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Mara River

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Mara River is where you spot all these wild animals, either resting and simply drinking water. Along the river we saw crocs, hippos bathing! Or zebras quietly drinking water. I saw the biggest white color bird with huge jaws trying to catch a fish!

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Bhubaneswar, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

this river is hardly 100 metres wide.it makes the boundary line between Kenya and Tanzania.it is very famous for the great annual migration of the wild beasts. but it is acknowledged as very very dangerous,because it is full of crocodiles and hippos.the wild animals crossing this river to either way are killed in large numbers while doing so. when we... More

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Dallas, Texas
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We took the long trek to the river and we weren't disappointed. Not only did we see a small herd of Wildebeest migrating across the river, we saw lots of Crocodiles, Hippos, Zebras, and sadly, dead wildebeests and vultures. It was well worth the drive!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The Migration...fantastic and exhilarating! To see the animals of different species gathering along the banks to stampede over to the other side is priceless.

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Silhouette Island, Seychelles
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

was amazing view from our tent, we really enjoyed the view and the animals >>> specially the "monkeys" :) AM

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Get to see the crocs in action in a feeding frenzy as the wilderbeasts and zebras cross the mara river to head on to the Serengeti Reserve in Tanzania

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We happened to witness wild beest gathering on the bank of the river, waited a long time for them to cross but they decided against it, found families of Hippos relaxing, water flow was minimal in the month of October

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Arusha, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Saw 3 crossings which in know was LUCKY....LUCKY...LUCKY. Around the river there is so much game you can quite honestly visit the area all year round. And its still reasonably quiet. 2 of our crossings had ONLY our car !!!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The migration is worth the trip in itself, although we only saw a minor crossing this was still an experience I wouldn't miss.

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warwick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

the crossings are the highlight but there are always hippo and crocodile to see plus the amazing bird life which is so much more colourful than we see in the UK

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