Region

Mara Triangle

A pristine and less crowded region of the Maasai Mara, teeming with wildlife.

Kenya
Location
July to October
Best Time to Visit
1,500 m
Altitude

About Mara Triangle

The Mara Triangle is one of the most spectacular and least visited sections of the Masai Mara National Reserve, located in southwestern Kenya. Governed by the Mara Conservancy on behalf of Trans-Mara County Council, this area covers the westernmost part of the Masai Mara ecosystem and is bounded by the Mara River, the Oloololo Escarpment, and the S...

When to go

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Seasons

July - October
Best time to go
Perfect for witnessing the Great Migration and enjoying abundant wildlife sightings in dry weather.
December - February
June - October
High Season
Ideal for wildlife viewing, especially the Great Migration.
March - May
Low Season
Wet season, offering lush scenery and lower visitor numbers, but with potentially challenging driving conditions.
November - February
Shoulder Season
Short rains bring a mix of dry and wet conditions, with good wildlife viewing opportunities and fewer tourists.

What to do

Wildlife

The Mara Triangle is renowned for its rich biodiversity, offering some of the best opportunities to see the Big Five, the Great Migration, and a vast array of birdlife in their natural habitat.

Lion

Common

Elephant

Common

Black Rhino

Occasional

Cheetah

Common

Hippo

Common

Hyena

Common

Leopard

Occasional

Giraffe

Common

Zebra

Common

Gazelle

Common

Buffalo

Common

Wildebeest

Common

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
The Mara Triangle is generally safe for visitors, with recommended precautions for safari activities. Vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever, along with malaria prophylaxis, are advised for travelers to Kenya.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
The Mara Triangle is typically reached by safari vehicle from Nairobi or by air with flights landing at nearby airstrips, offering easy access to this remote part of the Maasai Mara.
Getting Around
Safari vehicles are the primary mode of transportation within the Mara Triangle, with options ranging from private tours to lodge-operated game drives.
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