Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is a vast and scenic expanse of gently rolling African savannah plains located in the south west of Kenya, bordering the Serengeti National park in Tanzania and measuring 1510 sq kilometers in area. And just what is Masai Mara famous for ? Well, this unique destination is home to an amazing diversity of wildlife and a premier Safari location in East Africa. Large numbers of Lions, Cheetah, Elephant, Buffalo, Wildebeest and numerous other animals are to be found here in their natural habitat.
No surprise then that the Masai Mara has been voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. The word 'Masai' comes from the Maasai tribe, inhabitants of the area and the word 'Mara' is their word for 'spotted', referring to the unique flat topped acacia trees, shrubs and bushes that are found across most of the reserve.
Masai Mara now also comprises a number of conservancies and group ranches bordering the main reserve and is home to some of the most diverse species of African wildlife and also the site of the famous annual Wildebbest migration, simply called the 'Great Migration' when a million plus herd of wildebeest and zebra migrate northwards into the Mara from Serengeti National Park. Their annual trek ends with the dangerous crossings of crocodile infested rivers. The 'Mara', as Masai Mara is also known, is among the best wildlife reserves in Kenya and the aim of this website, Masai Mara .Travel, is to offer comprehensive information to guide visitors and tourists in planning their visit or for booking a Safari most suited to their preferences. Visitors have many questions regarding their visit, everything from which is the best month to visit, to which is the better reserve, Serengeti or Masai Mara, or even information on booking a trip to the Mara.
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There are several exciting activities one can enjoy in Masai Mara. The most thrilling of these has to be the Hot Air Balloon safari, taken at the break of dawn and ending with a 'Champagne Bush Breakfast'. This is a truly unique adventure activity and the Mara provised the perfect backdrop for the amazing balloon excursion. Another popular experience in Masai Mara is visiting a traditional Maasai tribal village which allows visitors a fascinating insight into the way of life of the famous nomadic Maasai tribe. In addition, you have nature walks, bush meals and sundowners as some of the other popular things to do in Masai Mara as a tourist visiting this reserve.
Masai Mara has a magnificent collection of wildlife and it is quite possible to spot not just the 'Big Five' as often mentioned widely, but also infact the 'Big Nine', to include the Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Girrafe, Zebra, Cheetah and Hippo. It is quote possible due to the nature and richness of flora and fauna, that you can see all of the above animals not just in a single 2-3 hour game drive, but also with a little luck, within an hour of your drive in the reserve. The section above lists photos and brief information on some of the amazing wildlife and animals that you will find in Masai Mara. The game reserve is quite the animal kingdom and likely the very best place to see an amazing eco system of African wildlife in the wilderness.
Click on the link above to open the African Wildlife Animals list. Here you find information on the many species of mammals and birds naturally habitating in Maasai Mara Game Reserve completely free and unconfined even across the border into Serengeti, Tanzania, a combined area into thousands of square miles.