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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   C14, Keekorok, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Mara Serena Safari Lodge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

We never Safari by air as we enjoy seeing the country and usually build a good raport with our driver and guide. Yes the roads are bumpy and sometimes ther are no roads at all but what an experience. We try to stay at Serena properties if possible and the Mara Serena always lives up tp our expectations. Yes, rooms... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Mara Serena is at the far end of the park and hence it is advicable to go there by air if you are with your kids since last 2 hours of drive was very painful because of rough roads and bumpy ride. Mara Serena is a fantastic hotel with a welcoming staff. Room was stuffy and there were no fans.... More 

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Southend, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

On the 3rd day of my 5 day safari trip my husband and I stayed at the The Serena Mara Lodge in the middle of the Masai Mara. En route from the previous lodge we saw lots of Masai tribesmen and women along the way wearing vibrant clothes and carrying spears. These people look incredible and are really tall and... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

The first thing that struck me from the moment we arrived at the Mara Serena Lodge was the view. There is a spectacular view of the Maasai Mara from every room! We saw giraffes, warthogs and various ungulates just by gazing out from the balcony. The sunrises in the mornings were absolutely breathtaking. My group also enjoyed the bonfire that... More 

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Agoura Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

This was my third stay at the Mara Serena, and I loved every moment. My only advice is that if you are handicapped in any way, ask for a room near the lodge, as the rooms are built on the side of a hill, and it can be quite a climb from the lower ones. The lodge itself is spacious... More 

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nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

What a location; right above the crossing point of the Great Migration; Loved the pool and having margaritas while looking over the Mara plains. The rooms all have views I think of the Mara River below. The buffets are very good quality. The staff try to give top class service. The drivers are top quality also. Overall a fantastic experience.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Mara Serena last September.it was heaven... The place is so comfortable,cozy and exactly my type of place. The evening guitar singing with the guitarist Michael is awesome!! The view from the rooms is awesome.Just sitting on your bed you can see herds of elephants and giraffe in the wild which is an experience... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge for five nights in late March 2012. While a bit on the pricey side (for us), it was a cozy, comfortable choice. We'd had difficulty getting answers to most of our questions about costs beforehand, so I will include such information in this review for the benefit of others.... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012 via mobile

Great view of the mara, beautiful room, clean and spacious. hardly any mosquitos.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

This place is special - you have to visit to feel it. I looks better in real - I spent 2 days and tried almost everything there. Staff are extremely friendly and try to accomodate every request. What a maginifcant experience-). Our driver Mowk went above and beyond his way to show us everything. One memorable thing was the hippo... More 

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Address: C14, Keekorok, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mara Serena Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 74
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