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“Didn't want to leave!” 5 of 5 stars
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Mara Eden Safari Camp
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Masai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Didn't want to leave!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

What a wonderful 2 nights my friends and I had at Mara Eden. We didn't want to leave! The atmosphere was so relaxing and the friendly hosts, Jay and Munir, made our stay one we will never forget. The tents were cozy and extremely clean (excellent beds!) with an outstanding view that provided us with lovely wildlife across the Talek River and into the Reserve. The food was also very well done! Our last morning was spent with Hot Air Safaris which was a magical time. I will definitely be back.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

My wife and I were wowed by the excellent experience we had a Mara Eden this past February. The staff were incredibly attentive and friendly and courteous.
The tents are lcated right on the Talek river and are extremely comfortableand very clean . The food was gourmet and plentiful beyond our expectations. Excellent wine selection and good prices
We could see so much wildlife from our tent and the night is filled with the symphony of the wilderness.
The fireside entertainment was great. We thouroughly enjoyed out time here and would highly recommend it to anyone..great job...

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

We stayed in Eden Camp for 2 night and loved it! Everything was just perfect, from warm welcome of very nice couple, Jay and Munir, to the food or luxury tents with wonderful views. We can really recommend this nice eco-camp, run with love and taste. Good luck to Jay and Munir and I hope they will get lot of kind guests!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Reykjavik, Iceland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

We were the first time in Kenya, and our friends said: "You have not been to Kenya, unless you go safari" and they found the best choice for us, to be with Mara Eden Safari Camp. Everything was better than you ever can expect. Very hospitable and friendly hosts, really caring for their guests. The accommodation was luxurious tent, could not have been better. The food was delicious and the company excellent. The guide we got in the safari was very knowledgeable and experienced and eager to give us the very best experience - which we really got. We will always remembers this great experience. Our thanks to Munir Kassam.

Gudrun and Jon Bjarni from Iceland

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

In January 2012 I had a chance to spend two nights in Mara Eden Safari Camp, traveling on my own around Kenya. It was the most relaxing, pleasant and "no worries" stay during my whole journey. Traveling around Africa might be adventurous and you do not have to necessarily sleep under the tent. In Mara Eden Safari Camp you will receive professional care, warm welcome, nice constant care, interesting chats with the owners, you start to understand what is really happening in Masai Mara and next to that, the adventure and the real nature with all its features is just in front of your tent. To the letter! Very much recommended, it is worth to come over to Masai Mara because of two reasons - the nature and this place.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

We stayed at the Mara Eden for 2 nights in December 2011. What a great experience. The camps are beautiful, clean and well maintained. Our game drives were amazing. Loved the food and personal service provided by Jay and Munir. The staff were very helpful and personable. They were always willing to accommodate any request. My daughter has a nut allergy, so they made extra sure to have special meals for her. Great views from the camp - hearing the elephants and hyenas across the river at night made for an amazing experience. There are guards to escort you to your camp so it felt very safe. The atmosphere felt very peaceful and relaxing especially in the morning when you hear all the birds chirping. I would highly recommend this place and would definitely go back there anytime.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We recently returned from an absolutely perfect trip here-can not ask for more as the accommodation, staff, food, scenery, service (particularly James, Jay and Munir) and ambiance were all amazing! The national park was just over the other side of the river, so we were able to enjoy as many trips there as we pleased. Jay and Munir were always willing to help out and were at the other end of the phone if we were lost, making us feel incredibly safe and relaxed on our trips into the bush. A secluded location (although not too far away), in the middle of the Mara, where we will most certainly return! We just can't wait for our next visit. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Masai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 127 Specialty Lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mara Eden Safari Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful and serene tented camp with 10 en suite tents on the banks of the Mara River, stunning views, great meals and superb game drives. ... more   less 
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