The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is administered by local country councils. It is probably the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. It offers breathtaking views as seen in the film Out of Africa, much of which was filmed here an extraordinary density of animals including the “Big Five” and many varieties of plains game.
An impressive feature is the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from the plains of the Serengeti that cross the Tanzania border and rivers to reach the mara’s grasslands from late June, tracked by predators – lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and circled by vultures as the journey unfolds. Their dramatic river crossing is a reality for tourists visiting in early July-August.
Apart from the seasonal migration, game viewing is excellent year round. Game includes: elephant, Black Rhino, buffalo, plains zebra, hartebeest and the big cats; the rivers are home to hippo and crocodiles, 452 species, 53 of which are raptors. Accommodation ranges from stone built lodges to luxury tented camps.