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Aruba Mara Camp

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Postbox 727 Narok | Talek Massai Mara, Narok, Kenya
Aruba Mara Camp
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were 4 people visiting the camp from 7. April - 9. April 2015 and choose to go for two days full day game drives. First of all the staff and Gerdi was very welcoming and hospitable. We were there in low season and we were the only ones except for another couple. Tents: We choosed the big tents, not... More 

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Lincoln
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the camp in late October 2014 with my 5 boys (aged 7-16y). I had previously travelled as a solo traveller to the camp in April 2012, and I knew then that I had to return with my children. We had two 'big' tents, next to each other; these were perfect, as were the little touches like the hot... More 

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Horgen
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I stayed 3 nights in the Aruba Mara camp on my recent trip to Kenya. The whole trip was organzied by Gerdi the owner of the camp. I stayed in Kakamega and in Kisumu. The whole trip was perfectly arranged and with Peter (Aruba Camp Manager) I had a good driver. When I arrived @ the Aruba Mara camp I... More 

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Bedfordshire
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

An excellent place to stay to take morning and afternoon safaris. Although there is a short drive to get to the park we still managed to arrive to see the wildlife in great light. I would have liked to have done a whole day safari but this was not my main safari...it was a last minute decision to be able... More 

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Olten, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We stayed in Aruba Mara Camp for 2 nights on new year 2014/2015. We stayed in a normal (not luxury tent). Accommodation: Our tent was nice and clean. It was equipped with a king size bed with mosquito net and a toilet/shower. Not luxury, but very confortable. From before the tent, we had a nice view over the mara river.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had a great stay at the Aruba Mara. The staff was very nice, the food was excellent and the accommodations perfect. We stayed in what they call a luxury tent. Yes it looks a bit worn, but this is the bush so I was not expecting perfect. The setting overlooking the river was wonderful. Beautiful patio and dining area.... More 

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Braunston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We stayed in a "bush tent" at Aruba for 3 nights in September and had a wonderful time for the best price available in the whole of the Mara in my opinion. Although the camp isn't inside the park itself it is right by Talek gate which makes early game drives easy. There are no fences, so the park "boundary"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have been there for three years in a row, usually in August. I have just come back from a 2 night camping stay. The grounds were lovely and all the staff came over to say hello and were so welcoming. Being 3 young girls, even the owner and the staff helped out my tent up! They have recently put... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We camped here for one night with our overland outfitter. It's beautiful - the showers were HOT and immaculate. You could tell the owners and staff cared by how well they took care of the grounds. It's located on the edge of the reserve so rising for an early game drive was easy. We also enjoyed the calls of the... More 

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London
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Aruba Safaris was absolutely brilliant, from the moment we touched down on the landing strip we were taken such good care of. I can see a lot of the reviews on this site are in German but we were wholly welcomed as Brits, the camp is amazing value and the safaris are the best I have ever done, we saw... More 

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