The maasai Mara is without a doubt the most popular national park in Kenya and one of the biggest tourist destinations in Africa. Maasai mara was established in 1961 and covers an area of 1520 square kilometres.
The Maasai mara is divided into two, the Maasai Mara national reserve and the Mara Triangle.
There are several accommodation hotels within and outside the Maasai Mara. There are also several public and private camping sites within the maasai mara.
The Maasai Mara is surrounded with other conservancies run by the locals of the area and they include Koiyaki, Lemek, Kimintet, Oloirien, Mara North, maji moti among others.
The biggest attraction in Maasai Mara is the wildebeest migration which is in the 10 wonders of the world. This migration takes place twice every year when the wildebeests migrate to Serengeti park which is in Tanzania around November and they migrate back to Kenya around July. Besides the great migration, Maasai mara also has several other animals to view including the big five although you will have to be lucky to see the Rhinos. There are more than 450 bird species in the mara and the rare roan antelope and bat eared fox which is very hard to spot in other parks in Kenya.
The maasai mara is mostly a plain grassland which gives it spectacular views all year round.
Other activities that can be done are night drives and hot air balloon rides.
The weather conditions in the maasai mara are favourable with temperatures being 30 degrees on very hot days and 20 degrees when it's cold.
Maasai mara is easily accessible via the sekenani gate which is after narok town. If visiting from Western Kenya, the closest access gate will be Oloololo gate.
Here is a form showing you the cost. Entry of Maasai mara also gives you access to the Mara triangle.