Mzima Springs
Mzima Springs
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Susan P
Alfreton, UK335 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
It has a lake where you can see Hippos, Crocodiles and turtles. There is also a viewing area where you can see under the water and see the fish called Barbal. There are also some Vervet monkeys there. You need to be escorted round the site with an armed guard due to the possibility of meeting wild animals. It is a short walk round the side of the lake.
Written January 1, 2021
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steeler
Shrewsbury, UK146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
So this another pleasant surprise with a YMCA security guard, only joking Titus was ace. This spring supplies Mombassa with fresh water, when we arrived we were given a talk by Titus and it started raining first time in seven months!
So a walk around a large lake, clear water and crocodiles and hippos mooching together. It was a lovely tranquil place and loads to see with elephants present. There is an underwater tunnel which has seen better days but you can see the fish. We did see a croc mooching at the bottom of a stream waiting for fishy supper. Titus the guard come guide was really nice. A must place to visit. Our guide did tell us that the Japanese govt has given money to replace the pipe work but it appears the Kenyan govt once again has probably filtered the cash away and rather than replacing the leaky pipe are patching it up. Got to love kenya
Written October 8, 2022
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Wild Dog Safaris, East Africa LLC
Nairobi, Kenya58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
The walkway is beautifully built along Mzima Springs. You can get some exceptional photos of vervet monkeys, hippos, the many birds that frequent the area. You’ll may also see many big game coming to the water to drink.

A park ranger with a rifle is your guide, a must for safety reasons in the bush. Please tip your guide at the end as their salary is low, and it is appreciated.
Written April 23, 2021
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John E
Newport, UK1,734 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Mzima springs is one of the only places in the park where you can get out of your safari vehicle and stretch your legs for a while.The one kilometre walk down into the springs takes in lush green trees which attract an abundance of bird life and vervet monkeys that feed on there fruit.The monkeys make for amusing entertainment before reaching an underground chamber where you can sit down and get a great close up view of the fish swimming in the crystal clear water. The Hippos tend to Stay clear of the chamber but can still be seen rising and submerging now and again while the Crocodiles are a bit more elusive. Its an interesting half hour stop in which a park ranger guides you and explains all about the surrounding habitat.
Written February 15, 2020
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Bidule05
France1,931 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Mzima springs is a wonderful place in West Tsavo national park, where you can do a 2-kilometers walk with a ranger in a luxurious vegetation.
During this small walk safari along the springs, you saw many wild animals, including monkeys (vervets and blue monkeys), hippos and crocodiles, as well as many birds.
At the middle of the tour, you can go down in an underground chamber, allowing you to watch the blue fishes swimming in crystal fresh water
The safari was also very interesting because the ranger had a high level of knowledge regarding trees and plants, especially the medicinal use of trees and plants.

Taken together, I highly recommend to visit Mzima spring
Written December 14, 2020
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Petr Š
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Excellent, light walk with couple of stops. Hippos & crocodiles in one river pond glass house with fish under river surface in another. Armed ranger was very communicative and client oriented.. fully reccomend for children as well.
Written March 13, 2023
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Enelram21
Ontario, Canada318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
After visiting Kilimanjaro, to
Go to mizma
Springs was an extension of the mount. It was beautiful. The water cool and clean. The animals, crocodiles, monkeys, hippos and a fish viewing area to see underwater was amazing. The flora and fauna incredible. Our guide was pleasant and knowledgeable!
Written December 7, 2022
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Sea
Nairobi, Kenya31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Beautiful guided walk. Got lots of photos of vervet monkeys and the hippos. The vervets are distinguishable by their florescent blue balls, apparently, it attracts the females. I tipped my ranger guide a 1,000 shillings ($10).
Written January 17, 2021
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Neil S
Ludlow, UK157 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Pleasant walk with guide, but clubbed together with a family.... Trees well described with labels but some interesting spelling. Fish from underwater viewing quite a unique touch.

Guide was good. Worth a visit. Chance of seeing crocodiles and hippos. Though did not see hippos on our visit .

Warm spring and setting very nice.
Written August 11, 2022
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Rosie
Seattle, WA196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
We drove here from Kilanguni Serena. Not too far away.

The atmosphere is tranquil and peaceful. Great place to unwind and relax!

There’s a bit of walking involved and may not be ideal for someone in a wheelchair or trouble walking.
Written January 12, 2022
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