The Mara, as it’s popularly referred to, means "Spotted Plain" in the language of the Maasai, the colorful and interesting tribe which inhabits the surrounding areas. During the seasonal migrations, the Mara is home to up to half a million wildebeest and an equally impressive number of zebra who move into the area from neighboring Tanzania.
These large numbers of animals give rise to a proportionate number of predators, especially the big cats. Lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena roam the vast grassy plains on the lookout for their next meal. It may be an unsuspecting impala or gazelle or even something small like a warthog or African hare. Whatever the players, the spectacle of nature unfolding is always awesome. Here it’s also possible to observe; elephant, giraffe, baboon, African buffalo, eland, ostrich, bat-eared fox, jackal and sometimes the rare rhino. The rivers abound with hippos and crocodiles. All of the Big Five are residents.
Whenever you visit, thousands of predators maintain their timeless hunt for millions of prey. The endless horizons remain a beauteous backdrop throughout the year.
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