This is one of my favourite destinations because of its tranquility and wealth of wildlife. The first time I ever visited the Mara was for the wildebeest migration and the experience was worth every moment of being there.
A friend once visited and watched the migration describing it as ‘an experience that cannot be explained, but has to be felt for one to understand how wondrous it is’. I was skeptical of this, but as I was watching it, these words made sense.
I visited the Mara this year and I loved every minute of it, my concern though was that there were very few tourists due to the dip in the country’s tourism sector and also the fact that in a bid to get tips from the few foreign tourists visiting, tour guides kept veering off the designated tracks. This was especially the case when a leopard was sighted and some idiot nearly rammed into the tree where the cat was napping.
That aside, I enjoyed the couple of hours spent on a game drive at the Maasai Mara.