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Mzima Springs

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Address: Mageso Chember, Tsavo National Park West 00200, Kenya
Phone Number:
+254 720 650869

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So gorgeous!

Really neat to get our of the car and see another side of the Park. Would like to go back and boat the river.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rick S
Wakefield, Canada
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Wakefield, Canada
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really neat to get our of the car and see another side of the Park. Would like to go back and boat the river.

Thank Rick S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chilled out visit. So close the crocodile could have eaten us up if it wished to. But that's the point, no? Hakuna matata

Thank Alice W
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour here is just a short walk to see a waterfall and a hippo and croc filled lake. Robert our guide was very informative and friendly. The underwater viewing platform is a little dated but a rather different experience.

Thank Lpembs
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alright but, apart from the hippos, not exceptional for someone from Europe. Surprisingly crowded. There is an underwater viewing tank which is interesting, though in need of refurbishment.

Thank Wallowsabroad
Copenhagen, Denmark
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A ranger will take you on a small guided tour to the springs. It's free but he didn't object to a small tip. We saw several birds, monkeys and of course also two big crocodiles.

Thank Familien V
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

It is a very pretty place, loads of different and interesting fish species, apparently there is around 40 hippos living there, however we haven't seen many. There is a little underwater watching feature, which is you quite a good experience, but don't expect full on aquarium ;)

Thank Kinga K
Banbury, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Surprised to be told that the water from the springs goes all the way to Mombasa. Informative resident guide. Crocs, hippo, monkey and many types of birds, well worth taking in the underwater view of the lake.

Thank CDL111
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

The springs are home to hippos and crocodiles and the trees around host lots and lots of monkeys and baboons. We didn't see the crocodiles, but we could spot lots of hippos in the distance. Overall, not very impressed.

1 Thank 10trips10tips
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

One of the best wildlife spots I've had the chance to visit. Safely observe hippos, monkeys, crocodile, and have an underwater view.

1 Thank StarWarsMama
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Source of the freshwater for the major port of Mombasa, Mzima Springs is a treasure. We saw fish, crocs, monkey, and many, many hippo.

Thank Sara H

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