Africa Untamed Wilderness Adventures

  • Altitude 5,000 FT
  • Area 1,510sq. Kms
  • Opened November 1974
  • Distance from Nairobi 275kms
  • 6 airstrips
  • Annual migration from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara
  • Exceptional game-viewing: lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, Buffalo (big 5)
  • Mara river hippo pools
  • Traditional Maasai culture
  • Tremendous views across the plains and rolling hills

Often described as the greatest of nature's stages, the Masai Mara, with its huge dramatic skies, is perhaps the most popular of all Kenya's game parks. The landscape which is mostly savannah, offers breathtaking views (as seen in the film "Out of Africa") an extraordinary density of animals including the "Big Five" and many varieties of plains game.

Every year, since the beginning of time, the Masai Mara has been centre stage for the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth, the Great Migration - migration of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from the plains of Serengeti that cross the Tanzanian border and rivers to reach the Mara's grasslands from late June, tracked by predators: lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and circled by vultures as the journey unfolds. Their dramatic river crossings are a reality for tourists visiting in early July-August.

Apart from the seasonal migration, game-viewing is excellent year round. Game includes: elephant, Black Rhino, buffalo, plains zebra, hartebeest and the big cats; the rivers are home to hippo and crocodiles, 452 species, 53 of which are raptors.