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Ngerende Island Lodge

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PO Box 1274 | Karen Connection Complex, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00502, Kenya
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This has to be the best safari and lodge that exists in Masai Mara the lodge has the most wonderful staff. The food is absolutely delicious and made to suit my diet by the magnificent chef. The room I had was next to the river that had hippos bathing and swimming in it. It also had a jacuzzi and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

17th May 2015 finishing a wonderful two nights. Stunning accommodation, Ann and the team wonderfully attentive to every need with fabulous fresh food, chef I do not know which books you are using but don,t lose them. Daniel and Jonah were highly knowledgable guides and found the most vivid wildlife experiences. A good for the soul experience. Thanks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Words can't express how amazing this place is! The staff made us feel like royalty! Never been so thoroughly spoilt. The food and the game drives were incredible! Safari like a king!! We actually went in September 2013 but never had time to put a review on! An absolute must to go back!!

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I shan't bother writing a long review as se3110 (below) is our daughter and has said everything that I would have written. The fact we went back a year later is testament to how much we loved the experinece and wanted to share it with our adult children. Thanking all the crew at Ngerende for making our last family holiday... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The game drives were stellar, with Daniel the guide doing an excellent job of finding animals for us to photograph. The lodge was comfortable and the staff outstanding. An excellent location in a magnificent park! Perhaps the only aspect with room for improvement was the food. It was good, but not excellent. However, the bartender did a great job with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was my first Mara trip, it was booked to be the best so that my whole family would enjoy a wonderful Easter break in Luxury...unfortunately, it fell short of expectations. Im not sure what all those who recommended expect from 5 star stay but this did not make 2 star in many a category. i do not blame the... More 

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Kaigai, Owner at Ngerende Island Lodge, responded to this review

Firstly we are grateful to Mr Zeiad for his comments on his recent stay no matter how challenging. Both management and staff regret that he felt that Ngerende Island Lodge did not live up to his expectations. We are as management, very much aware of the importance of our staff and each employee is with the lodge not particularly because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

While this was apparently, the low season (dry season) on my first trip to Kenya, this place was recommended to me by some of the locals. I have travelled almost all of the Western hemisphere and several trips to Europe, but I found the service, staff, and food to be as good as anywhere I have ever visited. The game... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We returned to Ngerende Island Lodge after a break of nearly two years, this was our 5th visit since 2009 and the fact is Ngerende just gets better. We were accompanied by two friends who have never been to Africa before and boy did they have a trip to remember. Never mind the big 5, we saw everything and Stephen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Our stay could not have been more enjoyable. This was my 5th safari and I've stayed at 3 different safari lodges and Ngerende Island Lodge was the absolute best experience yet. Our butler Esther (who gets a butler when they travel?) took such great care of us. Our safari driver Alex and our guide Daniel were so patient in finding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is a remarkable destination. I have stayed at Ngerende 3 times since 2013, most recently in February of 2015. The rooms are luxurious, the staff is friendly and courteous. Their experienced driver took us on wonderful game drives. We saw many lions, cheetah, and other animals. The meals were delicious. They arranged breakfast for us in the wild on... More 

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