Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara National Reserve is another interesting game reserve in the semi-arid Narok county of Kenya. It is contiguous with the Serengeti national park in the Mara region of Tanzania. It is named in the honor of the Maasai people who are the ancestral inhabitants of the area. Mara means spotted in maa, a Masai language.
Maasai Mara National Reserve is globally famous for its exceptional population in wildlife and wildebeests’ immigration to and from Serengeti every year during the dry season from July to October.
This is commonly known as the Great Migration. A visit to the reserve is a great venture to undertake for a cultural tour of one of the oldest inhabitants of East Africa, the Maasai.
This noble tribe is one of the very few tribes that have retained most of their traditions. It has a team of traditional dancers who dance on their call-and-dance response singing and perhaps their most widely known dance is the damu or rather jumping dance.
You can get to join the dancing as these flexible male dancers jump higher and higher to the rhythms of the enchanting music accompanying their dance stroke.
This is always an interesting moment to capture on camera or even join them as you emulate the moves!
Maasai Mara National Reserve has several tourism activities. Among others, these are the hot air balloons over the reserve, safari drives, nature walks, bird watching, sightseeing, guided bush walks, and hiking!