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Mara Explorer Camp

5.0 of 5 C14 Keekorok - Talek River in the middle Masai Mara Reserve-, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pauline, the camp manager and her staff, Paul, our driver did their utmost to easy our stay in this wonderful open camp in Mara. A very high level of service, a fabulous cooker, nice accommodation...and a high security standard makes you really comfortable when in the camp site or on game drive. They know their job and are fully and... More 

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Croydon, Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think that this has been our fifth stay at Mara Explorer and it's just like coming home! It was wonderful to meet up with old friends, especially Maureen, Shadrack the chef,and tracker John. We were treated royally and Titus, our steward James looked after us and our tent impeccably. He couldn't do enough for us. The camp was quietish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I could write for hours on what a wonderful place this is. The accommodation, staff, food, service, game drives. It was all perfect. But just go there. It is a very special place, and Kenya needs you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There just aren't enough superlatives to describe the Mara Explorer Camp in the Maasai Mara Reserve: exceptional staff, spectacular setting, luxurious accommodation with excellent wildlife views, gourmet meals overlooking the Talek River and superb game drives (seeing the wildebeest migration was truly a bonus!). We were only able to enjoy this magnificent camp for three nights (Oct 1-3, 2014) but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time in the Mara and we really didnt know what to expect, having been there I now know that there is no way my imagination could have brought me close to the phenomenal experience we had at the Mara and our stay at the Mara Camp explorer. To start of, this is a high end camp... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was the first safari trip of the family. We choose Mara Explorer as we wanted this experience to be unique and did not want to compromise. A friend of our who lives in Kenya and visited many lodges in the Masai Mara told us the explorer was just the best one. We have not visited any other, but the... More 

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Steve_Nzuki, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from the Explorer family. Let me take the opportunity to really thank you for choosing to stay with us. Its such a honor that you believed your friends and yes you had chosen the best. Thanks for the feedback and we will be looking forward to host you for yet another safari of life time More 

Sherman Oaks, CA
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This place is a diamond set on the Talek River in the Masai Mara. The public areas and each permanent tent's deck have a view of the rivier, where an abundance of hippos cavort and various wildlife come to drink. Our comfortable tent was beautifully decorated with a touch of Livingstone. The service is impeccable and the gourmet food beyond... More 

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Steve_Nzuki, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, let me take the opportunity to say a word of Jambo from the Mara Explorer Family. Am happy to note that you enjoyed your stay with us and the team made your stay memorable. i have noted that Denis was impressive and that he did a good job during your Safari. thanks again and looking forward to host... More 

Big Sky, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There are many camps in the Masai Mara catering to a variety of price points. Having visited quite a number through the past six years, Mara Explorer sets itself a part due to its small size and the personal attention you receive. The location itself is nonpareil, sitting above the Talek River with hippos, crocs, water bucks, giraffes and the... More 

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Steve_Nzuki, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Jambo and Greetings from the Explorer family It is with such a pleasure to note that we met your expectations starting with the Manager, Shadrack, and the entire team. I have shared these wonderful feedback and we will be all looking forward to host you for yet another safari of life time More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I have spent many a wonderful stay in the Mara and the Explorer is one of the finest I have experienced. It is the sister camp of Mara Intrepids. While Intrepids is wonderful for families, Explorer caters to those who want an experience that is tailored to those who value something a little quieter and elegant. There are only 10... More 

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Steve_Nzuki, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest It is with great pleasure to note that your with us was memorable and that we surpassed your expectations. Thanks for the complements that out of the many camps you have been Explorer stands out. I have also noted that, Noor, Paul and Denis made your stay even more memorable. Such complements cant pass unrewarded. I have shared... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Explorer camp is another luxury camp that our guests love. We are also planning private safari's for our guests from Italy. Wildlife is not a question while staying at this beautiful camp.the food is awesome and service what is expected. I highly recomend mara explorer. Reuben

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Steve_Nzuki, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Let me take the opportunity to say thank you for the confidence you have with our service. We are honored to always host your guest and encouraging to note that you are organizing for a private safari for your guests from Italy, Me and my team we assure you we will as always take good care of them.... More 

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Address: C14 Keekorok - Talek River in the middle Masai Mara Reserve-, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Mara Explorer Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Mara Explorer Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
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