Mara Triangle

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Mara Triangle
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Mara Triangle
Map showing the location of Mara Triangle
Location of Maasai Mara National Reserve
Location Kenya, Trans Mara District
Coordinates 1°24′24″S 34°54′24″E / 1.40655°S 34.90655°E / -1.40655; 34.90655Coordinates: 1°24′24″S 34°54′24″E / 1.40655°S 34.90655°E / -1.40655; 34.90655
Area 510 km²
Governing body Mara Conservancy

The Mara Triangle is the North-Western part of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, and is managed by the not-for-profit organisation The Mara Conservancy on behalf of Trans-Mara County Council (Trans Mara District).

Divided from the rest of the Maasai Mara National Reserve by the Mara River, the Mara Triangle is less visited and less crowded, often with many more game animals grazing on the plains and between the volcanic hills that distinguish this corner of the Mara.

Geography[edit]

The Mara Triangle is one third of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, with an area of 510 km². It has two natural borders and one political; to the South West is the Tanzania/Serengeti border, to the East is the Mara River, and to the North West is the Oldoinyio Escarpment (also called Oloololo or Siria Escarpment).

Useful information[edit]

The Mara Triangle is managed by the Mara Conservancy (under contract by the Trans-Mara county council) a local non profit organisation formed by the local Maasai, and contains a number of anti-poaching units.

There is only one lodge inside the Mara Triangle - Mara Serena - and only one camp - Little Governors. Note that Little Governors does not go on game drive in the Mara Triangle. There are camps outside of the area (the official perimeter of the Mara Triangle) which also do their game drives inside the Mara Triangle: Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge, Kichwa Tembo, Bateleur Camp, Mara Siria, Kilima Camp and Mpata Safari Club.

it is also possible to take your own camping gear and stay at one of the public or private campsites.

The Mara Triangle is easy to access by plane with its two airstrips (Serena airstrip and Kichwa Tembo aistrip) and with daily scheduled flights connecting the Mara Triangle with other parks and reserves in Kenya, the Kenyan coast (Mombasa, Diani, Malindi) and Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta airport or Wilson airport). The Mara Triangle is also reachable by road.

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