Kenya: Masai Mara – Landscapes

Masai Mara lies right above the Serengeti but on the Kenyan side. The two wildlife preserves are interconnected and the annual migration straddles the two countries. Unlike the Serengeti which is a true national park, Masai Mara is a conservation area – a patchwork of protected areas that allow for Masai people to herd their cattle. Nonetheless, Masai Mara is world famous for its wildlife and lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, elephants, and so on are very abundant here and safari game drives are amazing here. The landscapes are quite different from the northern Serengeti with its hills and forests – Masai Mara is an endless flatland of short grasses with visibility to horizon. Here and there, there are idolaters trees that make the landscapes even more haunting.