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Mara Triangle

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: The Mara is a beautiful but sensitive environment that can survive only if properly respected. Well-watered by the Mara River, enjoying abundant... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Pune
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We didnt spend much time here, saw the river but there was no sign of any herd crossing it. At the gate we saw so many Pink and Blue lizards. They sure arent scared of humans anymore. Got some great shots. Also saw plenty of carcass in the river and vultures feasting on them.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Spread over 9 square kilometers, you may end up watching almost every possible wildlife including Hyenas, Jackals, Cheetahs and Leopard if you are lucky.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Roads were a bit rough but the scenery was stunning and varied. We saw huge herds of giraffe and elephants as well as zebra. It was a drive-thru from one side of the park to the other but worth the trip!

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nairobi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

noise at night ,i like how people talk to us and treating us well,the drive knows what he is doing we almost show all the animals we wanted

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Vastness of the Mara and animals in their natural habitat was amazing to experience. River crossings were breathtaking and highly recommend going to Maasai Mara in July, Beside migration season, weather is cool with highs in 70s and lows in 50s and there were no mosquitoes

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We spent two days at magical masai mara. This was one of the best place we have ever been to. Wild life is in abundance here. We saw all the big fives and glimpse of wild beast migration. What a wonderful place!! Lions were the highlight of Masai Mara!!! The only regret is not spending more time here, we should... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

There was no place we went that we didn't see huge amounts of wildlife, including lions and spotted hyenas along with so much more. Will definitely go back if given a chance!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I took my 10 year old son to the Masai Mara and Mara Triangle and it was absolutely the trip of a lifetime. JT (Julius Tact) Safaris is absolutely THE BEST safari company out there. They planned every detail of the trip and their prices are unbeatable. I have used them 3 times now and am booking my 4th trip... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was totally overwhelmed by the sheer number of wildebeest and zebra present in the Masai Mara. We managed to see three river crossings in four days, but it is purely luck if you are in the right place at the right time. Some other guests saw none. The sight of crocodiles and hippos attacking the wildebeest as they crossed... More

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Felsted, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had an amzing safari experience from Nairobi with JT safaris (Julius Nzumbi) and would recommend it to everyone visiting kenya. JT Safaris cannot be bettered

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