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Mara Wildebeest Resort

Narok, Kenya (Formerly Mara Buffalo Camp)
Mara Wildebeest Resort
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Rostov-on-Don, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Well, we have resided in this lodge on 1st of January 2015. Nice accommodation, cosy rooms, very convenient location – only 30 km to Maasai Mara National Park. The cottages are placed right on the high bank of Mara river, so you can behold big hippo family right from view point near the cottages. Especially I would like to point... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The new Wildebeest resort is simply the best place to stay at the Mara. It's right next to the river..amazing view. The Hippo view point is well placed the hippos are just right next to the cottages if you wake up early you get to see the massive creatures outside the water. The ambiance is relaxing good food, friendly staff... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2009

African Safari Club promises when you visit Mara Buffalo camp as part of their safari tours that you'll be seeing animals in the "world famous Mara reserve". Well, don';t be fooled! The world famous Mara National Reserve is 30 km south of Buffalo camp! Instead you'll be driven around the Lemek Koyaki Ranch which is outside the Mara Reserve and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2008

We stayed at the Buffalo Mara for three days as part of a seven night safari.We had previously spent over twenty weeks on safaris and this was by far the cheapest, so our expectations were not high, but we could not have been more wrong!The flight was exciting,the accommodation,though basic, was comfortable and within minutes of arriving we were sittiing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2008

Our stay at the Mara Buffalo Camp was amazing. The individual lodges are comfortable, staff are friendly and the food was really nice! Admittedly the showers in the camp are not ideal but I went on safari to see animals and that was my main priority. The camp itself is on the river ....... home to a large family of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2007

Buffalo camp fantastic experience. Murphy celt ireland 7 AUG 2007 Got back from kenya last week what a fantastic trip,our best holiday ever + we ve been to nearly 30 countries. Stayed at the flamingo hotel also did the mysterious zanzibar cruise, hotel + cruise were brilliant. The massai mara safari was superb ,the buffalo camp was right on the... More 

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2007

Terrible organisation. Safaris a joke. Food terrible. Masai Mara was supposed to be the highlight of our holiday but this camp was the low- light!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2007

We flew to Mara Simba Buffalo Camp on 24th January 2007 from Bamburi Airstip, near Mombasa in a 2-engined, 18-seater plane for two hours. During the flight we had wonderful views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the large soda lake Lake Magardi, the Great Rift Valley and the Masai Mara before landing on the local airstrip. As the Mara had had an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2005

We stayed in Mombasa and flew to the Masai Mara for a two night safari. The trip up was fine and we were greated by the manager who told us of our schedule for that day. The room was clean and the bathroom equipment although very, very old, working. The staff were very friendly and the food (excluding the packed... More 

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