The Mara ecosystem is one of the world’s greatest attractions for wildlife, and that’s why every year tonnes of tourists find their way to Kenya to get a taste of the wildlife. Naturally, as a Kenyan, you would expect that I should have been, but in February 2019 was my first time to visit the Maasai Mara Ecosystem. Yeah yeah yeah! I know. I am Kenyan; please spare me the how could you not have been to one of the biggest attractions in your very own country shenanigans.
Olarro, one of the conservancies found in the Mara Ecosystem should not be confused this with the Maasai Mara National park. Both, Olarro and the Maasai Mara National park fall under the Mara Ecosystem together with a couple more conservancies.
From spending my nights at two luxury facilities found within Olarro, to learning about how Olarro conservancy manages human-wildlife conflicts, to dancing with the Maasai and having dinner in the wild, there is no shortage of adventures and new experiences to be had at Olarro!
From the pictures below, you will see that staying at Olarro is a mind blowing experience. Every time you step out is yet another opportunity to go on a game drive. I promise you the sighting of these animals and the views were not enough. I now understand why people cross seas and save up for years to go on a safari in Africa. If I am honest, I feel like the experience I had at Olarro was my real game drives even though I have been to a couple of game drives before. The reason being before Olarro, I had never seen so many animals in my life up close.
Want to know what I was up to? Watch out for the next blog posts that will be talking about my stay in Olarro, things to do, important things to know and why you should make Olarro conservancy a bucket list item! For now, enjoy the photos!