Safari Myths With Hammerkop Migration Camp

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As African hospitality operators of many years, we know that there are some misconceptions that prevent people from visiting and loving the Masai Mara National Reserve over and over again. Today, we’re going to work on dispelling some of those myths.

Myth #1: I’ve been to Masai Mara, why go again?

Just as there is no European or American experience, there is no African experience.

Africa is as diverse as its many countries and cultures, and your experience of it will depend on where you go, what you see and who you are. Many of our guests visit and revisit, even the same places, as there’s just so much to absorb and experience. The Great Migration, in particular, is a life-changing experience with a prominent place on every world travelers’ bucket list. Hammerkop’s vantage location is the icing on the cake when you are choosing your accommodation for this epic safari…..

Myth #2: It’s always hot/ or rainy in Masai Mara, I won’t cope…

I guess if you compare it to the rest of Africa, it might seem that way. The best time of the year for a Migration Safari is the dry season, which makes it warm (but not unbearable) during the day and comparatively cooler at night. 

Myth #3: Africa isn’t safe, Masai Mara won’t be either…..

There is unrest in almost every part of this world, we never arrange trips to destinations that are experiencing unrest. We don’t allow our guests to visit if there’s anything remotely unusual going on. We live here, so we know what’s going on. Anyways, Masai Mara is in such a remote part of Kenya that for any unrest to occur here, it would make history!!

As with many places everywhere in the world, there are places that are unsafe and that remains to be the plain truth. That being said, the usual safety precautions that apply everywhere else should be adhered to when planning your visit to Masai Mara.

The Best Time To Travel

On that note, there are some times when it’s best to travel, depending on what you want to do. January to March is low season, there is generally less going on. This does, however, make it a great time for photography and birding. Rates are lower during this time, as game viewing is more difficult due to the lush vegetation.

July to September is the dry, peak season. This also aligns with the thrilling Mara River crossing and due to thinner vegetation game spotting is easier. Animals will also congregate around waterholes and rivers, making it easier to find what you are looking for. Be sure to book well in advance to secure a spot during peak season.

We are taking early ‘’ 2020 bird booking’’….make sure to check with us what you qualify for when you make this booking!!

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