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Masai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara National Reserve (Maasai mara national reserve) is one of the significant popular tourism highlights in Kenya, it’s situated in South-western Kenya along the Great Rift Valley area in Norok county Kenya close to Serengeti national park of Tanzania all around Mara Region/ Maasai mara region. The Maasai people, the Reserve's original inhabitants, referred to the region as Mara, which means spotted circles of trees, savanna, scrub, and cloud shadows.

Situated within the present-day Mara Triangle, the Masai Mara National Reserve was founded in 1961 as a wildlife sanctuary encompassing a mere 520 square kilometres. The Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya was expanded to the east to encompass approximately 1,821 square kilometres in the same year. At this point, it was transformed into a game reserve and placed under the new administration of the Narok County Council, a local community.

Maasai mara national reserve in 1974 then obtained national reserve status and some part of the land measuring 159 km2 was returned to the locals, in 1976 more subtracting was done to the park totaling to 162 square kilometers reducing the total area of the park to 1510 square kilometers by 1984.

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Attractions in Masai Mara National Reserve

Attractions in Maasai mara national Reserve has both the natural world attractions that are allocated in the middle of the park. Within the park, these attractions are spread across conservancies overseen by various Maasai communities. The top attractions in Masai Mara National Reserve are listed below: The great wildebeest migration, which takes place every year and is the biggest animal migration in the world, makes the Maasai Culture one of the last unexplored cultures on the planet. Walking safaris, bird watching, big game, and hot air balloon safaris.

The largest Maasai town is Narok, home to the Narok Museum. One of the special attractions in this small, remote town is the Museum, which features artefacts related to Maasai customs and culture.

Ol Kinyei Conservancy

One of the main draws of Masai Mara is the Ol Kinyei Conservancy, which is situated in the middle of the reserve and houses the larger Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. With a vast array of attractions ranging from the majestic migration along the Mara River to the rolling Kopjes, it's the largest conservancy in Mara approved.

In the Masai Mara, another well-known conservancy is the Mara Triangle. It is overseen by the county council of Trans-Mara. The Mara triangle, which is adjacent to the Oloololo Escarpment, is 510 square kilometres in size. The Mara River, the site of the epic wildebeest migration, Mara North Conservancy, Olare Ork Conservancy, Ol Choro Oiroua Conservancy, and Lemek Conservancy are some of the other attractions in Masai Mara National Reserve.

Wildebeest migration in Maasai Mara

Wildebeest migration in Masai Mara makes up one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It's known to be the biggest yearly wildlife migration on the planet Earth. The yearly weather calendar is accompanied by the wildebeest's circular migration as they search for pasture and fresh water.

Through the Mara River, the wildebeest travel countless miles from the Serengeti's boundless plains to the Maasai Mara National Park. Millions of wildebeest and other grazers, including zebras, topis, and others, migrate to the southern portion of Masai Mara National Park between July and August in search of greener pastures.

The action is so amazing, so magical, so indescribable that it should be seen live rather than read about in documentaries. As it is said that "survival of the fittest," many predators are drawn to the journey, particularly large cats on land and large Nile crocodiles in the water when traversing the Mara River from Ngorongoro National Park to Serengeti National Park and on to Masai Mara. One of the most exciting and remarkable wildlife displays in the world takes place during the wildebeest migration in Maasai Mara National Park. Before returning to the Serengeti National Park, the animals will stay in Masai Mara for two to three months.