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Reviewed 19 June 2016

Six of us stayed at the camp in early June. From beginning to end it was great. The service was excellent (thanks Noor!), the tents great, food first class, and game drives very good. Recommend it absolutely.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to post the awesome review and we highly appreciate you for choosing Mara Explorer during your recent safari. The team is delighted that you found the entire stay enjoyable. Special compliments have been passed to Noor who ensured you appreciated the service. Mara Explorer is truly a gem and we look forward to...

Garden City, New York
Reviewed 9 April 2016

From the moment they pick you up at the airstrip to the time they take you back their attention to detail and making sure that they meet your expectations is their number one priority. When we got to the camp check in was quick and easy and we were taken to our tents. It was everything you see in the...

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Accra, Ghana
Reviewed 28 March 2016

If you are consider booking this camp for a trip to Masai National Reserve, I have two main suggestions: 1. DO IT!!! 2. Ask for Dennis as a guide A wonderful place! Deep into the reserve, built in GORGEOUS surroundings, a perfect combination of authentic safari experience and all comfort for amenities. The tent and bathrooms are crystal clean, all...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We had an absolutely fantastic stay at the Mara Explorer camp this past weekend (March 2016). The staff and service were incredible, especially the manager Mary. She was AMAZING and saw to it that our every need was taken care of immediately. She even let us stay in our room the last day until 4pm, even though we were supposed...

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Canada
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Awesome location on a bend of thickly forested river in the middle of the Maasai Mara. Our tent was located at the bend in the river. This spot was home to about 30 hippos, so we spent much time observing and listening to hippos. Incredible. The service and food were also extraordinary. The dining and lounge area are also located...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 18 March 2016

This is my 2nd stay at Mara explorer. My first trip was in 2015 with my best friends; this trip was with my Dad, husband and two young sons (ages 11 and 8). Beyond expectations!! Samson was our guide (again) and he made sure we saw everything there was to see -- even the leopard lounging in the tree! We...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 March 2016

I live in Kenya and have stayed at many lodges and been on many safaris, this one blew them out of the water. It was everything you would want out of a safari camp. Atmosphere: Old World Colonial feel and decor, you feel like you're an "explorer" from the 1800's going out for the first time (but a wealthy one...

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The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 22 February 2016

If you want an African adventure with comfort and charm,then this is the PLACE! The Mara Explorer Camp, is located in the Mara Triangle. We slept in a luxury tent , in the middle of a the wildlife preserve on a river teeming with hippos. There is a comfortable king sized bed, with a complete bath, with a double vanity,...

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Dear Guest Jambo! Thank you for taking time to write this wonderful review in our trip Adviser page. We also appreciate the fact that you gave us a chance to host in our prestigious facility. Our pride comes in that we were able to meet your expectations. We have noted that some staff went an extra mile to make your...

Reviewed 28 January 2016

My friends and family had the most wonderful stay at this camp in the Masai Mara. I should have wrote this review a while ago since our stay was in July but it was truly one of the best trips we have ever had. The accommodations were great even though we had a tent, it was luxury all the way....

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maurice n, Assisatant Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest Jambo! Thank you for taking time to write this wonderful review in our trip Adviser page. We also appreciate the fact that you gave us a chance to host in our prestigious facility. Our pride comes in that we were able to meet your expectations. We have noted that some staff went an extra mile to make your...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 January 2016

We stayed at mara explorer just over two weeks ago for our honeymoon, we did three nights four day Safari. We were greeted at the air strip by our guide Joseph, the camp is five minutes from the strip and a great location in to the reserve. The staff at camp were fantastic, camp manager Maurice welcomed us with a...

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

Dear Guest Let me take the opportunity to thank you for the feedback on stay with us. We are honored we were able to meet and surpass your expectations. Have noted the team went the extra mail and more so Joseph your guide, Joseph your waiter, Maleto, Chefs and I. Thank you very much and we all look forward to...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Mara Explorer Camp

Address: C14 Keekorok, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: €675 - €1,539 (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.”
 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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