The interests and priorities of the visitors usually determine the best time to visit the Masai Mara. If you are more interested in spotting a wide variety of wildlife while enjoying pleasant weather, then the dry season, which lasts from June to October as well as January to March is the best time of the year to visit Masai Mara. During this period, grasses are usually shorter, and most animals prefer to concentrate around the remaining water sources, making it easier to spot them.
The annual wildebeest migration also takes place from July to October whereby millions of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles migrate from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve in search of greener pastures. When traveling during this period, it is crucial to bring lightweight clothing for the day and a warm jacket or sweater for the evenings as the weather tends to be sunnier and dry, with temperatures rising up to 30 degrees Celsius during the day.
The wet season takes place in the months of November, April and May are also a perfect time to visit Masai Mara if you’re interested in cultural activities and don’t mind the heavy rainfalls and high humidity. All you have to remember is to bring proper rain gear and insect repellent during this time. It’s also a good idea to bring lightweight, breathable clothing to keep you cool and comfortable in the hot, humid weather. Additionally, traveling to Masai Mara during the wet season can be less costly as most accommodations offer the best travel deals as it is generally considered the low season for tourism.
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