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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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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

We spent 4 glorious nights at the Mara Explorer, with tent 3 providing enough views of hippo's and crocodiles, monkeys and birds to make us not jealous of tent 4 after reading other reviews. The team at the explorer do a great job to make you feel at home and to ensure that you remember that you are on holiday... More 

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BeutifulKenya64, GOM at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am glad you had a marvelous time in the Unit. I agree with you that all our Tents are actually special and allow have a 270 degrees view of the River, The Vegetation and the Animals. I have noticed the kind remarks on James the Driver Guide which have also been mentioned by other reviewers and for... More 

Manila
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

There are many resorts that I have visited and the Mara Mara explorer has so much to give. We arrived from an overnight stay in Nairobi. From the airport, we were greeted by Steve, the manager of the resort. He has a smiling face and is ready to answer any request and he goes out of his way to please... More 

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BeutifulKenya64, GOM at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I thank you for the review you posted in the TA forum. Have taken note of your comments and the accolades that have gone with them. I do observe the comment on what you thought about the natural vegetation of the unit and how this later turned out to be a major plus for the Unit. Your feedback... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

There is so much to say about this place...the location, service, food, and of course, the animals. We were treated like royalty from the minute our plane touched down until the time we left. The location of the Explorer is fantastic, situated right on the Talek river, where a large herd/pod of Hippos live. They tend to stay in the... More 

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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for this review. I have noted the very good comments about Steve Our manager and his team and I will post this on the wall of fame. I am so glad you had an experience of a lifetime and grateful you have shared it with the World. We are glad you came. The Mara Explorer Team More 

Whitstable, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

We were upgraded to Mara Explorer from their sister camp, Mara Intrepids. Explorer is a lot smaller and has the benefit of facing onto the river where you can see the hippos playing in the water outside your tents. The tents are lovely, a bit smaller than Intrepids but very cosy and comfortable. Breakfast is served on your deck and... More 

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BeutifulKenya64, GOM at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so glad we contributed to a memorable stay for you. Stay blessed. Good Day The Mara Explorer Team More 

London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights as part of our honeymoon. This was our first safari and we spent a LONG time looking for a place to stay. Mara Explorer more than lived up to expectations. As we were on our honeymoon we asked to be put in their best tent and were duly given tent 4, right on the... More 

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BeutifulKenya64, GOM at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We consider ourselves very honored to have hosted you. We are grateful you enjoyed your stay. We all look forward to seeing you again soon. Good day The Mara Explorer Team More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

From the staff, food and wildlife this has got to be one of my favourite place in the world. What I am most impressed with is the knowledge all the guides have and more importantly the respect they have for the animals and the park. The food is exquisite ...the eggs benedict are to die for! A friendly atmosphere for... More 

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Dear Guest, We are glad you came, you saw and you enjoyed. Good day The Mara Explorer Team More 

Eindhoven
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This was our first visit to Mara Explorer Camp and probably not our last because we really loved every second of our 4 night stay. We visit Kenya regularly and of all the places we stayed in the Masai Mara this is our favorite now. The luxurious tents along the Talek river, the quit laid back atmosphere, the awesome food,... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

If you ever have the luck to visit the Mara Explorer, which by the way has excellent service from very friendly staff, you must stay at tent No. 4. In this tent you will have very unexpexted neighbours in the pool next door. The occupants are one or two families of hippos who spend most of the day cooling off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

The Mara Explorer was really the highlight of our trip to Kenya, the staff were perfectly friendly and attentive and the camp itself was to die for! The tents were very luxurious (we had tent 4), with a bath outside, walkie talkies to call for escorts and a novel 'do not disturb' sign (Masai spear). Comfy beds, great service and... More 

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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are exhilarated you enjoyed. A honey moon is a special time and we are glad you made an impact in your life. The Doors to Mara Explorer are open for you always. We are now Family with you. God Bless The Mara Team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

the service is outstanding from all the staff from the minute you land on the airstrip to when you depart. high-level of personal attention and devotion to making sure you enjoy yourself, regardless of the length of your stay. Absolutely divine. Food was so scrumptious (and lots of it) the tents were beautiful - each with warm indoor showers and... More 

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Dear Guest, We are so glad you had such an awesome time in the Unit. Mara Explorer is committed to excellence and we are glad we appealed to all your senses. We look for ward to more visits from you and those you will send our way. We are excited you came The Mara Explorer Team More 

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