Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 9
Mammals: 9.5
Birds: 8
Reptiles: 8
Trees: 7

Lookout for

Grant's Gazelle
Kirk's Dik Dik
Cope's Hartebeest
Topi
Elephant
Black Rhino
Hippo
Lion
Leopard
Cheetah
Spotted Hyena
African Wild Dog
Jackal
Buffalo
Giraffe
Kudu
Wildebeest
Zebra
Waterbuck
Eland
Warthog
Baboon
Crocodile
Ostrich

In the 1990's, the infamous Maasai Mara National Reserve was divided into 2 sectors, the eastern sector and the north eastern sector, known as the Mara triangle. The Mara Triangle is the 510 sq km northwestern sector of the Maasai Mara National reserve and is bound by Siria Escarpment, the Mara River and the Tanzanian border. The triangle is a wildlife haven, providing some of the best game viewing in the world and is one of the best spots to view the migration. The Mara Triangle is managed as part of the Mara Conservancy, a Kenyan non-profit organisation that works with local leaders, communities and partners as a model of sustainable protected area management based on transparency and accountability. Roan antelope disappeared from the Mara Triangle in 1994 as a result of intensive hunting; however, in 2013 and 2014, a lone animal has been sighted again in the Mara Triangle. The roan antelope is Mara Conservancy’s symbol of our success and hope for the return of a wild species.

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 510 sq km
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: Yes
Specialist Specie: Wildebeest Migration
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Narok

Lodges and Camps (click on the links below)

Lodge Budget Lodge Type
Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge Luxury Full Board

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Species list Info

Key Species

MAMMALS
Lion
Cheetah
Wildebeest
Zebra
Elephant


BRIDS
Secretary Bird
Crowned Crane
Ostrich
Kori Bustard
Tawny Eagle


REPTILES
African Rock Python
Black-necked Spitting Cobra
Nile Crocodile


TREES
Umbrella Thorn
Candelabra Tree
Baobab


HABITAT TYPES
Open Grassland
Savannah
Riverine
Rocky Outcrops