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David Livingstone Safari Resort

C12, Keekorok - northeast Masai Mara Reserve-, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
David Livingstone Safari Resort
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We spend 2 nights in this place in June 2013. We came here after spending one night in Keekorok Lodge. We were quite unhappy before we came to this place as the only reason we came here was that we could not book Keekorok for the rest of our trip. Also we were quite unhappy that we will not get... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This was our first stop on our way to Maasai Mara. The food was absolutely fantastic and their view of the Mara River has to be the best in the Mara with a whooping 250 hippos that can be viewed in close proximity. The rooms looks good though we did not spend the night here and the staff are quite... More 

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somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

fantastic stay we had been 4 years earlier when it was called David Livingstone it has been done up a lot since new owners took over in July . bathroom is totally updated to modern western standards, the staff could not do enough for you anything you wanted was no problem the food was of a top class restaurant no... More 

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Shahjahanpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We reached the resort after landing on rough makeshift airstrip by a chartered plane (20 seater). Warm welcome was given by locals in form of group dance and welcome drink. Passing by river Mara is full of grunting Hippos and few Crocodiles. Food served was of very good quality. The rooms are spacious and well ventilated. Bathrooms are good .... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Before we left for Kenya, I had serious reservations about this place, I had read some bad reviews etc. However, it turned out to be the best of all the accommodation through our entire 9 day safari through Masai Mara & Serengiti! The resort has gone through some extensive renovations & the new management has brought in a bunch of... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The road leading to the Park from the highway is not a tarred road. It is bumpy and rough. Be prepared for 75 kms of an uncomfortable ride. Takes about 2 hours. The room is small – a huge canopied bed with walls around it. There is no place for luggage or bags. There is small verandah with well maintained... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We have spent three days in the lodge in August 2013, now renamed as Mara river lodge, after some extensive refurbishment. It is very comfortable, the bathrooms are nicely redone, spotless and the stay was really lovely. The monkeys running around, hippos and crocodiles just couple metres away - amazing experience. The food was nice, but a little too much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The lodge is placed in a wonderful location on a bank of the Mara river. Many hippos right outside the bar and dining area. Also some smaller plains animals and birds come to drink. Special. A new management company have recently taken over and are striving to increase standards. Staff have a "can do" attitude and are helpful. Although the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely everything was right about this accomodation. Just re-opened under new management the day before we ariived and it is just amazing. The rooms are clean, modern and the beds are very big and comfy. The location is further away from the Mara then some othe places but the location is beyond everything. You can view the hippos from your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

I stayed here for a long weekend in the off season when I was in Kenya working in spring of 2011. I thought it exceeded my expectations! Rooms were clean, atmosphere was relaxing, setting was amazing with the hippos! The resort was not busy and my friend and I ended up having private game drives. There was even a nice... More 

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