Maasai Mara (Masai Mara) is known as one of Africa’s Greatest WildlifeReserves, situated in southwest Kenya. Famous for the abundance of the big cats, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and the Great Wildebeest Migration and the Maasai people, well known for their distinctive custom and dress.
The Maasai Mara Ecosystem holds one of the highest lion densities in world and this is where over TWO MILLION Wildebeest, Zebra and Thomsons Gazelle migrate annually.
Maasai Mara National Reserve stretches 1,510 sq km (580 sq miles) and raises 1,500-2,170 meters above sea level. The Masai Mara consists of open savannah, rolling grasslands and undulating hills. It hosts over 95 species of mammals and 570 recorded species of birds.
It’s about 270 km from the capital Nairobi City and takes about 5-6 hours by road or 40-45 minutes by flight
The best time to visit is in July to October With the wildebeest migration, this is the best time to see this incredible movement of animals. Also, December to February are great times as it is dryer and good for the Big Cats.
NOTE: The Maasai Mara is an all year round destination with the big cats, and all the big game still in the Maasai Mara Ecosystem.