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Masai Mara & South Kenya, Kenya

Onof the best-known reserves in the whole of Africa the Masai Mara is renowned for its exceptional wildlife; more than 40% of Africa’s larger mammals can be found here and include lions, cheetahs, elephants, and an infinite variety of other species in their natural habitats. Leopards are frequently encountered, endangered black rhino hide in the dense thickets and large rafts of hippo and enormous crocodiles are found in the Mara River. The park is also home to over 450 bird species. Unsurprisingly, it's a photographer’s and naturalist’s paradise. 

Situated in the south-west of Kenya, covering an area of 1510km sq. the Masai Mara National Reserve offers breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife and endless plains. The quintessential Masai Mara safari delivers many attractions, as the reserve is home to an excellent year-round concentration of game, including more than two million wildebeest, zebras and other antelopes that make up the famous Great Migration for which the Mara is perhaps best known. Taking place every year from July to September, the yellow savannah is dotted black by more than 1.5 million wildebeest, zebra and antelopes that migrate from the Serengeti to the Mara, across the mighty Mara River, in search of food and water. It deserves its standing as one of the natural world’s most astonishing spectacles and constitutes the last surviving multi-species migration on the planet.

Credit Cottar's 1920s Camp

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