Guest Gallery: An Intimate Safari In The Mara

By Asilia Africa News | 12 July 2019

Kenya is best known for its incredible wildlife, extraordinary landscapes, and of course, The Great Wildebeest Migration. Whether you’re planning your first-ever safari or are a safari veteran, Kenya offers an amazing experience every time.

Wildlife of the Greater Masai Mara region

Kenya has a remarkable total of 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. 

The iconic Masai Mara National Reserve is located in the southwestern region of Kenya and lies on the southern border of Kenya. Together with the adjacent Mara Conservancies it forms the Greater Mara Region offering visitors incredible wildlife viewing throughout the year. The land supports over 100 mammal species including Africa’s Big 5 and big cats, 12 types of primates, an abundance of reptiles and over 1,000 bird species. 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.

Guest gallery: “Intimate view from the Masai Mara” by Petro Zouzoulas

Our guest Petro 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 is a traditional East African safari camp situated 150 meters from an age-old 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 adjacent Mara Nabaoisho Conservancy, Naboisho camp offers an intimate and exclusive safari experience to its visitors. The conservancy is a haven for wildlife and also serves as an important corridor for the little-known Loita Migration (where approximately 5,000 wildebeest and 1,000 zebra make their way through the area every year).

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