Maasai Mara National Game reserve is in the South Western part of Kenya and is contagious with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The Reserve was initially established in 1961 and it lies at 1,510 km square. The reserve was named by the local Maasai people which means Expanse of land “Mara”. Maasai Mara is one of the best wildlife Sanctuary in Africa because of its wildlife conservation and maintenance of the natural landscapes.
Maasai Mara is one of the best destinations for game viewing that a person has to visit once in Africa, because of its unique beauty, natural and cultural resources that are encompassed with. The reserve has various interesting features that give a thousand reasons for one to take a travel, and these are: –
The Great Migration:-
It is the greatest migration in the world that involves around 1.5 million wildebeest, Thousands of Zebras, and Gazelle that move from Serengeti National park, Tanzania into the Maasai Mara reserve area in Kenya. The migration happens every year around July to November and that’s being the best season to view.
One of the greatest experiences is getting an opportunity to view the greatest world migration as they are crossing the Mara river.
Maasai Mara Game Reserve is among the wildlife destination which is rich in a large population of animals, almost more than 90 animal species and nearly 500 bird species are found. The reserve has a high density of lion in Kenya, the cat animals like the cheetah, Lions and Leopards are common to be sighted. Several animals like African Bush Elephants, African wild dogs, Hyenas, side-striped jackal, Zebra, Thomson gazelle and Grant gazelle, Oribi, Roan Antelopes, Serval, Herd of buffalos, Caracal, Coke`s hartebeest, and also from July to November almost 1.5million wildebeest migrates to the reserve from Serengeti National Park. The Reserve is also the favorable destination that one can spot the Big five commonly.
In Maasai Mara game reserve area, is surrounded by the Maasai people who are semi-nomadic and pastoralists, they appreciate and embrace their culture as their general lifestyle through various ways like dressing (especially the red robes), traditions and customs, Visiting Maasai Mara game reserve you can have an opportunity of meeting and interact with them and see how they live their cultural life.
The Maasai youth (Moran)
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