The acacia bushes are the favourite place by the tsetse fly, which is responsible for sleeping sickness.
The Mara River and its tributaries, especially the Talek River, divide the National Reserve into three parts; the river banks are covered with bushes and trees, the same that can be found on the lonely hills rising out from the plain.
In 2010 the Kenya Wildlife Service made an application to UNESCO for the recognition to the Masai Mara National Reserve of the status of World Heritage Site, though to date it is still registered in the provisional list and the decision is pending.
The Masai Mara National Reserve is best known to travellers for three main reasons: the extraordinary concentration of lions, among the highest in Africa; a chance to see all the Big 5 and the presence in these lands, from June to the end of October, of the Great Migration: one of the most exciting and amazing phenomena of nature of our planet.
The Masai Mara National Reserve is only a part of the Great Masai Mara ecosystem, also including private reserves and conservation areas; the private reserves where you can go on safari are: the Mara North Conservancy, the Naboisho Mara Conservancy, the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, the Ol Kinyei Conservancy, the Ol Choro Oiroua Conservancy, the Lemek Conservancy, the Siana Conservancy and the Olderikesi Conservancy.