Masai Mara National Reserve
Situated Southwest of Kenya, covering an area of 1 510 square km, the Masai Mara is a land of breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife, and endless plains. The Masai Mara is home to an excellent year-round concentration of game and is renowned for its annual visit by the two million animals that make up the Great Migration.
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.
Covering an impressive 1115 km² (430 square miles), the Masai Mara is a land of breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife and endless plains. The Masai Mara was made famous by the book Out of Africa by Karen Blixen, which was later made into a movie starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep.
- Great Migration - One of nature's biggest wildlife spectacles is the wildebeest migration - watch in awe as the animals cross the Mara River for the Masai Mara (Jul - Oct).
- Glide over the Masai Mara in a Hot Air Balloon followed by an indulgent champagne breakfast celebration.
- Home to over 450 bird species.
- Wildlife haven, with the Big Five regularly spotted on game drives.
- Breath-taking views of the open plains
- The Masai Mara Ecosystem holds one of the highest lion densities in world.
- See Maasai herdsmen graze their cattle side by side with predators and prey.
Min 20°C/68°F Max: 34°C/94°C
Min 11°C/52°F Max: 25°C/77°C
Long rains: April to May, Short rains: November to mid December
- Best time to travelYear round.
- Traveling with ChildrenThere may be age limits for game drives, walking safaris, and adventure activities.
- WildlifeThe Masai Mara National Reserve is well known for its abundance of big cats. Lions, leopards and cheetahs are regularly spotted on game drives. The Masai Mara Ecosystem is estimated to hold one of the highest lion densities in world.
- LanguagesMore than 40 ethnic languages are spoken in Kenya. Although the national language is Swahili, most Kenyans also understand English.
- Flying to KenyaNairobi is the main airport for international flights. From Nairobi local carriers connect to the major tourist destinations in both National Parks and beach areas.
- CurrencyThe currency is the Kenyan Shilling, where KES is made up of 100 cents. Please check with your hotel for daily exchange rates.
Enhance Your Experience With
- Masai Mara Balloon Safari
- Oloololo Escarpment Trail
- Maasai Cultural Visits
- Game Drives
- Guided Walks
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