Masai Mara National Reserve
Covering an area of 1,510 sq km
and located 270 km away from Nairobi - 270 km away, the Masai Mara National Reserve was named for the Maasai people who inhabit the
area, and for the Mara River, which flows through this great reserve. It shares
a border with Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and is essentially a
continuation of this park, forming the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem.
The Masai Mara reserve is Kenya's most popular Game Reserve as
it hosts an amazing concentration of wildlife. You are almost
guaranteed to see the Big 5 - Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and
Elephant. Lions abound throughout the park as do leopards,
cheetah, hyenas, giraffe, impala, wildebeest, topi, baboons,
warthogs, buffalo, zebra, elephants, and of course hippos and
crocodiles in the Mara River.
The Great Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration
The Masai Mara is home to an excellent year-round concentration of game and is
renowned for its annual visit by the two million wildebeest Zebra and antelopes
that make up the Great Wildebeest Migration Migration which happens between the
months of July and October.