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Address: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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River crossing

Watched the reverse migration where the game is can the zebras and wildebeests outthink the crocodiles

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Watched the reverse migration where the game is can the zebras and wildebeests outthink the crocodiles

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Leyland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Just to watch the wildlife and it's relationship to the river is so fascinating. How they use it and what lives in and around it is the stuff of National Geographic.

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Marbella, Spain
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The Mara remains one of the best places in the world to see wildlife in its true natural habitat. No fences! Although the Masai have more and more cattle the symbiosis of man and wildlife remains valid.

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

The Mara River is muddy red but teaming with hippos and crocodiles. I stayed in a tent on the banks of the Mara at Ngerende in the Wild Riverview. From my tent I could hear the gurgling waters of the Mara, and here the grunts and girdling go hippos. At night the sky was bright with stars millions of stars.... More 

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Kilifi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Liked everything about it. Been game watching by the Mara River many times. Best times are with a bush breakfast when the hippos are lively.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Travelers who intend to watch the famous Mara River crossings here are some tips for you. Masai Mara is dusty during the dry period, so those who suffer from dust allergy take little care. One should have patience to see the crossings of thousands of wildebeast. At times one might not see the crossing at all even after waiting for... More 

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Dhaka, null, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you want to see some crocs and hippo in action from closely this is the place. We had a very good view and saw two hippo fighting where a crocodile watching them carefully.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Crossed this majestic river during excellent game viewing drives in Masai Mara. The river is alive with many crocodiles and hippos. Took a guided walk along the river which was a great thing and offered a fantastic experience!

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Old Hickory, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We crossed the river to Little Governors' Camp in a little boat powered by a man pulling on to a rope strung across the river. We then had to climb a rather steep set of stairs to the camp. Not handicap accessible! Worth it, though :)

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Edward and the team from Kenya Budget Holiday (http://www.kenyabudgetholiday.com) did a wonderful job of arranging our trip. We only had a week to see the some of the highlights of Kenya and Tanzania - Lakes Naivasha and Nakuru, Masai Mara, Serengeti, and Ngorogoro Crater. The Masai Mara was my favourite park. We saw many gazelles and antelope, giraffes (my favourite!),... More 

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