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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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Wigan, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Masai Mara National Reserve is a must when visiting Kenya. We stayed at Base Camp which is right in the heart of the Mara and is perfect. The Mara was our first stop on safari after leaving Nairobi and it got out holiday of to a great start. Our tour guide Tito from JT (Julius Tact) whose owner is Julius... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Had a great time photographing every animal possible. Saw riuver crossing activity. Even saw a rhino.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is one of the most scenic parts of the Maasai Mara, and it is very well managed by the Mara Conservancy. It also boasts a good population of black rhino in the area.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Mara triangle has alot to offer... it's good to book your safari early so that you are able to have a lodge or camp at the areas where you are guaranteed to photograph not just the big five but all wildlife that interest you and your camera.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Abundance of wldlife and away from towns and shops. Everyone was charming and helpful. The tent at Governos camp was luxurious and well equipped with three pin electric sockets and hot running water with a bath. The tent looked onto a large lawn running down to the river Mara where you could watch the crocodiles and buffalo basking on the... More

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There are amazing wildlife in every turn, careful you might mistake this with a zoo...but far from it, they are in their natural habitat

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The scenes you see are amazing. Things change so much - the teraine is so different dependent on the area and of course the animals that you see will differ. For us this included leapard, cheater, lion, wilderbeast, zebra, geraffe, wild cat, leapard tortoise, and the list goes on. To be honest, the areas all sort of roll into one... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A lot of animals, and the big five. We have seen rhinos many times (4 days out of 5). Go there if you want to see all kind of wild animals. But landscape is all the same: bush. No variety like in tanzania.

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Pune
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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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