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Amani Mara Lodge

Olare Orok, Maasai Mara National Reserve 61394 - 00200, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We are a family who lives in Kenya. We have been to Masai Mara many times. We spent 3 nights in Amani Mara Lodge and it was a great experience. The management is very attentive and present all the time working on solving any issues. Alex was our waiter and he hasn't saved any effort to make our meals. The... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Upon arrival we were greeted by the owner - Asif - and his staff, offered refreshing fruit juice and towels to wash our hands. From there on it just got better. The accommodation is unique in every sense of the word. Made to look like a large tent, our room had ample room for us and our 2 children. The... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure hosting your wonderful family here at Amani Mara . We hope to see you back in the Mara and next time make it even more pleasurable for you and more quiet than last due to the larger group. Enjoy your remaining stay in Africa. Regards Ashif More 

Farmington, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We stayed at Amani Mara for 3 nights during our E. Africa Trip. This is an OWNER MANAGED hotel with exceptional quality of service. Having been home for more than 5 weeks now; we still yearn for the hospitality and friendship extended to us during our stay- Joe the Masai Guy, Ashif the owner and the whole crew. This property... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Amani Mara is special in so many ways it's hard to know where to begin! It's located minutes from Masai Mara with breathtaking views of the wildlife - lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, crocodiles, hippos, zebras, giraffe, deer, antelope, water buffalo, wildebeest and more! The lodge itself is surrounded by protected land where it's often possible to enjoy views of these... More 

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Having read the comments from other visitors there isn't anything new I can add but agree wholeheartedly with their sentiments. This lodge is outstanding. Not only is the accommodation unique but the warmth shown by Ashif and the team was greatly appreciated. Whilst we were there we hit pay day and I needed access to the Internet. Ashif drove me... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

SECOND time to visit Amani Mara since we luckily discovered it, and this trip exceeded even the exceptionally high standards we experienced the first time. First-class game viewing (including from the lodge itself, and from the rooms themselves too), first-class hospitality, innovative and eco-friendly (and very spacious and comfortable) accommodation and architecture, stunning location, attentive staff, knowledgeable and flexible owner/management,... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

If one takes the time to read the other reviews you will soon realize that Amani Mara Lodge is indeed very unique and indeed a special place far ahead of it's time. Those of us who have enjoyed the pleasure of having time with Ashif Suleman one quickly questions why all lodges aren't doing what is going on here. Ashif... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

This is my 6th time to visit the Mara, and the 5th time I have stayed in the Mara. Not because there are no choices to stay at the Mara, but can't make myself go to any other property...have tried, have even got better and attractive deals.....let alone that, having so much difficulty even to go other properties in other... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Amani Mara was just spectacular. Amazing scenic setting with a view of the river and hippo pool. All natural environment with no fences providing an adventure and experience in the Mara that can not be forgotten. The owner is an environmentalist with the mindset and ambition to preserve the natural beauty of the Mara without affecting the animals habitat. The... More 

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

I spent two nights at Amani Mara in Octobre 2012 – unfortunately only two nights. The lodge is incredible. It is situated in the Masai Mara but „off the beaten track“ in a peaceful conservation area and was built with remarkable attention to detail and blends in perfectly with the environment. The owners, Ashif and Shelina, personally take very good... More 

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