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“2 leopard sightings with cubs in a day ! Baby lions playing under an acacia tree and cheetah mum with 5 cubs” - Sunworld Safaris

Maasai Mara - the jewel of Africa

Sunworld Safaris
Views: 306 Visited: Oct 2014 Reviewed: Nov 26, 2014

This wonderful game reserve is located in south-western part of Kenya, bordering the world famous Serengeti eco-system. It truly is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary and one of the best in the whole of Africa. The wildlife is abundant and the gentle rolling grasslands ensure that animals are never out of sight. Birds too are prolific, including migrant birds and birds of prey.

The climate is gentle, rarely too hot and well-spread rainfall year round. Between July and October, when the annual Great Wildebeest Migration takes place, the Mara is a stage of unparalleled wildlife sensation. Approximately 1.2 Million wildebeest and zebra enter the Mara around the end of June, drawn by the sweet grass, raised by the long rains of April and May.The Migration lasts until end of October or even November. Experiencing the sheer mass of wildlife & predators is truly an unimaginable experience.

Once the Mara grass has been devoured and when fresh rain in Tanzania has brought forth a new flush there, the herds turn south, heading back to Serengeti and the Ngorongoro plains. There the young are dropped in time to grow sufficiently strong to undertake the long march north six months later.

Another excellent feature are the local Maasai that have lived since centuries in harmony with the wildlife. One can visit a traditional Maasai Village to learn more about their culture.

The Mara is a fantastic destination to visit all year round - one is simply guaranteed unique and exciting game viewing. If one wants to see the big cats, I would certainly recommend the Mara Game Reserve as it has some of the best leopard and lion sightings in the world.

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