Spanning over 1.500 sq km the Masai Mara National Reserve is most likely the most famous of all Kenya parks and without a doubt the most visited.

It offers spectacular views and an amazing density of animals including the “Big 5” and many varieties of other game.
One of the most famous aspects is the ‘Big Show’, the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from the plains of the Serengeti that cross the Tanzanian border and rivers to reach the Mara’s lush grassland from late June. The animals are a much needed source of food for the local predators such as the lions, leopards, cheetah’s, hyena’s and ever circling vultures. Their dramatic river crossings are a reality for tourists visiting between the months of July – August.

Game viewing is excellent year round with numerous species such as elephant, Black Rhino, buffalo, plains zebra, antelope, white-bearded gnu, Oribi, warthog, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, hartebeest and the big cats while the rivers are home to hippo and crocodiles. The Masai Mara has the largest population of lion.
Birdlife is abundant in the Mara with red winged schalow's turaco, white-tipped crest, ross turaco’s, orange buff pel's fishing owl’s, wary guinea fowl and over 50 different species of birds of prey.

Accommodation ranges from lodges to luxury tented camps. Within the Reserve there are four Tented Camps (total 320 beds) and three lodges (total 454 beds).

Climate: Hot and dry
Activities: Game viewing, Balloon rides, bird watching
Access Roads: One
Airstrip: Four

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