Masai Mara is home to the greatest varieties and concentrations of wildlife populations in the world with more than 80 major animal species. These reserve was established in 1948 and it is located approximately 270 Km South West of Nairobi and 85 km from Narok, the nearest largest town to the reserve. The reserve itself has four main gates, Ololomutiek, Sekenani, Talek and Musiara and it’s popular draw for visitors is the “The Great Wildebeest Migration” whereby huge number of wildebeest and zebras migrate through Masai Mara from the Serengeti around June to October each year.
Aside from the Great Wildebeest Migration, the Masai Mara is a “Big 5” National Reserve and a photographer’s and naturalist’s paradise, with abundant Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant and Black Rhino which permanently reside here. It is also home to Cheetahs, Hyenas, and many species of Antelope, resident herds of Zebra and Wildebeest which don’t migrate to Serengeti in Tanzania and over 450 bird species.
Additionally, the reserve has been crowned Africa’s leading National Park by the World Travel Awards (WTA) for many years and it is an all year round destination.
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