Jermaine Kelly
 
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The Maasai Experience

Maasai Mara National Reserve (also known as Maasai Mara, Masai Mara and by the locals as The Mara) is a large game reserve in Narok County, Kenya, contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Mara Region, Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Maasai people (the ancestral inhabitants of the area) and their description of the area when looked at from afar: "Mara," which is Maa (Maasai language) for "spotted," an apt description for the circles of trees, scrub, savanna, and cloud shadows that mark the area.

 
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The Great Migration

The Mara is known for the annual migration of zebra, Thomson's gazelle, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October, known as the Great Migration. Wildebeest, topi, zebra, and Thomson's gazelle migrate into and occupy the Mara reserve, from the Serengeti plains to the south and Loita Plains in the pastoral ranches to the north-east, from July to October or later. Herds of all three species are also resident in the reserve.

 
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Resident Population

Herds of all three species are also resident in the reserve, so too are elephants.

 
 
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Famous Inhabitants

It is also globally famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetahs!

 
 
 
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The Morning After

We found these lions with the remains of a giraffe, which they had successfully taken during the night…

 
 
 
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