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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 2 days ago NEW

After searching through a lot of reviews and rates on Trip Advisor, I booked 4 nights at the Mara Explorer camp for our first Masai Mara safari. It seemed to have the best balance of being a small exclusive luxury tented camp, but offering good value compared to other similar camps. It turned out to be a great choice, and... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Actually had tent number 4. The best in the camp. Hippos wallowing below in the river, animals passing in the night, the most comfortable warm bed and an outdoor bath to relax in. This is truely a five star experience in terms of tented lodge camps. Totally removed from the every day hum drum and totally relaxing. Morning and afternoon... More

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Media, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an awesome time at Mara Explorer. The manager and staff were friendly and helpful. Vincent, our guide, was wonderful. He was always up beat and very pleasant. He knows the terrain and was very informative. The tents were just right. I highly recommend the Mara explorer camp.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What wonderful experience I lived at Mara Explorer! Since we arrived until departure we were treated like royalty. I begin by saying .. As soon as I arrived in camp I was amazed at the friendliness and warmth of the personnel and our driver Mr. Dennis. We were amazed by the natural beauty of this camp great location right on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mara Explorer is the smaller of two camps in the Masai Mara near the Ol Kiembo airstrip. It consists of ten roomy ensuite tents looking down to the river where hippos and crocs lie in the sun and baboons leap across to avoid the snapping jaws. Every meal, cooked to order, rather than served buffet style, was beautifully presented and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

In the "goldilocks-dynamic" of Kenyan safari camps, this one was "just right" for us. It is small and has a handsome main camp area surrounded by about 10 tents upon a river where hippos in great quantity loll away the days, and giraffes, monkeys and crocs hang out with reasonably welcoming attitudes. One really does not have to even get... More

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Explorer is a small high end camp near its sister camp, the family friendly intrepids. We saw the big five in one day and wach game drive had its charm. We enjoyed great food and wonderful service. The hippos put on their own daily show trudging through the river. Doesn't get much better than this.

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George O, Unit Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Lisa Thank you for the review on Mara Explorer. My team and I are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am happy to read how the game viewing was incredible and yes is yes seeing the big five in one day is just amazing. My team and I do hope that you will be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We were planning this trip for our 25th wedding anniversary, and used Tripadvisor in selecting our destination, but our visit went above and beyond our expectations, so we wanted to share it with other people. We had a fantastic three days here. It was my first time in Kenya, however my wife has been to other parts of Kenya for... More

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George O, Unit Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Peter Thank you so much for your review on Mara Explorer. My team and I are glad to read that you had a lovely experience in the Mara. Masai Mara. we are indeed humbled that you choose Mara Explorer to come celebrate your 25th wedding anniversary and am pleased to read that you enjoyed every bit of it. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Our family (husband and 2 teenage kids) spent two nights at Mara Explorer this April. From the time we were greeted on arrival until the time of departure the service was impeccable. The location of Mara Explorer cannot be matched, right in the middle of the Mara - an unfenced property where after sundown, one had to be escorted back... More

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George O, Unit Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Nilas We would like to thank you for the feedback on your experience at Mara Explorer and we are delighted to hear that you had an excellent stay with us. we at Mara Explorer are focused to meeting and try to exceed our guests’ expectations. we Delighted to hear that your safari was extremely adventurous and It’s always nice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

One of our best Safari experiences ever. From the 'Karibu' greeting on arrival to the farewell hugs with established friends on departure we could find no fault with Mara Explorer Camp. Our knowledgeable guide Joseph was pointing out interesting sights from the well equipped (rain proof) Land Rover before we even reached camp - a few kilometers away - and... More

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George O, Unit Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Jones Thank you for your review on Mara Explorer, we really appreciate the time you have taken to give us feedback on your stay. Masai Mara reserve is indeed very special for game viewing and am happy to read that you had amazing sittings. I am also happy to note that the food was delicious and that you enjoyed... 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*
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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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