Masai Mara National Reserve
Masai Mara National Reserve is located in the South-west part of Kenya. 180 kilometres from Nairobi, right along the Great Rift Valley; and neighboring Serengeti National Park. Its location presents the chance to witness one of the most spectacular animal migrations in the world – the annual Wildebeest migration. As huge herds of Wildebeests migrate between Serengeti and Masai Mara.
Annual Wildebeests Migration
Make no mistake, the Wildebeest migration is just one of the attractions in this famous reserve. Experience an aerial view of the breathtaking wildlife action; in the vast plains of Masai Mara just below your Hot Air Balloon ride. From the big cat’s chasing their dinner; to grazers and browsers cautiously feeding on the vegetation. You have a lot to feed your eyes on. You can expect to see: Cheetah, Lion, Leopard, Hyena, Serval, Hippo, Elephant, Buffalo, Bat-eared Fox, Jackal, Crocodile, Eland, Topi, Warthog, Hippo, Oribi, Zebra, Reed-buck, Thompson’s gazelle, Impala, Baboons, Grant’s gazelle, Waterbuck, Rhino, Wildebeest on certain months, and hundreds of bird species.
Moreover, the topography in here constitutes of acacia woodlands, rolling hills, grasslands. Not to forget rivers. Climatic conditions vary from rainy season in the months of November to May. And the dry season the rest of the year. Temperatures rise up to 30°C and fall to 20°C. The Wildebeest migration takes place from July to October. Wildlife viewing is better during the dry season.