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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only was the long weekend the perfect break from the hustle of everyday life but the local team pulled out all the stops to return an iPad left in the camp. Fantastic service beyond the norm. The food was fantastic, the environment really special and the guides knowledgeable. I, for one will be looking to return soon.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Staying at the Mara Explorer is a dream come true for nature loving people. Here you have it all in one place: the nature, the animals, the silence, the serenity... only interrupted by the sound of an animal like the nearby hippos, the ducks or the distant baboons, etc. As for the service at the Mara Explorer, the staff make... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Our stay at the Mara Explorer was beyond our expectation. We stayed in Tent #4 and enjoyed the view of hippos in the Talek river. The rustic decor is beautiful along with the entire camp. The entire staff made our stay beyond enjoyable. They are Anthony, the manager; Noor, James the room steward; Chefs,Josephat and Shadrack; guards Moleto and Simon... More 

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Castleton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This was our first time to the Mara Explorer camp and it was simply fantastic. I have led groups to Kenya for the past 8 years and have been to many lodges and would sincerely rate this lodge very high on my list. The tents are beautifully furnished and set in stunning locations on the Talek River. Our tent (#4)... More 

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

Dear Guest Jambo From Mara Thank you for the feed back and we are honored to have made your stay memorable and more so with the superb food. We all look forward for yet another safari of life time More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

First couple things... Try to get tent 4. All 10 tents are on the Talek river and are very nice but tent 4 is on the bend of the river and right over the hippo pool with around 25 full time residents (except at night when they go grazing). Best view in the camp, constant action in the pool with... More 

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

Dear Guest, Let me take this opportunity to thank you more, sincerely for choosing to stay with us. It was such a pleasure to host you. I have noted you had the best of time with Denis your guide and Noor at the restaurant. I have shared the feedback to them and the rest of the team. Such outstanding performance... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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

Dear Guest thank you for the feedback and we are pleased to not that we made your staff memorable. i have shared your feedback with Joseph who made it happen. once again thank you and looking forward to host you again More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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

Dear Guest, greetings from the Explorer Family. it is with such a pleasure to note that we made your stay memorable and that you took the words of your friend to make the right choice. Thanks again and we look forward for another visit. Asante Sana More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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

Dear Guest, Receive our Jambo from the Mara. we are honored that we made you stay Memorable and more So Joseph who made your safari a one of life time. Thank you for assuring that you will be back and we will be looking forward to host you again. once again thank you for the feedback More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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

I hope you are keeping well and that you had a safe Journey back home Dear Guest, Let me take this opportunity to thank you more sincerely for choosing to stay with us. It was such a pleasure to host you and hope you will be coming back soon. Again let me take the opportunity to thank you for taking... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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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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Steve_Nzuki, Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Jambo from the Mara and thank you for the feedback on your recent stay with us. We are honored to have hosted you and were able to meet your expectations. . We all look forward for your return and will be more than happy host again More 

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