Masai Mara National Reserve : Kenya

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MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE - KENYA The Masai Mara National Reserve (MMNR) is situated in the south-west of Kenya, covering an area of 1,510 square kilometres. It is a property of spectacular panoramas, copious wildlife, and infinite plains (Hotel, 2016) .The exemplary ‘safari’ delivers many attractions and is home to an outstanding year-round concentration of game as well as the two million animals; namely the wildebeest and zebra that make up the Great Migration every year from July to October. It is also a wildlife harbour, with the Big Five; lion, elephant, leopard, cape buffalo and rhinoceros, frequently spotted on game drives. Additionally, the ecosystem embraces one of the highest lion densities in the world. Finally, The MMNR is named after the Masai people who inhabit the area, and the Mara River, which flows through this reserve. Over the years, there has been an increase in access to MMNR, partially due to air strips and knowledge of the reserve. For these reasons, tourism has become the second largest contributor to the national revenues of Kenya after the foreign exchange earnings from agriculture. The tourism focuses on the unique commodities Kenya is blessed with; the wildlife heritage and immaculate beaches. Tourism is used as a socio-economic development tool in Kenya due to the multiplier effects it generates at the site of production, such as; increased employment, increased government tax revenue which improves social welfare and increased GDP per
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