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5.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   C14 Keekorok - Talek River in the middle Masai Mara Reserve-, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Big Sky, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We ended our 8-day safari with 3 nights at the Mara Explorer. The other camps we visited had set menus, so it was refreshing to be in a place where we (kids especially) could order off a small menu with a few choices. The food was excellent – top notch! And our accommodations were also fantastic – we had room... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We have just returned back from Masai Mara - probably the most amazing wildlife and hospitality that 9 families from 5 different countries were privileged to experience. 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... More

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had a truly amazing experience. We were staying at a different camp and they were overbooked and they decided to treat us to a night at the explorer. I can't even describe in words how amazing it was. Not only was it right on the river in the Mari park but there were hippos all over. The staff catered... 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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