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Mara River Lodge

| C12, Keekorok, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (Formerly David Livingstone Safari Resort)
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at this beautiful lodge with our medical mission team after serving in Nandi County, Kenya. The food was excellent as was the service. The beds were comfortable but the rooms were a bit small. Loved watching the hippos from the deck. I encourage any seeking a safari getaway to plan to stay here. The new manager, Jens Rehm,... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

its one of the best place to be when u are in the mara because they have got the best service and the adventure is just great,,though i was there for my attachment i fell in love with the place n thanks to all who helped me through,,,

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Thank Deno K
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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Thank Sachith M
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 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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37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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