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Keekorok Lodge-Sun Africa Hotels
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C14 Keekorok | Masai Mara Reserve, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya   |  
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

a great place to stay, we had 2 nights here, not enough! good food, lovely rooms but a bit dated in the bathroom. awesome wildlife, and thats the reason to be there. great hippo bar, samson told us when to be there to see the hippo,s out, and the croc sunbathing, giraffe, zebra and all sorts drink here. game drives are out of this world!! big 5 done. hope to return one day.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Invergordon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The welcome after a long drive was very welcoming and appreciated. The room was fine and clean if a little dated. In fairness, by the time you get back from your game drive, you'll be too wiped out to care! The service from all the staff was excellent and they made the effort to sound like they cared how good your day had been. The food was excellent with a huge amount of choice. Very tasty too. The only time I saw an unhappy customer was an incredibly large American with 3 dinner plates crammed full of food, complaining that his sweet potato was too salty! No pleasing some people. I'm sure he got his daily calorie intake from the other 2 1/2 plates. Plus desert! You can't fail to enjoy a stay here.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The hippo pool, that is part of the hotel, is the star attraction. One can sit at the hippo pool bar, that is right next to the pool, sip beers and watch the huge hippos wallow and tussle in the pool. The antics are very amusing as they establish territory by passing wind and spreading their dung by vigorous tail movements! The Masai warriors, in their colourful tunics, provide additional colour and talking to them about their customs is interesting...not too sure about their tales of having to kill a lion before they could get married. The rooms are simple but tastefully decorated and have a nostalgic air about them. There is no fence around the hotel so animals can come into the hotel grounds and early morning before breakfast is a great time to see them. At night time the hippos wander near the hotel and one can hear them grunting outside the verandah...so keep your doors and windows well locked. Staff are friendly and are happy to escort you with torches from the main hotel reception and dining room to the guest rooms that are separate and arranged around an open area. The hotel lounge is relaxing with nice sofas around fireplaces that are lit in the cool evenings. Don't miss going through the hotel visitor / guest book as we discovered some entries by one talented guest who has left wonderful sketches of animals seen on safari. The meals were excellent with western and Indian dishes both of which were very tasty. The bar in the lounge area is also well stocked. There is a shop with souvenirs of good quality. The safari park is of course fantastic with thousands of wildebeest especially around the Mara river during July / August.

Room Tip: Best to keep windows and verandah doors firmly locked as animals do wander within the hotel grounds.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

My girlfriends & I stayed here for 2 nights. This place is just amazing! Just make sure you lock your door when you leave, we saw a baboon trying to open one, we thought it was funny. The food is not that great. If you're into Indian food, then you will probably like it. I think they need to have a variety of food since most of the guests are Europeans & North Americans. We felt very safe & staff are friendly. I will highly recommend this place.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We had some days at Keekorok lodge in the end of September 2013. We loved the place! Especially the nearness to the surrounding animals of the Masai Mara National Park was fantastic. And the Hippo Pool was a very interesting place. To see the wild hippos fight and "quarrel" in the little pool was really amazing! In the night we could see the hippos come up from their pool and graze not more than 10 meters from our building.The food was very good as was the cleaning! The staff took very good care of us and they were very friendly! We enjoyed our stay very, very much and we long back most every day!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We stayed in this resort for 4 days & really enjoyed our stay besides the variety of wild life sightings we had.Its a huge n old Property decorated in true African style. Check in was quite smooth & we were warmly welcomed by staff dresses in traditional Masai Dress with a hot towel n fresh juice.The 1st room allotted to us was quite cramps but when I requested for a change, it was gladly accepted. We were then allotted another room facing the garden. Room was spacious , cosy but shower portion was little small. Iron door to the room was out of place.Staff was polite, courteous n was very co operative.Lawns are very well maintained n Hippo Pool was an added attraction. The evening Traditional Masai dances added flavour to our stay after a whole day of Safari.The whole night u could hear the roars of lions n Hippos grunting.
The Hot Air Balloon Safari booked through Resort only was a memorable experience since it was highly professionalised with the German Pilot who gave a real personal touch during the Safari. TheBreakfast after safari in the woods with Champagne was unforgettable.
We also had our Candle Light Dinner also wherein the display of dishes was excellent .

Room Tip: The ones facing the garden opposite the Dining Hall.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights and were delighted. The rooms are spacious and clean, the food great and the staff wonderful. Loved the hippo pool bar where we saw lots of different animals. Game drives were also excellent, would definitely stay here again.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Address: C14 Keekorok | Masai Mara Reserve, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Keekorok Lodge-Sun Africa Hotels 5*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Over 700 square miles of lush, sun-drenched plains encircle Keekorok Lodge, the oldest property in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in southwest Kenya. The lodge was opened in 1962 and is ideally situated in the direct path of the spectacular animal migration that occurs every year from July to October. Guests can experience unparalleled safari adventures and morning and evening game drives are a must for anyone visiting the reserve ... more   less 
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Keekorok Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
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