A visitor's note on Masai Mara National ReserveThough I had seen the pictures of roaring lions but to view them live at Masai Mara National Park was a spine chilling experience! Thanks to the expert guides in the park, I could actually view the animals from the closest point. It was an out-of-this-world experience, something that I would love to share with everyone. I would recommend everyone to visit this national reserve atleast once and enjoy the unspoiled wild beauty in Kenya.
Factfile - Masai Mara National ReserveTotal area: 1,812 sq. km (700 sq. miles)
Major attraction: Lions & wild animals
A word about Masai Mara National ReserveThe Maasai Mara National Reserve was established in 1961 and was originally known as the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The inside area is developed along the guidelines of a national park, where no human settlement is allowed. The outer area is undisturbed except for the grazing cattle of the local Masai. The reserve is reputed as the only region left in Kenya where visitors may see animals in the same great numbers as existed a century ago.
My experience at Masai Mara Game ReservesApart from panoramic view of this national reserve, it was the sight and population of the lions, which set my adrenaline pumping. The rolling plains, breathtaking wildlife vistas, acacia groves and dense scrub added to the beauty of Masai Mara National Reserve. The roaring lions could be seen anywhere in the park chasing their hunt.
I began my expedition by exploring the inner area of the park, which was reputed for the large herds of plain animals. It gave me a perfect opportunity to view some of the wildest species with their associated predators.
It was a totally new experience as I explored different parts of sanctuary viewing its exotic flora and admiring the astonishing variety of its wild species.