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night drive

I've been to Masai Mara four times but I've never had an opportunity to do a night drive. In another thread I got the impression that this is possible, though - but where?


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1. Re: night drive

marabushtops do night drives i think its because its outside the national park ..btw they have a great website you can actually chat to the staff thats on reception ,ref weather/ game sighting etc

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Night game drives are possible but not inside the reserve itself, although I'm told that the Serena has permission to do night drives in a very limited area. Your best bet is to stay at a camp in one of the conservancies outside the reserve, in the dispersal area. Responsible operators will not use huge spotlights or million candle power lamps as these are damaging to the animals' eyesight.

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Actually even outside the reserve, night drives are now being discouraged by many camps as they're apparently just too disruptive. I can't remember where I read it now, but I think the camps in the Maasai Mara North Conservancy have provisionally agreed to more or less stop them, or at least just to have vehicles back at camp by 8pm, rather than going out again.


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I know The Porini Camps via the Africa Sky Agency that are outside the conservancy still advertise night drives but maybe they are changing that and have not updated their info.

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On our first visits to the Mara we went on night drives but last time we were told it had stopped as it was proving to be unsettling to the animals, in my opinion you see so much during the day, driving around at night with a light shining on the animals is not very friendly.

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Impiripiri Mara Camp does night game drives just outside the Mara. Leaving camp at 7pm for a two our drive is a great experience. Sometimes a night game drive while returning from a Sundowner is nice also.

An early morning game drive at 5am, while on route to the reserve works as well.

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We did two last week through Bateleur Camp. We did not go out a second time, we stayed out late, once arriving back at camp at about 8:30, the other time they had dinner for us in the bush and after dinner kept out there until about 10 pm. We used a red lens spotlight

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