Buffalo Reticulated Giraffe Somali Ostrich

The most famous Park in Kenya, Masai Mara is witness to the incredible annual wildebeest migration, home to the Big Five, and the site in which “Out Of Africa” was filmed. It is easily accessible, only 275 kilometres from Nairobi.

Masai Mara has excellent game viewing year round, and is particularly good for spotting the Big Five, though the population of Black Rhinoceros is severely threatened. Hippopotami abound in the Mara River, while lions and cheetahs stalk prey across the savannah plains.

But the greatest attraction to the Masai Mara is the stunning annual Great Migration, during which countless thousands of wildebeest, zebra and antelope enter the park en masse filling the area with life and activity. This event draws visitors from around the world each year, and provides wonderful photography opportunities. The sheer scale of the migration is impossible to comprehend without seeing it firsthand. These hordes are pursued my many predators, with large numbers of lions and cheetahs hunting. The animals migrate north into the Masai Mara about July each year, and head south again into the Serengeti around October.

It is a great place to experience traditional Masai culture, as the National Park is managed by the Narok County Council and the Mara Conservancy, and profits are returned to the local people and environment.