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C14, Keekorok, Kenya (Masai Mara Reserve), Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Mara Hippo Lodge
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights at the start of our Kenyan trip. Accommodation quite basic even though we went for more expensive option, but hot showers (after running for a while) and bed ok. Food was simple buffet, which we had in lots of places, and really the quality was pretty much the same everywhere. Staff nice enough, and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

the place was dirty and old. when we entered the room it smelled terrible and it was just not clean. the food wasnt bad, but by far the worst we had on our trip in Kenya. afterwards several people got ill from it. things that happen in impala wildlife: receiving a dirty glass for your cola (the cola of the... More

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Halifax, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We had a friend's neighbour (who was a travel agent in Nairobi) book our safari for us and the Impala Wildlife Lodge was the lodge she chose to put us in... I can confidently say this was the dirtiest place I've ever stepped foot into. Everything was so run down and old. Our toilet didn't work and we had to... More

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Mombasa, Kenya
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

If you visiting Masai Mara in Kenya and if you by the way or unfortunately are getting booked on Impala Lodge (erstwhile Mara Hippo Lodge) then I have one advice for you - Please cancel your trip..... Its a terrible, pathetic place to live - no electricity, dirty filthy room full of insects and ants, worst food (most of the... More

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18 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

This is a small lodge that has varied accommodation options. There are some wonderful small houses/huts that I found to be very comfortable and clean. Yes, the electricity does go off each night at around nine and on again at six but this is the Mara! The tent section is a bit different, a bit more spartan but convenient to... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

First of all the hotels website is very misleading, as it shows 5 star quality, when in reality I would not award it any stars. Besides the uncleaniness, there were also health and safety issues such as leaky toilets, showers without drainage, brown tap water, mould and monkeys in the dining room. As if this was not shocking enough, the... More

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Kapelle, the Netherlands
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24 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Very friendly staff, BUT poor accomodation. We stayed 3 nights in a tent, with no electricity during the nights. Hygiene in bathroom was terrible. Food was good, only if we were in time before a large group of others were visiting the restaurant. One morning they ran out of breakfast for the four of us, at 7 in the morning!... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

BEWARE - The Mara Hippo has changed its name to the Impala Wildlife Lodge, probably because of the terrible reviews it received on Tripadvisor. I just went on safari and was booked into the Impala Lodge (Mara Hippo) for 2 nights (the Impala Lodge had no reviews available on Tripadvisor, which I found surprising), and we had to change lodges... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2011

What can we say,actually it has made me and my husband ill,the toilet leaked sewerage when flushed it,had to use all towels to stop it going through to the main room shower waste was full of pubic hair and dirt my husband was refused entrance in the dining room for dinner,as I hadnt packed his trousers,so 2 nights we went... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2011

stayed here June 2008. We just did one night and thank god we didn't stay any longer! we had a long, hot trip from nairobi and when we got here we just wanted to freshed up a bit before going on safari. ummmm....not a chance. it was so disgusting. didn't shower. and lets say i purposely dehydrated myself so i... More

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Address: C14, Keekorok, Kenya (Masai Mara Reserve), Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Mara Hippo Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Mara Hippo Lodge Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve

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