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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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Asheville, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I took my 10 year old son to the Masai Mara and Mara Triangle and it was absolutely the trip of a lifetime. JT (Julius Tact) Safaris is absolutely THE BEST safari company out there. They planned every detail of the trip and their prices are unbeatable. I have used them 3 times now and am booking my 4th trip... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I was totally overwhelmed by the sheer number of wildebeest and zebra present in the Masai Mara. We managed to see three river crossings in four days, but it is purely luck if you are in the right place at the right time. Some other guests saw none. The sight of crocodiles and hippos attacking the wildebeest as they crossed... More

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Felsted, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had an amzing safari experience from Nairobi with JT safaris (Julius Nzumbi) and would recommend it to everyone visiting kenya. JT Safaris cannot be bettered

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

With a good guide you wont lose! Awesome vista and awesome animals!! That with the local Masaai culture is what safari is all about.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Visit Masai Mara was a trip of a life time. Due to shortage of time, we did much of our traveling on private plane. Starting early morning from the Kenya Safari Club, we flew to Samburu National Reserve for our morning safari. On the way to Masai Mara, we look over the Lake Nakuru for the pink flamingos gathered which... More

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DFW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The drive into the Mara was rough -- a couple of hours of bumpy roads. It was so worth it. We went on an evening and an all day safari here. During the evening safari we saw lions and a bunch of other animals. There are zebras everywhere! During our all day safari we started by seeing giraffes up very... More

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Kisumu, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

although we arrived at around 4 pm after a long journey from Kisumu but in only 2 hours on the first day and 5 hoursin the second(last) day we got to see most of the animals apart from the cheetah and the rhinos. we saw the lions,wild beasts, giraffes,zebras,hippos, elephants and many more.if you're planning to visit the Masaai Mara... More

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

i have visited Kenya about 20 times and love the safari and seeing the animals we have seen the big 5 almost every time we have visited masai mara and i would recommend that you spend some time in the new camps at the mara now , i always take a few friends with us and we all have a... More

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cumming, ga
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The is by far the best of the best!! the triangle is a must as part of any visit to Kenya. Better roads & better access to the animals is what sets the triangle apart from the rest of the reserve area.. Make sure your trip includes a day or two in the Mara Triangle!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We visited earlier this year and cannot wait for our next visit. We were lucky enough to see all of the Big 5 and plenty more, there was not a single drive we went on where we did not see lions! Our safari was booked directly through JT Safari's in Mombasa, we contacted them before arriving in Kenya having used... More

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