What an amazing part of the world the Masai Mara is. There is so much wildlife and nature to see and to explore, as well as some of the most luxurious Masai Mara lodges and private cabins that you can sit back and relax within. Sitting on a private veranda with a beer in hand or chilling out in an infinity pool with a glass of wine, your loved one and a spectacular view of the Masai Mara plain as the sun comes down is just one of those unforgettable moments that will live with your forever. One time of year that is popular with tourists to the Masai Mara is green season, and here we’ll look at a few of the reasons why.
What is Green Season in Kenya?
From mid-late March right through until the end of June, Green or rainy season is the time in Kenya each year when the rains fall. It is during this time that the rivers and waterholes fill back up, that the landscape transforms into lush greens and life returns in plentiful form. It is a wondrous and transformative time of year, and one of the best times of the year in which you can go on a safari holiday in the Masai Mara; a unique experience compared with other times of the year.
A Great Chance to View Wildlife – In some ways, there is no better time of year to go on a Masai Mara holiday. Many of the animals that you want to see, actually give birth during the wet seasons when they are more likely to find food and water in good supply. What this means is that you have the best chance of seeing baby animals in the wild, including lion cubs, young impalas, baby elephants and zebras, amongst other animals. This is also the best time of year to see interactions between predators and prey, as there are more animals present in the region.
A Quiet Time of Year – Despite its popularity, the green season remains a much quieter time of year to visit, with lower visitor numbers. What this means for you is that you’ll have an exclusive feel to your safari holiday, with rare sightings all to yourself or only you and a few others. It makes for a proper experience of the wilderness, like no other time of the year can offer.
Great Photo Opportunities – Due to the fact there is plenty of wildlife on show and lower visitor numbers, you are more likely to get the opportunity to take some amazing photographs that might otherwise not be possible. With the vibrant greens, animals’ standout against the backdrop, making for incredible photos that will stand as a clear representation of the time of your life.
If you are enticed by the prospect of visiting Kenya and the Masai Mara during green season, you’ll be welcomed by a time of year where the entire region is transformed, life is renewed, the landscape comes alive and there is plenty of wildlife and nature to view during your trip. Also, there is no need to worry about this rainy season as being a deluge, the rains are short and sporadic in most mornings, leaving plenty of time during the days for sunshine and relaxation that you would get at any time of year. There are some incredible luxury Masai Mara lodges for you to enjoy as part of a Kenyan holiday, so take a look at the green season and book ahead for the time of your life.