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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 28 August 2013

We had 3 lovely days in Mara Explorer, The Camp was simply fantastic. I am normally the skeptic type and would never rate anything 5 star, but must when it is called for. The tents where absolutely lovely, with views over the river. The bathtub on the verandah was a great little extra, soaking up while looking down over the...

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BeutifulKenya64, COO at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

As you perhaps know i respond to all Guests Comments on this Forum. Some of them make me so happy i can cry. This is one of them. We are so glad you stayed with us. The Mara Explorer Team

Modesto, California
Reviewed 19 August 2013

The game drives and our guide Vincent were fantastic, and could not have been better. Engaging, knowledgeable about Kenya, the game, plants, and the ecosystem, Vincent gave us a broad overview of this incredible part of Kenya. The staff was helpful, friendly and very professional. The "tents" were luxurious, and the food was absolutely amazing. The chef, wait staff and...

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We are glad you enjoyed. Thank you for posting this awesome feedback. Regards, The Mara Explorer Team

Luanda, Angola
Reviewed 17 August 2013

Very comfortable tent accommodations, excellent meals 5 or 7 course always with choice of veg or meat/chicken/fish, wonderful soups, attentive camp staff, and Joseph our guide friendly, conscientious, and very knowledgable. You will not go wrong to select Mara Explorer for your trip of a lifetime.

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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is nice you had such an awesome experience. We are ever ready for your next visit in the future. Send your friends too. Kind regards, The Mara Explorer Team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2013

The "tents" were luxurious, the safaris were amazing and the food was lovely. And the service was special -- the manager George attended to our every need as did his staff. The rooms are tents but integrated with permanent structures, so the bathroom is indoor except for a lovely bathtub. It was very comfortable, clean and fairly luxurious for being...

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It is so nice you visited and enjoyed yourself. We look forward to hosting you again soon. The GRVL Team

Bromley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2013

If you are still looking where to stay then stop now, look no further. Mara Explorer is just wonderful. We spent four nights there and loved every single minute. The staff are fantastic, the tents are amazing. I will try and keep this short as I could write forever about it. The main purpose of going on safari is to...

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Dear Guest, As you may have noticed i respond to all Guests comments on this forum. Your posting has left me with no provision to add anything. I can only thank you for making it to our Units. Blessings. The Mara Explorer Team.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 6 July 2013

We chose Mara Explorer 'cos my sister had stayed for 10 days at the Intrepids camp and had a fantastic time. She strongly recommended the driver/guide who showed them around and I too wanted to Safari with him. We weren't disappointed. Our driver made us feel welcome right away..... and shared in our excitement to be on safari in equal...

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Dear Guest, So glad you had such a wonderful time. We hope to see you again soon. It was such a honor to be of service Regards, The Team

Eindhoven
Reviewed 29 June 2013

This was our second stay at Mara Explorer Camp. As promised we came back as soon as possible :-) and again enjoyed every second. Highly recommend the Camp to every one looking for luxurious tents, a laid back atmosphere, awesome food and great service. The location is wonderful and the tents are very comfortable, and well positioned for views and...

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We are so excited you came again. It means so much to us to host repeat Guests. you are now part of Family. In Maasai you are a "Ndauo" meaning Friend. We are waiting for you next visit. God Bless The Mara Explorer Team

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 27 June 2013

We visited this luxurious camp in the Mara on the recomendation of my sister who had been there before and we were not dissapointed for a moment. We visited most camps and decided that this was the best location to see the big five on regular basis due to location and easy accesss from the air strip (literaly in the...

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Ashe Oleng. This is Maasai for thank you so much. The Team appreciates you. The Mara Explorer Team

watamu
Reviewed 27 June 2013

We went Masai mara from Malindi by Aeronav,it was three days safari and our accommodation was at Mara Explorer,The staffs were upto their tusk,very welcoming and professional in doing everything,from reception, food,front office and house keeping, We used tent No.4 it was clean,spacious and well furnished overlooking Talek River full of Hippos.and crocodiles.

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Dear Guest, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in the Mara Explorer. Thanks for sharing with the World. Good Evening Operations Team

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 17 June 2013

We have just returned from five perfect days at Mara Explorer. This camp offers it all, great food, fantastic tents, wonderful food and staff who are always willing to go the extra mile. We were in the infamous tent four which offers an incredible view over the Hippo Pool. We spent most of our time in between game drives watching...

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Dear Guest, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We all long to host you again soon. Kind Regards, The Mara Explorer Team

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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 

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Address: C14 Keekorok, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: RM3,200 - RM7,290 (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
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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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