Kenya is home to the iconic safari made famous by Ernest Hemingway, Karen Blixen and the classic movie Out of Africa. It boasts incredible natural beauty with Mt Kenya towering into the sky while endless savannah plains loom to the horizon with majestic wildlife roaming amidst it all.
There are over 40 national parks and reserves within Kenya which have been set aside for conservation of natural habitat and wildlife. Kenya boasts not only the Big Five and numerous other species but over 1000 documented bird species as well.
The Masai Mara Reserve is certainly the most well-known reserve in Kenya as it is where you can witness millions of wildebeest and zebra make their annual trek across the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. This spectacular and awe-inspiring sight is now one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World! Meet the Masai Warriors and learn about their traditions and skills which are tied to the life and seasons on the Savannah. Float above the plains in a hot air balloon ride to marvel at the herds from the vantage point of Kenya’s Bateleur Eagle.
Massive herds of migrating wildebeest, red-robed tribesmen and flamingo-carpeted lakes… You can’t get much more of a classic East African experience than when on a Kenyan safari.
This reserve was named for the Maasai people who inhabit the area, and for the Mara River, which flows through this great reserve. It shares a border with Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and together they form the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. Witness the Migration in all its glory here!