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Mara River

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Masai Mara National Reserve 00200, Kenya
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We once again crossed the Mara River. Hippos were never too far away. We enjoyed more of the large cats.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CarolR3406
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The river was semi dry still we spotted few animals which was nice. I have seen the great migration and it was great to see the place live

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank aji
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wildlife is off the charts , you can't even put it in to words. When i explain it to people and show the photos they think its not real

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Relax549145
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was really nice to visit this migratory route though there no animals migrating but noticed lots of crocodiles and hippos being idle they were in large numbers.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ohcanada777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

when i visited it was the tail end of the crossing . .We did sight a few of the wilder best crossing the Maara river . But the ride was hot hot hot .I know it is Africa ... be prepared for a bumpy wild...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ramani N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our driver, David, over the 3 days we were there managed to find us the Big Five plus so many more animals. Seeing a leopard sitting up a tree then a pride of 4 lioness, one with her two cubs was awesome. This should be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Flitters17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to visit. Full of hippo and crocs. This is where the migration happens but you would have to visit Aug to Oct to see thisb

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vanessap804
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taken by our guide to the Mara River for breakfast riverside and to watch the hippos hanging out. It was shocking to see so many in one place- I think we stopped couting at 40! We got some great pictures, enjoyed a beautiful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robin L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing calm view of hippos and crocodiles. The hippos come out do the water at night to feed from grass in an amazing procession that’s worth exploring carefully with guides from the hotel. Enjoy!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank isagom17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything can happen at Mara river. We have seen here the biggest hippos ever, some crocs, many beautiful birds and lazy lions not far from the river.

Date of experience: December 2018
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14 July 2018|
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Response from martinab381 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we were just at the river this Wednesday (18th) and the migration has not started yet but they said that within a week it would most likely start. Of course, there is never a guarantee and as others said, whatever you... More
17 March 2018|
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Response from Ryan G | Reviewed this property |
I used Natural World tours out of Nairobi, the service was top notch. Highly recommended.
12 March 2018|
Response from yuanwen |
I am actually confused with all the options - but this is what i am eyeing basecampexplorer website I plan to go on August too!