The Masai Mara is one of the world’s most venerated game reserves, because once you’ve seen its big skies, rolling savanna, great herds of animals and variety of birdlife, you’ll never forget it. At Entim we make sure that becomes a truth because our Maasai driver-guides have grown up around here and possess an innate ability and instinctive talent to read nature’s signs as if it were an open book. Each day there is something extraordinary to see and our guides will reveal it to you. They are particularly skilled at providing great photo opportunities, for entertaining children with bush lore and for sharing wisdoms about their extraordinary way of life.
According to custom, grazing cattle is the God given right of Maasai and their cows provide most sustenance needed by a Maasai family. Farming is considered a foolish, back-breaking way to scrape a living! The Maasai lifestyle is completely at odds with western practices, but there are many insights to be gained. Ask your guide to take you to his Maasai homestead –you can book this excursion while in camp.
MASAI MARA’S BIG GAME
Masai Mara is home to some of the most abundant wildlife populations in the world. Sightings of the “Big 5” (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino), along with cheetah and serval are almost guaranteed, while the savanna is always busy with plains game like wildebeest, zebra and many types of antelopes. The Mara’s Big Cats are well documented and we have several lion prides and some elusive leopards in our area.
There is no better camp from which to witness the wildebeest migration, with crossings occurring on the riverbanks right in front of Entim Camp from July to October. It’s what we are known for and why guests come back time and again.
The Greatest Show On Earth sees over a million wildebeest, around 400,000 zebra and 200,000 gazelle make their way from Tanzania into Kenya in a quest for green grass. They congregate in their thousands on the banks of the Mara River, right by Entim Camp, usually in July and August and make their way back in October. They can stare at the raging river for days before they jump, knowing that there are huge Nile Crocodiles lurking beneath the surface. It’s often a zebra that takes the first plunge and then it’s a free-for-all until the whole group has crossed,
The Mara offers unique experiences throughout the year, for example from February to April predators compete for prey with some thrilling lion hunts and scavenging hyena witnessed by guests.