The Masai Mara is full of beautiful wildlife and some of the most amazing wonders of nature. One of the best ways to see the Masai Mara when you are visiting Kenya, is to go on a game drive. You may have heard of a gamer drive when discussing a potential trip to Kenya to go on safari, but what is it exactly, and why should you make sure that you experience a Masai Mara game drive during your trip to the African safari?
A game drive can be conducted at any part of the day really, but there are a plethora of tours to choose from that start early in the morning, late in the afternoon, or even at night, as these are always the coolest part of the day and where you are most likely to feel comfortable on the journey. You’ll be guided by experienced Masai guides, those with the knowledge of the local area, having grown up here. They understand the savanna and have extensive knowledge of the wildlife that you will see.
The experience of the Masai tour guide is essential on a game drive. What it means is that you are taken to the locations where you are most likely to see some action, but more importantly, the experience allows you to view the sheer beauty and volatility of nature, close up, in the safest environment you possibly could.
A game drive can vary on how long it takes, or the distances you will travel. It all depends on your individual preference, and also how the tour guide views the day. What we can guarantee, is that your jaw will drop when it sees the natural wildlife, the sun coming down on the savanna, and the vast horizon.
If you are interested in seeing the natural beauty and wildlife that the Masai Mara has to offer there are few better ways to get up close and personal with some of the most majestic animals on the planet than to go on a Kenyan game drive. Choose a location that is stunning and offers you ultimate luxury in terms of the Masai Mara suites that you stay in overnight, but also a company that has the additional activities that are available. These activities often include game drives that can be taken first thing in the morning or even at night.
The best companies provide you with the experience of the perfect game drive, seeing the great migration in full swing, and exploring the local surroundings with the knowledge and expertise of tour guides who have grown up in the area and understand the land and nature. Other activities alongside Masai Mara game drives include visits to local villages and hot air ballooning amongst other things. It is truly an experience of a lifetime, so make the most of it and see and do as much as you possibly can during your stay in Kenya.