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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Masai Mara North Conservancy | P.O Box 260, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00621, Kenya
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Royal Mara Safari Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned (August 2014 ) from an absolutely wonderful experience at the Royal Mara Safari Lodge in the Mara North Conservancy, Kenya. There are 8 luxury lodges, not just tents, located right on the Mara river which is full of hippos and very large crocs. The Royal Mara's food menus are outstanding with their policy being "no two... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Royal Mara What a fantastic lodge!! Located in Mara north, the royal Mara is situated on the banks of the Mara river. Each of the 8 luxury lodges overlook the river which is teaming with hippos and crocs. I stayed in lodge 6. This overlooked a watering hole, so everyday we would see different animals doing wander down. Within the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In October of 2011 a group of us ventured into the unknown by going to Africa. I had heard many things and had many preconceived ideas about how it would be ..... totally wrong! To start, everyone was pleasant and helpful. Next, the "tents" were beautiful!! Completely comfortable and huge. Just make sure you zip your tent carefully or the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from my second visit to the Royal Mara and whilst it did not think it was possible it surpassed my previous stay in 2011. I have stayed at 6 different safari camps/ lodges throughout Kenya and this is by far the best one. The location is brilliant on a bend of the Mara river and you constantly have... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are considering a safari trip then this is the place to come. From start to finish there was nothing I could fault. The accommodation was incredible and the housekeeping was immaculate , with special touches like a hot water bottle place in you bed, clothes washed and ironed and I could not fault the cleanliness of the tent.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The semi-tented accomodation is stunningly attractive, gloriously located & serviced by a hugely attentive & friendly team. Eland browse outside your tent by day, and at night the solid timber walls & balcony of your accomodation provide reassurance that nocturnal browsers cannot enter. Huge populations of wildlife within minutes of the hotel & the best Mara river migration crossing point... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Private, luxurious in a great location. Tremendous staff that was very responsive to every need. Great food, great service and we were able to see the big 5 up-close and personal! We would definitely go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We love travelling all around the world and have been in quite a few of the top destinations... but nothing compared to spending one week at Maasai Mara. Surrounded by thousands of amazing animals, this place offers a different and outstanding surprise every single day. The location is a dream and the staff is simply superb. We loved the game... More

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was my 2nd trip to the Maasai Mara. My first trip was during the Great Migration in 2011 (see previous reviews of that trip). This time I wanted to go in the green season and avoid the crowds. I decided to stay in the North Conservancy with hope to the the Loita Hills migration. aka the mini migration. When... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Had an amazing time. Very private and luxurious too. Thank you to the staff, Julius, Reagan, Steve, Steve, the chef, etc...food was delicious. And best of all, price was great! I would recommend this lodge.

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Address: Masai Mara North Conservancy | P.O Box 260, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00621, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Mara Safari Lodge 4*
Also Known As:
Royal Mara Safari Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Royal Mara Safari Lodge Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve

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The Royal Mara is a luxury safari and game viewing lodge located in Kenya's world famous Masai Mara, home to the annual Great Migration of the Wildebeest. We are situated directly on the Mara River with six riverfront guest suites. All suites are raised upon wooden decks with full mahogany flooring and original hand carved furniture. See the same wildlife-rich areas as broadcast on the BBC Big Cat Diary. ... more   less 
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