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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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nice trip

can only recommend it :) nice to see not the highlight of your trip , but you need to see it. the springs are big, and look out for the signs, crocodiles are everywhere , so watch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Innsbruck, Austria
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Innsbruck, Austria
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

can only recommend it :) nice to see not the highlight of your trip , but you need to see it. the springs are big, and look out for the signs, crocodiles are everywhere , so watch out :)

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good place to visit. Lovely fish sighting. It was hot, since its the summer season, however, the tank is wonderful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is were you go to see hippos, crocs, and some other fun things. If your guide does;t take you he isn't doing his job. Make sure to type your foot path guide, they don't get paid very well but they work hard and are very knowledgable.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Very refreshing beauty. Ranger available to take you round. Thousands of litres of water gashing out from ground to form river. aquatic life fish, hippos can be seen.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

i loved the small viewing chamber from where you can see fish and maybe see a hippo or crocodile under water. and i also loved the view

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Olten, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

A really beautiful place. Like a miracle, a river flows out the ground in a dry place. You can see fishes, hippos, apes and sometimes crocodiles (we haven't, but they claimed that there are some sometimes).

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Crazy experience. We went with a ranger with a huge gun to the springs. He told us several stories about the trees, which were a used as medicines and stuff. Spotted some dino bones. Suddenly, we saw the beautifull water with the large amount of greenery around it. Absolutely fantastic. We went closer and we saw hippo's. The ranger told... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

After being cooped up in a safari jeep most of the time, it was great to be able to walk around and see nature at your own pace. A great quite stop to see some small wildlife, plus a chance to observe fish close up.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The location is nice for a picnic and for viewing hippos and crocodiles, but the underwater viewing tank leaves much to be desired. I could only see fish even though the water is remarkably clear.

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Thionville, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We were the only van in the car park when we turned up! We took a long slow walk round the springs with a young female park ranger who was very knowlegable about the area and obviously loved her job- slow because we are in our 70s! ( I wish I could remember her name;) We saw the hippos, crocodiles... More 

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