The Mara Triangle Conservancy is an area in the renowned Masai Mara National Reserve, located in southwestern Kenya. It spans around 375 square kilometers of savannah and bushland, and is managed by its private conservancy, which works to protect the land and wildlife.
It is home to a wealth of wildlife, including the Big Five – lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant – as well as many other species like cheetah and hyena. It also offers spectacular daily views of the Great Migration in action during certain times of year.
A visit to the Mara Triangle offers travelers an opportunity for unparalleled game viewing. Whether it’s on a guided safari or exploring independently, you can witness the breathtaking beauty of the Mara Triangle and get close to some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife.
|Masai Mara Safari Deals/Offers/Tours||High Season 1st Nov 2023 – 15th Dec 2023||Festive Season: 16th Dec 2023 – 3rd Jan 2024|
|3 Days AA Lodges Offer||KES 46,784 Per Person||KES 60,280 Per Person|
|3 Days Miti Mingi Eco Camp Safari||KES 48,400 Per Person||KES 53,400 Per Person|
|3 Days Orng’atuny Mara King Camp Tour||KES 49,400 Per Person||KES 58,400 Per Person|
|3 Days Sentrim Masai Mara Offer||KES 50,800 Per Person||KES 63,000 Per Person|
|3 Days Zebra Plain Mara Deal||KES 53,500 Per Person||KES 71,100 Per Person|
|3 Days Mtito Safari Camp Offer||KES 55,100 Per Person||KES 62,650 Per Person|
|3 Days Basecamp Masai Mara Package||KES 55,950 Per Person||KES 64,520 Per Person|
|3 Days Mara Sopa Lodge Package Tour||KES 56,035 Per Person||KES 66,050 Per Person|
|3 Days Mara River Lodge Deal||KES 57,400 Per Person||KES 68,400 Per Person|
|3 Days Crocodile Camp Tour||KES 58,500 Per Person||KES 71,100 Per Person|
|3 Days Mara Maisha Camp Package||KES 59,800 Per Person||KES 77,400 Per Person|
|3 Days Mara Crossing Camp Tour||KES 79,400 Per Person||KES 96,400 Per Person|
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Mara Triangle is a prominent section area of the Maasai Mara National Reserve that is revered for its rich wildlife and beautiful landscapes. The Triangle is a sanctuary for animals, boasting a high concentration of wildlife, including the big five.
It was founded in 2001 when a partnership between the local communities and international organizations led to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This MoU set a framework for the conservation of the Mara Triangle and its surrounding areas by utilizing ecotourism as a way to generate income
The Mara Triangle Map is an essential tool for visitors to the area. This map outlines all the key sites of interest in the Mara Triangle with easy-to-follow symbols and descriptions that provide important information about each site’s location and features.
Getting to the Mara Triangle is relatively simple from Nairobi, with multiple options available for travelers.
This is the fastest way to get to Mara Triangle. There are numerous airlines offering daily flights from Nairobi to the Mara Triangle. A flight will only take about 45 minutes to Mara.
Once you land at one of the airstrips in Masai Mara, you will be picked up by a vehicle from your lodge to the triangle for the start of your wild experience.
You can also opt for a road journey from Nairobi. This will take around six hours. It’s worth noting that the last part of the journey involves driving on dirt roads, and a 4×4 vehicle is recommended for this journey.
The Mara Triangle is home to a number of lodges and camps that offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy safaris in the area’s stunning natural landscape. These lodges provide accommodation ranging from simple tents to luxurious villas, as well as guided tours and activities such as birdwatching, bush walks, and game drives.
A safari trip to the Mara Triangle is incomplete without a memorable stay in one of the luxurious lodges nestled within this wildlife haven. Some of the main lodges include:
Perched on the hilltop with panoramic views of the Mara plains, the Mara Serena Safari Lodge is an iconic accommodation option.
Possibly this is the only camp that will give you a true connection with nature due to its location. The camp’s lodgings offer an unrestricted view of the wildlife and the crocodile and hippo-infested Mara River creating an experience of a lifetime.
Little Governors’ Camp is a luxury tented camp located in the Mara Triangle on the edge of the Mara River. This is the best camp for one looking for a secluded and private place where one can relax after a long game drive. The camp is only accessible by boat.
The Mara Triangle is home to some of Kenya’s most iconic wildlife species, including lions, elephants, cheetahs, leopards, buffalo, and more. This area is especially renowned for its population of endangered black rhinoceroses, which are a protected species.
Mara Triangle is not just about wild animals. The region is also rich in many other things including:
visiting a Maasai village is a must for any visitor. Get a chance to learn more about this indigenous cultural Kenyan community. Join the Maasai warriors in a traditional dance to add life and specter to your safari.
Floating in a hot air balloon above the vast savannah at sunrise is one of the experiences at Masai Mara you can’t forget easily. You get a bird’s eye view of the breathtaking landscape and wildlife, followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush.
Don’t forget to check out the Mara River. It is not just the site of the Great Migration crossing; it’s also one of the most spectacular rivers in Kenya and home to a large number of hippos and crocodiles.
What about enjoying a safari ritual of sundowner drinks in a spectacular location where you sink the evening with a magnificent view of the Mara? This is what you get from Oloololo Escarpment on the western boundary of the Mara Triangle.
Wildebeest Migration is the biggest attraction the area offers. Every year close to two million wildebeest, gazelles, and zebras cross the Mara River from the Serengeti plains in Tanzania to the Masai Mara in Kenya.
It’s at this triangle where the main action takes place from the months of July through September
Below are some of the frequently asked questions about Masai Mara and Mara Triangle:
Yes, the Mara Triangle is a conservancy. It forms part of the larger Mara ecosystem on the western side and is managed by the non-profit organization, Mara Conservancy.
Masai Mara is home to several conservancies including the Mara Triangle. The notable ones include the Mara North Conservancy, Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Naboisho Conservancy, Olderkesi Wildlife Conservancy, and Lemek Conservancy on the western side. Each conservancy offers a unique safari experience.
Each part of Mara offers its own unique attributes, making it challenging to pinpoint an area that is ‘best’. However, many travelers and wild animal enthusiasts often favor the Masai Mara Triangle due to its rich fauna and flora and spectacular view of the Masai Mara.
The Masai Mara is not owned by a single entity. It is a national reserve that falls under the jurisdiction of the government of Kenya, specifically, the Narok County Government. However, there are private conservancies within the reserve, like the Mara Triangle.
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