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Mara River

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The migration had finished when we visited the river so it was very quiet. It did give us an idea though of where the wildebeest cross and why there are so many fatalities. We saw elephant here and some crocodiles and hippos. Worth a visit even without the migration.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We had breakfast overlooking this river as part of a game drive and saw hippos crocs as well as game coming to drink . I was surprised at how big it was in the ' low water ' season

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Hubli-Dharwad, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

though the drive to the river was long and bumpy ...it was worth taking the trouble....u can watch plenty of hippos, crocodiles and ofcourse the great migration across the river. if you travelled to kenya and not been to mara river is like travelling to a sacred place and not visiting the shrine...the river is full of activities !!! ......

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Geneva, Illinois
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8 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We saw lots of Crocs and hippos. We also saw the crossing of wildebeest. Amazing, and such a huge river. No matter where you are it is a long drive to the river,

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Kericho, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Liked - rustic, natural, Animals , great ambiance, Good people,Great Hospitality disliked - Bad roads

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

This is a lovely meandering river filled with snorting, grunting hippos, large fat crocodiles and millions of migrating wildebeest, charging through once a year

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Everything happens there. You see the crocodiles wating for the crossing...and the zebras and widebeast actually crossing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Watched migration of zebras across the river which was spectacular. The crocodiles were there in force as well so it was a battle for some to make it to the other side. Lots of wildlife in the River and we were able to see many hippos wallowing in the water as well as many birds along its banks.

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nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

lots and lots of hippos and crocodiles. The were so many dead which were being feasted by the vultures.

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very exciting watching 3000 animals rushing across the river- it's very dangerous with crocodiles, rocks and currents, a life or death moment for the animals and you can hear their relief once they reach safety

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