By Anwynn Louw, Digital Marketing Assistant
Kenya is best known for its incredible wildlife, extraordinary landscapes, and of course, The Great Wildebeest Migration. Thousands of safari-goers flock to Kenya each year, drawn in by the country’s big game, strikingly beautiful beaches, as well as the iconic Mara scenery. Whether you’re planning your first ever safari or are a safari veteran who is looking for something more meaningful to experience, Kenya is definitely the place to be.
The iconic Masai Mara National Reserve is located in the southwestern region of Kenya and lies on the southern border of Kenya. It forms part of the Greater Serengeti-Mara ecosystem that spreads down into Tanzania to the south, offering visitors incredible wildlife viewing throughout the year. The reserve’s name is derived from the native language of the local Maasai people who referred to the area as ‘Mara’, which means spotted – because of the way acacia trees are dotted across the Mara plains.
Kenya has a remarkable 24 national parks and 15 national reserves. The range of natural habitats is wide: vast flat savanna plains and deserts; high-altitude snow-capped mountains with wooded slopes; lowland equatorial forests; and the south coast is perfect for idyllic tropical beach holidays. A vast group of wildlife calls the Masai Mara home, the land supports over 100 mammal species, 12 types of primates, an abundance of reptiles and over 1 000 bird species. This includes Africa’s “Big Five” and big cats.
“Intimate view from the Masai Mara” – A Gallery
Petro N. Zouzoulas stayed at two of our properties during his East Africa visit in the Greater Masai Mara region and beautifully captured the astounding wildlife that roams the plains surrounding Rekero and Naboisho.
Rekero Camp is a traditional East African safari camp situated 150 meters from an old-age crossing point on the Talek River. With the dining deck perfectly positioned you can enjoy all the action, spectacular scenery and an abundance of wildlife year-round.
Located in the Mara Nabaoisho Conservancy, Naboisho camp offeres an intimate and exclusive safari experience to its visitors. The concervancy is a haven for wildlife and also serves as an important corridor for the little-known Loita Migration. Approximatley 5000 wildebeest and 1ooo zebra make their way through this area every year.