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The perfect location for your first safari holiday in Kenya

Spot the Big Five, meet warriors and enjoy wilderness luxury on your Kenya safari holiday in the Masai Mara.

The Masai Mara National Reserve (‘The Mara’) is synonymous with the finest game viewing in the world. The National Reserve is a wild expanse of Acacia dotted grassland spanning some 1,500 square kilometres that supports thousands of species of animals of all shapes and sizes. The Reserve itself boasts almost 100 species of mammals and over 500 recorded species of birds, offering unparalleled access to these animals in their natural environment.

Although game viewing in the Mara is fantastic all year round, most visitors come between July and October. Each year the Masai Mara plays host to one of the greatest natural spectacles on Earth – The Great Migration. In search of rich green pastures from the recent rains, huge herds of Wildebeest, Zebra and Topi continue their cyclical journey North from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, across the treacherous Mara River and into the Masai Mara National Reserve itself. From July to October the Masai Mara becomes home to over a million migrating herbivorous animals. The presence of such vast herds of plains game attract the big cat predators such as lion, leopard and cheetah and visitors stand a good chance of seeing all three during a safari in the Mara at any time of the year.

Skirting the National Reserve to the North and East of the National Reserve are the Mara Conservancies – privately owned areas of land rededicated to providing habitat for the country’s wildlife population. The Mara Conservancies are a fantastic success story of animal conservationism and have served in not only alleviating the human/wildlife conflict but also regenerating wildlife populations by offering a haven for wild animals. For those looking for more intimate game viewing experiences, away from the crowds the Conservancies are a great option.

The Masai Mara is a 45-minute flight or 2½ from Nairobi, and there are also flights linking it with the other main National Parks making it the perfect destination for those looking to experience the best of Kenya.

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