The Masai Mara National Reserve (also spelled Maasai Mara) in Kenya is one of the top game-viewing destinations in Africa. The park is relatively small, compared to its neighbor Serengeti, and is 1,510 km² (583 mi² ) in size.
It is famous for the great wildebeest migration, which passes up through the Serengeti and into the Mara roughly between the months of July and October. Nearly 2 million will rumble through the plains, in their endless pursuit of lush, green grasses. The Masai Mara is also home to the big five: buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino, although the number of black rhinos has significantly decreased in the last 50 years. For those wishing to visit this part, it is highly recommended that they visit during the migration months. This is also peak season, with lodges filling up months in advance.
5-6 hour drive from Nairobi