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Masai Mara National Reserve Tour

Maasai Mara National Reserve, also known to locals as Mara is a game reserve in south-west of Kenya, which is in fact a continuation of the Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania. He was named the Maasai people according to the traditional inhabitants of the area and their description of the area.


It is famous for its exceptional population of big cats, wildlife and the annual migration of zebras, Thomson's gazelles and wildebeest from the Serengeti every year from July to October a migration so immense it is called the Great Migration. Maasai Mara National Reserve is only a part of the Greater Mara ecosystem which includes the following Group Ranches: Koiyaki, Lamech, Ol Chorro Oirowua, Olkinyei, Siana, Maji Moto, Naikara, Ol Derkesi, Keri Rabbit, and Oloirien Kimintet.


The Masai Mara National Reserve (MMNR) covers approximately 1510 km2 in the south-western Kenya. It is the northernmost part of Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, covering about 25 000 km2 from Tanzania and Kenya. It is bordered by the Serengeti National Park, south, west and Siria Maasai pastoral ranches escarpment to north, east and west. Precipitation in the ecosystem increases significantly along a gradient from south to north-west varies in space and time and it is clearly bimodal. Sand River Talek and Mara River are the major rivers draining the reserve. Shrubs and trees fringe most drainage lines and cover the hill slopes and hills.

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