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C12 Keekorok, Masai Mara Reserve, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Mara West
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Stanwood, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the 6th time our team had stayed at Mara West. The accommodations were modest where we stayed in the mission camp area, but the food was great and the Christian hospitality was fantastic. The overview of the Mara was gorgeous at sunrise before breakfast. The roads getting there can be a bit rough although the road had been... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Clean, well planned and efficient, with wonderfully warm and friendly staff. Shared tipping great idea and very fair. Lucky to have permanent tents with views over Masai Mara. Impressed with history of Mara camp and commitment to local improvement, care and development projects.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic piece of earth and an wonderful and inviting quality of relaxation to this place. I felt like I was taken to a higher realm of life there - more aesthetic, peaceful, and contemplative than what I usually ever have! Thanks guys

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were very well taken care of and enjoyed the atmosphere immensely! I would definitely recommend to family or friends. The price was reasonable, the food was great, and the location had breathtaking views of the plains and animals.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stayed at the Mara West during our excursion to the Mara. The camp is located just outside the western edge of the park, lying atop the mountains. Not surprisingly, the views from there are amazing. The lodgings feature luxury tents that are spacious and comfortable. The camp is not enclosed and game animals will graze around your tent during... More

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Grace G, Marketing at Mara West, responded to this review

Hello Sam C, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback about your stay. We are always delighted to hear positive remarks. We want to offer our guests an outstanding experience. That said, it is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the serene location of Mara West and that the staff was friendly and helpful. We are also... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We stayed at Mara West this past August and had an incredible safari experience. The Good: 1. The lodging — luxury cabins are beautiful and very spacious / comfortable 2. Jambo John — our tour guide was very informative, fun, and professional 3. Staff / food — Chefs were incredible friendly, and I loved the daily soup 4. The safari... More

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Grace G, Marketing at Mara West, responded to this review

Hello DanaHoff, Thank you for taking the time to review our camp. We endeavor to create a wonderful experience for our guests. All payments made by card at camp or at our head office accrue a 5% surcharge. The 5% surcharge is allocated by the banking systems in Kenya. It is important that our guests receive the proper information before... More

Fountain Valley, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I recently took my first trip to Kenya. I was a little intimidated knowing I would be staying in a tent. Little did I know that this was much more than a "tent". We stayed in one of the high end tents, it was fantastic! We woke up to an amazing sunrise each morning over the Mara, had a great... More

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MaraWest, Marketing at Mara West, responded to this review

Hello CarrieRR, Thank you for choosing Mara West for your stay! We are delighted that you had a wonderful experience with us. We hope to host you the next time you are in the Mara! More

Grass Valley, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

My family stayed here for a week in the end of June. My wife and I stayed in the high end cottage while the kids stayed with their friends in the more basic tents, both of which were pleasant and accomodating. Our high end cottage was very well appointed, beyond what we were expecting, and we were quite pleased. Units... More

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MaraWest, Marketing at Mara West, responded to this review

Hello romazicon, Thank you for choosing Mara West. We are delighted that you had a wonderful experience with us. Send our regards to your wife and family, and we hope you will come back again for another adventure of a lifetime! More

New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Mara West shines with outstanding people, lovely tented rooms overlooking the countryside and surprisingly good (made from scratch) food. No nightlife but you are usually weary from safari and balloon outings anyway. Also, no fences so roaming zebra will greet you at 7am (don't worry - the friendly Maasai warrior sentry escorts you from dinner). Close to the local Maasai... More

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Grace G, Marketing at Mara West, responded to this review

Hello NYAdventurers2011, Thank you for taking time to give us such a positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you will stay with us the next time you are in the Masai Mara. More

Sarasota, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

My friend and I recently spent a few wonderful days at Mara West as part of our Kensington Tours safari. What a great place! Super accommodations, staff, food, and view of the Mara. Lots of activities and a unique, wonderful experience, with a who's who of African wildlife wandering through the camp at night and a Masai 'warrior' to escort... More

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Grace G, Marketing at Mara West, responded to this review

Hello Gene1133, It is always a joy hearing such positive feedback from our guests. We are glad you had such a great time while staying with us. When you decide to head back here tomorrow, we will be glad to have you. ;-) More

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Additional Information about Mara West

Also Known As:
Mara West Hotel
Mara West Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Mara West Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve
Address: C12 Keekorok, Masai Mara Reserve, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 hotels in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled against a wooded thicket and surrounded by savannah, Mara West provides nature lovers with luxury accommodations while experiencing the sights and sounds of an unforgettable African safari. Luxury tents are perched in secluded spots on an escarpment edge overlooking the vast plains of the Masai Mara Game Reserve giving tremendous views and a sense of private exclusion. Mara West is an American owned and managed private safari camp providing high quality service with beautifully designed, comfortable accommodations. ... more   less 

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