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PO Box 1274 | Karen Connection Complex, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00502, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Gambrills, Maryland
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Just Wow! We booked 1 night in Riverview and 2 nights at Lakeview in the Wild, followed by 2 nights at the Island Lodge. From the booking (thank you Catherine) through to the trip back to JK International Airport everything exceeded our expectations and wildest dreams. We read a review somewhere that said Ngerende's mission was to recreate the Safari... More

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Just wanted to share our fantastic experience at one of the most beautiful and restful places we have ever stayed. We were there in October 2013 and were so well taken care of we couldn't have asked for better service. From the room to the food to the wonderful staff that treated us with such care. It was one of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

James and Arbela;we are Kenyans. We took Ngerende's honeymoon package (our wedding was Dec 21). Everything is what you see or read. From Wilson airport to the lodge we have never been treated with such royalty. The whole service package at Ngerende lodge is world class. We are sure we would never have a superb and beautiful honeymoon anywhere else... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We visited Ngerende in Jan.2013. From all our trips around the world (we travel a lot), the Ngerende experience remains the most amazing and unlike anything any other. The staff, the food, the atmosphere make you forget about any other standards. Special thanks to Evans who made our stay so comfortable in all respects. When we needed a tea or... 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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