1. What is Masai Mara and what is this activity about?
The Masai Mara Big 5 are also the African Big Five and mean the following big game: lions, African elephants, rhinoceroses, Cape buffalo and leopards. All five can still be found almost only in the Masai Mara National Reserve in Africa. Rhinoceroses are a rarity though, so hope you come across one.
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Maasai Mara – Wikipedia
Location and name: Maasai Mara is a large national game reserve in Kenya, bordering Tanzania. It is named after the Maasai people and the word “Mara” which means “spotted” in their language.
Wildlife and conservation: Maasai Mara hosts the Great Migration of millions of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles, and is home to the Big Five and many other species. It is a major research centre for the spotted hyena, lion, cheetah and other predators. It is managed by different county councils and conservancies.
Tourism and activities: Maasai Mara is one of the most famous safari destinations in Africa, with lodges, camps and airfields. Visitors can enjoy game drives, hot air ballooning, nature walks and cultural experiences. The Greatest Maasai Mara Photographer of the Year competition showcases the beauty of the reserve.
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