The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is undoubtedly Africa’s greatest wild life reserve. Spread over 200 sq miles of open plains, woodland and riverine forest with the Serengti plains on the outskirts near Tanzania.
A visit to any national game park works with immaculate precision. Well organized, well connected with one another through two way radio, a trip through the reserves is a tourist’s delight. Through sheer experience, the guides know where to go, when. Sitting inside the well machined four wheel drives, you are off on a magical tour. Zebras, giraffes, gazelles, elephants, buffaloes, hippos, cheetahs, crocodiles watch at your in amazement as much as you do.
Drive for hours enjoying the cool breeze sweeping along with you, and watch in amazement when the jeep stops, the guide talks to others on the radio, and right in front of your eyes, atop a small hillock, you may just see a pride of lions, lionesses and their cubs . Drive for some more and you can watch them come and lie under the shade of your jeep
Maasai Mara is also home to the greatest spectacle of nature---the migration of wildebeests from Tanzania to Kenya in search of fodder and water. During the peak season, from July to October, over one million wildebeest cross over. This is nature’s way of providing food for nature’s creations-the lions, tigers, crocodiles, hyenas, and the ever circling vultures and other birds of prey.
The maasai community is another great tourist attraction. The average height o the Maasai tribe is over 6.5 feet. Their homes are so small and runs into small passages and yet so well ventilated. Watch them perform the Maasai dance where all of them leap into the air.
The other must see destination is the Nakuru National Park. Lake Nakuru is a serene lake spread across many miles and is home to over one million flamingoes during season. You also see a large population of rhinos.
If Kerala is God’s own country, then Kenya is his vacation abode !