Maasai Mara

Maasai Mara

Maasai Mara

The Maasai Mara is probably the most popular and commonly visited Game Park in Kenya. It has an amazing array of savannah wildlife, ranging from lion, zebra, elephant and cheetah.

What’s special about the Maasai Mara?
As well as the wonderful variety of wildlife, the Mara is also famous for the beautiful nomadic tribes people. Here you will see the Masai people in their traditional bright red blankets and multicoloured beaded jewellery. You can see inside their traditional homes and learn what it’s like to live in harmony with nature. Between July and October, don’t miss one of the greatest wildlife spectacles in the world, when over a million wildebeest, migrate into the Maasai Mara from Tanzania as they leap and swim across the Mara river desperately trying to avoid the snapping jaws of crocodiles who lay in wait!

Wildlife
The amazing variety of animals in the Mara, roam free in the wild. The big 5 (leopard, lion, rhino, elephant and buffalo) are all here, as are a whole host of incredible creatures including giraffe, zebra, antelopes of all shapes and sizes, aardvark, hyena, ostrich, hyrax,wild dog, warthog and so many more. There are hundreds of species of birds from tiny sunbirds to crested cranes, secretary birds and ostriches.

Location & Landscape
The Maasai Mara is a grassland savannah and many of the camps found within the Mara are found along the famous Mara river. There are various other terrains within this vast expanse of wilderness including woodland, hills and scrubland.


Local Tip
One of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles takes place in the Maasai Mara each year. An estimated 1.5 million wildebeest migrate in search of greener pastures, leaping across the river, trying to avoid the gnashing teeth of hungry crocodiles.


WHERE TO STAY

BKenya Recommended Tented Camps:

BKenya Recommended Lodges & Houses


Other Tented Camps you may want to consider:

Other Lodges and Bush Houses that you may want to consider:

It’s also possible to camp at the of the KWS Special campsites. Be aware though that you will be staying in an area where there are wild animals roaming freely!


Contacts:

Email: reservations@kws.go.ke
Address: Maasai Mara, South-West Kenya

Directions: From Nairobi: a 5 hour car journey or a 50 minute plane flight. From Mom
basa: Fly to Nairobi (1 hour) then a 5 hour car journey or another 50 minute flight. From Nairobi: 2 hour car journey.

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