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Address: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Description: 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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Amazing, even in Low season

The great thing about Kenya at the moment (for tourists) is that everyone's been frightened off by Ebola (the outbreak was in the other side of Africa, further than the distance... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

The great thing about Kenya at the moment (for tourists) is that everyone's been frightened off by Ebola (the outbreak was in the other side of Africa, further than the distance from London to New York) and terrorist activity in the east (as far from Nairobi as London is from Prague). So the low season was pretty low, but in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Not as crowded with vehicles as the eastern part of the Reserve, I think that the Mara Triangle is the best place to view wildlife. The scenery is also spectacular, with the Oloololo escarpment as the backdrop.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Excellent game drives. We saw a lot of animals, all the big fives at close range, not congested and roads were in good conditions.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

You can't go wrong with a budget safari to Maasai Mara or any safari at all. The landscape is beautiful and the local villages are great. I stopped by while volunteering in Kenya for several months. I ended up living in the local village for a while and really enjoyed. Have gone 5 times, and have a trip booked for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

with the diversity of landscapes and the mix between wetlands, forest, high grass and Savanah this is a magical place to stop almost all animals from East Africa. lovely

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hartlepool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great place to see the Hippos in the river & lots of smal moneys come when you having lunch picnic.. Great!..

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

An amazing place with abundant wildlife. Full of a great variety of animal and bird species. We saw all 13 prides of lions, and 5 cheetah families (Cheetah and cubs), Hyenas - both striped and spotted, foxes, antelopes galore and herds of elephants, hippos and crocs in the Mara river it was just sensational. Our friends were very lucky to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

i liked the game drive along the olololoo escapement within the mara triangle. there place we found more than one hundred buffaloes, at fast you would think they are cattle's

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

An amazing place. Full of a great variety of animal and bird species. We saw all 3 prides of lions, and the other Big 4. We were also so very lucky to see a Leopard defending its kill up a tree against a Hyena. Watching Zebra and Giraffe crossing the Masai Mara river was truly wonderful. An absolutely amazing experience!!

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Kilifi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

So many animals, three prides of lion and hundreds of wildebeest and zebra. Not so many giraffe these days and elephants not as numerous. Did not like approach coming low flying in. Lots of new fencing going up. Many confused animals whose migration was blocked. Please do not let this happen. The Mara Triangle is a special place on our... More 

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