The Maasai Mara National Reserve spans some 1,510 square kilometers and is 2,170 meters above sea level. The terrain of the reserve is primarily grassland with clumps of another of its main features; the distinctive acacia tree; one can also find lush forests especially along the river and streams.
The wildebeest migration however brings an array of excitement and flurry to the Kenyan landscape.
Once a year the grasslands get littered with tourist vans that shuttle visitors between the various points in the Mara.
Last year, a record of nearly 3 million wildebeest crossed the treacherous, crocodile infested Mara River; some proved to be more lucky than other in cheating death this time round.