Masai Mara is a mandatory visit for someone visiting Kenya interested in wildlife. Apart from being the theatre of the greatest migration on earth, when millions of wildebeests cross the Mara River from Serengeti in Tanzania to enter in Masai Mara every year, Masai Mara is also the place in the world with the highest concentration of big cats.
This reserve is found in Narok county in Kenya and is adjacent to the endless plains of Serengeti National Park that form the great Mara-Serengeti national ecosystem. Masai Mara national reserve covers 1,510 square kilometers that run to the northern most section of the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem that covers over 30,000 square kilometers.
The reserve is bordered by Serengeti national park to the south, Siria escarpment on the west and the Masai pastoral ranches on the north, west and east.
Nowhere in Africa is more wildlife abundant. The Mara is known as one of the finest wildlife destinations in the world, with an excellent chance of seeing the big five, cheetah, serval, hyena, bat-eared foxes, black-backed and side-striped jackals, hippo, crocodile, baboons, warthog, topi, eland, Thompson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle, impala, waterbuck, oribi, reed-buck and zebra. It is also home to over 400 bird species.