Masai Mara Game Reserve
Maasai Mara, an extension of Serengeti is a country of breathtaking vistas, vast rolling plains and rounded hills, acacia woodlands, dense thickets of scrub and the riverine ecosystem of the Mara River. It’s vast plains teem with endless herds of grazing game together with the associated predators, this is where you can see elephant, buffalo, lion, cheetah, leopard, zebra, giraffe, hippo, crocodile and a whole ark-full of other animals.
Masai Mara is known Africa's most reknowned Game Reserve, famous for the abundance of lion, the Great Wildebeest Migration and the Maasai people. It is undoubtedly Africa's most famous safari destination.
Maasai Mara National Reserve stretches 1,510 sq km (580 sq miles) and raises 1,500-2,170 meters above sea level. The terrain of the reserve is primarily grassland and riverine forest with clumps of the distinctive acacia trees. It's about 270 km from the capital city Nairobi and takes about 5-6 hours by road or 40-45 minutes by flight.
Perharps the most attractive virtue of Masai Mara is the fabled annual migration of wildebeeste which takes place between July and September and the spectacle that takes place during the Mara River crossing.