If you try to imagine Kenya without ever having traveled there, you will be imagining Maasai Mara. A place of constant cinema connotations, where would “Out of Africa” ??have been filmed had it not been in Maasai Mara?
This nature reserve in southwestern Kenya was inaugurated in 1961 and has an area of ??1,510 km2, located west of the Rift Valley and the continuation of the Serengeti plains, in Tanzania. If you dare to visit it, the perfect time will be in August, which is when the great migration arrives and the animals must cross the Mara River.
An exciting experience and a spectacle of nature in its purest form!
You’ll find a vast expanse of grassland, dotted with flat-topped acacias and trampled by huge herds of zebras and wildebeest. This vast and wild landscape is home to a diverse population of resident animals such as lions, leopards, elephants and buffalo. In addition, other species such as the zebra, giraffe, hyena and gazelle coexist.
All the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, African elephant, African buffalo, and black rhino) inhabit the Maasai Mara. The true inhabitant of this park is the wildebeest, having an estimated number in millions. Every year in July, they migrate from the Serengeti plains in search of fresher pastures and return in October.
Around the reserve, we will be able to discover a dozen community conservancies, several group ranches, and numerous Maasai villages. For many people this set of landscapes and towns are the reason why they choose to travel to Africa.