Masai Mara National game Reserve or Maasai Mara national park is one of the most popular destinations not only in Kenya but Africa at large. The reserve is very unique on its own with the support of the local community that has leaved with the wildlife at the reserve anonymously.
The park has four main sections that makes it more unique and contains the major facts about Maasai Mara, those are:
– Oloololo Escarpment which forms the Western raising plateau
– Ngama Hills located in the East where most of the Black Rhinos are found due to good sandy soil and leafy bushes.
– Mara Triangle: Found around the Mara River with ever green grassland and dotted wooden acacia trees which supports the wide range of animals, this is a point with high concentration of wildlife especially during the great migration.
– Central Plains: This covers the largest part of the park.
Maasai Mara national reserve is among the few parks in Africa where one can see easily the big five members (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and Cape buffalo) within a short period of time. This makes visitors of short time to have an African experience in one area.
Interestingly, Maasai Mara has the highest concentration of the big predators in the world, the lion population has been increasing year in year out with the current population estimated over 600 lions remaining in the ecosystem.
The reserve also registers over 500 bird species with more migratory and predator birds like different types of Eagles, Vultures, the park has over 50 different predator birds, secretary birds, Ostrich, Kori Bustard and others.
In addition, Maasai Mara has been considered as a research center for Hyenas and is famous for its wildebeest migration each year.
According to maasaimarakenyapark.com