Masai Mara National Park

 

It is located in East Africa, and covers an area approximately 1500 km2 . Masai Mara is known as the “Jewel of Africa”, a site with of the largest and the most spectacular animal migration in the world. It is situated in the Maasai land. With a concentration of game superseding most national parks in Africa - Kenya, the Masai Mara offers an 'Out of Africa' experience. 

Masai Mara National Reserve's varied topography ranges from woodland to grassland, reverine forest to bushland, and encompasses a great diversity of wildlife including the “Big Five” i.e. lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. The Masai Mara is a must for all serious game viewers. While game viewing at Masai Mara National Reserve, roads and tracks cover every corner of the Mara reserve; game viewing on foot or specially from a hot air balloon adds an exciting dimension to yourl safari. Within the boundaries of the reserve and just outside, there are several luxury lodges and tented camps.

The outlying areas of the Masai Mara are home to the Maasai people, a group of pastorolists who migrated southwards from the Nile areas in the mid 1600s into southern Kenya. The annual migration of an estimated 2.2 million wildebeests across the Mara - Serengeti ecosystem is the largest wildlife migration in the world. The Mara lions are considered the finest in Africa. They are not only abundant but also easily recognizable by their fabulous black manes. The shy, and largely nocturnal Mara leopard inhabits dense bushland, woodland and rocky habitats. For most visitors, the sighting of a leopard is the highlight of their visit to the Masai Mara.