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Going to the Mara, what do I need?

The Maasai Mara is one of the biggest and most exhilarating places you could visit in Kenya. Apart from it being a wonder of the world, you will probably also get to experience more than wildebeest getting chomped off by overzealous crocodiles. Looking to experience the Mara, here are some things you might want to know before then.

Pack appropriately

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I know it sounds like tropical, so sun and good vibes but it is advisable that you carry a pair of boots in case you need to take a hike or a nature walk down. I can assure you your flat shoes will snap on that hike. They are also very uncomfortable because they will keep slipping off. If boots are a lot to carry, you might want to alternate with some rubber shoes. Depending on the time you visit, especially if it is mid-year, carry a sweater because the weather can act up occasionally.

Change your currency

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While many hotels and establishments accept many foreign currencies, you will need the local currency to ensure that you get to buy a few souvenirs along the way or get another experience that is not part of your itinerary. Speaking of souvenirs, there is an endless list of items to choose from, so ensure you do not end up behind bars for purchasing ivory.

Read reviews before booking an agent

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There are many people who have had a bad experience because they chose the first option that pops up on their search. Reputed people or companies that will ensure that you have the best time which you will probably remember through the many Instagram photos that you will take, convenience and an assurance of everything you paid for. The last thing you need is poor reception and substandard services and that will have you cursing every decision made leading to that moment.

There’s so much more

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The Mara is one of the most famous places, even though the most famous is the crossing of the wildebeest. However, there is so much more than that. There are locals who stage amazing showcases, mouthwatering local food experiences, game drives and serene nature views. It is wise to have a great itinerary so that you do not come eager for one act and end up missing on a lot more. While learning a language like Swahili can be a fun thing to do, it is not exactly necessary since most people you will meet on the trip are conversant in English and a variety of international languages.

The Maasai Mara is one of the best and most memorable expeditions that you will have you come back for more so ensure that you play your part to make your trip an experience to remember.

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