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Musiara Swamp

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Masai Mara National Reserve 00200, Kenya
+254 720 650869
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Incredible number of lions

In four days in the Masai Mara, we saw more than 35 lions and a dozen cubs. Many of the lions were... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Northern California
Big FIVE Land

If you want to see big five this is the place. Best place to see the game. Just get out of your... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Alpharetta, Georgia
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Excellent game-watching location to see lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, giraffe.
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Masai Mara National Reserve 00200, Kenya
+254 720 650869
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

In four days in the Masai Mara, we saw more than 35 lions and a dozen cubs. Many of the lions were near the Musiara Swamp, which was near where we stayed in Governors' Camp. (We flew in to the Musiara airstrip). Although the swamp...More

Thank MaestraM
Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you want to see big five this is the place. Best place to see the game. Just get out of your camp and you will see lions,leopards, Elephants,Cape Buffaloe,Hippos,Zebras,Hynas,Topis what not? A photographer's paradise.

Reviewed 8 January 2017

The Musiara swamp is also famous for the resident lion pride. It is also a great place to see leopards.

Thank Sachin_Rai_FB
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Musiara is always busy with all sorts of animals drinking & wallowing....just watch out for getting stuck in the mud

Thank maggieannerowe
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We entered the Maasai Mara the second time from the Musiara Gate. The swamps are a hot bed of animal action. we saw herds of elephants, buffaloes, baboons and more. The highlight was lion couple mating. Along with another pride of 3 females on a...More

Thank Rachna2013
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Musiara, as featured in immense detail by the BBC and their Marsh Lion programmes provides everything you need for an amazing safari.

Thank tanzantraveller
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This was our 4th visit to the Mara & the Musiara Swamp is right next to Little Governor's Camp where we always stay. In fact we drive right past it on the way down from the Musiara airstrip.! Several lionesses were in residence & were...More

Thank Nick J
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The swamp is a home to a number of lion pride. Many herbivores roaming making food available for all cats.

Thank Wachira44
Reviewed 26 August 2016

It's no secret that the swamp is the home to perhaps the most famous pride of lions that the TV world has ever known. The Marsh pride. In my last visit, I happen to stay at Governors camp which is located right next to the...More

Thank Kamran M
Reviewed 14 May 2016

I recommend booking a camp or lodge with game-drive access to the Musiara Marsh during any visit to the Mara Reserve. Masai Mara without the Musiara Marsh is like Yellowstone without Old Faithful - you wouldn't want to do it. The marsh is a wildlife...More

Thank afriCATreks
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