Five reasons why you should go on a Masai Mara National Reserve safari

11 April 2017
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If you're looking to experience an authentic African Safari, Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve should be right on top of travel bucket list.


To provide you with some Kenyan safari inspiration, we’ve browsed through YouTube to find you five reasons why you should go on a safari to the Masai Mara National Reserve.

Video by - Robert Babekuhl

Robert Babekuhl compiled this stunning footage of his stay at the Elephant Pepper Camp in the Masai Mara.

Video by - Christina Pfrifer YouTube Channel

Become immersed in the beauty of a hot air balloon safari over the Mara River - one of the best ways to see the wildlife on offer in the reserve. 

Video by - Ron's been here

Want to know what to expect during a mere two day, Masai Mara safari? It might sound like very little time, but the amount of wildlife that Carson Glore shows, makes up for it. 

Video by - CNN

CNN's Brooke Baldwin travelled to the Masai Mara National Reserve in 2015 for the very first time.


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