Best time to visit the Masai Mara
From January to March
The lion season falls when most big plain game wildlife like the wildebeest, zebras are giving birth to their young ones. A few weeks at the start of the year, Masai Mara is now dotted with young ones tagging along after their mothers. Along with the overwhelming numbers of newborn calves come the predators. The Masai Mara Game Reserve plays host to one of the highest concentration of predators including the lions in Africa. During this time, you can expect to see lions regularly. The Masai Mara offers endless days of adventure all year round. With the absence of rain, the vegetation is less dense, so animals are easier to observe!
From April to June
Early spring, usually referred to as the Green Season, is a particularly magnificent period to visit the Mara. These are the months that typically receive the largest amounts of rainfall. The savannah becomes clear, free of dust and haze making Africa’s stunning landscapes look at their absolute best. This is also the best time for bird watching when migrant birds arrive in their thousands to take up colourful residence on the savannah. The beautiful blooming trees and flowers create ideal shelter and food for a variety of birds. Besides the dramatic splendor of the season, visitors traveling during the Green Season benefit from reduced prices and fewer people visiting compared to peak periods. Going on a Safari during green season with Oseki is the ultimate way of spending the Easter Break.
GREAT MIGRATION SEASON
From July to September
The Great Wildebeest Migration rightfully deserves its standing as one of the natural world’s most astonishing spectacles. Comprising more than 1.5 million wildebeest, zebras, and antelopes, the Great Migration constitutes the last surviving multi-species migration on the planet. From the end of June onwards, millions of freshly arrived brown and black dots scatter the great plains of the Mara, making this Natural Wonder of the World even more a must visit destination!
From October to November
From mid-October to December, the herds pick up the pace as the short rains lure them southwards. The grass on the Mara plains are short due to the constant grazing by the large hes o wildebeest and zebra. Once the rains decrease and the grass begins to dry up the wildebeest and zebra head south in search for more greenery. After first passing through the Naiboisho conservancy the Northern migration arrives in the Mara just in time! There will be a family reunion with more than 1,5 million attendees! On their way back, they pass the Loita plains and roam again through Naboisho. They then stay in the Masai Mara until the end of the year. This is a great time to wath the migration gradually spilling from the Masai Mara back into the North-East Serengeti.
From December to beginning of January.
Rather than being whitened by snow, the Maasai Mara plains are covered with rich wildlife species. More than any other time of the year, Christmas is a time for celebration, for reflection, for family, and for friendship. We like to create a unique celebration for our Christmas visitors, hoping to escape the chill of wintertime in Europe. At Oseki Maasai Mara Camp we also create fun and interactive programs for your children to explore the flora, fauna, culture and geography of the Masai Mara. This usually is done together with the Masai community.