Masai Mara game Reserve is 1,510 sq km in size. The Masai Mara is one of the best known and most popular reserves in the whole of Africa. It lies in the Great Rift Valley, Ngama Hills to the east and Oloololo Escarpment in the west. The vegetation in the park includes lush grassland, acacia woodlands, scattered bushes and boulders. The park is about 270 km from the capital city Nairobi and takes about 5-6 hours by road or 40-45 minutes by flight. This Park is well known for wildebeest migration in the months of July or August when they travel from Serengeti plains in Tanzania, and in October or November they return to Serengeti. The park is home to about 570 bird species and about 95 animal species.
Animals in this park include: wildebeests, zebra, impala, topi, giraffe, Thomson’s gazelle, leopards, lions, hyenas, cheetah, jackal, bat-eared foxes, Black rhino and bat-eared foxes
Bird species include: lilac breasted roller, eagles, vultures, ostriches, storks and vultures.
What to do
· Wildebeest Migration
· Hot Air Ballooning
· Community walks to the Masai villages
When to go
For wildebeest migration in July to November
December to February for other animals
By air: It’s about one hour to Masai Mara. You can take scheduled flights or private charters to Musiara, Keekorok, Mara Shikar, Kichwa Tembo and Ngerende airports
By Road: it’s a 3 hour drive from Nairobi