Maasai Mara is blessed with an astounding concentration of wildlife all year round and panoramic vistas of plains dotted with woodlands. Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Park provides a wildlife of experience unsurpassed in the world.Covering an area of some 1500 square kilometers in the southwestern corner of Kenya, the Mara is unfenced bordered in the west by the Oloololo Escarpment and in the east by the Ngama Hills.
A living tapestry of grassy savanna, umbrella-like thorn trees, rounded hills, towering gallery forests and abundant wildlife, the Maasai Mara draws photographers and travelers from around the globe. It is here, on the Maasai Mara - the “spotted land” of the Maasai people that the greatest migration on the planet takes place. Every year, driven by the force that man cannot comprehend, two million wildebeest, interspersed by herds of Zebra, cross the Mara River from Tanzania to eat the lush grass resulting from the seasonal “long rains” in Kenya. It is this display that lures people and predators to this place, but there is more to the Mara than the annual spectacle.
Each day presents a surprise. The wildlife is unequaled in the entire world. Herds roam at will and graze seemingly content, but always on the lookout for predators: Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Hyena. This is Eden! The Great Migration: As East Africa’s plains fade to yellow after the summer rains; an ancient signal is communicated between millions of animals. Originating from Tanzania’s southern Serengeti plains, the dwindling of the available grass is the impetus for this primal march. The horizon fills with 1.4million wildebeest and 200,000 zebra, eland and gazelle, relentlessly tracked by Africa’s great predators. This is the migration - one of the most awe-inspiring sights on earth. The great herds move north towards the Maasai Mara plains. By July they have massed along the swollen
Mara River. In crossing, many drown, are ambushed by crocodiles, or fall prey to opportunistic lions This dramatic life-and-death struggle is nature her most theatrical - a once - in - a - lifetime experience for travelers to the Maasai Mara.In addition to the great herds of Wildebeest and Zebra on their annual migration, all year round the Maasai Mara supports Lion, Cheetah, Elephant, Kongoni, Thompson’s Gazelle and Defassa’ Waterbuck, as well as eight species of primates.