ABOUT Masai Mara

A little piece of paradise and jewel.

ABOUT Masai Mara

The Masai Mara is one of the world’s most venerated game reserves, because once you’ve seen its big skies, rolling savanna, great herds of animals and variety of birdlife, you’ll never forget it. At Endeem we make sure that becomes a truth because our Maasai driver-guides have grown up around here and possess an innate ability and instinctive talent to read nature’s signs as if it were an open book. Each day there is something extraordinary to see and our guides will reveal it to you. They are particularly skilled at providing great photo opportunities, for entertaining children with bush lore and for sharing wisdoms about their extraordinary way of life.

Mara’s Big Cats

Masai Mara is home to some of the most abundant wildlife populations in the world. Sightings of the “Big 5” (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino), along with cheetah and serval are almost guaranteed, while the savanna is always busy with plains game like wildebeest, zebra and many types of antelopes. The Mara’s Big Cats are well documented and we have several lion prides and some elusive leopards in our area.

The Wildebeest Migration

The Wildebeest Migration sees over a million wildebeest, around 400,000 zebra and 200,000 gazelle make their way from Tanzania into Kenya in a quest for green grass. They congregate in their thousands on the banks of the Mara River, usually in July and August and make their way back in October. They can stare at the raging river for days before they jump, knowing that there are huge Nile Crocodiles lurking beneath the surface. It’s often a zebra that takes the first plunge and then it’s a free-for-all until the whole group has crossed.


Endeem Mara Resort is as much a home as it is a travel destination. Guests become more than visitors, they become part of the Maasai community. Join us around the fireplace, for storytelling and stargazing.