Maasai Mara National Reserve

Kenya’s Natural Paradise.

The Maasai Mara National Reserve is a breathtaking wildlife sanctuary located in the Narok County of Kenya. Named after the Maasai people, the area’s indigenous inhabitants, and the Mara River which divides it, this reserve is globally renowned for its exceptional wildlife population, picturesque landscapes, and unique cultural experiences. Spanning approximately 1,510 square kilometers, the Maasai Mara offers visitors an unforgettable opportunity to witness the beauty of nature at its finest.

Established in 1961, the Maasai Mara National Reserve forms a part of the greater Mara ecosystem, which also includes the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The reserve is situated at an altitude of 1,500 to 2,170 meters above sea level, providing a variety of habitats to support its diverse wildlife population. The area experiences two rainy seasons: the long rains from March to May and the short rains from November to December.

The Maasai Mara is home to an abundance of wildlife, including the famous “Big Five” – African elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo, and rhinoceros. Additionally, it hosts over 450 bird species, including vultures, marabou storks, and ostriches. The reserve is globally renowned for the annual Great Migration, during which over 1.5 million wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles traverse the Mara River in search of greener pastures between July and October.

The Maasai Mara National Reserve is a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. With its unparalleled natural beauty, abundant wildlife, and rich cultural experiences, a visit to the Maasai Mara is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Activities to Do in The Mara

Game Drives

Guided game drives offer the chance to observe wildlife up close in their natural habitat. Visitors can embark on morning, afternoon, or full-day game drives to observe the diverse wildlife, including the Big Five, in their natural habitat.Read More »

Walking Safari

Guided walking safaris provide a more intimate and immersive experience, allowing visitors to explore the reserve on foot, learn about the local flora and fauna, and observe smaller wildlife species up close.Read More »

Hot Air Balloon

Experience the Maasai Mara from a different perspective by taking a hot air balloon safari. These safaris typically begin at sunrise and offer a bird’s-eye view of the stunning landscape and its wildlife.Read More »

Cultural Visit

Engage with the local Maasai people by visiting their traditional villages or ‘manyattas.’ Learn about their customs, traditions, and way of life, and witness traditional song and dance performances.Read More »

Bird Watching

With over 450 bird species, the Maasai Mara is a paradise for bird enthusiasts. Guided birdwatching tours allow visitors to observe and learn about the unique avian population in the region.Read More »

Horseback Safari

Explore the Maasai Mara on horseback for an exhilarating and unique wildlife experience. Horseback safaris cater to various skill levels and allow visitors to get closer to wildlife without disturbing them.

Bush Meals

Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner in the heart of the Maasai Mara, surrounded by its stunning landscapes and wildlife. Bush meals are typically set up by your lodge or camp and often include a private chef and waiter service.Read More »

Wildlife Photography

The Maasai Mara is a fantastic destination for wildlife photography enthusiasts. Capture stunning images of the abundant flora and fauna, as well as the breathtaking landscape.Read More »
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The Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of the world’s most famous and important wildlife conservation and wilderness areas. Here are some facts about it:


Maasai Mara is situated in southwest Kenya and is part of the greater ecosystem that includes the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

Great Migration

The Maasai Mara is most famous for the Great Migration, when around 1.3 million wildebeest, 500,000 gazelles, and 200,000 zebras move in a constant cycle of birth, life, and death, driven by the availability of grazing.

People & Culture

The reserve is named after the Maasai people, who are the ancestral inhabitants of the area. They are known for their distinctive customs and dress.


The reserve covers an area of approximately 1,510 square kilometers (583 square miles).


The reserve has more than 95 species of mammals, amphibians, and reptiles and over 400 bird species. Notably, it has a high density of lions and supports many other predators like cheetahs and leopards.

Big Five

The reserve is home to the ``Big Five`` - lion, leopard, African elephant, African buffalo, and the Black Rhinoceros. Sightings of all five in a single game drive are a common occurrence in the Maasai Mara.


Visiting the Maasai Mara National Reserve is a unique and remarkable experience. It’s a destination that leaves a lasting impression on every visitor.

Extraordinary Wildlife

Maasai Mara is one of the best places in the world to see African wildlife in its natural habitat. It’s home to the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino), as well as numerous other species like cheetahs, hyenas, gazelles, and much more.

Luxury Safari Lodges and Camps

The Maasai Mara offers a wide range of accommodation, from luxury lodges with stunning views and excellent amenities to eco-friendly camps that provide a more authentic safari experience.

Breathtaking Landscapes

The reserve is characterized by vast grasslands, rolling hills, and riverine forests, providing beautiful backdrops for wildlife viewing and photography.

The Great Migration

Witnessing the Great Migration is a bucket list experience for many nature lovers. Each year, over a million wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle migrate between the Serengeti in Tanzania and Maasai Mara in Kenya, braving crocodile-infested rivers and predators in one of the world’s most spectacular natural phenomena.


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