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Mara West Camp

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C13, Oloololo Gate, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Warren, Indiana
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

A lovely. peaceful retreat offering simple platform tents as well as platform tents fully outfitted with their own bathroom facilities and hot shower. I sat on my front porch and watched the wilderbeast cross not more than 50 feet in front of me. In the morning we watched the amazingly beautiful sunrise over the valley floor as a herd of... More 

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The location on the escarpment above the Masai Mara Park is stunning. I stayed in one of the tent/bungalows on the edge of the escarpment. It had a large veranda - with comfortable chairs and table for relaxing in the evening - overlooking the park. The room had two queen size beds, upholstered chairs, a small desk, a large bathroom... More 

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pennsylvania
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30 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Mara West was our last stay on our 2 week Kenya Tanzania Safari. First let me say that Mara West sponsors several schools and a clinic and coordinate with "Pack with a Purpose". If you can manage it, save room in your luggage to bring school and clinic supplies that you can find listed on the Pack with a Purpose... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We were welcomed by Charles the Barman who introduced us to Obedia the Manger. We camped here although chalets and safari tents are available. Only 4km from Oloololo Gate this is the place to camp if visiting the Masai Mara. Ablutions are of a high standard. All the staff are friendly and pleased to help. Paul facilitated the use of... More 

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

Dear Tom H, Thank you for recommending Mara West as the best place to Camp for anyone visiting the Masai Mara. Now and then, we have Overlander couples or lone Overlanders that request to camp on our grounds for a night or two. It is always nice to hear that they loved the experience. Thank you Tom H for your... More 

Richmond, Indiana
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Incredible! You wake up with a stunning view of the Mara from your deck which includes zebra, giraffe,and wildebeest. You are escorted from dinner by the maasai men, who also keep the fire stoked for the hot water and to warm up before dinner on the patio. Such wonderful people looking after your needs and surrounded by such utter beauty... More 

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

Dear Jeffery G, Thank you so much for your wonderful review Jeffery. Your review describes everything we love about our Camp right on and to the point. From the location, to our dedicated staff, whom we owe our success, and to the community around us. Mara West Camp is not fenced off, as we do not want to limit the... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My experience was amazing... it exceeded my expectations. ,,,the rooms, the location, staff , the facilities...the activities. I would definately recommend Mara West Camp any time. Its so exclusive and with two categories of room types (chalets and luxury tents( one is able to choose accommodation type asper their budget. Thanks once again for making our stay awesome.

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

Dear ADKA Kenya Tour, Thank you for your review. We are happy that you felt at home at Mara West and that we made your stay- that was amazing... and that exceeded your expectations-... Awesome! We would be love to host you again. More 

Stuttgart, Germany
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17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

During our safari to Kenya and Tansania we stayed 3 nights in a tented bungalow and it wad really amazing. The tent had all you need and breathtaking views to the Masai Mara. Food was excellent and the whole staff was so friendly, kind and polite. We felt as a part of a big family. Especially we want to thanks... More 

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

Dear Sabine, It is always refreshing to get feedback from our clients in any form. Whether through the comment cards in the rooms or face to face. It is through the feeback that we know where we need to improve on our service delivery. Thank you Sabine for taking the time to give us a review. When a guest is... More 

Rindge, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Mara West Camp is amazing! Way beyond our expectations! The accommodations, food, service and hospitality is top notch. The owners of the camp, the Aho's are great people! The staff was very organized and took good care of us, we didn't have to worry about a thing. The views from the chalets were breathtaking. Morning coffee while watching the sunrise... More 

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

Dear Renee A, Thank you for your review. We are happy that you found our accommodation, food, service and hospitality top notch and that many of your trip's highlights were at Mara West including having your morning coffee while watching the sunrise and hearing the sounds of the animals. You got to watch the migration and experience the Maasai culture!... More 

Dayton, Ohio
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36 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I can see why this camp has been Trip Advisor winner 5 years in a row, or at least that was the stickers I saw around camp. If you're spending anytime near the Mara, you MUST stay here. Best location to watch the sunrise as your mind hears the Lion King soundtrack. The accommodations are top notch with something for... More 

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

Dear Mr. & Mrs J, Thank you so much for sparing your time to give us a review. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay at Mara West and that you would consider a repeat visit. It would be our pleasure to host you once more and yes, I recommend a Balloon Safari. It is a magical... More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This camp is lovely with amazing views over the Mara. We stayed in cabin number 7 which is perfect for watching the sunrise. The staff here are excellent and extremely friendly, food is good and the rooms are excellent. We stayed here for two nights as part of a longer safari booked through JT (Julius Tact) Safaris. The only downside... More 

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

Dear Cally F, Thank you so much for your positive review and for choosing to stay at Mara West. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and the view from our Secluded Chalets (Cabins). It is always our goal to ensure that our staff uphold a high level of professionalism when dealing with all our clients. Regarding the issue... More 

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