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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   C14, Keekorok, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

To start off, i was sure my experience would be awesome, but this trip of Masai Mara was like a roller coaster ride. To start off, there was a miscommunication between my agent and hotel which ended by NO ROOM for me, so the hotel people accommodated me in another very small room(53) for 2 nights and promised me to... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated on a towering Hill overlooking the Mara River... you have stunning views of the Mara plains & Savannah. We were invited by the Deputy GM for a 'Bush Breakfast ' at the Hippo pool on our second morning. Thank you Dan.... excellent experience... will never forget it. A full continental breakfast at the river bend with a hot station... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of the Mara Serena Lodge is beautiful. It sits high up on a hill overlooking the river and a valley which often has giraffes and elephants within view. Interestingly, I was back in Room #1, just like in 2010. It is a nice location if you wish to avoid climbing the hill up the long pathway to the... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in Mara Serena a few weeks back and simply loved it ! We did a road trip which can be quite grueling but alas! when we got there,all the fatigue disappeared the moment i was greeted by the view ahead of me at the Reception area. Have been to Serena before the renovation a few years back but the... More

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8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently returned from a 6 day safari and spent the last three days of it here. Situated at the top of a hill overlooking the valley the views are a delight. The property is very nice, and the food good. Rooms are somewhat small but adequate with a french balcony attached. Slidding the doors back you can sit in... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just recently stayed for 2 nights at the Mara Serena Lodge for the second time. The location is stunning (of course everything is stunning at Masai Mara). The lobby has recently been overhauled since our last stay and it takes advantage of the beautiful views overlooking the Mara. We also took advantage of the Hippo Breakfast...a fun end to... More

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Lucerne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We stayed here 3 nights as part of a Lion World tour and loved it. I don't have anything to compare too but if (when) I go back I would stay at Mara Serena again in a heartbeat. When you arrive and walk into the lobby the view down the stairs and out to the terrace overlooking the Mara is... More

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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This was our second trip to Mara Serena but this time it was a flight package. Completely loved each and every moment we spent there. From food to the gym and from the safari car to the bush breakfast and everything in between was perfect to a T. The view and all I had already elaborated on in my previous... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We had a 2 night, 3 day stay at Serena Lodge. A superb location and we were very satisfied with the hotel and friendly attitude of the staff. Samson, our safari guide was excellent. My only complaint was the charge for bottled water in the restaurant when in the rooms and on safari this was provided free. 250KS (approx £2)... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We were at this hotel 3 nights. There is no air conditioning and we were recommended not to leave the door open, so it was warm. There was, however , a fan over the beds which helped a little. The ambiance of the hotel itself was fantastic. All the common areas were beautiful, and the staff courteous and friendly. The... More

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Also Known As:
Mara Serena Safari Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Mara Serena Safari Hotel
Mara Serena
Mara Serena Safari Lodge Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve
Address: C14, Keekorok, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #52 of 109 Specialty lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mara Serena Safari Lodge 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mara Serena Safari Lodge, set on a saddle of a hill, overlooks the 1,800 square km of rolling plains at an altitude of 1625 meters at the Masai Mara Triangle, one of the world's richest wildlife sanctuaries. ... more   less 
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