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The facts about Masai Mara National Reserve

The big facts about Masai Mara National Reserve

The facts about Masai Mara National Reserve

Facts about Masai Mara National Reserve: Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the prominent reserves and destinations in Kenya. The Masai Mara National Reserve is so unique in that it is majorly run and managed by the local community members and the local communities adjacent to this great reserve have for a long time living with the wildlife in harmony.

Masai Mara National Reserve is indeed a fantastic destination with a lot of attractions with the prominent ones being the wildebeest migration the largest animal movement on the planet earth.

There is an annual Masai day which is celebrated always on September 15th to mark the day of the last moments of the Wildebeest in Masai Mara National Reserve as they return to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and the wildebeest migration is among the facts of the Masai Mara National Reserve.

Masai Mara National Reserve has got 4 major sections which makes it so unique contributing to the major facts of the Masai Mara National Reserve and these four sections or regions include;

Mara triangle:  This is found along the Mara River and it is characterized by the green vegetation with small dotted trees of the acacia which harbors a lot of wildlife within the Masai Mara National Reserve. The Mara triangle boasts several wildlife concentrations especially when the wildebeest migration is taking place.

Ngama hill. These are found in the Eastern direction and are known as the best spots where the rare black rhinos are found in Masai Mara National Reserve. It is characterized by sandy soils and bushes rich in leaves.

Oloololo Escarpment: This forms the beautiful scenery of the western part and the raising plateau that provides the magnificent scenery.

Central plains: Also most of the whole Masai Mara National Reserve is covered by these plains and it takes the largest part of the Reserve

Here below I bring for you the major facts about the Masai Mara National Reserve. This means that it’s hard to miss out on these facts when you go and visit the Masai Mara National Reserve

Fact 1: The big cats of Masai Mara National Reserve

Masai Mara National Reserve has the highest population of big predators not only in Kenya but in the whole world as well. When I talk of the predators I mean the likes of leopards, lions, and cheetahs as well as Hyenas. It has been proven that the population of the Masai Mara National Reserve keeps on increasing year in and out and it is estimated that Masai Mara National Reserve has about 600 lions that do live within this reserve. Therefore, you will be able to see lions in Masai Mara National Reserve.

Fact 2: Several Species of Birds

Masai Mara National Reserve has got several bird species which some of which ate migratory birds while others are permanent residents, there are over 500 registered bird species in Masai Mara National Reserve of which over 50 bird species are predators. Some of the birds include the Kori Bustard, secretary birds, Vultures among others.

Fact 3: There is a hyena research center

There are several hyenas in Kenya as the safari destination and because of this huge population of the hyenas, there is a hyena research center which was introduced in Masai Mara National Reserve to get all information about hyenas.

Fact 4: Increased Elephants Population

The people adjacent to Masai Mara National Reserve have helped and continued to support the conservation of the Masai Mara National Reserve as the result this has yielded to the large number of elephants that the reserve has registered in recent years. By the year 2015, Masai Mara National Reserve had over 30000 elephants and this figure keeps on increasing annually.

Fact 5: There are big five animals in Masai Mara National Reserve

Masai Mara National Reserve is among the destination in Africa where visitors can go for the big five game drive safaris and these can be seen in just a short time. These big five animals include lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinos. All these can be seen in the shortest time possible and you will enjoy the experience in a short period.

Fact 6: Wildebeest Migration happens in Masai Mara National Reserve

The month of July annually symbolizes an important scenario in Masai Mara National Reserve. During this time, millions of the wildebeest and thousands of the zebras do move from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and cross to Masai Mara National Reserve through the Mara River to look for enough water and pasture. The wildebeest later return to the Serengeti in October depending on the climate and weather changes. This is one of the best moments and most of the tourists do visit Masai Mara National Reserve during this period to have a glance at these animals crossing.

Fact 7: Masai Mara National Reserve is managed by the Local people

Masai Mara National Reserve is managed by the local community and this is different as compared to other protected areas in Kenya that are managed by the government through Kenya Wildlife services. It is managed by the Narok county government and this is the fact. Therefore visitors heading to Masai Mara National Reserve must know all these facts about the reserve for better insights.