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PO Box 1274 | Karen Connection Complex, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00502, Kenya
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hotel that takes great measures to give the guests an unforgettable safari experience. It is an exclusive establishment with a private airstrip only 5 minutes away. The whole crew would come to greet you and introduce themselves one by one (cook, waiters, house cleaners, receptionist, etc). The idea of putting us at different places in and around... More

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Lake Mary FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Ngerende. We loved our first visit and were pleased to see that they have maintained and actually improved the experience. We were accompanied by two other couples. Both are already planning their next visit. The resort is very intimate with only seven ultra-luxury 5 star "tent" accommodations. The rooms are beautifully appointed with fireplaces.... More

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from our African adventure which included a 3 night stay at Ngerende Island Lodge. We can honestly say that everything during our stay was a 5 star plus rating. From the food to the accommodation, to the outstanding service. Chef James, a true connoisseur, tailored all our meals to meet our needs and tastes… nothing was ever too... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family had an unforgetable first time safari experience and I credit it all that to the great staff of Ngerende Island lodge. Breakfasts and dinners at dining room were refreshing in the morning and yet intimate at night. Lunches at the pool lounge overlooking the river filled with rhinos were just stunning. Our last dinner of African BBQ meat... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I've read all the other excellent reviews and not much more I can add. I have stayed in a lot of safari lodges and can confidently confirm that Ngerende Island Lodge is oustanding. At first when I arrived I wasn;t sure about the modern decor style and edgy block furniture, but then I realised it was actually really refreshing, something... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It was our first trip to a game reserve with the children. From the moment we arrived luxury hospitality was upon us. From the amazing food prepared three times a day by Chef Wellington to Jacob making sure that all our needs are met to Daniel and Jonah spending hours introducing us to the beautiful animals of the Masaai Mara.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Everything about our experience in Ngerende was out of this world, it was definitely the climax of our Honeymoon. What makes this place so remarkable are the people who give their very best to make your stay the most comfortable and enjoyable, to the point where you actually end up having to say goodbye to a bunch of friends when... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I have worked and traveled all around the world and stayed in some great places, but Ngerende Island Lodge is in a class by itself. I had been in Kenya for two months and my wife was flying out so we could spend our anniversary together, and so I wanted to be sure I picked a place that we would... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Lakeview was simply breathtaking. I loved the jacuzzi and plunge pool! Not to mention having the exciting bush dinner with the "Masai Mara Kangaroos" ;) - only at Ngerende! How could I forget the early morning game drives where we saw the most beautiful Cheetahs! Kudos to the team at Riverview, Lakeview and Ngerende Island Lodge for the great service... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Spent 5 days in Ngerende on honeymoon in November. This is the most amazing place I have ever been to! The welcome dance, the 5* food, the cultural talks all amazing. Add to that fantastic game drives with knowledgable guides who genuinely care and you can't get better! The staff seem to genuinely love their jobs and they take every... More

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Address: PO Box 1274 | Karen Connection Complex, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00502, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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Ngerende Island Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Ngerende Island Lodge Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve

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Ngerende Island Lodge has only 7 luxury en-suite canvas and wood suites all with raised platforms giving panoramic views of the Mara River and the woods on the opposite bank. Each suite has polished Mahogany floors (including the terrace) and is very spacious providing open plan sleeping and living area complete with wood fire, a separate bathroom providing both Villeroy & Boch massage shower, open air bath (if desired) hand wash basins and flushing toilet. Comfortable seating is provided both in the living area and on the terrace so that the true tranquility of the lodge can be best appreciated. The distance between each suite has been maximised to reduce any risk of disturbance that may be caused by other guests. There is one honeymoon suite isolated from the main lodge, has a private plunge pool and Jacuzzi and has stunning views of the Mara river. Lovely touches as flowers on the bed, fire in the suites, bubble bath with essential oil prepared by your personal butler, hot-water bottle set Ngerende Island Lodge apart from the rest providing a memorable experience. The lodge has been designed to complement the safari experience so as to give comfort, luxury and service naturally. There is an abundance of wildlife both on the Conservation Ranch and of course within the Masai Mara Game Reserve to include Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Hippos and many others. A feature of the Conservation Ranch is an exclusive project to rear the White Rhino so that they can take their place back in the Mara society to which they belong in greater numbers. Over 180 varieties of birds have been spotted within the lodge itself and there are 3 Hippo Pods strategically located around the lodge. ... more   less 
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