One of Africa's most impressive and legendary game parks.
Located in the South west corner of Kenya bordering Tanzania, the reserve, gazetted in 1961, is a natural extension of the Serengeti plains of Tanzania and is considered to be one of Africa's greatest wildlife reserves.
The Maasai Mara covers an area of 1510km2
in the Great Rift Valley.
It is said that no trip to Kenya would be complete without a trip to Masai Mara...
The word Mara means 'spotted', which refers to both the landscape, which is patched with groves of acacia and thorn bushes, and the colours of the various animals dotted around its vast, open grasslands.
From July to October, more than 1.3 million wildebeest & zebra begin to form a single herd that migrates from Serengeti into the Mara making it one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles.
This vast number of animals is moving to follow the rain patterns and the lush grass that springs up afterwards - so avoiding the relative drought which they leave behind. And where these grass eaters go, so do the meat eaters...
The Maasai Mara is also home to a variety of other wildlife, including the Big Five
as well as cheetah, crocodile, hippo, hyena, and over 450 species of birds.