We stayed at the Mara West during our excursion to the Mara. The camp is located just outside the western edge of the park, lying atop the mountains. Not surprisingly, the views from there are amazing. The lodgings feature luxury tents that are spacious and comfortable. The camp is not enclosed and game animals will graze around your tent during the night. For example, a group of elephants greeted us one night and a herd of zebras during another. Because of this, you have to be escorted around the camp during the night (John, the escort, is a very funny and pleasant guy). The staff is excellent, everyone is very flexible and accommodating, ensuring that you're as comfortable as possible. The food is also very good. The meals are more western themed and the soups are excellent. There is no wifi on the grounds. However, we were told that wifi was to be installed soon (currently you can use their plug in modem). In conclusion, the Mara West offered a significantly different experience from my previous travels to Maasai Mara. However, the Mara West was undoubtedly just as enjoyable. If I am able to return to the mara, the Mara West will be atop my lodging list. If you're considering the Mara West, know that it's an excellent place and you won't be disappointed.
The lodgings directly over the cliff offer an excellent view of the Mara, allowing you to see miles...
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Hello Sam C,
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Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback about your stay.
We are always delighted to hear positive remarks.
We want to offer our guests an outstanding experience. That said, it is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the serene location of Mara West and that the staff was friendly and helpful.
We are also happy that you appreciate the meals offered and the animals roaming around Camp.
It will be a delight to have you stay with us the next time you are in the Masai Mara!
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