Maasai Mara National reserve, a savannah grassland roughly 150 miles South East of Nairobi and situated within the Great Rift Valley on the Southern part of Kenya. It is considered a “must see” for any new visitor traveling on a safari to Kenya. It is one of the best places in Africa for wildlife viewing
The reserves topography is mainly open savannah with clusters of acacia trees along the south eastern area of the park. It provides the best view of the world’s famous wildebeest migration as the animals cross the Mara River between July and August. It is also home to the richest concentration of wildlife including the big five (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalos).
Birdlife is as plentiful with over 400 different birds’ species.
Game drives are a great way to experience the park and they take place all year round. Hot air balloon rides and safaris are the best ways to travel over the massive park, visiting the Maasai community villages, horseback safaris and bush dinners booked through the reserved lodges and camps, guided walking tours and safaris conducted by the Maasai warriors.