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Address: Maasai Mara National Reserve 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254720650869
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Description: Excellent game-watching location to see lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant...
Excellent game-watching location to see lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, giraffe.
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In the Wild

The Musiara gate is the entrance between the Trans Mara region and the Mara National Game Reserve. The reserve has larger numbers of animals particularly lion and other cats... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The Musiara gate is the entrance between the Trans Mara region and the Mara National Game Reserve. The reserve has larger numbers of animals particularly lion and other cats. We saw more than 40 lions in two days. We also saw a cheetah lioness with four cubs. Many elephants, giraffe and other species. There are also several river migration points... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I have heard about a lot about Musiara, although i haven't visited the same but still as per my information this is worth a visit.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Musiera Swamp has a rich history from the past. History has it that many herders travelled from far and wide to Musiara Swamp especially during dry seasons to graze their animals, even as the place then was notorious for mosquitos in the 15th and 16th Century. The grass is lash, water readily available and the cattle fed to their full.... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

i like the fact that every part of nature including the swamp had natural habitat,,i learned it for the first time,,i hated seeing hyenas stirring the water at the swamp,,,they are indeed dirty animals

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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

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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