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Mara Explorer Camp

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C14 Keekorok - Talek River in the middle Masai Mara Reserve-, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend and I stayed at Mara Explorer for two nights fly in package from Nairobi. The lodge is absolutely fantastic, fantastic location with all only 10 tents facing Talek River. Staff were very helpful, food excellent and our game drive guide Joseph was excellent. After having been at several safaris this is defintely one of my favorite places.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in the Mara for 2 nights and we could not have asked for a better place to stay. We were recommended this place by friends and I am really glad we made this choice. Everything from the comfort of the accommodation, to the food and tour guides were amazing. Even though we were staying in a remote... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From arrival at their exceptionally conveniently located airstrip to being waved goodbye as we left 3 days later, the staff at Mara Explorer treated us to a holiday of a lifetime but we swear to be back! The camp itself is located on a stunning river, the rooms are exceptional, the chef is wonderful and all the staff are fantastic.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time at this camp, stayed here 16/04/2015 for 3 nights (wish it had been longer). We transferred to Explorer from Mara Intrepids, which was a 2 minute drive. Maurice the camp manager and friend, was there to welcome us. He showed us around the reception area and explained all about the camp and how it was not fenced in... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Absolutely fantastic service, food and game viewing. The best the Masai Mara has to offer. 40 minute flight from Nairobi. Explore air strip is just 5 minutes drive to the camp. Ala Carte menu at every meal and packed breakfast for morning game drives. Surprise bush dinner barbecue was a highlight. Watch Hippos from your room and from the dining... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

An absolute amazing place with first class service........ a big thank you to the entire staff, Pauline, Joseph, Noor, Simon and the entire team you were all great and made our stay at explorer even more enjoyably! An experience we will never forget!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A Must Visit is what I can start with.. My wife and I joined with our closest friends spent 2 nights at this amazing place and had an amazing time. Small and intimate is the set up. Rooms overlooking the river give you the best sleep. But what sets this camp from the rest is the service. Food outstanding. Staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Having never travelled solo before, I was extremely anxious arriving in Masai Mara! After Andrew, the camp manager, and James, my guide, picked me up at the air strip, their infectious laughter and warm welcome made me feel at ease. The property was stunning, with the hippo pool just steps away from my tent. Okay so I might have been... More 

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This was our second visit to the Maasai Mara with Micato Safaris. Two years ago we spent two nights in another venue, and this time around we were fortunate to be guests at the Mara Explorer Camp. We truly enjoyed this all too brief visit to this remarkably well run, but still laid-back property. The staff truly grasps the concept... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have returned to Mara Explorer for the third time this February. This place is absolutely amazing…not because of its great location, spectacular game viewing in Masai Mara, its charming setting, it's privacy /just 10 tents/...but what truly makes the whole safari experience so memorable and so enjoyable is truly level of service provided…highly professional, outstanding in every way, beyond... More 

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