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Maasai Ostrich

The common Maasai Ostrich, scientifically known as Struthio camelus massaicus, is a subspecies of the ostrich found in East Africa, particularly in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya and the Serengeti plains of Tanzania.

It is characterized by its distinctive black and white plumage, long neck, and legs, and its large size, making it the largest bird in the world. The Maasai Ostrich is an important cultural symbol for the Maasai people and plays a significant role in their traditional ceremonies and rituals. 

The Maasai Ostrich plays a vital role in the ecosystem, helping to disperse seeds and control vegetation growth in their native habitat. Their conservation is crucial for maintaining the balance of the savanna ecosystem.

Important Information

  • Safe for Adults & Kids
  • 2-3 hours excursion
  • Available all year round
  • Walk-In Hours: 6:00AM-6:00PM
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Did you Know?

-Fun facts about Maasai Ostrich-

Fast Runners

The Maasai ostrich is the world's largest bird and can run at speeds of up to 45 mph to escape predators.

Cannot Fly

Despite being birds, Maasai ostriches cannot fly. They rely on their strong legs for movement and defense.

Distinctive Appearance

Males have a unique red neck and legs, which become even brighter in color during the breeding season to attract females.

Large Eggs

They lay the largest eggs of any living land animal, with each egg weighing around 3 pounds.


Their diet primarily consists of plants, but they also eat insects and other small creatures they find as they forage.

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Reviews From Our Guests

 First impressions when you get, there might be a little bit tatty. But you soon change your mind when you start interacting with the animals. We were greeted by ostriches, walking around freely and were able to feed them. We had an amazing guide all to ourselves called Fedelis. Her English was incredible and she was so informative about all animals and the surrounding park.


Towards the end of the tour, we were able to feed zebras, but the real highlight was feeding the giraffes, it really was an experience that I could recommend anyone to do.


A lovely, peaceful walk around the reserve, getting up close and personal with zebra and ostriches. We had a super guide called Joseph who was very knowledgeable and guided us around for about an hour and a half, and we were lucky enough to feed the giraffes too.


A perfect personal trip which we all enjoyed.

Helen and Annabel (TRIPADVISOR)

Bring a camera! Great activity for the family to interact with some of Kenyas wildlife. 2-3 hours is enough.

RainbowSunflower (Karen) - TRIPADVISOR