The Masai Mara Reserve is one of East Africa's best known game viewing areas and adjoins the Serengeti Park of Tanzania, a land of undulating hills and rolling grasslands supporting a huge animal population.
When a casual visitor is treated to the sight of Lions in prides,
sometimes numbering as many as thirty beasts with a handsome black-maned male in dominance. A Cheetah roaming the plains to run down its prey or a Leopard with its kill in the lower branches of the sausage tree. In the Mara River there are hundreds of hippos and some crocodiles sunning themselves on the banks.
Elephant, Cape buffalo, giraffe, gazelles, topi antelope and during the months from July to September the wildebeest and zebra migrations overflow into the Masai Mara from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.
Accommodation varies from simple lodges to luxury camps and ranch homesteads. Most lodges offer the opportunity to take a hot air balloon safari in the early mornings, every day of the year, weather permitting.