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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 27, 2011
nhu-bee east greenwich, ri
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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east greenwich, ri
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

I came here with my sister in April, 2011 for a 3 day safari after it was highly recommended by a friend. Although I very rarely post on websites like this, I wanted to this time because of the amazing experience we had. Our gaming trips were individualized - oftentimes it was just my sister and I along with our... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Words cannot describe the experience at Amani Mara, paradise definately has a new defination.. This was my first stay at the Amani Mara as a birthday treat and stayed in other lodges in the Mara and this by far takes the number one spot and will be the first choice of accomodation for all future trips to the Mara.. from... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

It’s daybreak and it’s time to make your way to the main pavilion for a hardy breakfast before your morning game drive in the world famous Maasai Mara National Reserve. After leisurely waking up to an inspiring sunrise, unzipping your canvas windows to welcome the refreshing breeze whilst being entertained by hippos playing in the winding river, and opening your... More 

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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

We have stayed at a number of lodges in and around the Mara, and Amani Mara is by far the most unique, spectacular place we have ever stayed. They have taken a fresh approach to the Mara by placing the lodge in open savanna, where the daytime views, nighttime star gazing and wildlife encounters are breathtaking. This development also has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

Amani Mara is an amazing lodge; it is located in a fantastic setting with extraordinary views. The small size allows for personal attention and a high level of quality service. The manager Joseph is very attentive to guests' needs, and all of the staff are friendly and helpful. They create a warm and relaxing environment and serve very efficiently. The... More 

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Amani Mara is an exceptional safari lodge. The natural setting overlooks part of the Olare Orok Conservancy. Imagine being surrounded by wildebeest, zebras, impala, gazelles, giraffes, hippos, baboons, elephants, cape buffalo and the occasional lion, hyena and crocodile. I loved being serenaded by the hippos each evening and watching the wildlife from the main lodge, my private deck, and the... More 

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

Amani Mara is the perfect safari lodge. It has only nine large guest rooms each with its own deck overlooking an exclusive part of the Olare Orok Conservancy. The lodge is surrounded by amazing numbers of wildebeest, zebras, impala, gazelles, giraffes, hippos, baboons, elephants, cape buffalo and the occasional lion, hyena and crocodile. The sounds of the animals are constant... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

Most amazing place!!!! The rooms just have the WOW factor!!! Unique style and comfort. The staff are so lovely, friendly and caring..........The view from every corner of the area just does not cease to surprise you. Unlike all other lodges you visit one is secluded from the wild, you can at times forget that you are in a national park.... More 

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seattle
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

My husband, 2 year old son and stayed at the Amani Mara in March 2011 and had a splendid time! We chose it to get away from the usual tourist traps and experience a more traditional, eco-friendly Masai Mara safari. The views from the cozy cabin and main lodge were estupendous, the food very tasty, the staff extremely friendly, the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

My fiancé and I just got back from a 3 night stay, and we couldn't have had a better experience. The facilities are absolutely stunning, from the sweeping views of the dining room, luxurious "tents" with private balconies overlooking the river (with hippos), plains, and plentiful wildlife. It is brand new and basically undiscovered -- only 9 tents total, so... More 

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