This is probably the largest and most famous game reserve in Kenya. It is located in the southwest of Kenya and borders the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The National Reserve covers an area of 1510 square kilometres and the average altitude above sea level is 1800 meters. The Maasai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. Famous for the variety of big cats, such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, but also all other wildlife such as giraffes, zebras, Thompson gazelle, hippos, rhino ... The Great Migration of the wildebeest is world famous and attracts thousands of tourists every year. The Mara is surrounded by several nature reserves and offers terrific game viewing. Safaris in the Maasai Mara are without doubt the best you can experience. In addition to the 95 species of mammals, there are also 570 recorded bird species.
Over two million animals migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania from July to October to the green pastures of the Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya. By crossing the Mara River, many animals lose their lives, as crocodiles wait for their prey. Due to the large number of lions, not only the crocodiles are a danger.
Nowhere in the world is there such a huge wildebeest migration. In addition to the wildebeest, about 350,000 Thomson gazelles, 200,000 zebras and 12,000 antelopes cross the Mara River. Lions, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs and some other predators enjoy easy prey every year.