Masai Mara Game Reserve
You will spend another day in Masai Mara game reserve, enjoying morning and afternoon game drive safaris. The Masai Mara is considered by many to be one of Kenya‘s finest National Reserves.
The rolling grasslands offer ideal game viewing and photographic opportunities. The grassy plains are broken by rocky outcrops which are favourite midday resting places for lions, for which the Mara is famous. Some of the other animals which can be seen in and around this 700 square mile conservation area include elephants, black rhinos, buffalos, leopards, cheetahs, wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles. Hippos and crocodiles abound in the muddy brown waters of the rivers which traverse this reserve. One of Mara’s main attractions is the astonishing spectacle of the annual migration of up to two million wildebeests, thousands of zebras and an escort of carnivores from the Serengeti plains, following the rains and succulent new grass. This is a costly trek for many of the lame, laggard and sick who fall prey to the ravening pack of predators. Many more will die in the swirling flood waters whilst trying to cross the Mara River. Once the rains have ended and the grass begins to wither, the wildebeests turn south and head back to the Serengeti and beyond. The reserve, with an area of 1510 square km, forms the northern part of the Serengeti – Mara eco-system and is famous for vast assemblages and migration of plain game and their associated predators. The southern boundary of the park is contiguous with Tanzania‘s Serengeti National Park.
With the hot and dry climate, the landscape is characterized by scenic rolling grassland plains, rounded hills and grooves of woodlands. Green riverine forests and bush thickets are found along the Mara River.
Elephants, black rhinos, buffalos, plains zebras, hartebeests, wildebeests and other herbivores and all the big cats are also found in Mara. The rivers are home to crocodiles and hippos.
All meals and overnight stay at either Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Mara Simba Lodge or Enchoro Wildlife Camp.
Meal plan: Full board.