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Olare Orok, Maasai Mara National Reserve 61394 - 00200, Kenya
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a sensational lodge and should be the first one you book when traveling through the Masai Mara National Park. The food is amazing, rooms are luxurious and the surrounding plains are packed with all types of animals. We saw a wildebeest crossing and a lion-hyena standoff, all while eating breakfast on the lodge balcony. I stayed at the... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

As my title suggests, the hotel was the worst "luxury" hotel ever, but may not have been the worst hotel ever. So in my opinion, this review would be useful for those swayed by the manager's fancy talk, or for those who believe in value for money. 1. Not boutique. Not luxury. The price charged may have been as high... More

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I have been to the Mara before but didn't have the same oohs and ahhs like I did when staying at Amani Mara. Amani is a Swahili word that translates to 'peace' and the place lived to its name in the 3 nights that I was there. The staff was more than helpful and entertained me with stories about their... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed at Amani Mara in September 2013 in a double room for 3 nights. The rooms were great, they were clean, luxurious, comfortable and quiet. You get all the benefits of 'camping' without actually camping with the the big zip up windows and personal patio out the back putting you right in touch with the wilderness. The service was... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

What is there to say that hasn’t already been said by so many? Amani Mara is a paradise in the Mara, and the owners make their guests feel like part of the family. We were fortunate to be there over Christmas, and there happened to be no other guests there at the time. Even for an intimate place, Ashif, Shelina,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We went in the month of July right at the beginning of the wildebeest migration from the Tanzanian Serengeti to the Masai Mara in Kenya. This was such an incredible experience as we were able to witness the mass migration and the symbiotic relationship between the Zebra and Wildebeest. If you are an environmentalist, this is the perfect destination. The... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This was a great find in Mara - beautifully located near a hippo pool. Loved the rooms and the central patio for sitting out to watch the animals. Great hospitality from Ashif and the staff. I particularly remember Simon, our safari driver - very knowledgeable and a great tracker. Only downside - food options are somewhat limited. But the cosy... More

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Santa Monica, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Wow - a gem of a place! The owner and host clearly has a passion for Maasai Mara and has brilliantly created both a rustic and refined lodge to take in the beauty. It was amazing to watch the hippos and crocs in the river below the lodge and all sorts of animals meandering across the spotted plain. Even more... More

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Alabama, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

(I hesitate to write this because I think this place is the best kept secret when it comes to the Masai Mara) This was my first time to the Masai Mara. I chose Amani Mara b/c I wanted a more rustic experience. I didn't want a typical western hotel/resort in the middle of the reserve, with cable TV/spa/multiple floors/etc. Amani... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Our trip to the Amani Mara Lodge was truly wonderful, from the moment we arrived till we left (very reluctantly). The Staff and owner Asif were so attentive to all our needs, going out of their way to make us feel "special" and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms, views, game drives and wildlife were amazing. It was with... More

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Also Known As:
Amani Mara Lodge Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve
Address: Olare Orok, Maasai Mara National Reserve 61394 - 00200, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 109 Specialty lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amani Mara is a peaceful haven located in Olare Orok on the the banks of the Ntiak Ntiak river in the World Famous Maasai Mara National Game Reserve. It is a small and exclusive boutique lodge with exquisite accommodation, with each structure beautifully designed to give unobstructed views of the scenery with minimal impact on the environment. Guests are able to view a variety of game right from the comfort of their own rooms. ... more   less 
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