No trip to East Africa is complete without visiting Kenya, with its rolling savannahs alive with wildlife against a backdrop of rugged highlands dotted with coffee and tea plantations. Some 50 million Kenyans with more than 40 distinct ethic groups, each with its own language and traditions, make it home.
The capital of Kenya is Nairobi which is a sprawling city and one of the largest cities in tropical Africa.
Many visitors to Kenya go to experience the wildlife, which is unbelievable. Many of those travelers do venture into the Maasi Mara or simply The Mara, which is named in honor of the Maasi people. In the Maasi tongue “Mara” means spotted due to the many trees which dot its’s landscape.
The Maasi Mara which covers an area of more than 1,500 square km stretching along the Tanzanian border adjacent to the Serengeti, is situated in the southwest of Kenya and world-renowned for its exceptional population of lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, hippos and giraffes. One of the natures greatest phenomenon is the great annual migration of a million plus wildebeest, zebra, Thomson’s gazelle and other antelope, to and from the Serengeti. Check out our Maasi Mara gallery here.
The Maasai, is well known for their warriors, were once expected to kill a lion to prove their strength and manhood. Easily identified by their red robes and beaded jewelry, today the Maasai can be found herding their prized cattle as they search for new pasture.