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Address: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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Amazing...so many hippos!

Got to see the wildebeest migration here. It was in a hidden corner though so it was a mad dash by all the tour cars to get the right spot. Not sure if it is always like that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Shaleen S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Got to see the wildebeest migration here. It was in a hidden corner though so it was a mad dash by all the tour cars to get the right spot. Not sure if it is always like that. There were plenty of hippos and crocodiles in the river as well tearing away a wildebeest as well as vultures and marabu... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was almost a full day trip from Mara Sopa Lodge. Experienced the game drive on the way to the river spotting lot of animals. The density of beasts and zebras increased when reaching near the river. Could see two groups of beasts crossing the river. Also saw birds and hippos.

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Thank Narendra H
India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i saw my worst nightmare come alive when i saw those monster crocodiles in the mara river ! however they were at safe distance. also expect to see hippos waddling around.

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Thank ashwinsgirl
Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The mara river is great during the wildebeest migration. You may see crocodiles catching wildebeests as they cross the mara river.

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Thank Richie078
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Watching thousands of wildebeest cross the river is amazing. The only down side is that so many vehicles are trying to get the same view.

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Thank boyohboy10
North Avoca Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What an experience..to get up so close to these amazing animals was fantastic.. We had lions mating 10 foot from our vehicle...

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Thank northa104
Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A sight that should be witnessed atleast once, if not more, in your lifetime. The great migration is worth every wait and travel miles!

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Thank Rashipremal
Melbourne Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were fortunate enough to see five Crossing two of which were very large. We were fortunate enough to see 5 crossings to of which were very large. Often the drivers would stage a weight from the river to allow the will to be clear passage. Once a started to cross the race was on to see which drivers could... More 

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Thank cardiak
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In Kenya everything is possible if you pay money, we get opportunity to go close to River Mara with kenyan guide. I love Kenya and nature, hope won't change as I really would like to show this beautiful country to my children

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Thank arcik14
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw live crocodile hunt at the Mara River. We also saw Leopard, Wild Beests, Hippos, etc at the Mara River. To see the migration have patience and wait at the river.

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