Masai Mara National Game Reserve covers an area of 1,510 sq km (583 sq miles)
Masai Mara National Game Reserve : Description
Masai Mara Game Reserve is the jewel in Africa’s crown, Masai Mara is host to the most spectacular array of wildlife. Its vast expanses of open savannah, woodlands and tree-lined rivers creates an eco-system which supports huge numbers of bird and mammal species. The western border of the park is the spectacular Siria Escarpment, and together with the acacia dotted plains, creates scenery of stunning beauty.
Masai Mara National Game Reserve - Thompson's Gazelles
Masai Mara National Game Reserve : Wildlife and Game Viewing
Lion are found in abundance throughout the park as are elephant, giraffe, a variety of gazelle species and zebra. Cheetah and leopard are also regularly seen and, if lucky, you may also find rhino. Game viewing is never dull in the Mara and patience is often rewarded with unique sightings: a pride of lion stalking their prey; a solitary leopard retrieving its kill from the high branches of an acacia tree; male wildebeest sparring to attract females into their harem; or even a herd of elephant protecting their young from opportunistic predators.
Masai Mara National Game Reserve : The Great Wildebeest Migration
The annual wildebeest migration traditionally is present in the Mara from July to September and at this time, nature’s dramas unfold before your very eyes at every turn. As well as wildlife, the Masai Mara is also home to many members of the colourful Masai tribe who may be seen around the borders of the park - Morans (warriors) loping across the plains, young boys herding goats, or elders grouped under a tree discussing matters of the day.
Masai Mara National Game Reserve - Cheetahs at rest
Birding - Bird Watching safaris in Masai Mara National Reserve
More than 470 species of birds have been identified in Masai Mara National Reserve, many of which are migrants, with almost 60 species being raptors. Birds that call this area home for at least part of the year include: vultures, marabou storks, secretary birds, hornbills, crowned cranes, ostriches, long-crested Eagles, African pygmy-falcons and the lilac-breasted roller.
Safari camps and Lodges in Masai Mara National Reserve
Masai Mara National Reserve safaris