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  05 March 2021       Tripindigo       5 min read

Masai Mara is well-known for its wildlife and iconic wildebeest migration. The land is excellent for photography enthusiasts because it offers excellent game viewing opportunities. From large wildebeest herds to dangerous predators, the vast land of Masai is a photography asset!

The Great Wildebeest Migration (July to September)

The Great Wildebeest Migration is one of nature's spectacular wonders found only in Africa. With almost 1.5 million wildebeests migrating from Serengeti to Masai Mara, it provides plenty of photographic moments, locations, and drama for you to capture. Capture the love between the freshly born wildebeest and their mothers from the end of July onwards.

It is suggested to keep your cameras charged and ready always because you don't want to miss a lion pride feasting on their fresh meal, a cheetah chasing a wildebeest, or a crocodile sneaking up to its prey to fulfil its craving. Each moment in Masai Mara is iconic and worth capturing!

The Great Wildebeest Migration

The Great Wildebeest Migration, Image Source: ExpertAfrica.Com

The Lion Season (January to March)

Plan your trip between January to March if you want to catch the big cats in action. The wildebeests give birth during the season, and the land is usually dotted with tiny little mammals learning to walk. It presents an ideal situation for the mighty cat to attack the weak ones. This season is an excellent game viewing opportunity and fantastic for those looking to capture some action.

Lion Chasing Wildebeest

Lion Chasing Wildebeest, Image Source: ScienceSource.Com

The Festive Season (December)

The festive season in the Mara is quite different from what it is like around the world. Instead of being covered by snow, the land is packed with various species of wildlife. From large and small mammals to reptiles and birds, Masai Mara is best during this time. You can easily capture the wildlife from a safe distance of your tour car. The shots are clear and perfect because there is no fog or mist.

Zebras at Maasai Mara National Reserve

Zebras at Maasai Mara National Reserve, Image Source: AudleyTravel.Com

The Masaai Tribe (Throughout the Year)

The Masaai tribes are the heart of Masai Mara. They are the only tribe that is still there and continues to carry on the area's legacy and tradition. They are extremely friendly, jolly, and proud of their culture.  They love showing tourists their lifestyle. The ancient houses, ornaments, cooking utensils, and weapons provide an excellent opportunity for the people looking to capture some history in the Masai lands.

So, what are you waiting for? Can you capture the magnificence and sheer nature of the Migration? Head over to Masai Mara and put your photography skills to test!

Don’t forget to check out these 8 Things to Know Before you Visit Masai Mara.



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