Mara Triangle
Mara Triangle
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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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  • mick B
    212 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most rememberable days of my life!
    We entered at the Oloololo Gate and did 3 days of game drives through the Mara! This side of the park is not as crowded as the other side and the sightings where amazing. Also we booked a Hot air balloon safari with Governors balloons, wow this was amazing. Keep up the good work of maintaining this park so well!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
  • Mike S
    Arlington, Texas2,703 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Model for What a Conservancy Should Do and Be
    We only went through the Mara Triangle on our way from Maasai Mara to Serengeti. But you could immediately tell the change when transitioning into and out of the triangle. The Triangle is maintained by a Conservancy, and they do an exceptional job of taking care of this area. From the quality of the roads to the signage and just the general look of the area, it has what is obviously a very active membership that truly cares about the animals and the ecosystem. I'm so glad that we had a chance to experience this area and only wish we'd had more time to spend there.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 May 2024
  • Manisha H
    Colombo, Sri Lanka229 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!
    My husband and I stayed for two nights at Mara Serena Safari Lodge which is situated inside the Mara Triangle. I had no idea how different the Mara Triangle was compared to the Greater Mara until we crossed the Mara bridge and saw it for ourselves. The Mara triangle has less jeeps, and as a result, it felt like we were the only ones on safari for most of our game drives. The landscape felt like a flat savanna, which was such a unique experience. The Weather: We travelled in April 2024. It was a gamble, but it paid off. Our first game drive in the evening had lightning on either side as we made our way to the lodge. It's the most surreal experience to see more than one lightning bolt in its entirety, because the endless plains does not hinder your view. We might have entered the lodge with the heavy rain, but luckily, our two days in Maasai Mara had sunshine during our game drives and rain in the evening.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 May 2024
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klgdvm
North Carolina871 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We spent 3 nights in the Mara Reserve, then 3 nights in the Triangle in October. I was very impressed with the management of this area of the park. Rangers were visible frequently, roads well maintained, and off-road areas clearly indicated. We saw many lions, lots of elephants, a great variety of birds and even rhinos, but did not see other large cats in the Triangle this visit. Loved the green areas of the Triangle- a nice contrast to the open plains. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 11 November 2021
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TINA K
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
You must visit Masai Mara. Being so close to the cats is overwhelming - watching them lying / walking lazily after a heavy meal is amazing. The fact that they do not attach you at such a close range is really spectacular.
Tina Kabbis
Written 23 July 2021
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Sea D
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
I grew up in the Mara Triangle many decades before it became a game park. Make sure you get a Maasai safari guide that respects the rules and doesn't drive off the designated roads for your cherished photos. Please be firm with them and tell them you expect them to honor the rules. Driving off the grid tears up the bush and is not respectful to the animals.
Written 12 November 2020
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK16,723 contributions
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Jan 2023
Divided from the Maasai Mar National Reserve by the Mara River, the Mara Triangle is not as crowded with visitors as the Reserve. We entered by the Oloololo Gate where we stopped for a picnic lunch (which we shared with ring-tailed mongooses). After entering the Triangle we immediately sighted a herd of elephants with a baby, an ostrich with his harem, baby giraffes and the rare day sighting of a hippo crossing the road in front of us. That might have been enough excitement but then our drive stopped our vehicle because he had sighted a lion and a lioness lying under a tree which, he said, were about to mate. We thought he was joking but they did. Engrossed by what we were watching we almost missed a serval cat who was sitting at the side of our vehicle, who also seemed to be watching the fun. Before leaving the Triangle we had a quick look at the crossing on the Mara River which is usually featured on documentaries on the 'Great Migration'. Although there were no wildebeeste crossing, the crocodiles were there!!
Written 21 March 2023
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Shreya Saha
Phitsanulok, Thailand916 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Masai Mara National Reserve includes the famous reserve called the Mara Triangle, surrounded by many conservancies, ranches, and Maasai villages. For instance, the Mara Conservancy is a popular one. The Mara River divides the Mara Triangle from the rest of the Masai Mara National Reserve. It is one-third of the total reserve, and the Mara Conservancy, which is a private, non-governmental agency, has been managing the infrastructure and anti-poaching efforts within the Mara Triangle of Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Written 8 March 2020
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Thank you so much for recognizing our efforts in managing the infrastructure and anti-poaching efforts but it hasn't been so easy for us in the past two months due to Covid-19, since we are not getting any revenue to manage the infrastructure but struggling with the little that we had saved last season.Hoping things will normalize so that visitors can come for the great wildebeest migration
Written 22 May 2020
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,441 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We were staying in a camp in the northern part of the Mara but did spend a day with our guide in the triangle. The reason for the drive was to see the crossing, but even if the migration is not taking place, it would have been worth the time because the terrain in the south is different, and the grass was greener and thicker.

It was good to see another part of the park. We saw much bigger herds of animals spread out over the savannah.
Written 25 August 2022
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Manisha H
Colombo, Sri Lanka229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
My husband and I stayed for two nights at Mara Serena Safari Lodge which is situated inside the Mara Triangle. I had no idea how different the Mara Triangle was compared to the Greater Mara until we crossed the Mara bridge and saw it for ourselves.

The Mara triangle has less jeeps, and as a result, it felt like we were the only ones on safari for most of our game drives. The landscape felt like a flat savanna, which was such a unique experience.

The Weather:

We travelled in April 2024. It was a gamble, but it paid off. Our first game drive in the evening had lightning on either side as we made our way to the lodge. It's the most surreal experience to see more than one lightning bolt in its entirety, because the endless plains does not hinder your view. We might have entered the lodge with the heavy rain, but luckily, our two days in Maasai Mara had sunshine during our game drives and rain in the evening.
Written 9 May 2024
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AlexVisitstheWorld
San Francisco, CA267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
The magnificent landscape did not disappoint. There are rolling grasslands and open savannah on an epic scale. Afternoon thunderstorms rolled over the Mara horizon and over the savannah when I was there in November – the light constantly dueling with the shadows as murky clouds covered pale blue skies.
Written 27 November 2022
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Nathalie Lays
126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We had a magical day at the Maasai Mara. Encounter with zebras, girafes and gazelles from the entrance, cheetahs visible a few meters away, elephants just nearby and landscapes of infinite beauty.
Our day ended with the encounter with a pack of lions, in preparation for a buffalo hunt which we could not see because the park was going to close.
Negative point: some drivers are not always respectful of others and do not hesitate to spoil the view or scare animals away. This is unfortunate but not the case with ours (thanks to the Explorer Kenya team).
Written 6 March 2023
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Jessica S
Tampa, FL549 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We had a fantastic trip to the Mara Triangle. Spotted 4/5 of the big five within 20 hours of being there. Saw a lion pride kill a buffalo, saw a cheetah hang out under a tree, tons of baby lions, warthogs, hyenas, giraffes and elephants.

The wildlife is so dense in this area. If you have a short trip and want to see game, I highly recommend this spot. Nothing is terribly far in the triangle, so you can cover a lot of ground!
Written 21 March 2020
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Thank you,looking forward for your next visit, kindly invite a friend.
Written 20 May 2020
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