Amanda Marks


Wildlife of the Masai Mara

By Amanda Marks

In the latter half of June 2017, I spent 10 nights in the Masai Mara. I moved around constantly from camp to camp, in both the Masai Mara reserve and the Mara private conservancies, getting a view of the different areas and the choice of properties.

Having not been to Kenya for some time, it was wonderful to see the prolific wildlife that was present in this area. Not only have I never seen so many big cats in such a small amount of time, but the number of plains game was extraordinary too, even though the Serengeti migration had not yet arrived.

I hope this video, even with my rather shaky photography skills at times, shows just how incredible this place is.

Over the next 10 days, keep an eye on our blog, as I will be posting articles about the differences between the national reserve and the conservancies, as well as stories about places I stayed.

Amanda Marks

Amanda Marks

Amanda Marks is the founder and managing director of award-winning tour operator, Tribes Travel. Having started travelling professionally in her mid-twenties as a tour leader in Africa and the Middle East, she set up Tribes with her husband Guy in 1998. She travels regularly both alone and with her family, and is committed to sustainable travel so we can protect the earth's diversity and beauty for future generations.