A must see reserve for anyone visiting Kenya – all year Round!
The Maasai Mara - Home to the great annual wildebeest migration is undoubtedly one of the top African destinations. Maasai Mara national reserve is located southwest of Kenya and is a good 6+ hours from Nairobi CBD. It is adjacent to the Serengeti national park in Tanzania with which they share an eco-system. This 1,510sqkm of endless savannah plains is renowned for the great wildebeest migration as well as exceptional populations of lion, African Leopard, Giraffe, Cheetah, African Bush Elephant, Rhinos, cape buffalo, hyenas, jackals, serval cats, bat-eared fox and 470 bird species have been identified. .
The Maasai people are native to these lands and being the pastoralists they are, they believe all the cattle in the world belongs to them. The lands are relied upon to sustain cattle’s and their families. A visit to this reserve is not complete without a stop-over at the Maasai village where excited children and adults will welcome you with songs & dances. During the visit your guide will describe the life of these natives both the past & present. The Mara River on the other hand is life of the wildebeest migration. Two rivers are known to flow through the reserve; Mara and Talek and these; each in its own capacity provides sustenance to the ever growing population of wildlife especially the herbivores.
There are vast activities for one to undertaken while in the Mara. From Game drives to scenic Balloon safaris, cultural walks in the Maasai villages and safari walks. There are vast accommodation options in the Mara, please get in-touch with us for more details.