Masai Mara Reserve Region (local spelling Masai Mara or Mara with short speech by the people) is Kenya’s largest reserve zone. Masai Mara is located in the Serengeti National Park, which is located within the borders of Tanzania. The people living in Masai Mara are called the people of Masai Mara. This name refers to the ‘spotted area’ on the local level. Masai Mara is a region famous for cat species. It is also possible to encounter several zebra species here. Every year between July and October there are place changes called the great migration of the Serengeti. Maasai Mara Reserve zone stands out with an immigration and displacement system called Mara ecosystem, Seasonal life differences are the front plan in this region.
In the early years, Masai Mara, including Mara Triangle, was about 1821 km2 wide. The area was set up in 1948 and the wildlife sanctuary had an area of 520 km2. Due to the increase in animal species in the province, the area was extended to the east in 1961 and converted into a fully protected area. First, the Narok Country Council (NCC) has taken over the reserve management area. After transferring the area to the Narok country council, the area of about 162 km2 was returned to the settlements. In 1976 the total area of the reservoir area was 1,510 km2. TransMara Country Council (TMCC) was established in 1995 in the western part of the reserve zone, where Masai Mara’s control was shared between the TransMara country council and the present Narok District Council. In May 2001, Mara Koruma Mara Triangle administration, which is not profit-oriented, officially took over the region.
About Masai Mara
The Masai Mara National Park is located in the Narok area of Kenya and is the continuation of the Serengeti National Park in southern neighbor Tanzania. The region, named for this name in honor of the indigenous people of the region, Masai Kabiles, has global prominence and fame, especially due to the presumed Masai Lion population. Apart from that, African Leopard also hosts other wild cats like the Tanzania Fence. Thomson Ceylon, Zebra and Africa are located on the migration path of the Antelope. These herbivorous creatures come to the Masai from the Serengeti each year through the periodical displacement movement called July to October, called the Great Migration. Masai Mara National Park is part of the Great Mara Ecosystem. Koiyaki, Lemek, Ol Chorro form the Great Mara Ecosystem together with areas like Oirowua, Olkinyei, Siana, Maji Moto, Naikara, Ol Derkesi, Kerinkani, Oloirien and Kimintet. Try to join all of the driving tours in the morning, after lunch and at night to see as many animals as possible. Most of the campgrounds are equipped with game drives with experienced drivers and competent knowledgeable guides. By joining them you can have detailed information about the animals you have never seen before.