But even those who prefer to stay away from the hustle and bustle of Masai Mara should consider booking hotels near this game reserve. There are actually many lodging options available in town. Each of them is unique, from budget to luxury hotels and everything in between.
The Wadi Water Farm
The Wadi Water Farm is located near the Halle’s watering hole and is one of the most popular tourist spots in town. It offers a glimpse at the history of the Masai. One man, who by the name of Bo had learned how to tame lioness, was able to keep them at bay by simply luring them into his water trough. It is said that he was so good that the lionesses came back year after year to visit his place.
Another great place to stay in the town is Bo’s Beds Lodge. This lodge offers a special honeymoon experience and offers the perfect backdrop to a romantic getaway for two. It is nestled on a hill with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape and the nearby animals. It has rooms that offer breathtaking views of the plains and mountain tops and comfortable rooms ideal for two.
Lion Court Lodge
For those who want to get up close and personal with these amazing animals, there is nothing better than Lion Court Lodge. The lodge has only been operating since 1987 and is dedicated to the conservation of lions. There are various tours available to help tourists learn more about the lion and the habitat where they live. This is a great opportunity to see a group of lions in their natural habitat. You can also visit the Lion Temple, which was built to honor the life of King Lion Roar in memory of his murder by one of his own kin.
While you are in town, there is no better way to enjoy the nightlife than at the Okavango Delta. The region is renowned as one of the most colorful destinations in Africa. You will feel like you have stepped back in time when you visit. There are several events hosted here every year to celebrate African culture and tradition. The annual Big 5 Music Fest is one of the highlights. There are also events held at the Okavango Delta.
Stone’s Throw From The Okavango Delta
Just a stone’s throw from the Okavango Delta lies the Livingstone National Park. It is the largest reserve in southern Africa and is home to some of the most magnificent lions in the continent. The park itself was named after an American dentist who came to South Africa in the 1930s and began studying the local flora and fauna. He became so fascinated with the animals that he started a lion hunting venture and the lion teemed in the park.
The Great Migration is often equated with the migration of wildebeests as they head towards the Serengeti in Kenya. The migration occurs every year between July and August. It is one of the most amazing phenomenon that Nature has seen and the animals that are involved include lions, hyenas and wildebeests. This is the time of year that you can visit the Serengeti National Park and camp out in one of the many camps that are available there.