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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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Mara Triangle

Fabulous area - near the Mara River. Great location for the annual Migration. Home to all species, including the Big Five

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

a great place to go if you love and respect wildlife. a place surrounded by chaos but you would feel at peace here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Visited the Masai Mara recently and stayed at the Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp. The Mara Triangle is bordered by three sides as follows - Tanzania/ Serengeti (2) The Mara River and 93) The Oloololo (ZigZag) Escarpment Being a well managed conservancy, the safari tour traffic here is quite limited and the animals roam freely & thrive. The Big 5 are... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Fabulous area - near the Mara River. Great location for the annual Migration. Home to all species, including the Big Five

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Right at the Mara River has the highest number of animals to see at the park. Excellent location for the wildebeest migration.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent..Excellent..Excellent..Sooopaa..Sooopaa..No better to describe this amazing natural wildlife. We witnessed all the wild animals that can be...Truly, amazing..Must visit location

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I visit Africa on photo expeditions on a regular basis but the Mara is the place to feel and see and obtain the Out Of Africa experience. For the last few years I have stayed at the Main Governors Camp which is well placed in the triangle and offer's great views across the plains.

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warwick,ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is undoubtedly one of Kenya's best reserves..so many different landscapes, wonderful camps at all levels and the guiding is superb, watch out for my forthcoming book best guides & Camps..Some of my all time favourites are Offbeat Mara, Serian, The 3 Kicheche camps and Rekero to name just a few.. The newest addition is Angama Mara still to be... More 

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Straubing, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

If you want to visit Masai Mara in spite of crazy Entry Regulations choose the western area (Trans Mara) with Triangle and Musiaria Swamp.The landscape is more diversified and the queues of minibuses not so long.Visitors crowd in the eastern region because of the quantity of camps and lodges.Enter at Oloololo Gate or Musiaria Gate (Trans Mara) and not Sekenani-... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Not as crowded with four wheel drives as the rest of the Mara, this part is fabulous. Lots of animals and lovely spots on the river. We saw 2 rangers cars, which was great as it means they are around and active - a good sign.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

There is a picnic area in the middle set under a tree with wonderful views, elephants and giraffes were roaming in the distance, well worth a visit

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Address: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Rift Valley Province  >  Maasai Mara National Reserve

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