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Address: Masai 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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Number one spot for wildlife

The Mara Triangle, in the center of the Masa Mara Reserve is absolutely fantastic. One can see any and all of the animals, lions, giraffes, hippos, rhinos, elephants, thousands of... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Mara Triangle, in the center of the Masa Mara Reserve is absolutely fantastic. One can see any and all of the animals, lions, giraffes, hippos, rhinos, elephants, thousands of wildebeest and zebras, gazelle, etc. Seeing the wildebeest migrating over the Mara River is a sight to behold.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Mara Triangle is superb, and so much better for being less crowded and touristy than other parts of the Mara. We had a great time here and there was abundant wildlife. We even got to see a couple of the infamous crossings.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mara triangle is one of the largest landscape in the famous Maasai Mara game reserve where to see much wildlife in Kenya. During the migration, the wildebeests and zebras are in millions and its really a breathtaking experience. Its is very easy to spot the big five, that is the cheetah,elephants,rhinos,buffaloes and lions. The vast grasslands and rolling plains... More 

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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Masai Mara is the closest to God's own land!! Incredible open landscape, perennial rivers, abundant wildlife. Even though we visited at the end of migration there are plenty of wildebeest, zebras and topis to be seen. Masaai Mara does not disappoint. Visited Serengeti and Ngorongoro too, but Mara is up there!! You can drive close to the animals, cross shallow... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Even in mid-season, the profusion of animals was as humbling as it was breathtaking. Wild life programmes can only whet the appetite - this is the Real Thing.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

coming after the big migration into the triangle we really enjoyed the daily whereabouts of the many different herds of animals... we even managed to watch a mini-crossing at mara-river and that was a surprise. i think here the animals are well protected by a good ranger-watch-out-system - just great!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is the central part of the masai mara national reserve. To reach this place you have to cross two gates and journey between the gates is a game drive in itself. As our hotel was inside the triangle, game drive was very enjoyable and could see all the big five animals and many extras comfortably. Saw many lions, lioness,... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lots animals including Lion and Rhino. Most plains animals including Giraffe. Birds and antelope Lots traveling to cover the area.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A well maintained conservation area within the larger Masai Mara which I very much liked. Teems with lots of animals everywhere and you can't miss excellent game viewing

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Mara Triangle, located in the North-Western part of Maasai Mara National Reserve bordered by Serengeti in Tanzania and Mara River, is a special place as it is where the stunning wildebeest crossings/migrations often take place, largely in July-August. The chance of seeing African "Big Five" (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffaloes) is also higher here. The huge area (510 square... More 

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