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Londonderry, New Hampshire
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Seven members of our family stopped here for three days.We stayed in the chalets and we LOVED the whole experience so much.We immediately felt at home, loved and cared for by this remarkable staff. Here there are no electric fences to keep out the wild life. So exciting to be escorted by the Masai guards back and forth to our...

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Reviewed 10 February 2016

The lodge is located in a beautiful area, with the most amazing sunrises and sunsets overlooking the savannah! The staff and Maasai warriors were extremely nice and made sure that we were always comfortable and safe. We had an incredible experience there!

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Warren, Indiana
Reviewed 6 December 2015

A lovely. peaceful retreat offering simple platform tents as well as platform tents fully outfitted with their own bathroom facilities and hot shower. I sat on my front porch and watched the wilderbeast cross not more than 50 feet in front of me. In the morning we watched the amazingly beautiful sunrise over the valley floor as a herd of...

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 22 November 2015

The location on the escarpment above the Masai Mara Park is stunning. I stayed in one of the tent/bungalows on the edge of the escarpment. It had a large veranda - with comfortable chairs and table for relaxing in the evening - overlooking the park. The room had two queen size beds, upholstered chairs, a small desk, a large bathroom...

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pennsylvania
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Mara West was our last stay on our 2 week Kenya Tanzania Safari. First let me say that Mara West sponsors several schools and a clinic and coordinate with "Pack with a Purpose". If you can manage it, save room in your luggage to bring school and clinic supplies that you can find listed on the Pack with a Purpose...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 November 2015

We were welcomed by Charles the Barman who introduced us to Obedia the Manger. We camped here although chalets and safari tents are available. Only 4km from Oloololo Gate this is the place to camp if visiting the Masai Mara. Ablutions are of a high standard. All the staff are friendly and pleased to help. Paul facilitated the use of...

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MaraWest, Guest Relations Manager at Mara West Camp, responded to this review

Dear Tom H, Thank you for recommending Mara West as the best place to Camp for anyone visiting the Masai Mara. Now and then, we have Overlander couples or lone Overlanders that request to camp on our grounds for a night or two. It is always nice to hear that they loved the experience. Thank you Tom H for your...

Richmond, Indiana
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Incredible! You wake up with a stunning view of the Mara from your deck which includes zebra, giraffe,and wildebeest. You are escorted from dinner by the maasai men, who also keep the fire stoked for the hot water and to warm up before dinner on the patio. Such wonderful people looking after your needs and surrounded by such utter beauty...

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MaraWest, Guest Relations Manager at Mara West Camp, responded to this review

Dear Jeffery G, Thank you so much for your wonderful review Jeffery. Your review describes everything we love about our Camp right on and to the point. From the location, to our dedicated staff, whom we owe our success, and to the community around us. Mara West Camp is not fenced off, as we do not want to limit the...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 18 October 2015

My experience was amazing... it exceeded my expectations. ,,,the rooms, the location, staff , the facilities...the activities. I would definately recommend Mara West Camp any time. Its so exclusive and with two categories of room types (chalets and luxury tents( one is able to choose accommodation type asper their budget. Thanks once again for making our stay awesome.

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MaraWest, Guest Relations Manager at Mara West Camp, responded to this review

Dear ADKA Kenya Tour, Thank you for your review. We are happy that you felt at home at Mara West and that we made your stay- that was amazing... and that exceeded your expectations-... Awesome! We would be love to host you again.

Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

During our safari to Kenya and Tansania we stayed 3 nights in a tented bungalow and it wad really amazing. The tent had all you need and breathtaking views to the Masai Mara. Food was excellent and the whole staff was so friendly, kind and polite. We felt as a part of a big family. Especially we want to thanks...

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MaraWest, Guest Relations Manager at Mara West Camp, responded to this review

Dear Sabine, It is always refreshing to get feedback from our clients in any form. Whether through the comment cards in the rooms or face to face. It is through the feeback that we know where we need to improve on our service delivery. Thank you Sabine for taking the time to give us a review. When a guest is...

Rindge, New Hampshire
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Mara West Camp is amazing! Way beyond our expectations! The accommodations, food, service and hospitality is top notch. The owners of the camp, the Aho's are great people! The staff was very organized and took good care of us, we didn't have to worry about a thing. The views from the chalets were breathtaking. Morning coffee while watching the sunrise...

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Dear Renee A, Thank you for your review. We are happy that you found our accommodation, food, service and hospitality top notch and that many of your trip's highlights were at Mara West including having your morning coffee while watching the sunrise and hearing the sounds of the animals. You got to watch the migration and experience the Maasai culture!...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled against a wooded thicket and surrounded by savannah, Mara West provides nature lovers with luxury accommodations while experiencing the sights and sounds of an unforgettable African safari. Luxury tents are perched in secluded spots on an escarpment edge overlooking the vast plains of the Masai Mara Game Reserve giving tremendous views and a sense of private exclusion. Mara West is an American owned and managed private safari camp providing high quality service with beautifully designed, comfortable accommodations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mara West Camp

Address: C13, Oloololo Gate, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: €198 - €294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 37
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“Best Views (chalets)”
 of 5 bubbles 621Juand, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Wifi available in the main lodge area. Put your devices away and enjoy this amazing place instead.”
 of 5 bubbles brianoQ5898DZ, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Free wifi in certain areas of the camp, best wifi by the business office.”
 of 5 bubbles 703anitar, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have great view.......”
 of 5 bubbles 987barbaraf, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Chalets have better views than the tents, but all are good”
 of 5 bubbles Travellady03053, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
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