Masai Mara National Reserve was established in 1948 and it is located approximately 270 Km South West of Nairobi and 85km from Narok, the nearest largest town to the reserve. The reserve itself has four main gates, Ololomutiek, Sekenani, Talek and Musiara and it’s famous for its huge herds of Wildebeest and Zebra which 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.