The Masai Mara Reserve can be found in south-western Kenya and is a continuation of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, over the border. It was named after the people who have made their homes in the area for centuries, the Masai, and is one of Kenya’s most popular tourist destinations. Although tours to the Masai Mara cannot pass into the Serengeti in Tanzania, the animals can freely pass between the countries. The park is over 1500 square kilometres in size and is a paradise of rolling plains and savannas.
The Masai Mara is home to a huge population of wildlife, including the big five and all major African cats. Here, you’ll be able to witness the annual migration of animals from the Serengeti Park, allowing it to offer the most coveted of all safaris in Africa. It was also here where the hit BBC television documentary Big Cat Diaries was filmed. The area remains one of the most researched national parks in Kenya as its vast population and conserved area is ideal.
The Masai Mara tribe is arguably the most famous of all African tribes and have been in the region of the Masai Mara Reserve for centuries, using the plains to feed their livestock, hunt and make their homes. While visiting the reserve with Nomad Tours, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the Masai, visit their villages and learn about their customs.
While booking yourself on the Nomad Tours Discover Kenya adventure, you’ll have the opportunity to book your place on a Masai Mara balloon Safari. On the Discover Kenya adventure, you’ll have the opportunity to take a balloon safari over the Masai Mara. Peacefully glide above the tree line and observe the wildlife below you. You’ll be able to see all the way to the border of Tanzania and the Serengeti.