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Mara River

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Pondicherry, India
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95 reviews 95 reviews
74 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We went there to witness the wildebeest migration, and it was a most impressive sight. The river that feeds these creatures can also turn so murderous (we could see a number of rotting carcasses of the wildebeest that had drowned). Brilliant place!

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

5000 wildebeest passing next to our jeep after crossing the Mara was simply incredible. Many hippos & crocs seen too. Loved the terrace overlooking the mara at governors.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Mara river is at its best in July/August when the wildebeest and zebra follow the migration path and cross the river...Hippo and crocodile laying in wait...the sights and sounds are out of this world. A must for all wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Visited this park in August during the great migration. The Mara River was full of hippo's, huge crocodiles and others trying to cross the river. Zebras and wildebeest were very cautious the day we were there so didn't see any attacks. However, was very enjoyable just watching all the action! Definitely, worth a visit! Take a lunch and picnic along... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The rains came the last few days we were on safari and so we missed the Great Migration crossing the Mara River. Micato did take us to one of the crossing points and we were able to see the big crocs. There were several on the opposite bank and have never seen such large one as those on the shore.... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Do not mistake them with Rocks, they are lazy hippos sleeping in the river. Catch them in an encounter with Bisons crossing river during migration.

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Luneburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

http://youtu.be/OLC6XJWtwD0 It was the best experience of nature ever had! We stayed at &beyond Bateleur Camp and had a wonderful guide who showed us the best places with very interesting explanations of nature.

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Fkp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Our guide stopped in a Place and wanted us to get out of the car, we walked a small path and came upon a Cliff above the river bed. It was stepp so it was not dangerour because the riverhorces could not get to us. It was impressive to Watch the huge and dangerous animals and hear their breathing and... More

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We waited for 2 hours before a huge number of wildebeests got to the edge of the cliff and were just about to jump before a sleeping lioness woke up and decided to take a stroll! obviously all those herbivores on the other side ran away! 2 hours of wait gone down the drain! but then that is the beauty... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Watching Animal Planet and a real life experience of watching crocks and Mara crossings was absolutely different. Shall cherish the memory for a long time

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