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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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best area to be in the migration.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Mara Triangle after visiting the Lewa Conservancy in the north of Kenya. Both locations have abundant wildlife and the Mara has the added benefit of being part of the great migration. Unfortunately, we visited a few weeks before the migration begin. The downside to the Mara is that the guides/vehicles are restricted to established paths and cannot... More 

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Laval
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw the great migration and this is a unique place to visit. It’s a must and we booked with Tayiai Safari. We enjoyed what we saw and will go back. Saw the Notch and Marsch pride also.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mara Triangle is one third of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, it is separated from other parks by the Mara river, and covers an area of 510 km². It has two natural borders ; to the South West is the Tanzania/Serengeti border, to the East is the Mara River, and to the North West is the Oldoinyio Escarpment (also... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Good looked after park. I love the Mara and this was my second time back there. Definitely not the last. All staff around the park at all gates and even in the park where we had encounters with them were pleasurable experience as they are always friendly.

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This is the best part of the Mara. Very well managed, not congested like other parts. great places to view Game. It is vast and very attractive

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I just love the plains dotted with animals you can see so far, actually our guide told us there is no other huge open space like this in Kenya after the Deserts in the North.In April the animals were not as many in number but i can imagine the scene during the migration period...a must go back for that!

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West Baldwin, ME
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

The northern tip of the Mara Triangle presents an unparalleled visual perspective of the essence of Masai Mara - spotted land of the Maasai - in a vast plain evenly spotted with individual trees.

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Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Lots of animals and you travel (March) among very good dirt roads and fairly tall grass but you can still see the animals. There are many great lodges here and lots of air strips that you can use to fly into without having to drive from Nairobi (7 hours on horrible roads) that we did. The Mara River has a... More 

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