Maasai Mara National Reserve has to be one of the most popular safari destinations in Kenya. It lies at the heart of the Great Rift Valley. Here are some more amazing facts that you need to know about the Mara.
1.The Big Five can be spotted in the Mara. While going through a game drive an exclusive view of the lions, African elephants, leopards, black rhinoceros and cape buffalos are a sight to behold. Of course other species can also be spotted such as the zebras, giraffes and cheetahs among others. The Mara can definitely boast of having an amazing wildlife population.
2.While at the Mara you can experience the 8th wonder of the world which is the Wildebeest Migration. This happens between July and October in which the wildebeest trek almost 1000 km from Tanzania’s Serengeti plains, northwards to the Masai Mara and cross Mara River and back to Serengeti.
3.The Mara is known to be a major research center for the spotted hyena due to the fact that the reserve holds a large number of the species.
4.The word Mara which is Maa in the Maasai Language means spotted.
5.There are more than 500 bird species at the Mara Reserve.
6.Mara River has to be a major source of survival for the surrounding ecosystem.
7.There are four major topographies in the Maasai Mara which are Oloololo Escarpment, Ngama Hills, Central Plains and Mara Triangle.
8.Mara River has the largest number of hippos as well as crocodiles.
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