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1 Oloolaimutiek Gate, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The camp is beautiful. The tents are basic. Bathroom is Claustrophobic. Beds are clean and comfortable. Food is good enough.Generator is on from 6 am to 7.30 am and 7.30 pm to 10 pm- thats when you get to charge camera and phone and get warm water to bathe. Overall not a bad place to stay for couple of nights.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We had read a lot about this camp with mixed reviews so went with low expectations. The staff were lovely, particularly the operations manager Charity, who helped with anything we needed and checked on us daily, including arranging a replacement mosquito net as ours had come un-stitched. The rooms however were disappointing despite budget expectations, the tents are old and... More 

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Malta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Simple but comfortable and nice camp very close to the gate to Masai Mara Reserve. Just the beds might be longer :-) The food was good and all the staff very friendly. Just the surrounding of the camp with all the rubbish is sad.

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South Pole
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

If you want luxury, spend more and go somewhere else. However, I am a budget traveller and have stayed in many budget locations throughout the world, plus do lots of camping at home. I was quite pleased with the lodgings. They suited my basic needs and were clean enough for me (I can be somewhat picky about that!). There was... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

If you are seeking a safari from a budget camp then this is one of the best. Unfortunately, too many people compare this camp to one that costs two to three times more a night. You must keep this in mind when you read reviews. Mara Sidai is quite clear that this is a budget camp, therefore, it ranks high... More 

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Andrew254, Public Relations Manager at Mara Sidai Camp, responded to this review

Thanks for your Review Kenneth. Glad to see your stay at Mara Sidai was Satisfactory. Hope to have you back again! More 

Khartoum, Sudan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Initially we were quite sceptic of this place, as it was ranked at #92 of 97 camp in Tripadvisor at Masai Mara area. Having been on hiking expeditions and camping in reserved forests etc, I would not have so much of problem but I'm quite worried about my children's wellbeing as this is their first experience in such nature and... More 

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Khartoum, Sudan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

It is simply a back to nature camping as we are looking for a budget safari trip. We sleep in the tent with toilet and shower at the backside tent. the electricity only available 5.30am to 7am and 6.30pm to 10pm to conserve the energy and environment. Just a simple meals as we asked for vegetarian menu so the cook... More 

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nairobi
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Not what I expected but l guess should.have checked out the place with the tour company before booking.The meals were below average . The room had no towels we had to request for the same. The bedsheets and towels were not changed for 2 days which we stayed there. Budget should not mean substandard and lack of basic housekeeping

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Clifton, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Great place if you're on a tight budget. Personally did not care much for it. Food was blah. Am Kenyan and I can cook better meals. Staff were friendly and always helpful. Tents were too tiny for my taste. Am cloister phobic. Last time at the Mara we stayed at Sarova so this was a big step down. Doubt ill... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Some people seems to forget that this is Africa and complaint about small things(like dinner served a few minutes too late), and this place has really great value compared to the much more expensive lodges in and around Mara. Great hospitality, good food, good beds and every thing you need for such trip in the midle of the bush. And... More 

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Address: 1 Oloolaimutiek Gate, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
Mara Sidai Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve

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