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Maasai Mara
Kenya's best known game reserve
Stage of the Great Migration
Lion, cheetah, hyena in large numbers
The Maasai Mara National Reserve is Kenya's best known game reserve. It is famous for the annual migration of thousands of zebras and wildebeest that move into the reserve from Tanzania's Serengeti.
The Maasai Mara is located about 200km west of Nairobi and is one of the most famous wildlife areas in Africa. The steppes are part of the Serengeti ecosystem, 85% of which is located in Tanzania and 15% in Kenya, where it is known as the Maasai Mara. The Maasai Mara is home to one of the highest concentrations of big cat in Africa and more than 50 species of raptor. Lion, cheetah, hyena are present in large numbers and on the must-see list of most visitors. Most likely you will also get a snapshot of a leopard or two.

Additionally, July sees the arrival of the first ca. two million wildebeest, zebra and Thompson’s gazelle that migrate from the Serengeti to feast on the fresh green grass of the Maasai Mara. They remain until September, when they make their way south again towards the Serengeti. The animals traverse the Mara River, where hungry crocodiles lie in wait for their prey, a spectacle known as ‘river crossings’.
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