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Masai Mara

Home to a stunning array and exceptional density of big game, Kenya's Masai Mara absolutely justifies its status as one of Africa's most famous parks.  Boasting all the big five and frequent sightings of predators, the quality of the wildlife viewing here is truly outstanding.  The Masai Mara also hosts the immense herds of the Great Migration, which traditionally crosses into Kenya from the Serengeti towards the end of June, before following the rains back into Tanzania in September. 
Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve and the Greater Mara make up the ecosystem known as the Masai Mara. The National Reserve itself, where most of the Masai Mara's big game is to be found, is contiguous with Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, and together these areas are home to the phenomenal annual Great Migration.  National Reserve regulations permit only game driving, no walking.

The Greater Mara acts as a buffer zone between the Masai Mara National Reserve and the communities that live nearby. Camps located in the Greater Mara, as opposed to the Reserve, are able to offer walking and night drives as well as the standard day drives offered within the Reserve.  It can work very well to combine time in each of the Reserve and the Greater Mara, for the best combination of top-class wildlife and a good range of activities. 
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