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Address: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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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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Beautiful area to see the Big Cats and the marsh Pride of Lions

Visiting the lush setting of the Mara Triangle in the Masai Mara is an amazing place to see the Lions ,Cheetah and Leopards along with Elephants and other fascinating wildlife... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visiting the lush setting of the Mara Triangle in the Masai Mara is an amazing place to see the Lions ,Cheetah and Leopards along with Elephants and other fascinating wildlife experiences

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great park for animals and birds. Get there early to avoid a queue to get in, late afternoons can be a bit damp but doesn't bother the animals. Some crowds around the river crossings but generally spacious. Very well looked after - rangers are strict and protective (as they should be) so don't go off the paths!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is a good reason that the Masai Mara and the Great Migration are on so many bucket lists. The Mara Triangle really delivers. There are vast open plains bordered by the Oloololo escarpment on the West side, the Mara River on the East side and open to the Serengeti on the Southern side. It is the best place to... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting several places in kenya my country my recent trip took me to Mara triangle. I was really impressed by the whole place save for a few hitches at the gate sometimes very slow to check in guests therefore wasting precious time....all in all this side boasts of abundance of wildlife.. good roads and friendly helpful rangers famously called... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice well maintained road. make sure you have a good guide to take you around and show you the wild side.

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Thank amu838
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mara triangle has perhaps the largest population of lions per capita. The roads within the park are in relatively good condition but for the best experience a 4x4 would be ideal. I got to see the migration the last two times I was there. If you have a good guide I can almost guarantee a lion sighting on every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This part of the world makes you forget the cosmopolitan life and you wish to be here with these animals.

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mombasa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing wildlife We could see every body exited about the beauty and how nature provides balance for both comfort of the crocodiles and hippos in the river to the sportive Thomson Gazelles then the lion Kings relax focused on the next move all under one roof The mother nature of the Mara triangle

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the animals are all close to the river and the hotel is a drive away. you can also watch the migration from the hotel as it is on a hill looking down. we always spot the big 5 here sometimes not the elusive leopard but on hunt for that we see everything else.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We were recently there, though the migration had not started, but we could see most game, like the lion, cheetah, impalla, antelope, hippo, zebra and a lot of birds. We just could not find a hippo. Overall the experience was wonderful.

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