The Masai Mara is possible the world’s most famous game reserve. It is an extension of the equally renowned Serengeti plains in the neighbouring Tanzania. The annual wildebeest migration which takes place between July and November every year, involves nearly 3 million animals moving up from the dry, low-lying Serengeti plains to the greener, wetter pastures of the Mara, nearly 2000 above sea level.
Highlights of Masai Mara National Reserve include the fact that is has the largest population of lion in Kenya, and it also the film location for BBC’s Big Cat Diary. At Masai Mara, you will view the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth, the Migration, when over 1.3 million wildebeest gather together into a single massive herd that moves its way across the Tanzania border from Serengeti into the Maasai Mara, in search of lush pastures.
The Mara has exceptionally wide range of wildlife including the Big Five and arguably the only region left in Kenya where animals can be seen in the same numbers as they existed centuries ago.