Masai Mara Game Reserve
Named after the Maasai People and the Mara River, Masai Mara is the most famous reserve in the world. Characterized by open savannah, beautiful hills, rolling grasslands and the Maasai people whose rich culture is something to behold, visiting The Mara should top your bucket list.
Every year, between July and November, the Mara plays host to The Greatest Wildebeest Migration, where vast herds of wildebeest plunge across the Mara River on their quest for greener pastures. Because the wildebeests have to contend with the lethal crocodiles on the Nile River and the hungry Big Cats on the other side, this migration always makes for a breathtaking experience.
The Mara, other than hosting all kinds of wild animals, including Zebras, Giraffes, Hyenas and Gazelles, is also home to Africa's Big Five—Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino. Covering an area of around 1 500km², the Maasai Mara National Park forms the northernmost part of the Greater Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. To experience nature in it’s purest form, you simply have to visit Masai Mara.