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The Masai Mara -- A Guide to Kenya's Premier National Park



The Masai Mara National Reserve is Kenya's premier wildlife park. It was established in 1961 to protect wildlife from hunters. The Masai Mara is the reason many visitors come to Kenya and its beauty and abundant wildlife won't disappoint. This guide to the Masai Mara will tell you what animals you can expect to see, the topography of the area, where to stay, how to get there, and what there is to do beyond the game drives.

Where is the Masai Mara National Reserve?
The Masai Mara is in southwestern Kenya on the border of Tanzania. The reserve is situated in the Rift Valley with Tanzania's Serengeti Plains running along its southern end. The Mara River runs through the reserve (north to south) hosting plenty of hippos and crocodiles and making the annual migration of over a million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebras an extremely dangerous undertaking.

Most of the Masai Mara is made up of hilly grassland which is fed by plentiful rain, especially during the wet months between November and June. The areas bordering the Mara river are forested and are home to over several hundred bird species. This map will help orient you.


Please do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information or
assistance that you may require. Individual and discounted group rates
also available on request.

We aim to create that special relationship which converts our business
partners and visitors into life longtime friends.

Yours Sincerely.
info@eyesonnatureexpeditions.com
http://www.eyesonnatureexpeditions.com
http://www.eyesonnatureexpeditions.com/blog
http://natureman2.wordpress.com





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  • 2. time to view animals is either at dawn or dusk. For more tips on spotting wildlife see mytips for a successful safari.Because the reserve has no fences you can actually see as much wildlife within itsboundaries as outside in the areas inhabited by the Maasai tribes. Some of these areas arealso not so crowded. Within the reserve, its not unusual to see 5 or 6 safari vehicles fullof tourists taking photos of one lion with its kill.For more details about the mammals and birdlife in the reserve see Kenyaologys pageabout the Maras wildlife.Park Entry FeesIn 2005/6 the entry fee for the Masai Mara Reserve was $30 per adult and $10 per studentand child per day. If you dont enter the Reserve and view the wildlife from outside youmay still get charged a fee for staying on Maasai land by Maasai tribesmen.Please do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information orassistance that you may require. Individual and discounted group ratesalso available on request.We aim to create that special relationship which converts our businesspartners and visitors into life longtime friends.Yours Sincerely.info@eyesonnatureexpeditions.comhttp://www.eyesonnatureexpeditions.comhttp://www.eyesonnatureexpeditions.com/bloghttp://natureman2.wordpress.com