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Address: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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Mara Hippo river

We stayed at the Fairmont Safari Camp. There the tents are built along the Mara river where hippos lounge all day long. The river bed is quite a bit lower than the ground which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Fairmont Safari Camp. There the tents are built along the Mara river where hippos lounge all day long. The river bed is quite a bit lower than the ground which allows visitors to safely view the hippos at close range.

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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Last weeks of May we spent 4days (3 nights) at the Intrepids tent camp in the Masai Mara NP. I highly recommend Intrepids for the excellent food, service and the beautiful "tent" rooms" - it gives you and "Out of Africa" movie feeling. The game drives were excellent, our guide really knew what he was doing, we saw lions, cheetahs... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

To be at the river edge and see it in reality (most of it has been on television !!) is truly an amazing experience...Will be there again to witness the migration.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

The Mara was swollen from the heavy rainfall when I visited, so it was full of happy hippos playing.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

As good as a reserve can get! inspite of the 'show' put on by the Masai. Go for the great migration. Dont miss the Hot balloon ride, the champagne breakfast on landing is just the icing on an awesome fruit cake! Carry a GOOD camera!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My family of 4 in 2 superior safari boutique villas enjoy the RIVER MARA for 7 days and 6 nights. ... We were just 10 metres away from the bank which had many alligators and millions (!!!) of Hypos .. The columbus baboons. ... The multiple bird... The small animals like dik dik.... Impala. .. The mangoose gave us beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

What would Masai Mara be without Mara River? Crocs, hippos, wildebeests, lions, birds of all kinds...all flock to Mara river...the lifeline of Masai Mara. We stayed on the banks of Mara River and all night long could hear the hippos grunting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We actually stayed in a tented camp on the Masai Mara river. Beautiful sounds from the wildlife. The river runs very fast. My husband fished here. But be careful of the animals. Hippo love to Laugh at you.,such characters. A Must to do while in Kenya

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We had a walk on the Mara river accompanied by 2 armed Park rangers (George and Gomaa) who showed us the Hippos and the huge crocodiles. They also showed us the crossing points where animal cross the river during migration and a briefing of the migration proces.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Crocodiles and hippos in the water at one of the crossing points. We were there outside of the wilderbeast migration period, but it was still worth the visit. The KWS staff here were friendly and informative unlike those at the main gate to the Masai Mara reserve.

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Address: Address: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Rift Valley Province  >  Maasai Mara National Reserve

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