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Address: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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The Mara is a beautiful but sensitive environment that can survive only if...

The Mara is a beautiful but sensitive environment that can survive only if properly respected. Well-watered by the Mara River, enjoying abundant vegetation, wildlife and rainfall, its ecology would appear, at first sight, to be relatively resilient. It also appears to have withstood the erosive effects of huge numbers of visiting tourists extraordinarily well. There are signs, however, that the delicate balance between tourist numbers and wildlife populations cannot be properly maintained for much longer as evidenced by the reduction in the protective vegetation cover and the emergence of a series of dust bowls. Meanwhile, the Reserve is host to 95 species of mammals, amphibians and other reptiles and 485 species of birds. During the dry season (July to October) it also hosts a major concentration of migratory herbivores including about 250,000 zebra and 1.3 million wildebeest. Amongst the list of easy-to-view species are: gazelle, elephant, topi, buffalo, lion (Kenya's largest population), black rhino, hippo, hyena, giraffe, leopard and mongoose.

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an awesome place to view Africa's extraordinary wildlife.

fly into Kichwe Thembo airstrip and stay at andBeyond Kichwe Thembo Lodge right on the Mara triangle. when not on game drive you can view the animals from the deck or pool or your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Pennington, South Africa
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Pennington, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

fly into Kichwe Thembo airstrip and stay at andBeyond Kichwe Thembo Lodge right on the Mara triangle. when not on game drive you can view the animals from the deck or pool or your accommodation as they stroll past.

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Thank Sal R
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mara triangle is an excellent point where the border of Tanzania and Kenya lies and best spot to see wildlife moving in and out at border Migration.Best Safari to see animals.Lions,Elephants and wide range of Wildlife

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Thank anishavlani
Nairobi, Kenya
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After leaving the tarmac road, the drive was long on a really bad road but my friends and I felt it was all worth it. The abundance of wildlife, the quiet, the solitude, the un-spoilt beauty and endless views was exactly what we needed and at times, we felt like we were the only people with all the animals, the... More 

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Thank Joyce G
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the western edge of the 1,510 KM plus Masai Mara lies an area where you will feel truly in sync with nature. Here, game drives are amazing as you mainly find yourselves amidst wildlife and not several tourist vehicles. The Mara River which is very popular during the wildebeest migration is nearby and you can easily access other popular... More 

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Thank SamWaweru
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We were three days in Maasai Mara and the Mara Triangle was part of day 2. This was the most exciting day as the trip towards and around the triangle allowed us to find many of the big five especially a big beautiful black rhino. There are many entrances in the game reserve however would reccommend the Olololo Gate if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This part of the Maasai Mara National Reserve is magnificently spectacular. Every game ride is very productive! You see all the "Big 5" in no more than two game drives! For this holiday, it was true value for money.

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Thank PW-Ka
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I'm so happy places like this still exist on earth. Great to see what world would have been 100 years ago without plastic floating in air :-) Bravo to Kenya for keeping the park alive. Gorgeous animals living in their world. It was sort of sad that we were there disturbing them. Its like if someone came to my house... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

All the Kenyan national parks are excellent but the Mara stands out for me. Even in the lushness of the wet animals abound.

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Thank Beijingmichael
Kenya
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

breathtaking , The Serena hotel is the only hotel in the Mara triangle making the whole place undisturbed to the animals . we drove in and got a leopard just strolling . drove for about five kilometers and came across two cheetah brothers. By the time we got to the hotel we had seen a family of Lions and Elephants... More 

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Skukuza, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

I have spent 10 great days photographing the Wildlife in the Mara Triangle, we saw amazing wildlife and got great images, the park was not very busy as it is out of season but there is still a abundance of wildlife, I can highly recommend a trip to the Mara triangle

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