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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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Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Safari Unlimited Masai Mara Ride with Gordy and Felecia has to be one of the best and unforgettable experiences I have ever enjoyed. For those whose are horse riders and like some adventure with wonderful guides, Camp staff is very safe, caring and inclusive care this is the trip of a life time.

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Sorrento, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This side of the river is much better managed by the rangers. They only allow a few vehicles at a time to observe a cheetah for example. Handled way better than the other side.

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lincs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Was initially concerned we weren't on the right side of the river but would choose the triangle again. Quieter than the main side so better positioning to see the wildlife.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I had heard about, read up on and saw documentaries regarding the Great Migration in the Masai Mara but nothing prepared me for what I was about to see as we drove through the main gate for the very first time. The land was covered with wildebeest as far and thick as the eye could see. Mixed amongst them were... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Unbelievable experience and managed to see four of the big five on the first day. Only spent two days in Maasai Mara and we did not manage to see the river crossing although there were attempts on a couple of occasions, something was holding them back. Had an unexpected adventure when our 4*4 got stuck in a muddy river crossing... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I had a privilege of travelling back to kenya amidst the miriad travel advisories by many countries.This land is full of irresistible and rare flora and fauna that can keep you going there again and again as it is insatiable.Using my traditional travel partner-Travelwithus Safaris,i thought i knew so much of this country but shock on me!a whole new world... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I like and worship Mara system. Any biosphere/eco system is fragile and sensitive and need a careful, honest supervision and maintinance.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Go when the wildebeest and zebra are entering or leaving the reserve (June-July, Sept-Oct). All along the Mara River you will see an amazing spectacle.

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Foster City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Tons of animals, beautiful scenery! We spent several days in the Triangle and there was always something exciting happening. Lions on the hunt, cheetahs observing, rhinos grazing. Quite a treasure!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The migration was here in September, we saw the start of the return to the Serengeti. So many birds and animals, an amazing experience!

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