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I'm planning on going to the Masai Mara on a four day safari around 20th November 2011 (staying at Mara Intrepids) and just wondering if anyone else has been at this time of year? If so, please could you give me an idea of what to expect in the way of wildlife? Plus any tips you can think of?! (It's my first time outside of Europe, let alone to Africa on safari!) Thanks : )
We went end of October and loved it!
Certainly not as crowded as during the busy migration period of just a couple of months early however, all the game already in the Mara which means we not only saw the large herds of wildebeest, zebras, impalas and other hoofed animals but all the carnivores that follow them.
The grass was dry making safaris throughout Kenya, especially the Mara exciting as to seeing the animals.
You will most certainly see plenty of animals - worry not.
We went around 7th/14th November 2 years ago and were so lucky to see everything you could wish for.The guide did tell us that we were lucky to see so much as usually though you see lots to see all the big cats,grey rhinos etc etc.was more unusual
If you have a good guide he will seek out the best for you.
It wasn't a holiday more like a never to be forgotten experience
Ok, I just came back three days back and am creating my Kenya - Masai Mara page.
You can check it here...
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We have been lucky to see most animals except the Rhino and the Leopard.
There are short rains right in the morning before 8am or early afternoon between 3 and 4 pm