Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa. Located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland, wildlife tends to be most concentrated on the reserve’s western escarpment. Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is for this reason; a visitor hardly misses to see the big five-buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino.
The Masai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November. There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 bird’s species recorded on the reserve.