The Massai Mara Nature Reserve is the most famous and most visited nature and game reserve in Kenya. Ninety-five varieties of mammals roam its paradise-like terrain and for bird lovers, there are around 500 different species. An estimated 1.4 million gnus live on the reserve and in addition, there are around 550,000 gazelle, 200,000 zebra and 64,000 impala.
The nature reserve offers visitors comfortable furnished accommodation, Massai style, plus a range of fascinating safaris.
At the beginning of the dry season in July and August, the gnu’s annual migration from the Serengeti takes place when, with a tumultuous din, countless thousands of animals fight their way through river torrents until they reach the lush vegetation of the Massai Mara.
The Massai exist by breeding cattle and throughout the year, these semi-nomads move through the savannah seeking out fresh pasture for their herds. The Massai live in ‘kraals’, low, igloo-shaped huts erected only by the females of the tribe and made from twigs, grass and a mixture of cow dung and mud. The huts are divided into a children’s room where the young Massai spend the night with new born calves and lambs, There is also a combined living and sleeping area that is also used for cooking.
Crocodiles, hippos, giraffes, hyenas, lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants, this nature reserve is home to all of them. The most species-rich savanna grassland on Earth, and its legendary wilderness, provide a fascinating glimpse into a wonder world of nature, a remarkable harmony of wild animals and wonderful landscapes beneath huge African skies. Africa’s largest wildlife spectacular gives its visitors an abundance of exciting adventures and countless unforgettable moments.