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Masai Mara Manyatta Camp

Ololamutiek Gate, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Masai Mara Manyatta Camp
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We spent parts of 3 days and 2 full nights at the Manyatta Resort. Our tent cabin, Flamingo, was placed on a concrete floor, and the bathroom was all of concrete, with working toilet, sink and shower with plenty of hot water. The food and service were top-notch, as was the British tea served at 4:00 pm each afternoon. While... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We recently stayed here as part of a 3 day/2 night budget safari in Masai Mara. Tourism was off when we were here and we were the only tourists staying here. That was a little odd. However, the tents are good, the attached bathrooms are cement and have hot water and good flushing toilets. I was there with two of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I spent 3 nights in this camp and have very little to be unhappy about. Let's be fair, it's a lower budget camp, so don't come here expecting 5 star treatment. Staff are friendly, accommodations comfortable, food is definitely not Michelin style but tasty nonetheless. Access to the Mara is within easy reach. I've stayed at more sophisticated camps but... More 

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Paris
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We stayed here for two nights as part of our safari to the Mara and Amboseli. Tents and common areas are simple and clean but fine for a short stay. Dinners were never great but breakfast was much better. Limited electricity doesn't matter as you're out all day doing game drives, and it was nice to have hot, running water... More 

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Swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I stayed here as part of a volunteering trip to Kenya. This place was so good! Lovely friendly people, lovely food, lovely scenery, felt very safe. The tents were considered luxurious to me as I'd been in a home stay previous to this that didn't have showers! They were clean and had everything I needed. If I ever return to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I visited this camp while on a volunteer trip may 2014. I loved everything about it! We had the most amazing safari driver (Joseph). I don't know how he spotted the animals half the time--it would be one small rustle in the bush at quite a distance and he'd spot it! The food was typical Kenyan food, but so good!... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The camp is very near the entry gate to Masai Mara. The vegetation around the camp is very natural and the wind blowing in the evening is normally very refreshing and especially after a long game drive. Unlike the many camps, they have a standby generator hence you have access to warm water. The tented and thatched houses are neatly... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Tents with roofs were sturdy, clean, and comfortable. View was amazing. The food was typical Kenyan and might get tiring if you're planning to stay more than a few nights. It was perfect for our one-night stay. The Maasai guards and the stars at night after the generator was turned off were bonuses.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Simplicity rules at Manyatta Camp. The tents are clean, designers have never been to their bathrooms but everything works just fine. There is hot water in the shower, the toilet will flush, there is soap and towels. If you are an ex-boyscout you will find it luxurious. The food is very simple, typical Kenyan. Don't expect gourmet experience but they... More 

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Nairobi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This is a REAL budget camp in the Masai Mara (NOT inside the Reserve). I visited this camp between 13th and 15th December 2013 with a friend of mine who was home for the Christmas holiday.from the USA. The reception area of Manyatta camp was as basic as they come and so were the rooms.. Little beds(And i mean little)... More 

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