Masai Mara Game Reserve

Masai Mara is the best place to see the "Big Five" animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalo) together.
The famous wildebeest migration also takes place at the Mara.

MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

Destination Overview

The world famous Masai Mara National Game Reserve is Africa’s greatest wildlife reserve and has been rated the 4th best destination in the world and lately named the 7th wonder of the world. At the Masai Mara plains you will not only be able to get a glimpse of the “Big Five” – Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Elephant and the Rhino but also the “Big Nine” which includes the Cheetah, Zebra, Giraffe and the Hippo. Also scattered in the plains are the Zebra, Wildebeest, Gazellas and Topi in their numerous numbers. During the months of July- October the “Great Wildebeest Migration” takes place.

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Basic Facts, Attractions

Masai Mara National Reserve is considered a "must see" for any new visitor traveling on a safari to Kenya. It is on the "to do" list for many Kenyans and visitors alike because the park is graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wildlife and birds.

  • Altitude: 5,000 Ft
  • Area: 1,510 Sq. Kms.
  • Distance from Nairobi: 275 Kms.
  • Opened November 1974

Attractions

  • Annual Migration
  • Exceptional Game Viewing: Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Elephant
  • Mara River Hippo Pools
  • Traditional Maasai Culture
  • Views across the Plains and Rolling Hills

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