Mara River
6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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Vince Scaini
Hamilton, Canada3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The washrooms at the park entrance we used were pretty much out of commission. Not flushing and disgusting. The roads were in pretty bad shape. If the Kenyan gov. is eager enough to take tourist $'s they may want to think about making this park a bit more accessible. We were touring with high quality land cruisers that could get through just about anything, but we still had issues with the park roads.
Written 25 February 2020
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Heather C
Glenview, IL82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
We drove to the Mara River on one of our safari excursions. We weren’t at the infamous crossing, but we still enjoyed a rewarding scene. There were more hippos than we could count, and two brothers were behaving as one might expect. We also saw crocodiles. We were on a hill and had such a nice view.
Written 15 February 2020
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Satyabrata Mukherjee
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
The sight of Zebras crossing the Mara river and the crocodiles waiting for their preys is amazing. In fact it is worth the wait for the crossing to take place. We have heard so much about wildebeest crossing; but the zebra crossing in the twilight is a sight to behold. The wildebeest crossing is an annual phenomenon and most of the tourists flock to Masai Mara to have a view of the migration from Serengeti in Tanzania to Masai Mara in Kenya.
Written 21 July 2022
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Miles Archer
Boca Raton, FL7,160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
Our group got here in the morning, early enough to see river crossings by large groups of animals. Predators were there too, making the crossing hazardous. We had a guide who was quite knowledgeable and educated us.

Reviewed by Miles Archer of Boca Raton, Florida.
Written 15 February 2022
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good_ants
Doha, Qatar624 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We stopped here on the tail-end of our day out exploring the vast, never-ending Masai Mara. While it felt like a little bit of a "forced add-on", it was worth it to see the mighty hippos swimming, playing, and jumping into the Mara River!
A local game guide will walk you along the river for a few hundred meters as you gawk, photograph, and ponder the realities of such wild, wacky beasts! Worth a visit... and you're most likely to be forced into it!
Written 2 January 2023
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland16,866 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
The Mara River has its source in the South Western Mau forests of Kenya draining into Lake Victoria at Musoma in Tanzania and is about 13,750 km2, of which 65 per cent is located in Kenya and 35 per cent in Tanzania. The River runs through the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It is a World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve.
We were lucky to see a part of Great Migration and even crocodile eating wildebeest.
Written 14 September 2021
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Julie H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I've been to the jungle but it's nothing comparable to this here. The wildlife you'll see is stunning. So much, the big 5, it's like a checklist you want to complete within a few days. Ivan and I have been here for 6 days, pure safari with Erwin, the guide of our group with 3 other couples.
He did good, always smiled and showed us quickly when some animals showed up.
I cannot imagine that I've experienced something that thrilling like these days.
Our camps were safe and comfortable. In the middle of nothing those camps popped up, incredible, right? And they had everything, good food to water and electricity all over the time. Mara is a good it in case you plan to see wildlife like we ded.
Written 6 March 2020
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Becky J
St. George, UT2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
The largest crocodiles you will ever see anywhere. Zebra and wildebeest seem to be crossing daily so there’s always excitement around it. It’s a beautiful place to relax while having lunch and watching life carry-on with perhaps the occasional hippo wandering down stream looking for a bigger watering hole and all the fuss that causes with a present hippos. Are the huge bull elephant Meandering up its sides, or the troops of monkeys scampering along the far shore.
Written 15 March 2020
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undenda c
Germantown, MD2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
It is always my preferable place to visit in Kenya , Mara River is magical point during the wildebeest migration. Nothing can compare with getting up early and travelling across the Reserve with a local driver and tracker guide. Seeing fantastic scenery and of course the animals and birds in their natural, free environment. This place bring the beauty of nature in Kenya
Written 23 October 2020
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joy a
United States3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
One place that you cant go wrong visiting is Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya.
Nothing can compare with getting up early and travelling across the Reserve with a local driver and tracker guide. Seeing fantastic scenery and of course the animals and birds in their natural.
Written 14 December 2020
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