Maasai Mara National Reserve

The Maasai Mara National Reserve usually called The Mara is named in honor of the people of Maasai communities who have lived comparatively with animals in the Mara region for many years. The Mara Ecosystem was established as Mara Sanctuary in 1961, whereby later within the same year, it was converted into a Game Reserve. The Maasai Mara ecosystem extends to Serengeti National Park-Tanzania. The Greater Mara ecosystem comprises areas known as the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the Mara Triangle, and several Maasai Conservancies, including Koiyaki, Lemek, Ol Chorro Oirowua, Mara North, Olkinyei, Siana, Maji Moto, Naikara, Ol Derkesi, Kerinkani, Oloirien, and Kimintet.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve is known in the whole world as the leading destination in East Africa and Africa at large with its exceptional population of wildlife including all the Big Five: Lion, Rhino, Elephant, Leopard and Buffalo. The Ecosystem hosts the Great Migration of Millions of wildebeests, zebras, and Impalas from Serengeti National Park to Maasai Mara where they migrate in search of water and green pasture thus known as one of the ten wonders of the World. The reserve has also indigenous black rhinos and big cats like Lions the dominant, cheetahs, leopards, spotted hyenas, and African wild dogs. The Reserve has over 500 bird species many of which are migrant birds. Birds that called this place home for over many years include; vultures which can be found everywhere in the park close to Mara big cats, secretary birds, Marabou storks, Masai ostrich, hornbills, and lilac breasted roller.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve remains one of the leading safari destinations in Africa with accommodations in and outside the reserve ranging from tented camps, lodges, budget camps, and campsites. The park has airstrips like; Musiara, Mara Serena, Keekorok Airstrip, and Ol Kiombo, whereby several airlines offer scheduled services to tourists traveling from Nairobi.

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