3 Very Unusual Species You Can Find in The Masai Mara

Some of the unusual species you can find throughout the park beyond lions and zebras

By ARBOOX Staff • March 11, 2024

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The Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is a dream-come-true kind of African Safari experience. When you hear the word safari, the first thing that comes to your mind is probably enormous grasslands full of zebras, wildebeests, hippos, giraffes, elephants and, of course, lions.

But there's so much to find in the African Savanna beyond those popular species, that's why we've gathered a list of three iconic species to look for while riding the park.


Secretarybirds are long-legged, mostly terrestial birds. This bird species uses its legs to hunt, and it is well-known for walking over 20 miles a day looking for its prey.

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Black Rhinoceros

The black rhino is a critically endangered species native to eastern Africa. Although its name is "black", its colours range from brown to grey.

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This medium-sized wild cat species native to sub-Saharan countries is characterised by its small head, large ears and golden fur, with black dots and stripes. This feline is a solitary carnivore who mainly eats small rodents and birds.

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