Considered by many to be
the worlds finest game
reserve, Masai Mara and its rolling grasslands offer ideal game viewing
and photographic opportunities and the grassy plains are
broken by rocky outcrops which are favourite midday resting
places for lion, for which the Masai Mara is famous.
Some of the
other animals which can be seen in and around this 700
square mile conservation area include elephant, black rhino,
buffalo, leopard, cheetah, wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle.
Hippo and crocodile abound in the muddy brown waters of the
rivers which traverse this Reserve.
One of the
Masai Mara's main
attractions each year is the astonishing spectacle of the
annual migration of up to two million wildebeest, thousands
of zebra and an escort of carnivores from the Serengeti
plains, following the rains and succulent new grass. A
costly trek as many of the lame, laggard and sick will fall
prey to the ravening pack of predators and many more will
die in the swirling flood waters trying to cross the Mara
Once the rains have ended and the grass
at The Masai mara begins to
wither the wildebeest turn south and head back to the
Serengeti and beyond.