About Maasai Mara National Reserve

LOCATED
–     South west of Kenya segment of the Rift Valley, borders the Serengeti, 285kms from Nairobi

ALTITUDE
–     1524 to 2170meters

AREA
–     1510km²

ACCOMMODATIONS
–     Mara Serena Lodge, Governors Camp, Kichwa Tembo, Sarova Mara Camp to mention very few

ACCESS
–     By Road approx. 5.5 hours’ drive from Nairobi; Daily scheduled flights from Nairobi, Mombasa, Nanyuki, Samburu

ATTRACTIONS
–     Abundant Wildlife, Wildebeest Migration, Balloon Safaris, Maasai people

Maasai Mara is a Reserve and not a National Park and it belongs to the Masai people; when it comes to game viewing, there is nowhere richer in wildlife or more eventful in encounters than the Mara. A pristine wilderness of haunting beauty, it promises its visitors a profusion of wildlife, prolific bird life and the unprecedented opportunity of catching up with all the members of the ‘Big Five’. As to scenery of this veteran reserve offer the classic mix of African imagery; miles of lion-gold grasslands, shoals of lilac-misted hills, a meandering river, acres of thorn-bush and mile upon mile of undulating wilderness. The Miracle of the Migration of the Wildebeest also known as the ‘greatest show on earth’, of up to two million plains game between the dry plains of Tanzania and the lush grasslands of Kenya has featured as an annual event on Earth’s calendar for the past two million years. And it’s still as extraordinary, enlightening and exciting an event as ever. Also referred as nature at its best, this movement is attacked by the predators from the ground, the crocs from the river-crossings and the vultures from the skies finish of what nature describes as controlling these millions of game. As its name would suggest the Maasai Mara is the home of the fabled Maasai peoples. Often strikingly tall and slender, swathed in brilliant red cloth ‘Shukas’, hung about with beads and metal jewellery, the young men are called Moran. Their nomadic and pastoral lifestyle, though historically based on the pursuit of the migratory wildlife, is slowly changing thanks to a combination of education, Maasai MPs, votes, favorable new laws, projects, jobs and cash.