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Mara Triangle

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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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!!

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Kilifi, Kenya
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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 

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Richmond, Virginia
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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.

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El Fondo de les Neus, Spain
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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

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Ely, United Kingdom
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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

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Nairobi, kenya
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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 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Loved the drive early morning but disliked getting stuck in the mad if it does rain just crazy my worry

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Kenya is a beautiful and diverse country. The Masai people were friendly and welcoming and it was lovely to visit some villages and been welcomed as family. The wildlife, obviously, is spectacular and there are plenty of opportunities to see all the big 5 and lots more!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Having our picnic lunch at the beautiful place felt so refreshing. I loved the way the monkeys stole food from people. The beautiful colored lizard couldn't pass without notice. Oh, the KWS guys in this place are so friendly and ready to answer questions. Kudos to them

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cumming, ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

The Mara Triangle Conservancy is a very special location occupying all of land west of the Mara river and up to the towering escarpment wall to the west. This is where the Migration herds enter into Kenya early each fall from the adjacent Serengeti to the south, With that said, there is no bad time to visit here with many... More 

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