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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

If you are looking to do safari on a budget this is the perfect place to stay. Tents are basic but roomy enough for two, and each with bathroom facilities and electricity (for a few hours each day). Easy access to Masai Mara morning game drives. Simple, but ticks all of the boxes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

It is simple place with beautiful territory. The tents are spacious and clean. All beds have mosquito nets, however we used our own. They provide electricity only for 2h a day, but it was not a problem as it gets dark late and everyone wakes up for a game early. I would recommend this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The camp is set very close to the Masai Mara gate entrance. We chose to stay here rather than the lodges inside the park to get back to nature a bit and also as the lodges are a lot more expensive. The tents though basic had a very comfortable bed and a 'bathroom' which was adequate for a 3 day... More

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

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