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Royal Mara Safari Lodge

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Masai Mara North Conservancy | P.O Box 260, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00621, Kenya
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, what a place! Absolutely loved it! This is truly a different kind of place to stay and a brilliant place to spot wildlife in the Masai Mara. All of the staff were fantastic, that very rarely happens, but everybody made us feel so welcome, they were very friendly and very proud of the lodge and the wildlife. They clearly... More 

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our 2nd visit to both the Mara North Conservancy and the Royal Mara Lodge. We rarely come back to the same place, but we had such an amazing time in October 2013 that we decided to come back again and we were not disappointed. The people and personal service that you get is what makes the Royal Mara... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fabulous experience at the Royal Mara. To be honest, we were not certain when we booked - the lodge which we really wanted to stay at (great reputation and came highly recommended) was not available. Turned out to be a stroke of luck! First of all, this is not a lodge - it's a tented camp -... More 

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Ipstones
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Hi I have read many excellent reviews which provide a detailed picture of this amazing place.. We were privileged to stay for 10 days! on our honeymoon. I have stayed at luxury lodges and my wife had previously stayed in the Mara. The 'luxury' element may be very slightly less than the very expensive lodges and the food ( which... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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102 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

It's hard to know where to start, as everything was absolutely perfect! We did an extensive research for hotels in the Maasai Mara. We chose Royal Mara for several reasons: (1) the price includes EVERYTHING and additional activities such as visiting the Maasai village or the rhino sanctuary are inexpensive ($20/person) while other hotels wanted to charge $100 for extra... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We were not expecting tented accommodation having seen the keyword lodge. On arrival processed very efficiently and shown to our tent. Beautiful hand carved furniture, plenty of space and amenities that would put many hotels to shame. I can only endorse the comments of "Carol P" who has written it up splendidly. Our driver guide was Emmanuel who by origin... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We spent 5 days at the Royal Mara Lodge and can't say enough about it! It is first class all the way! We were greeted warmly by James the camp manager at reception and given warm facecloths to freshen up and a cold glass of fresh papaya juice. Our "tents" were very spacious and comfortable, with beautiful hand carved wood... More 

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

This was our 2nd time to this camp. We first visited 3 years ago and we had to visit again whilst we were in the Mara. Now - it was as fantastic as the first time. The luxury tents are amazing. The staff are excellent and will do anything for you. They bring you coffee at 6am so get you... More 

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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

My wife and I stayed there for 3 nights during last August. It was one of THE MOST wonderful vacations ever. The lodge is small which gives a wonderful atmosphere. Tents are located just above the river so you get to wake up with the Hypo's and go to sleep with them. Food was Excellent thanks to the Chef David... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

After careful consideration in booking what we thought would be a great experience and accommodation we were still slightly anxious about the decision, we couldn't have been more pleased. The location (overlooking the Maria river), each lodge/tent was superb. Everyone of the staff were so friendly, attentive, helpful and knowledgable, having only 8 accommodations made it so intimate but with... More 

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