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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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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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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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

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights on our honeymoon in August and had a wonderful time. The camp is very luxurious with the tents furniture themed around classic safaris and bathtubs out on the decks. You get a spear to stick in the middle of the path when you don't want to be disturbed, which we thought was a nice... More

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

Dear Guest, Jambo from the Explorer Family. Am pleased to note that you had a great time during your Honeymoon Safari with us. Thanks for the compliments to Andrew who organised for a lovely bush dinner and Jeremiah with his ever smile for taking good care of you not forgetting James for the fantastic game drives. Once again thank you... More

Coffs Harbour, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My wife and I returned to mara explorer as part of an 8 camp safari. Plenty to see with great meals and rangers. We would definitely visit a third time as it is so well positioned in the mara.take ear plugs as the hippos are noisy but fun.

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

Dear Guest A big Salute from the Explorer family, thank you for the feedback and we are happy you came and enjoyed. Thanks for the assurance of the third visit and we will all be looking forward to host you again More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our trip to Mara Explorer Camp was undoubtedly the most amazing wildlife and hospitality experience that 9 families from 5 different countries have ever experienced. We stayed for 3 nights in this camp - Steve, the Manager, and all other managers/staff/guides/security: Andrew, John, Vincent, Reuben,Maureen, and a few others whose name I cannot recall ( but remember all their faces!)... More

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a wonderful place located in the Masai Mara surrounded by forest and close to the dirt air strip where you arrive. As usual with all these African camps the staff are fantastic. Absolutely fantastic people. Food small servings but adequate and well presented. Decor in rooms amazing and it is a real pleasure to stay here a few... 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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