About time: You Discovered Masaai Mara in AfricaBy Angelica Malin
Located in southwestern Kenya, the Maasai Mara National Reserve is a beautiful place that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetimes. Whether you are coming here to view the scenery, take in a new culture or to experience life’s special events, you can enjoy all that this area has to offer.
Why Choose Maasai Mara?
Sprawling across acres of land, this area is home to some of the wildest creatures. Safari animals, zebras, lions, elephants, hippos and so many other animals call this area home. With the native Maasai people living in neighbouring villages to the safari, there is a lot to take in and a whole culture waiting to be explored.
You can find yourself waking up to the sunrise across the beautiful lands and going to sleep after watching a magnificent sunset and listening to those nighttime creatures.
Here are four reasons why you should be exploring Maasai Mara:
Exploring the wilderness:
– Go up close and personal next to those safari animals that greet you at the vehicle
– Take a walk through the hiking trails
– Ride a hot air balloon that will take you up and over this massive land, as you watch the savannah of this Eastern African land
Maasai Culture: Vibrant red robes, fearless expression, spear in hand; and no, we are not talking about Spartans. Maasai is one of the fifty tribes recognized by Kenya and they have kept most of their traditions to this date which is great source of knowledge for people from western countries to learn how Maasai people see the world and meaning behind their traditions. Until recently for a Masaai boy hand to kill a lion single-handedly with his spear to achieve warrior status.
Angama Lifestyle: Angama Mara, a luxury safari lodge in Masai Mara is located on the sights where some of the scenes of 1985 classic movie “Out of Africa” was shot. Recognized as the #1 resort in Africa and the #5 resort in the world, it is a resort full of magic and splendor. With large rooms that overlook the safari, as well as plenty of amenities and activities offered to visitors, you will never be bored. There are 30 tents that are offered to visitors with them being separated into 15 on each side of the main guest home. These private suites have everything you need to enjoy your stay, offering connected tents for children that are coming on the trip.
Food: The Maasai people drink a lot of milk and blood, though those visiting can learn about their culture without taking part if they choose not to. The local cuisine is often encouraged by those working in the resorts. There are also more western food choices offered in many of the buffets and restaurants, as well. The main dishes that are offered throughout this area are meat-based, though those that are vegetarians will also find plenty of vegetable options. One of the favorite dishes of visitors to the area is the Ugali. This is a dumpling-type of food which can be enhanced with spinach or meat.