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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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
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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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adelaide
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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 July 16, 2014

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 July 13, 2014

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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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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