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Musiara Swamp

Address: Maasai Mara National Reserve 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254720650869
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: Excellent game-watching location to see lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, giraffe.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: Excellent game-watching location to see lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, giraffe.
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A fantastic area for both birds and animals. We visited twice during our 6 night stay at Rekero camp. We're never disappointed and always see something new. Masses of lions (the pride has many youngsters), elephant coming down to the river; hyena dens and so many different types of birds it's difficult to keep track. Well worth a dusty drive!

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I was here just after heavy rain and the marsh full. Elephants rolling and bathing in the swampy marsh, lions with cubs frolicking, zebras cruising and giraffes elegantly strolling by. So much more to see. A beautiful place to visit

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Redditch, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Scene of most of the Big Cat Diary episodes, we found lots of lion with cubs, elephants with calves, bull elephants mock fighting, lions/jackals/hyena on kills. Bird life is varied too, and we saw Jonathon King with his wife photographing lion cubs. Nothing to dislike about this oasis, enjoy it.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have now visited the Musiara Swamp and its famous Marsh Pride of lions 3 times and am planning my 4th trip for November of this year. JT Safaris have been so wonderful to work with and their prices are absolutely unbeatable. I will never us another company and recommend them to ANYONE wanting to experience the wonders of Africa.

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Northumberland
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is the home of the Marsh pride of lions which were first brought to eminence on Big Cat Diary on the BBC. It is so close to Governors Camp that you actually feel like the pride belongs to you. Many an hour was spent watching these beautiful a animals.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We were driving past the Musiara swamp when we spotted eleven lions stalking a lone male buffalo. We drove upto them and soon after, the lions attacked the buffalo. We felt sorry for the buffalo but needn't have been. The buffalo gave as good as it got and soon gored the lioness leading the charge, with it's horns. That took... More 

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Thika
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

The Musiara marsh was quite wet, and very green. Normally not much game at this time of year, but the elephant were plenty as were nice herds of waterbuck and impala. The hippos pools near the marsh were full of hippo, but due to the high level of the river were not that visible.

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Bad Dürkheim
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We stay always with our driver Simon Sitienei and he find all excelent places and anias from interest. his is a wonderfull place.

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

A complete contrast to the busy scenes associated with the Wildebeest and Zebra crossings at BBC crossing on the Mara River, Lots of birdlife and elephant

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nairobi
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Unbelievable the number of elephants when we visited. Thwe swamp atracts many sorts of wildlife including noty only elephants but also water buck, gazelles, topi, etc with the lions in entourage

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