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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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The place to be to witness the Great Migration

The Mara Triangle situated to the West of the Mara River is one of the best places to witness the Great Migration. Importantly, there is also a lot to see and experience away from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Mara Triangle situated to the West of the Mara River is one of the best places to witness the Great Migration. Importantly, there is also a lot to see and experience away from the Mara River itself as there are abundant other wildlife and bird species. Being used to the reserves of Southern Africa, I was amazed to witness... More 

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Bribie Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were very lucky in that we saw the crossing of the Wildebeest and the attack of the crocs. Just fantastic not to be missed

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I will definitely recommend you to visit this after the Serengeti. Because it was worth it and do not miss the morning game drive.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Mara Triangle was by far the best area of the Massai Mara. Within the Triangle we saw the most types of animals, most drastic landscape changes and were in a constant state of awe. Highly Recommend!

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

it was such a peaceful place to be. Meet the local Masai tribe and even managed to see the big five.

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Eelde, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Mara triangle is a great place to visit while on safari. It's surrounding are a bit different then the rest of Masai Mara with more wedlands and there for more different birds. The big five can be found ( but as ever it is what nature provides you). The roads are well kept and the rangers are observant but helpfull.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

What an amazing place to be in. You have the big 5. You have a lot of other exotic animals and birds. Predators and prey watch you without any fear. They look undaunted by the noise of vehicles that move around the Savannah's. Best time to visit is July-October. Be there during the migration of Wild beasts. Its a treat... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The migration is on right now, prices are high and the lodges are full. However, the for the adventurous and experienced, you can camp in the Mara. Check out my experience here with pictures of the lions and wildebeest: http://www.nomadic-by-nature.com/camping-with-lions/

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The variety and number of animals in this conservancy is impressive. Even the elephants are not overly bothered by vehicles since we are told that the level of poaching is minimal. We were lucky to see some if the great migration and that was a real treat. We also saw lion, cheetah, rhino, buffalo and elephant, all at close quarters.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Go in July for migration but June for price. Still brilliant game and you don't have to watch the gory stuff as the wildebeast try to cross the river

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