Masai Mara is a national nature reserve located in the south-west of Kenya in the Serengeti region, and it is actually, in addition to a continuation of the Serengeti national park, a reserve whose lands belong to the Masai people, in fact; it is named that way thanks to them and because of the Mara river that crosses it.
This place is famous for its exceptional wildlife, as this vast protected landscape is one of the top wildlife destinations in Africa and Kenya’s flagship conservation area, offering great opportunities to see the famous Big Five – especially abundant lions. ; leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo, these wonderful species have become accustomed to the human presence, which facilitates their sighting.
Comprised of an expanse of gently rolling grasslands, dotted with flat-topped acacia trees and trampled by huge herds of zebras and wildebeest, it is the latest ‘African cliché’. Within it, arrowheads and pottery dating back more than 2,000 years have been found.
When to go?
The reserve is visited almost all year round, although in April, May and November the rainy season makes many areas inaccessible.
Also its neighboring private conservancies offer a variety of accommodations, from places for the little ones to luxury Lodges for romantics.
Contact us to combine a Mara safari with other top Kenyan destinations.