East Africa – Kenya
Masai Mara National Park is a famous wildlife reserve located in southwestern Kenya. It is named after the Maasai people and the Mara River, which divides it. The park covers an area of approximately 1,510 square kilometers and is part of the larger Serengeti-Mara ecosystem.
Masai Mara is known for its abundance of wildlife, including the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhinoceros) as well as numerous other species such as cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, hippos, and various antelope species. The park is also famous for the annual migration of wildebeests and zebras, which occurs between July and October.
Apart from wildlife viewing, Masai Mara offers other activities such as hot air balloon safaris, guided walking safaris, and cultural visits to Maasai villages. The park is also home to various accommodation options, ranging from luxury lodges to tented camps.
Masai Mara National Park is a popular tourist destination and attracts visitors from all around the world who come to experience the incredible wildlife and unique landscapes it has to offer.