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Mzima Springs

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Address: Mageso Chember, Tsavo National Park West 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254720650869
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KWS is watching you at Mzima Springs

The observation-tank to see crocodiles, hippos and diverse fish under water is still worth to visit, as well as monkeys, birds , butterflies and tropical vegetation.You can flee... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Günther D
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Straubing, Germany
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you've seen documentaries with hippos walking under water it is very likely they were filmed at Mzima. The underwater hide is good but seeing hippo up close is RARE. Once in 11 visits in my case. Mzima's recommended nevertheless.

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Thank Alan N
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really a lot of fun to see the "water" side of the picture. The Springs are where the water that goes to Mombasa originates. A guide will give you a short nature walk and explain how the springs operate. Fun for tourists ... hippos up close and a croc sitting on eggs.

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Thank E H
Straubing, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The observation-tank to see crocodiles, hippos and diverse fish under water is still worth to visit, as well as monkeys, birds , butterflies and tropical vegetation.You can flee from Tsavo dust and heat. But he romantic of the locality has gone since you are no longer allowed to hike the roundtrip without a KWS-Ranger - he will even watch you... More 

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sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came close to sunset and the surroundings where just stunning! The guide gave us a pleasant tour. Mostly recommended!

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Thank NettanSweden
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37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing little walk with guide. Some great photo opportunities and chance of seeing animals, including crocodiles. Would recommend if you're in the area

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Thank Kristinag23
Nairobi, Kenya
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We often visit Mzima Springs, (after all the observation tank was built by my late father-in-law during the time he was the warden of Tsavo West, 1969-1978). It’s a noisy place this afternoon. Vervet monkeys scamper up and down tree-trunks and swing from canopy to canopy on convolvulus vines. Little furry arms extend from the leafy foliage to pry into... More 

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Thank Storm S
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

its a short walk round this section of the park. Monkeys, crocs, hippos,fish and different tree types are the main attraction. The guides are also well informed.

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Thank Janeann M
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

It is something different to see in a park, the water from the glass gives another perspective of the animals (crocodiles and hippos to name it). Once you are there it is nice to see, but not so interesting to go there just for that.

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Watamu
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We visited just after a busload of schoolchildren who had frightened the crocs completely away and the hippos into the distance. The fish were still very visible and the clear springwater was, of course, still gushing from the rocks. We found it to be a beautiful, tranquil stroll along a well-marked path- a lovely green interlude as Tsavo West was... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A must re-visit and when not in a hurry. Especially for meditation and total relaxation. The sound of the water in the middle of this wilderness/large park brought an amazing calm on all our team. The gushing water at the spring source is indescribable. Totally breathtaking. Very romantic destination, only you have the company of a Park officer for your... More 

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