Maasai Mara is a very popular Game Reserve located in Kenya. It is connected to the northern section of the Serengeti National Park and is only a fraction of the Greater Mara Ecosystem.
The Maasai Mara has a variety of accommodations based in the National Reserve from mid range to luxury tented camps, private houses, bush camps, lodges For the discerning traveller the Masai Mara Lodge provides utmost luxury in the tented accommodation. A trip to Kenya would have to include a visit to Maasai Mara National Reserve not only to witness the Wildebeest Migration but also to visit cultural villages of the Maasai people. The Mara is a great place to take a hot air balloon ride, a fantastic experience only gained from the air watching dawn break while breezing past the huge quantity of wildlife.
The Maasai people, inhabit southern Kenya and northern Tanzania and are infamous for the distinctive red dress colouring, body modification in particular the ear lobe stretching and their traditional jumping dance. The ‘adumu’ or ‘aigus’ jumping dance is associated with the semi nomadic Maasai people. The competitive Adumu dance is usually preformed during Eunoto – a ten day long cultural ceremony where boys become true warriors. The dance involves jumping the highest and the longest and requires great stamina – it is not easy to become a warrior.
One of the greatest natural phenomena occurs yearly in the Maasai Mara National Reserve. During the months of July to October you will be blown away by the incredible quantities of mainly wildebeest that move clockwise around the Serengeti/Maasai Mara ecosystem.