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Address: Maasai Mara National Reserve 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254720650869
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Excellent game-watching location to see lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant,...

Excellent game-watching location to see lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, giraffe.

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Liquid heart of Masai Mara

I recommend booking a camp or lodge with game-drive access to the Musiara Marsh during any visit to the Mara Reserve. Masai Mara without the Musiara Marsh is like Yellowstone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2016
afriCATreks
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West Baldwin, ME
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's no secret that the swamp is the home to perhaps the most famous pride of lions that the TV world has ever known. The Marsh pride. In my last visit, I happen to stay at Governors camp which is located right next to the swamp and was lucky enough to watch the marsh pride in their domain. Didn't get... More 

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West Baldwin, ME
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56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

I recommend booking a camp or lodge with game-drive access to the Musiara Marsh during any visit to the Mara Reserve. Masai Mara without the Musiara Marsh is like Yellowstone without Old Faithful - you wouldn't want to do it. The marsh is a wildlife magnet in the dry season when the migration is in the Mara. Birds, reptiles, plains... More 

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Thank afriCATreks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

You can visit this part of the park from several camps. All the Masia Mara is amazing and often not too busy.

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Thank Anne W
Nairobi, Kenya
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

What I like about the Musiara Swamp is the high animal density around it. The famous Musiara Pride of Lions, the Hippos and Elephants that are found in the swamp and the wildlife migration which takes its time around this area makes it one of my favorite spots in Masai Mara

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Thank SamWaweru
Nairobi, Kenya
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The Musiara Swamp is home to the 4 Musketeers - otherwise known as the 4 male lions leading the Marsh Pride - Scar, Morani, Hunter and Skio. They are 4 of the most beautiful lions you will ever see. We have made multiple trips to this area of the Mara over the years. During our most recent visit to this... More 

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Thank Claire J
Mombasa, Kenya
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The swamp harbors a family of lions that seem to have a unique fluffy mane. Probably a strong gene. It is a great hunting ground for he lions as it is also a great ounce of water and feeding ground for the animals. A great place to stop by. Thanks

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Thank LetterFromDiani
Philadelphia, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We saw elephants in the elephants in the water and elephants teaching their babies how to take mud baths, what an incredible experience to see how the elephant families take care of each other and stick together.

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Thank annarc6
Johannesburg, South Africa
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190 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The Musiara Swamp is the area of the Greater Mara Conservancy which gave the name to the Marsh Pride of Lions led by the infamous Scar! The pride consists of around 25-30 lions and dominates the reserve. The swamps are also home to several other animal and bird species. We especially loved watching the Olive Monkeys playing around that area

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Thank Les P
Hemet
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is a great spot for finding a pride of lions or herd of elephants. It can sometimes be difficult to reach due to mud if it has rained recently.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is is excellent habitat and home of the Swamp Pride of Big Cat Dairy Fame. Good guides will ensure sightings and our guides from Porini Lion Camp did not disappoint us. I like to stay at this camp in the Olare Motorogi conservancy and take all day game drives into the Reserve. The pride had just killed a buffalo... More 

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