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“Anniversary in Masaai Mara” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Manama, Bahrain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Anniversary in Masaai Mara”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A wonderful property with exceptionally friendly and helpful team at all levels. We enjoyed fantastic safari tours, excellent food and freedom to relax and enjoy everything about both Keekorok and the Masaai Mara game park.

Time of year may vary, especially during the busy migration period, but our time in early April was blissfully peaceful

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We were initially a little unsure about staying at this Lodge due to the fact it was open.....yes that's right no fencing to keep the wild animals out! The is need to worry at all we felt totally safe, at the end of the evening the Security guy appeared almost immediately to escort back to our Lodge.
On arrival we were welcomed with a refreshing drink and towels to freshen up, what a great touch.
When on the patio area we were greeted by a local who took us to the Hippo pool, on the way he pointed out additional animals which we could have so easily missed if we had walked by ourselves.
Every meal was to good standard, and varied. Our table service guy (Andrew) was excellent, not only in the way he provided drinks, cleared the table but also the way he took time to have conversation with us, he even took a great interest in teaching us Swahili which was a nice touch.
I wished we had spent more time at this Lodge as two days is clearly not enough. On our game drives to this reserve we saw numerous animals with made the whole experience to this Lodge and reserve so memorable.

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  • Stayed March 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The rooms were very spacious and the beds divinely comfortable! The entire place was so beautiful and relaxing. The massage was very relaxing and the hippo bar from where we had an excellent overhead view of the resident hippos in their element was very entertaining. The staff are very warm, welcoming and helpful. The food was very good although the staff at the restaurant need to be trained on what is 'halal' food and what is not. One day they labelled a salad 'carrot' and yet it had pork shreds in it! They apologised and changed the label right away but we felt such errors should not occur since I'm sure you always entertain muslim guests. The cars need to serviced and maintained well as the 4WD function is not working in all your cars and one day we got stuck in the mud and when help came, it also got stuck due to the cars not having 4WD function. The tyres also needed replacement as well as other mechanical problems which we highlighted to your manager Joseph. The balloon safari was the best experience ever!! The pilot was amazing and we had the most memorable time of our lives in the balloon safari. Both take off and landing was so smooth, and the bush breakfast that followed was just amazing. Thank you so much for giving us such wonderful memories that will last us a lifetime!

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Keekorok is a pretty "traditional" hotel. Not a lot of charm or warmth -- which was a lot different than all the other places I stayed in Kenya. The facilities are all pretty fantastic, don't get me wrong, but there were just a TON of tourists there and it didn't seem like our stay was very special, since we were only a few of many. The food buffet always had great options, though the desserts were pretty disappointing, even though they looked amazing. The hippo bar was pretty neat for about 15 minutes. The rooms were just fine and the grounds were kept well, nice pool and leisure area with hammocks. It was an overall pleasant stay, but I would prefer to stay somewhere smaller, more intimate with a bit more character. Keekorok was a great place to stay but it just didn't live up to some of the other places I stayed in the area.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Leicester
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

This was our first safari experience and everyone at Keekrok Lodge made it better.
Just a mention - our room keys were given to some other guest which the receptionist has to be very careful cos if anything went missing from our room who would be responsible........And also bath and hand towels should always be left in the rooms without the guest constantly asking for them.
Otherwise a brilliant experience - Thank You

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sunndalsora, Norway
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My wife, our two friends and I had the fortune to choose this hotel in Masai Mara. A beautiful, remote and posh lodge with a caring staff deep into the reserve took well care of all our needs. A must go there place!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The Keekorok is a wonderful place for family. I visited with my family and arrived to a mediocre lunch, but the hippo pool in the hotel with an amazing viewing deck compensated for that. Keekorok makes the stay interesting - a group of Masai tribesmen put up a show of their traditional culture which was quite entertaining. The downside was that I encountered a large frog in my room as well was 4-6 terrifyingly large bugs, but it's a small price to pay if you want to stay at a brilliant property. Travel arrangements and wildlife game drives were always pleasant events to look forward to and as a hotel, Keekorak is pretty brilliant.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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