The Masai Mara is one of the best known and most famous reserves in the whole of Africa and sustains some of Africa’s largest and most varied wildlife populations. Almost all animals of the African continent are represented since the park shelters about 80 kinds of mammals and more than 450 varieties of birds. It is also famous for the Big Five (Rhinoceros, Leopard, Cape Buffalo, Elephant and Lion) and the Great Migration.
The Masai Mara wildlife is on permanent show: large resident herds of animals (zebras, antelopes, elephants, giraffes, buffalo, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, impalas, topis… ) and their predators (lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas…) are prevalent all year round. Hippos are abundant in the Mara River as are very large Nile crocodiles (among the largest in Africa)!
Large numbers of predators inhabit the Masai Mara and you may witness a hunt, a lion hunting may be which is pretty common in the Mara seldom witnessed in other parts of Africa.