Often described as the greatest of nature’s stages, the Maasai Mara, with its huge dramatic skies, is perhaps the most popular of all Kenya’s game parks. The landscape, which is mostly savannah, is home to around 500 lions, and 3,000 elephants.
Every year, since the beginning of time, the Maasai Mara has been center stage for the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth, the Great Wildebeest Migration.
Mara, meaning ‘dotted’, ‘patchy’, or ‘chequered’ in the language of the Maasai, the park was designated as a national reserve in 1974.
The vast savannah plains are speckled with riverine forests, mountain ridges, and natural springs. It is part of the greater Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, home to the largest conglomeration of wildlife in the world.
Maasai Mara is extremely popular with wildlife tourists on account of the variety of species including exotic birds that exist here.
Maasai Mara is blessed in terms of the variety of its topography which ranges from bushes and soft sand to vast grasslands. The Big Five can be most easily spotted here _ the lion, the elephant, the rhino and the buffalo. This is a prime area for nature and wildlife lovers, as the flora and fauna is rich and varied and more than enough to leave you with an unforgettable experience
Morning and afternoon game drives are the most popular activity in the reserve, with specialized night game drives also available; balloon safaris can be arranged at specific sites.
Game walks are not permitted but are on offer in the surrounding conservancies.
Maasai cultural visits allow you to gain an insight into the cultures and traditions of this revered tribe.