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Mara West

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C13, Oloololo Gate, Masai Mara Reserve, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Mara West
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Fountain Valley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was my second trip to Kenya. I fell in love with the Maasai and Mara West I just had to come again. We decided to come in March to see the wildlife during the rainy season. Unfortunately there is a severe drought and the Mara was very dry. Nonetheless, the wildlife was incredible. The hotel was amazing again! We... More 

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MaraWest, Guest Relations Manager at Mara West, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to write us a review. It is our joy when someone comes back after their first visit. To us, it is testament to the fact that we are doing something right. We appreciate it and look forward to a 3rd, a 4th and even a 5th and 6th visit! John, our Safari Guide... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

On the escarpment to the west of Masai Mara, Mara West has spectacular views over the plains. The tented villas were luxurious, the staff very friendly and courteous and the food was good. We really were accompanied by zebras and giraffes within the camp. John, the Masai guard was wonderful and led us on a walking safari with his bow... More 

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MaraWest, Guest Relations Manager at Mara West, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking time to write us a review. It is really something to walk with the wild and we are glad that you had that experience with us. We will let John, our Maasai security guard, know you enjoyed the walking safari and his songs to the moon! We hope you will come visit us once again sometime... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Friendly staff, homely feel, wildlife= Brilliant. Our group of 8 though a tad bit noisy had a blast as we felt accomodated. I must commend mara west staff for going out of the way to make us feel at home and welcomed. John our tour guide went out of his way to ensure we had a big five experience. The... More 

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MaraWest, Guest Relations Manager at Mara West, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to write us a review. We appreciate it and are really glad that you had a blast at the Camp and that the little ones enjoyed waking up to the animals. We train our staff to do the best they can, to cater for our clients' needs and we are pleased you were... More 

Morgantown, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I LOVED IT ! What a beautiful camp in a superb location. They rooms are spacious and lovely. My chalet looked right out over the plains - what a way to wake in the morning. Zebra come up the hill at night for safety - and there they were right in front of my glass-paned door every morning greeting me.... More 

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MaraWest, Guest Relations Manager at Mara West, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad to hear that we are the best Camp you have been to overall, from your 10 visits to the Masai Mara. Happy to read that you had a wonderful time in the park as well. It is always great to read or see people do something against poaching of any kind.... More 

Colonial Heights, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This too was our first time in Africa, and could not of asked for a better experience. Our trip was booked through Kensington Tours. The staff was extremely attentive and Peter the chef was fantastic. The view from the Chalets would take your breath away, but even better the wild life all around was unbelievable. Waking to see Zebras, giraffes,... More 

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MaraWest, Guest Relations Manager at Mara West, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are happy to read that your first time in Africa was spent with us and that you had a great time. Many Thanks too, for recommending Mara West Camp. We are very lucky to have a beautiful lodge that is set on a stunning location. We hope that you can... More 

Vancouver, BC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights and were totally spoiled by the staff, especially Charles and the Chef - Peter. The food was amazing - catered to all our needs. Our first time in a Luxury Tent - what a great experience. The room was beautiful, so clean and you could not beat the view from our porch - overlooking... More 

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MaraWest, Guest Relations Manager at Mara West, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience and that you would highly recommend our beautiful place. Once again, we appreciate the time you took to review your stay with us. We hope to see you soon! More 

Winter Haven, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This was our first time in Africa, and our first Safari ever. We were amazed at the beauty of the location, the view, the animals around the camp and the food was absolutely delicious. It was located only 15 minutes to the front of the Masai Mara and provided easy in and out to the best game park ever. We... More 

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MaraWest, Guest Relations Manager at Mara West, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are very happy to read that you stayed with us for your first visit to Africa as well as your first Safari and had a wonderful time on top of that! We hope you can come back soon. Thank you once again. More 

Lesotho
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Mara West is located just a few kms outside of the Masai Mara Triangle which means you do not have to pay the $80 per day park fees when staying there. The lodge has excellent views over the Masai Mara and the rooms are exquisite - not only in the decor, with a really cosy homy feeling but also in... More 

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Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are happy to read that you had a wonderful time with us and hope you can visit us again in the future. Thank you. More 

Redlands, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We were here during off season and it was still wonderful. The weather was perfect, wild life perfect and seeing the Big 5 was accomplished. The staf were very attentive to our needs and the rooms were amazing

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MaraWest, Guest Relations Manager at Mara West, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review. Glad to hear that you had a wonderful time. We look forward to hosting you again Terry. More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I stayed at Mara West (chalets) back in September (booked through Kensington Tours). The staff really made me feel at home. The rooms were nice and clean with amazing views of the Mara. You could see zebras, wildebeest and other antelopes at night on your way back to your tent from the main dining room.

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Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful time at Mara West. We hope to host you again in the future. Thank you once again. More 

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