MATIRA BUSH CAMP
Eastern Africa’s Garden of Eden!
of Eastern Africa’s most fascinating nature reserves
featuring a huge
and varied animal kingdom is located in the South West of Kenya.
Approx. 5.000 km2 in size, the reserve lies in the Lake Victoria basin,
a mere one hour flight from Nairobi.
by hills, the rivers Mara and Talek pass through the vast bush- and
grassland, meandering in apparently never-ending windings through the
untouched landscape. Dense riparian forests line the rivers’
and bestow upon the otherwise tree-scarce region the charm of a fertile
scenic river landscape. Inselbergs of massive rock as well as a
multitude of small trenches, so-called Korongos, also contribute to
shaping large parts of the Maasai Mara. Here, both fauna and flora
flourish due to diversified natural resources, hence creating a unique
Geographically, the Maasai Mara region is the northern continuance of
the approx. 15.000 km2 Serengeti National Park. Even though the Maasai
Mara Wildlife Reserve (1.600 km2) is the smallest part of this
extraordinary ecosystem, an impressive natural spectacle takes place
here due to the annual wet season migration of large hoofed animals.
Hundreds of thousands of white-bearded gnus and huge hordes of zebras
migrate from the southern part of the Serengeti to the lush pastures of
the Maasai Mara in order to look for better forage conditions. Besides
these hoofed animals, an enormous diversity of species exists here:
large animals, i.e. elephants, giraffes, antelopes and lions as well as
rare cheetahs and leopards have found their ideal habitat in Maasai
Mara. Numerous bird species, reptiles and amphibians complete this
almost perfect picture of a fascinating animal kingdom within an
Experience this unique region. People, wild animals, landscapes. Amid
spectacular wildnerness, close to the massai, together with us at the
Matira bush camp.