MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
Location: Masai Mara Game Reserve is located In the great Rift valley in southern Kenya bordering the Serengeti in Tanzania.
Distance from Nairobi: 247 km South West
The Masai Mara Game Reserve covers 1’500sq km and stretches over large open grasslands that are ideal for viewing wildlife.
Maximum daily temperatures between 26 and 30 degrees
Rainfall is bimodal with the main dry period from mid June to mid october and a shorter dry season in january and February.
Long rains from March to June and short rains in November and December.
Rainfall is between 800 and 1,200mm.
Masai Mara Wildlife:
95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and 400 bird species recorded, including annual migration of wildbeest involving over 1.5 million animals.
Masai Mara Access:
Road: main roads are all-weather. Game viewing tracks can be used only by 4×4 vehicles in the rainy season.
Masai Mara fly in Safaris:
Various airstrips serving different safari lodges and tented camps dot the masai mara game reserve.
Main airstrips are Musiara, Keekorok, Olkiombo.
Best time to visit:
All year round with emphasies on July through October when the great wildbeest migration happens at the Masai mara.
The Masai Mara goes beyond description.
It is not just an interesting tourist destination in Kenya, it is a reason to be in Kenya and the region.
The Mara ecosystem hosts the highest concentration of wild animals per square km then any other park in the region.
The tree studded typical African savannah offers the best game viewing opportunities in East Africa.
It is home to the famous Masai tribesmen, Africa’s most celebrated tribe.
Accommodation at the Masai Mara is varied. From the 5 star luxury lodges and camps to the budget camping utilities dotted within the reserve and it’s periphery.