Masai Mara – The 7th Wonder Of The World

Masai Mara – The 7th Wonder Of The World

The Masai Mara National Reserve is on the lips of every tourist destined to Kenya. It is actually the reason why thousands of tourists are jetting into the country daily From all over the world. It was only recently declared the 7th Wonder of the World. This Reserve is a perfect example of Savanah grassland of the African plateau. It covers 1,500 square kilometers of grassland and shrubs and is home to the Maasai, and a variety of wild animals scattered strategically within the reserve. The most momorable attraction here is the annual migration of wilderbeast in August to the northern expansive Serengeti Plains and October acrosss the the Mara river to the South in search of Pasture.

The whole of this 7th Wonder of the world is watered exclusively by the Mara River and itself fed by the Orare orok river, Keju Ronkai River and its major tributary, the Talek, in addition to a myriad number of seasonal springs crisscrossing this expansive land, Giving the wild animals ample amount of water during most of the season. The Masai Mara reserve is also home to Olpunyaia Swamp, the Musiara swamp and Enkoiguaatet salt lick area Providing an astonishing amount of wildlife that converge here in search of water and salt licks.

Among the wild animals that you will be treated to at the 7th worder of the world are the Big Cats i.e. the Lions, the Cheatah and the hard to spot albeit, common Leopard. You will Definately see Masai Girrafes, Elephants, Zebras, Baboons, Jackals, Hyenas, Bufallos, Zebras, Gazelles, Black rhinos and Off coarse the wildebeest. All these animals existing Harmoniously and interactively within the National park. All the Lodges Dotted all over the Masai Mara will offer Wildlife drives and nature walks, But i would advise you to organise your Game drive with a tour company like Bushtroop Safaris in Nairobi. With their trained personnel your game drive on the 7th worder of the world will be a memorable event.

The 7th Worder of the world is not an isolated Jungle. You will be treated to a good number of Lodges, Tented Camp Sites and Clubs with Entertainment galore. These lodges and Clubs have been constructed in a way that they blend with the environment, with tented camps perched under acasia trees, spectacular views of the Savanna Grasslands and nice scenic views of mountaneous ranges within your sight. Most lodges have even been constructed to resemble the masai homestead like the Mara Sopa Lodge, the Mara Serena lodge, and the Kitchwa Tembo Camp.

You can get to the 7th Wonder of the World by Air from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport. You could travel by road by a Customised Safari Landcruiser 4WD or a mini 7 Seater tour Van which can be organised with the help of Bushtroop Safaris Located on the 7th Floor Sonalux House, Along Moi Avenue in Downtown Nairobi. It is not uncommon though to find a few tourists preferring to use public transport by use of a Matatu From Nairobi to Narok. From where you take another matatu from Narok to Sekanani and Talek Gates.

All said and Done, you will find that the 7th Wonder of the World provides a classic, warm and clear image of the African Savanna Grassland.