maasai maraEver dreamt of watching millions of wildebeest rushing across the brown African grass as some jump into a crocodile-infested river while you catch the whisk of fresh cow-like dung against an orange sunset? You need to visit the Maasai Mara in Kenya!

Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya is amongst the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Anyone who has been to the  Maasai Mara national reserve to the south of this East African country can attest to this. Red-robed Maasai warriors commonly known as morans, an abundance of big predators, millions of migrating wildebeests and other herbivores and unique not-easy-to-forget sceneries are some of the things to expect.

Every year, millions of international tourists flock the Maasai Mara reserve to experience the famous dramatic mass migration of herbivores; zebras, wildebeests and gazelles that occurs in summer. The spectacular sight of the moving animals makes it an exquisite scene for photography. One of the main reasons why you should tour this reserve is that it coincides with the winter in the U.K. and the USA. As such, it is a perfect way to escape the brutal winter.

Security is top-notch at the reserve. Despite Kenya being in the headlines for multiple tourist attacks, this destination is safely tucked away to the south of Kenya which is calm and safe. Federal security perfectly blends with the cultures of the place such that one does not notice the hundreds of plain-clothe police. Additionally, they provide guides whenever one is going for nature walks or night drives.

The fact that children pay half or in some cases board free in the hotels makes the Maasai Mara a family-friendly holiday destination. Unlike most other destinations that charge adults and children similar rates, this unique getaway nurtures pocket-friendliness. Most of the hotels here have bouquets that allow up to 2 children to stay free in the company of an adult or two.

Collectively, for any tourist seeking to escape a freezing winter in the West, they have the perfect option of enjoying a warm sun in Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Reserve. The presence of the unique Maasai people spiced by beautiful African game and sceneries adds to the warmth, significantly.