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Address: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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Long wait for crossing, but you have to see it

You find some extraordinary patience that you didn't know you are able to have. Hours past by watching a surrounding and you don't even realize it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
zoran m
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You find some extraordinary patience that you didn't know you are able to have. Hours past by watching a surrounding and you don't even realize it.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a picnic lunch on the eastern bank of the Mara River on 12 sept 2016. It was excellent to see Zebras & Thomsons Gazelles grazing around,, some baboons were also seen. We overlooked the river where a number of hippos and a couple of Nile Crocs were basking on the sandy islands. Great ambience and a picnic to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Masai Mara which had the Mara River inside the park. There was a drought this year so the water level was low. We also just missed the Great Migration. The wildebeests & zebras cross the river during the migration risking their lives with the Nile crocodiles that inhabit the river. We took a balloon safari over and... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When you mention the Mara River, it's the wildebeest crossings that come to mind. Hundreds, thousands at times, of wildebeest, zebra, and others take a leap of faith across the river where the grass is greener. The migration event is not to be missed, although I do admit that the number of vehicles viewing the activities did detract from the... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where the Great Migration occurs but we didn't get a chance to see this because we were a month late. However, we did get to see an alligator tearing into a wildebeest.

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Morwell, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited during the migration and visited the river with the hope of seeing herds of animals crossing. Well that was the plan anyway. When we arrived as did lots of other vehicles we saw herds of wilder beast and zebra but none wanted to cross. We then spotted a couple of large crocodiles either on the banks or waiting... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to see part of the annual migration of thousands of wildebeest and zebras. An amazing sight just as you see it on the tv.

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Thank Diane H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 2 million wildebeest and 600,000 zebra that migrate from th plains of the Serengeti to the amass Mara following the new grass resulting from the rains. These animals cross the Mara River. In the River the crocodile await the annual feast that the crossing provides. Lions; cheetah and leopard await their part of the feast.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place you must visit while staying at Masai Mara national reserve, especially during the migration period. Thousands of animals crossing over the river is a treat to watch..

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Thank BhargavaVishal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hippopotamus and Crocodiles are not animals that we regularly expect to see in a trip where animal citing is primary objective. River mara provides the opportunity to view extremely amazing view of these two animals living together. The drive is few hours away from masai mara game reserve and this is one of the must activities when you are in... More 

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