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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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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 2 weeks ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had a wonderful time in a gorgeous location. The people were very courteous and accommodating. It is quite a ride to get there, but well worth the trip. Our tent overlooked the Masai Mara and animals roamed the grounds.

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MaraWest, Marketing Manager at Mara West, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for your review, we are glad to have your feedback. We are also very happy to know that you enjoyed your trip despite the long drive. We hope you had a safe trip back and we look forward to hosting you gain. Thanks. More 

Brasov, Romania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was a great surprise and a very pleasent experience to be here. Mostely because of the great staff. Very good management, cooking, services, hospitality and communication. I have been here for 3 days with my familly and I found this place amazing. A little piece of heaven on Earth. Great views, great position, perfect staff and a lot of... More 

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MaraWest, Marketing Manager at Mara West, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for your feedback we appreciate it. We are so excited to hear about your fantastic time at Mara West Camp. It is our endeavour to make each and every one of our guests feel welcome and at home. Thank you for your stay with us and we do hope to see you again. More 

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Thank you for the nice stay in your Camp. It is a beautyful place. The Walk with the Massai trough the Bush wos a very nice expirience. The eins are clean and beautyful. The restaurant and food was perfect. thank You for all. J + V

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MaraWest, Marketing Manager at Mara West, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for your response. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at our camp. We are glad that you loved the Walking Safari with John our local guide. It is one of our most attractive activity that is bound to leave our guests amused. We hope you had a safe trip back and... More 

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