Masai Mara National Reserve

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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. It shares a border with Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and is essentially a continuation of this park, forming the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem.
Covering an impressive 1115 km² (430 square miles), the Masai Mara is a land of breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife and endless plains. The Masai Mara was made famous by the book Out of Africa by Karen Blixen, which was later made into a movie starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep.

Why Visit
• Great Migration – One of nature’s biggest wildlife spectacles is the wildebeest migration – watch in awe as the animals cross the Mara River for the Masai Mara (Jul – Oct).
• Glide over the Masai Mara in a Hot Air Balloon followed by an indulgent champagne breakfast celebration.
• Home to over 450 bird species.
• Wildlife haven, with the Big Five regularly spotted on game drives.
• Breath-taking views of the open plains
• The Masai Mara Ecosystem holds one of the highest lion densities in world.
• See Maasai herdsmen graze their cattle side by side with predators and prey.

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