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Overview Desciption

Maasai Mara

The Maasai Mara reserve is named after the Maasai who still live there. They manage the area and they also call the reserve "The Mara". The Maasai Mara Reserve is known as one of Africa's largest wildlife reserves with an area of 1510 square kilometers. It is located in the southwest of Kenya and is also located in the northern part of Serengeti National Park. You will not miss lions, leopards and cheetahs in this beautiful area!

The Big Five
During the safari in the Maasai Mara Reserve, it is almost guaranteed that you will encounter the "Big Five". By the "Big Five" we mean elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards and the buffalo. The reserve is home to the most number of lions of all parks around the world. But in addition there are more than 95 mammals, such as cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes, impalas, zebras, wildebeest, baboons, warthogs and many more. More than 570 bird species have also been seen. The Mara River runs from north to south, right through the park, and there you will find large numbers of hippos and crocodiles. The crocodiles are at their best in the months of July and November, when the annual wildebeest migration takes place.

Biggest spectacle: Annual migration
In this spectacular area, the ecosystem ensures the most special migration in the world every year: the migration of more than 2 million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles! The animals migrate en masse from the dry plains of Tanzania to the fertile soil in Kenya. Followed closely by the many predators, they cross the Mara River. That is not without danger, because the river is full of hungry crocodiles. The clatter of the hooves makes a thunderous sound and makes the earth tremble!

Climate and best time to visit
The Maasai Mara Reserve consists of rolling hills, grasslands and areas with denser vegetation. Because the reserve is about 1500 to 2200 meters above sea level, the climate is milder compared to other similar areas. During the day the temperatures will be around 30 degrees and at night it will seldom get colder than 15 degrees.
The Maasai Mara reserve is easy to visit all year round. The great migration can be seen from July to October. December and January are the drier and warmest months and therefore there is a greater chance of seeing the large cat species.
The rainy season is in April, May and November. In these months some places can be inaccessible due to the mud.
Nairobi city is located less than 300 kilometers away and it takes about 5-6 hours to drive to the park and 40-45 minutes to fly there.

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