MASAI MARA Wildlife
The Masai Mara holds one of the highest concentrations of lion
in the world. Cheetah and leopards are a common sight in the Mara,
as are hyena and smaller predators such as jackals. The Mara is
home to an astounding number of zebra, giraffe, gazelle, elephant
and buffalo while the acacia forests are plentiful of a variety of
bird species. The Mara also sets the stage for the two million
strong wildebeest and zebra that migrate annually across its
plains. From July to October, more than 1.3 million wildebeest come
together before plunging forward through the waters, creating a
frenzy as they fight against the currents and waiting crocodiles.
The wildebeest bring new life to the Mara, not just through their
cycle of regeneration of the grasslands, but for the predators who
follow the herds.