The Mara Triangle is situated on the North-Western part of the Maasai Mara National Reserve one of the best wildlife destinations in the world to visit.
The Mara Triangle is situated on the North-Western part of the Maasai Mara National Reserve one of the best wildlife destinations in the world to tour. There is a high chance of seeing a variety of wildlife plus the Big Five. It is separated from the rest of Masai Mara National Reserve by the Mara River,
The Mara Triangle is less visited and less crowded, mostly with many animals that can be spotted grazing between the volcanic hills. It one third of the Masai Mara National Reserve, with an area of 510 km² and borders Serengeti to the South West, North West the Oldoinyio Escarpment (sometimes called Oloololo or Siria Escarpment) and to the East is the Mara River.
The Mara Triangle is run by the Mara Conservancy which a local nonprofit organisation managing it on behalf of the Trans-Mara county council.
Wildlife in Mara Triangle
The triangle offers abundant wildlife. There is a high chance of spotting the Big Five and other wild animals such as hyena, cheetah, bat-eared foxes, serval, black-backed and side-striped jackals, crocodile, hippo, baboons, warthog, eland, topi, Thompson’s gazelle, impala, Grant’s gazelle, waterbuck, reed-buck, zebra and oribi.
How to get to Mara Triangle
The Mara Triangle can be accessed by both air and road. There are two airstrips; Mara Serena and Kichwa Tembo airstrips. It can also be reached by road through Narok and Sekenani Gate.
Where to Stay at Mara Triangle – Mara Triangle Lodges & Camps
There is one lodge; Mara Serena Safari Lodge and one camp; Little Governors within the Mara triangle. Other camps are set on the on the periphery but use the Triangle for game drives such as Kichwa Tembo, Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge, Bateleur Camp, Kilima Camp, Mara Siria and Mpata Safari Club. One can also on the private or private campsites using his own gear.
Best time to visit Mara Triangle
The best time to tour is between July and October when there is the Great Wildebeest Migration. The other period that one can have excellent game viewing includes early November and February, although it can be visited all year around.
- Game viewing
- Night game drives
- Visits to Masai cultural villages
- Balloon Safari
- Bush dinner
- Bush Lunch
- Bush breakfast