My husband and I just returned from our first visit to Africa and our first Safari. After many months of research and planning we decided to stay at the Mara Intrepids. We read all the reviews and looked through the pictures, and thought we would give it a try.
My husband was not sure about the whole "Tented Camp" thing, as we are used to very nice accommodations. Had we known it was this amazing we would have definitely planned on staying longer! It is a 5 star camp! I will say that the pictures of the tents look exactly as they show in pictures, however, one can not imagine until you see them just how great they really are. They were spotlessly clean, The views breathtaking, down comforters were luxurious, and room service was great!
We had read about the hot water bottles but didn't really appreciate this service until we experienced it! Our wake up call every morning was a tray of coffee or hot chocolate, and some cookies, at the time we requested to rise! We always felt safe, and absolutely loved the staff! We are long time cruisers (32 under our belts!) and are used to cruise ship service and food. Mara Intrepids food met all expectations and was delicious! We enjoyed our picnic breakfast that was packed (recommended by our guide, John) so we could stay out on our game drive longer!
Our driver, John, was very knowledgeable and accommodating, looking for all the animals we requested to see and staying as short or as long as we wished upon spotting them! He knew just were to go to see them.
If you are considering a stay at the Intrepids, book it before it is unavailable as you will not regret a minute of your stay! Our only complaint was we weren't there long enough to enjoy the full facility! The pool looked very relaxing. We are already talking about when we can return!
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Thank you, Mara Intrepids and staff, for the time of our life!
Mark and Kellie~