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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent two nights, three days here on a last minute decision solely dependent on travel agent recommendation...turned into a magical 3 day weekend....magical location overlooking a river where 20 hippos are in resident, 3 crocodiles, and about 5-7 wonderful staff who warm and helpful. Food was delicious and plentiful, setting was classy outdoors in the woods overlooking a river, room/tent...

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Guelph, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our fourth time in the Mara, and our second stay at Mara Explorer camp (we first stayed there 3 years ago). We returned after trying other camps, because we soon realized that it is one of the absolute best. Its location close to the Talek, Mara and Olare Orok rivers is right in the centre of the prime...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First off I would like to say this was an amazing experience. Our guide Paul was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable about the animals and where they were located. His love for the animals showed during our visit. He showed great hospitality. Very patient and was already ready to go for game reserves. The staff at Masa Explorer was over...

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved our safari in Kenya. Waaaay more animals than we saw in Kruger National Park (S.A.). The camp, itself, was very comfortable, and the staff including Noor, Simeon and Simon were very attentive. But, it was our guide Ruben who was a standout. He seemed to have a sixth sense about where to find the animals; consequently, we found...

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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 excellent review about your recent stay at Mara Explorer. I have shared the awesome notes with the team and we are all delighted that you had an exceptional game viewing experience during your stay. Maasai Mara Game reserve is indeed a gem with abundance of wildlife. I have taken note...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maasai Mara means spotted land of the maa which is seen from an eagles view while aboard on a plane as the few rough-leaved shepherd's tree(Balanites aegyptica) are spread on the vast land. Whenever you hear of Maasai Mara, people tend to think of the wildbeast migration but that is just a tip of the iceberg. during the normal season,...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting the excellent review on this forum. It is evident you were thrilled by the magnificent landscapes while flying into the Mara. Maasai Mara is a gem and is an ideal safari destination all year round with sweeping views over the river banks and plenty of wildlife. This is a sanctuary for photographers and I...

Florida
Reviewed 18 January 2017

First of all, going on a safari is the best possible thing to do. When Paul is your guide you have hit the jackpot. Paul LOVES the animals, he knows them by name and has lived among them so long he knows their habits and preferences. Having Paul as my guide made my trip, please ask for him when you...

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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 exceeded your expectations. I am delighted to...

London
Reviewed 5 January 2017

It is hard to put in to words just how wonderful this place is! We spent 3 days/nights here as part of our Honeymoon and from the second we arrived we were blown away at every aspect! The camp setting is just as we imagined; unassuming in the middle of the wilderness, with 10 private tents a short walk from...

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

Dear Guest, We thank you for choosing to stay at Mara Explorer and are grateful to GG for introducing you to this magnificent place. We certainly value all our guests and most importantly your patronage in our camp. I take this opportunity to thank you for taking time to share your feedback with us on this forum; this is truly...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 14 December 2016

My husband and I spent 4 nights at the Mara Explorer Camp for our Honeymoon in November, and it was honestly the most incredible experience we've had while traveling. I have been a Travel Agent for 9+ years and my husband has lived abroad so we are both extremely well traveled, and the Mara Explorer Camp far exceeded our expectations....

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the excellent feedback about your honeymoon at Mara Explorer. I am delighted to note that every aspect of your stay was exceptional and you experienced impeccable service while staying with us. Mara Explorer is a true gem and I am assured you will make it your home while on safari in Kenya and we look...

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I can't say enough good things about the Mara Explorer! We LOVED it! We really liked that it wasn't fenced in like other camps so it really felt like we were in the park. Our luxury 'tent' was spacious, super clean and so great. We loved having the balcony overlooking the river and everything was so wonderful. The service was...

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

Dear Guest, Receive greetings from the Mara Explorer team and thank you for the excellent review about your experience. We are honored that we met your expectations during your stay from being engaged by our friendly and professional staff, the tent setting, food, sundowner experience and the nature walks. We are pleased that you made a special bond with the...

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We happened to be here in the last month of the migration season (October) on strong recommendation by our tour operator, and we were more than satisfied for several reasons. Firstly, the Olkiombo airstrip where we landed into from Nairobi is just 3 mins away from the Explorer camp. This makes a lot of difference, as the deplorable road conditions...

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Dear Guest, Receive greetings from the Mara Explorer team and thank you for posting the excellent review. It is indeed our great joy when a guest leaves our camp satisfied and we are grateful we made that happen during your stay. Mara Explorer is truly a gem and we all take pride working here. Thank you for the comments on...

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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: RM3,183 - RM7,484 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Mara Explorer Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Mara Explorer Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Mara Explorer Camp Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve
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“Tent # 1 is closest to the hippo pod on the river; it can be noisy... if you are a light sleeper ask for # 3 or # 2....”
 of 5 bubbles 463genek, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“great views, and comfortable beds.”
 of 5 bubbles Latisas2003, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were told that Tent #4 is a great location near the hippo pool.”
 of 5 bubbles dvandjay, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Talek river view says it all”
 of 5 bubbles 419jeremym, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Tent No.4 on the bend of the river!”
 of 5 bubbles RohitBihani, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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