Fun Fact: The Maasai Mara National Reserve is named after the Maasai people and the Mara River, which runs through the reserve.

Located in southwestern Kenya, the Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of Africa's most iconic wildlife destinations. It spans over 1,500 square kilometers of vast savannahs, rolling hills, and acacia woodlands, providing a stunning backdrop for wildlife sightings. 

Animals Available: Visitors to the Maasai Mara can expect to see a wide range of wildlife, including the "Big Five" - lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and rhinos. Other commonly spotted animals include giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, hippos, crocodiles, and various antelope species.

Wildlife Highlights:

The Maasai Mara is famous for the Great Wildebeest Migration, where millions of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles cross the Mara River in search of fresh grazing. This dramatic event attracts predators like lions, cheetahs, and leopards, creating thrilling wildlife encounters. The reserve is also home to elephants, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species.

Best Time for Viewing

The best time to visit the Maasai Mara is during the migration period from July to October. However, the park offers excellent wildlife viewing throughout the year, with the dry season from June to September being particularly rewarding.