We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Website
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 316 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 278
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
excellent to spot all big 5

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Ricardo B
,
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

316 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
482 reviews 482 reviews
132 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
hartlepool
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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!..

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
nairobi
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
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!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kilifi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richmond, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Mara Triangle is adjacent to Masai Mara National Reserve and is endowed with many animal species. The conservancy is well run, managed and organized. Saw various animal species within our first game drive session. At the end of the stay saw all the big five species and more than anticipated.

Was this review helpful? Yes
El Fondo de les Neus, Spain
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
26 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is the part of the Mara that is home to the most exciting of the wildlife -- numerous cheetahs , lions and leopard . A must "do 2" area

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ely, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

i think this is the best place to go. all the wildlife you want,managed better than some parts of the mara, as there are no cattle around

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nairobi, kenya
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The Mara Triangle is managed by what the Kenyans call a "Muzungu" - white person not by Narok County Council as is the rest of the park (excepting the conservancies). Because of this it is greener and has more wildlife, especially elephants, than anywhere else in The Mara. If you are within reach of it or even prefer to stay... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Mara Triangle also viewed

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Rift Valley Province
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Rift Valley Province
 
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Rift Valley Province
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Rift Valley Province
 

Been to Mara Triangle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Mara Triangle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?