The Masai Mara, the most famous of Kenya’s Reserves, has been called “the most magnificent wildlife theatre in the world.” Masai Mara (Masai Mara) is known as Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserve, situated in southwest Kenya. Famous for the abundance of lion, the Great Wildebeest Migration and the Masai people, well known for their distinctive custom and dress, it is without a doubt Africa’s most famous safari destination.
The Masai Mara adjoins Tanzania’s Serengeti, and animals are free to roam between the two Countries. Like the Serengeti, the Masai Mara is a Region comprised mostly of acacia-studded grasslands interspersed by Woodland. The Mara and Talek Rivers are the lifeblood of the Park.
The Masai Mara is particularly famous for its annual Migration, often considered one of the natural wonders of the world, when almost 1 and a half million Wildebeest, Zebra and Gazelle Migrate Northwards around July of each year, in search of fresh pasture. Predators, including Lion and Cheetah, follow in hot pursuit. In October, the animals return. Whether you visit the Masai Mara in time to witness the Great Migration or not, you will most certainly see a massive variety of Wildlife, including the ‘big five’ and around 450 recorded bird species.
In and around Masai Mara
Game drives, walking safaris and fly-camping are offered by most Camps and Lodges. Hot Air Ballooning is also possible. You will likely get the chance to visit local Masai Villages or witness Masai performances.
The Mara combines well with a trip to the Rift Valley Lakes and/or Samburu National Park. A few days relaxation on Lamu, Mombassa or Zanzibar makes a wonderful finale to the safari.