara. From Nairobi, it's possible to get a connecting flight directly to Maasai Mara. Daily flights arrive at Mara, so it's always possible to take a plane out to this area. However, you can also drive there to enjoy scenic African countryside during the 6-hour trip. There are many places to stop to get food along the way. It is recommended to use a vehicle with four-wheel drive, as the road to Mara can be bumpy.
Once you get to Maasai Mara and start to experience the stunning views, the vast diversity of the wildlife, the food and the culture, you won’t ever want to leave. This is an ideal place to visit for taking pictures and creating lasting memories.