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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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This is a spectacular place!! I recommend going very early to see the sun rise at around 5am, the view is out of this world plus you will see many animals that early.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Yasmin Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a spectacular place!! I recommend going very early to see the sun rise at around 5am, the view is out of this world plus you will see many animals that early.

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Thank Yasmin Z
Lagos, Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the Mara Triangle in Sept-2016 and saw wildebeest and zebras. Many sightings of giraffe and lions. Also found 3 black rhinos wandering across the valley. The great migration we observed the Mara River crossing , visit to Massai village Well worth the trip.

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Thank KITTAPPA
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will probably see more animals here than almost anywhere else. In the migration you will see literally thousands and thousands of wildebeest and zebra, Close by will be the major predators, lions, cheetah and leopard and hoping to scavenge will be hyenas

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Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Mara Triangle in late August 2016 and saw endless herds of wildebeest and zebras. Many sightings of giraffe and lions. Also found 3 black rhinos wandering across the valley. The great migration was in its later days but we observed the Mara River crossing two days in a row with lots of activity on both sides of... More 

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Thank Susan G
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The herds arrived in the Triangle the day before we did and it really is something you need to see with your own eyes to believe it. Beautiful and fascinating! The week's sightings included herds as far as the eye could see, fat cats and scavengers feasting on carcasses lying everywhere, crossings galore and even three black rhino fending off... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mara Triangle is part of the Masai Mara National Reserve. It is bordered by the famous Mara River. During the aminal migration, the animals attempt to cross the Mara River but there are many obsticals in there way, invluding huge crocodiles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In my humble opinion, the mara triangle is the prettiest part of the reserve. With the olloooloo range to the west, the mara river to the east and the Tanzanian boundary to the base to complete the three sides, it has a better density of animals than the rest of the mara. A larger area to discover as well as... More 

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Thank Kamran M
Ahmedabad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

One of the best places to visit if you are interested in African Wildlife. An abundance of every wildlife is seen during migration months. Mara triangle is the only place which can explain and demonstrate how animals co ordinate And communicate between themselves. It also shows how they decide and care for each individual of the group and elders care... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

This is were the wildebeest and Zebras cross the river. Great sight you can see crocodile waiting for the kill, hippo seen in the river relaxed Many chances to see a kill

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Thank Viswesh K
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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