The Glorious Masai Mara

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The end of the rainy season is maybe the best time to visit Masai Mara. It is when nature puts its most beautiful dress. Lush green plains, amazing skies and sporadic storms create memorable sceneries. Few tourists and abundance of wildlife. In two months I will be back. Can’t wait :)

The Masai Mara National Reserve was named for the Maasai people who inhabit the area, and for the Mara River, which flows through this great reserve.

the Mara Reserve is one of the richest and most diverse wildlife areas in the world.

The Mara is a land of breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife and endless plains.

It was made famous by the book Out of Africa by Karen Blixen, which was later made into a movie. and as well as “Big Cat Diary” The BBC Television show is filmed in both the Reserve and Conservation areas of the Maasai Mara.

All members of the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, African elephant, African buffalo, and Black Rhinoceros) are found in the Maasai Mara.

Six species of primates and over 450 birds add to the Mara’s incredible natural diversity.

The rare black rhino are most frequently encountered in the eastern Mara.

The Mara hosts a large elephant population and the Mara River is famous for its enormous crocodiles, with massive hippo frequently spotted in the water during the day or feeding out on the plains at night. 

Numerous other antelopes can be found, including Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, impalas, elands, duikers and Coke’s hartebeests. Large herds of zebra are found through the reserve. The plains are also home to the distinctive Masai giraffe. The large Roan antelope and the nocturnal bat-eared fox, rarely present elsewhere in Kenya, can be seen within the reserve borders.

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