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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the atmosphere - a combination of sophistication mixed with the wild side of Africa. Staff remember your name from the first meeting. Staff show interest in how your day is unfolding and all the exciting animal sightings. The wait staff in the dinning room and lounge were efficient. The best of all was the Safari driver who made certain... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolutely fantastic experience! The camp was amazing with great amenities, excellent food, clean facilities, and extremely friendly staff. We felt very welcome, pampered, and had personal attention from staff!

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Accra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I celebrated my birthday at the Mara Explorer Camp in August 2013. Of all the parks I have been to, none beats the Masai Mara. Beyond the splendor the park offers, the Mara Explorer Camp does an exceptional job of making you one with nature. From the people, to the tents, to the food, to the environment... it all adds... More

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Bessemer, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full Course Meals and big safaris. We did this for 4 days and 3 nights. I can't say how much we enjoyed our stay, We went during the low season and had a wonderful time exploring the Mara and staying at the camp. George was the camp manager and was responsive and talked to us each day. We had the... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We can not thank stella and her team for the wonderful experience we had camping in the mara explorer. words can not describe the magic and how special we were made to feel during our stay. this is a must for anybody who wants to experience the bush and know the magic of being under canvas at luxury. It was... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

If you ever dreamed of living right in the middle of the Zebra, Elephants and (according to the Maasai) the Lions in basic camp conditions this is most likely not what you wanted. It is the same experience - the camp is really in the middle of nature - but they have really tried to add a flair of luxury.... More

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stayed at 4 lodges/camps on our safari to East Africa and hands down the greatest place we stayed was Mara Explorer. The staff is amazingly helpful and friendly and the food and wine outstanding. Our server for meals Maureen was absolutely wonderful!! The camp location on the river is the best we experienced and we were lucky enough to... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Staying at the Mara Explorer Camp is like having 2 completely different, but amazing, experiences in 1 trip! We went for our honeymoon and believe it was the best trip we could have ever taken. We didn't stop talking about wanting to return with our future children in a few years! On the one hand, there is the mind-blowing experience... More

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Croydon, Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is our 3rd trip to Mara Explorer and it is still one of the best camps in the Mara. Management has changed and the new manager, George is a delight and can't do enough for his guests. It was fairly quiet during our 4 days which suited the four of us down to the ground. Even when it has... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This place was a highlight on my trip! From the first pickup to the minute I left the Mara, I couldn't have been in better hands! George was a great host - anticipating my every need and Noor made sure I was never hungry with the 5-7 course meals. Yum! We spent hours with Joseph on our game drives and... More

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Also Known As:
Mara Explorer Camp Hotel
Mara Explorer Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Mara Explorer Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve
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
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 109 Specialty lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Mara Explorer Camp 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the world famous Masai Mara, Mara Explorer Camp is set on its own private peninsula, with each of its ten luxurious tents opening to the Talek River and the stunning savanna. The tents, equipped with all mod cons are set on wooden decks opening out to a private verandah where you can enjoy time alone in the wild away from it all. ... more   less 
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