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Reviewed 20 September 2016

We visited Mara Explorer Camp in January 2016 (long overdue in writing this review...). It was phenomenal! Excellent in every way. Luxurious and private tents - ours had an outside claw-footed bathtub right next to the hippo river hangout! Staff was extremely welcoming and accommodating. Our personal guide, Samson,did not disappoint! Highly recommend! Just go! If not now, when? (feel...

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Kevin M, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Mara Explorer and for posting the excellent review on this forum. We certainly value all our guests and importantly your patronage in our camp. My team and I are humbled that we measured up to your expectations during your entire stay and that we made your experience ever memorable and that...

Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was our second hotel (after visiting Mara Rianta) on our honeymoon. We had room/tent nr 3. Amazing to sleep so close to the river and have a outdoor luxury experience. At night you can here the hippo's, this might wake you up a couple of times, but this is Africa and i really loved it. Food quality was outstanding...

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Kevin M, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for taking your time to post the excellent review about your stay at Mara Explorer and for choosing our camp as your safari destination during your honeymoon. It is evident that your stay was truly memorable and the team is delighted that we made your holiday memorable through provision of outstanding service...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is truly an amazing getaway for the wildlife lover. There are 10 camping tents situated in the bush all facing the Talek River. The tents are permanent with a comfortable bed and a spacious room with attached toilet and shower. There is a partially covered bathtub outside each tent for a dip in the sunny afternoon. The terrace facing...

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maurice n, Assistant manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from the Mara Explorer Team. Thank you for taking your time to post the wonderful review and most of all for choosing to stay at Mara Explorer. I am humbled that we made your stay a memorable experience and that we exceeded your expectations. It is an honor that you found the meals, service and product at...

Melbourne Beach, Florida
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The first time we came here was December 2015. We returned due to Friendship made with the staff. Our first stay was approximately four nights and this time we stayed for 11. The staff remains the real gem here as well as the location. Our friend Ruben is a Massai guide who is extremely knowledgeable about the animals and he'll...

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Kevin M, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate the repeat patronage in our facility and for choosing to stay for eleven days means a lot. Our location and our ever courteous and friendly staff are truly our gems and we are grateful that you have ascertained that. Special regards have been passed to our shining stars Reuben and Noor who did exceptionally well to...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Wow! what an amazing place more importantly what an amazing, wonderful people out here in Mara Explorer camp... We checked into Mara explorer camp after spending 3 nights in Olare Kempinski Mara so the expectations were sky high... the very moment we entered the reception area I could sense its gonna be a out of the world experience.... Yes, the...

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Kevin M, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from the Mara Explorer Team. Thank you for taking your time to post the wonderful review and most of all for choosing to stay at Mara Explorer. I am humbled that we made your stay a memorable experience and that we exceeded your expectations after having stayed in one of the new properties in the Mara. It...

Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Where do I begin?? Everything we experienced in 4 nights stay was exquisite. The tents are spacious and beautiful, with all the facilities you could wish for, down to the hot water bottle waiting for you at the end of the day. Everything is meticulously maintained for your comfort. The food is out of this world, impossible to even skip...

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Kevin M, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are grateful that we made your safari experience ever memorable and thank you for the excellent review. I am indeed grateful and special thanks have been passed to the team that ensured every aspect of your stay was special and attention to detail was observed. That you enjoyed the hot water bottle during turndown and the excellent...

Reviewed 9 August 2016

This magnificent camp is a a few ticks away from the airstrip. Located along the River Talek, we neighboured the resident hippos who entertained us throughout with their antics. The service from the word go was fantabulous, We were well received by the Assistant Manager Maurice and we laughed and talked like long lost friends. Our very special diets (vegan...

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Dear Guest, Receive many greetings from the Mara Explorer family. We highly appreciate the excellent comment and your patronage in our facility. It is our delight that you had an awesome experience from the point of check in to departure from being engaged by our professional and ever attentive staff. The team is grateful that you enjoyed the surprise bush...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 6 August 2016

My parents and I just returned from an amazing stay at the Mara! All of the staff (guards, host, reservation supervisor, guide...etc) were so friendly and helpful. This camp is perfect for people who like personalized service, quiet and relaxing atmosphere, and amazing food. I will be returning soon with my next visitor!

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Kevin M, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to give feedback about your recent safari at Mara Explorer. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family and we are all delighted that you had an amazing experience. Mara Explorer is indeed a special place and guests are assured of personalized service by our professional and courteous staff who are always...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 2 July 2016

We arrived on Friday afternoon. The airstrip was close to our camp. So beautifully hidden behind some trees. We had the most awesome lunch..... excelllent quality throughout out visit! Wow! In the bush...who would have thought it possible? Then the game drives.. excellent viewing saw leopard...close up ..we eye balled each other..what beautiful creatures! Saw a cheetah kill!!! A pride...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to give the wonderful review on this forum. I am delighted that the team ensured your stay was memorable and you experienced perfection in the middle of the wild. Mara Explorer is situated a few minutes drive from the Olkiombo airstrip and also in the heart of Maasai Mara National reserve which makes...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Situated just across the Talek River, Mara Explorer Camp offers great comfort and satisfaction while on Safari The Tents are superb all along the banks of Talek river, a nice view while seated outside The Camp also maintains a forest of indigenous trees and has also involved the surrounding community with some empowering programmes Game drive at the park is...

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Dear Guest, Receive many greetings from the Mara Explorer team and thank you for posting the wonderful review. The team is delighted by the awesome notes and we are glad you had a memorable bush adventure. The location of camp overlooking the Talek river ensures that you experience the wild while at the comfort of your tent. Mara Explorer is...

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Located in the world famous Masai Mara, Mara Explorer Camp is set on its own private peninsula, with each of its ten luxurious tents opening to the Talek River and the stunning savanna. The tents, equipped with all mod cons are set on wooden decks opening out to a private verandah where you can enjoy time alone in the wild away from it all. ... more   less 

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Address: C14 Keekorok, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: €674 - €1,574 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Mara Explorer Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Tent No.4 on the bend of the river!”
 of 5 bubbles RohitBihani, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I was in tent 2 first asked to be moved further into woods and management was kind to move me to 4, sharing a patio with hippos.”
  • Besides a full ondoor bathroom, there is an outdoor tab at your balcony.
 of 5 bubbles zoranm596, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Any bungalow on the riverside is the absolute best!”
 of 5 bubbles Stephanie148, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Tent #4 was the farthest tent out -next to the loud, but very cool hippo hangout.”
 of 5 bubbles bethl186, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room nr 3 & 4 for ultimate hippo experience”
 of 5 bubbles nickn975, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
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