Topping the list of Kenya's formidable safari destinations has got to be The Maasai Mara National Reserve, located along the country's southwestern Tanzanian border. Named after the distinctive Maasai people who originally inhabited these lands, The Mara is a 1,510 km2 (580 mile2) haven for every animal species you could hope to view in Africa, including hippos, crocodiles, each of "The Big Five" and an incredible selection of migrating birds. Its geography consists of mostly dry grasslands, dotted with distinctive Acacia trees and an occasional seasonal river like the Mara and the Talek. In other words, it's the quintessential safari experience.
On top of camping and the usual wildlife viewing, however, the Maasai Mara has another trick up its sleeve. Should you plan your trip right, you just may witness one of nature's most awe inspiring spectacles: the great wildebeest migration, which occurs yearly between the months of July and October. If the sight of two million marching animals doesn't drop your jaw, chances are nothing will. Check out our link for more info.
Location:Narok County, Kenya