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  • The Wildebeest migration is a very popular time for people looking to do a Kenyan safari.
  • The Maasai
  • Baby baboon poses for the camera
  • A leopard with a kill will be a highlight of your Maasai Mara safari.
  • Dramatic lighting
  • Warthog rush hour

Known simply as “The Mara” to locals, Maasai Mara National Reserve is a large reserve located in south western Kenya. The area was named after the Maasai people who were the traditional inhabitants of the land to be discovered ona Kenya safari.

The reserve was established in 1948 as a wildlife sanctuary that covered 520 square kilometers (200 square miles). Today, the reserve covers an area of 1,510 square kilometers (583 square miles) and is bordered by the Serengeti Park of Tanzania to the south, the Siria escarpment to the west and Maasai pastoral ranches to the north, east and west. Unlike other national parks in Kenya, Maasai Mara is not administered by the Kenya Wildlife Service but rather by local authorities and the Maasai people.

Maasai Mara is not the largest conservation area on a Kenya vacation but it is certainly the most famous. This is due to the annual Great Migration which is one of the most impressive natural events in the world. Each July approximately 1,300,000 wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson’s gazelles, 200,000 zebras, 97,000 topi and 18,000 elands migrate north from the Serengeti plains to the Maasai Mara in search of fresh pasture. These animals then return to the Serengeti in October.

Whether witnessing the Great Migration on a Kenyan safari or experiencing the traditional semi-nomadic pastoralist lifestyles of neighbouring Maasai tribes, the reserve is a must see on any visit to Kenya.

 


 

Kenya Travel Information

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Learn about the history and culture of Kenya, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Kenya's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Kenya for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Kenya safaris today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your African Safari, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from Kenya or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours

 

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Maasai Mara National Park

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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
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  • Essential Kenya

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    Duration:
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  • Jambo Kenya Safari

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  • Kenya Family Safari

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    Duration:
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  • Kenya Sky Safari by Elewana

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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
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    Duration:
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    Prices:
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    Trip Type:
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  • Masai Footsteps

    Discover the famous Masai, a semi nomadic people whose culture and ways have changed little over the centuries. Travel from Nairobi to Amboseli, visiting Masai Mara and Kigio on route.
    Duration:
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    Prices From:
    US$ 2,296
    Trip Type:
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  • Soul Safari

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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
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  • Spirit of the Masai Mara

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    Duration:
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    Duration:
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    Duration:
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