Masai Mara National Reserve offers an absolutely unique variety of animals. The reason is that this hilly region is both humid and fertile, and is crossed by the rivers Mara and Telek, full of crocodiles and hippos, and which carry water the whole year round. The banks of the rivers are covered in thick forest, which gradually makes way for bush and grassland.
The abundance of water and excellent availability of food are the reasons why the Masai Mara, which in fact is a continuance of the Tanzanian Serengeti National Park, has the greatest population of wild animals in the whole of Africa. There is a particularly dramatic “spectacle” from July to November, the annual migration of huge herds of Gnus and Zebras. Predators such as Hyenas, Jackals, Leopards and Lions of course, closely follow these herds. There is no place where more of these latter may be seen than in Masai Mara. Gigantic herds of over 200 buffaloes can also be observed. Plenty of food is available for elephants, giraffes, and the many species of antelopes and gazelles all of which can be observed in their natural habitat. Masai Mara Game Reserve itself covers about 1,510 Sq. Kms (575 Sq. Miles) and because it's such an outstanding place for game viewing, it has several lodges and tented camps like Keekorok Lodge, Mara Serena, Mara Sopa, Kichwa Tembo, Governors Camp, Fig Tree Camp, Mara River Camp, Mara Cottar's Camp, Mara Buffalo Camp among many new beautiful eco-camps and lodges.