Mara Triangle National Reserve

Wedged between the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, the Mara River and the Oloololo Escarpment in the western section of the Masai Mara, the Mara Triangle is a special area of the national reserve which, unlike the rest of the reserve, is managed by a non-profit conservancy company formed by local Maasai communities. The aims with the management of the Mara Triangle are to reduce poaching, improve infrastructure and run community projects that strengthen conservation.

The concentration of game in the Mara Triangle is excellent – with all the exciting species that you find in the rest of the national reserve – and yet it sees fewer visitors than the rest of the reserve, due to its remoteness, the fact that there are only two access gates and because there is only one lodge, one camp and some campsites located within the sector. It’s an excellent area to watch the drama of the Great Migration unfold without the masses of other vehicles elsewhere in the park, as the herds of animals move through the sector on their way into and out of the Masai Mara from the Serengeti.

This area of the park, which spans a vast 126 000 acres, contains the most dramatic scenery of the Masai Mara, with landscapes ranging from riverine forest around the Mara River, to vast plains, volcanic hills and the 400-metre high Oloololo Escarpment on the western edge of the reserve, where you can soak in some of the reserve’s best views. In fact, some of the best-known scenes from the film Out of Africa were filmed in the spectacular wilderness of the Mara Triangle – and on game drives you’ll be able to visit some of the exact locations of the shoots.

The Mara Triangle is area where the herds of the Great Migration enter and exit the Masai Mara National Reserve from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, making it a prime section for viewing this amazing wildlife spectacle unfold. Crossings of the Mara River make for some of the most dramatic scenes of the migration, so staying in the Mara Triangle will give you front-row seats to the show.

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