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MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

The Masai Mara National 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 is essentially a continuation of this park, forming the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem.

The Masai Mara is home to an excellent year-round concentration of wildlife and is renowned for its annual visit by the two million animals that make up the Great Migration. Covering an impressive 1 115 square km (430 square miles), the Masai Mara is a land of breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife and endless plains.

The Masai Mara was made famous by the book Out of Africa by Karen Blixen, which was later made into a movie starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep.

Highlights of a Masai Mara Safari

  • The annual Great Wildebeest Migration
  • Renowned for its black-maned lions
  • Close-up sightings of cheetah
  • Scenic hot air balloon safaris across the vast plains
  • Excellent photographic opportunities

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