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Olare Orok, Maasai Mara National Reserve 61394 - 00200, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014
Nicholas_Ne Szombathely, Hungary
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Madrid, Spain
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If i had to go back to the mara i woud not go to this place. Staid 2 nights in august 2013. Bad from the beginning and did not get any better as days passed, Location, on the border of the mara, you need more than 30 minutes to get inside and start watching. Service, manager arrogant and disrespectful. Masai... More

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ashif s, Owner at Amani Mara Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, I must say that I do not remember a Guest by that name from Spain staying with us in August but anyway im really shocked to read this it does not reflect at all what we are about. LOCATION; we are located 5kms from the National Reserve in a very pristine area called Olare Orok... More

Szombathely, Hungary
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I suggest everyone who want to experience the unbelievable closeness of nature in the highest possible safety and comfort. The staff is very attentive and always pay attention to the order and cleanliness of the rooms. The meals are delicious, the beds are comfortable! We have only been given a few days in this wonderful place, but the staff did... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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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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Address: Olare Orok, Maasai Mara National Reserve 61394 - 00200, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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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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