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Facts about Maasai Mara National Reserve

Facts about Maasai Mara National Reserve

1. The Maasai Mara National Park occupies an area of 1510 square kilometers and it is managed by the local authorities of Narok County in southwestern Kenya.

2. Maasai Mara National Park sits on the ancestral land of Maasai People of Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania. They have protected the wildlife for hundreds of years.

3. The Maasai People are nomadic pastoralists and thus the wildebeests, just like their cattle, are regarded as the wealth of the Maasai. They therefore ensure peaceful co-existence with the wild animals.

4. The Maasai Mara National Park is considered the greatest wildlife park in Africa. It has over 200 square miles of open grassland where the wild animals such as Wildebeests, Zebras, Gazelles, Antelopes, Ostriches, Rhinos, Buffaloes, Elephants, Giraffes, Lions, Cheetahs, Leopards, and Hyenas etc. roam free in their natural habitat.

5. The Flora in the Maasai Mara is by and large an extension of the Savannah Grassland on the plateau of the Eastern Africa Great Rift Valley that stretches all the way from Ethiopia to Zambia.

6. About 1.5 million wildebeests cross the Great Mara River in Maasai Mara to look for pastures in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park.

7.The Maasai Mara Migration is the world's largest Terrestrial Migration by mammals.

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Contributed By Mark Steve

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Contributed By Mark Steve