Masai Mara is one of the best destinations in East-Africa and Africa at large. 26,510 SQ km is the estimated size of the national reserve, characterised by grassland with seasonal river lets and the ecosystem supporting different species of animals and birds. In the south-east region are clumps of the distinctive acacia tree. Esoit Escarpment of the East African Rift Valley, which is a system of rifts with 5,600 km part of it found in the western part.
This is the home of wildlife. On your Masai Mara safari package, be sure to find different species of herds at the National Reserve such as topi, zebra, and Thomson's gazelle. All members of the "Big Five" (buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant, and black rhinoceros) are found in the Masai Mara.
One of the fascinating fact about a safari to Masai Mara is the Wildebeest Migration (Seven New Wonders of the World). There is an immense movement of over two million animals which tend to migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya during July through to October.
During the migration animals have to cross the Mara River in the Masai Mara where crocodiles will prey on them. This is one of the highlights as the animals try to cross the Mara River alive.
Enjoy your safari to masai mara National Reserve.