Sussex Biodiversity Chalkgrass

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Sussex Biodiversity Chalkgrass


These areas of grass are preferred by the Lions, its most famous inhabitants, to rest at noon. Among the animals that can be seen in its 700 square miles include the Elephants, Black Rhinos, buffalos, leopards, cheetahs, wildebeests, zebras and gazelles. Crocodiles and hippos abound in dark, murky waters of the rivers that cross the Reserve.

One of the attractions of Masai Mara is the amazing spectacle of the annual Great Migration (July to October), nearly two million wildebeest, thousands of zebras and gazelles, with the escort of carnivores from the plains of Serengeti in Tanzania, following rains and rich grass growing behind them. A costly trip to the weak, sick and wounded who are prey to predators and for many others who perish when crossing the currents and eddies of the Mara River. Once the rains cease and herbs begin to lose their vigor it is the time when the wildebeest undertake the return to Serengeti.

The Reserve, which has an area of ​​1,510 km2, is the northern Serengeti-Mara ecosystem and is famous for the huge concentrations and migrations of herbivores and their predators. It can be said that no trip to Kenya would be complete without a visit to Masai Mara.