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About Masai Mara Game Reserve



The Maasai Mara National Reserve (also spelled Masai Mara; known by the locals as The Mara) is a large game reservein south-western Kenya, contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It is named after the Maasai people (the traditional 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