The Masai Mara takes its name from the Maasai tribe, whose tall, elegant physique and traditional bright red attire has captured the heart and attention of photographers from National Geographic to the BBC. Their ancestral savannah lands straddle the Kenyan-Tanzanian border. It’s an incredibly rich ecosystem of rain-fed grasslands, rivers, and forests, where millions of animals come to graze.
It’s in this part of Kenya where the very first photographic safaris took place, and the country still leads the way in new activities, experiences, and fine lodges. Here are just a few of the reasons you should make the Masai Mara your next destination in East Africa.