From Lonely Planet guide: “The world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve is a huge expanse of tawny, sun¬burnt grasslands pocked with acacia trees and river woodlands, and heaving with animals great and small. Impressive at any time of year”
It’s really a must but, frankly speaking, since my 1st experience (which was in november 2014), things have dramatically worsened.
There are no rules, no roads and no respect for the animals.
Money is the God. But it's a false God because if KWS doesnt take any serious measures, I feel that predators will die by starvation, because they cant keep hunting if there are 25-30 cars around them.
I do hope I'm getting wrong, sincerely.
No authenticity, no spontaneity, no real contact with nature.
Yes, I saw lions and cheetas but in a way which made me feel like I were at a zoo, and at what price for them!
All was artificial.
Other issue: masai drivers do whatever they want, going off track to destourb animals and see them at closer perspectives.
My driver is not a masai and when he took a track (which was supposed to be off but THERE WAS NO CARTEL), a masai driver followed him and eventually, a ranger car reached the both of us, wanting to fine my driver and not the other one!
Also, wet season worsened the situation because a massive part of the park was off limits and most of the animal were concentrated to a small area.
So a park big 1,500 square km could have been seen and reseen in a day (thats what I’ve been told by my driver).