With its incredible diversity of landscapes and some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the world – it’s no surprise that Kenya is where the concept of safari was born.
Kenya is home to some of the best national parks and game reserves in Africa with diverse ecosystems, including Amboseli, Tsavo, Samburu and Meru. The jewel in its crown is the Masai Mara, the stage for the annual wildebeest migration when over two million wildebeest and zebra move between the Masai Mara and the Serengeti in Tanzania in search of greener pastures.
The Masai Mara National Reserve lies in south western Kenya and is effectively the northern continuation of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It is named after the Maasai people and their description of the area when looked at from afar.
The Mara’s rich ecosystem of open savannah, woodlands and tree-lined rivers attracts a spectacular array of wildlife. Game viewing is excellent all year round in the Mara. It is famed for its Big Cats, as well as the remainder of the Big Five. The famous wildebeest migration is one of the natural wonders of the animal kingdom and is traditionally present in the Mara from around July through September.