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Sarova Mara Game Camp
5.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   C14, Keekorok, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00200, Kenya   |  
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“Magical”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2005

Well, what can I say - this place is absolutely magical. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we felt like royalty! The place itself is lovely, very tastefully and discreetly put together - you can't see any of the luxury tents until you're right next to them. There are beautiful gardens and a lovely pool with sunbathing area which is idylic. The people are great, friendly, kind, fun, discreet, and they can't do enough for you. In particular, Edward by the pool is a great guy.

The tents are great - well, they're not really tents at all and all have luxury permanent bathrooms with lovely hot showers which are really appreciated after the morning and evening game drives which can get very cold indeed. The beds are comfortable and you have everything you need.

The food was really good - the best we had in Kenya pretty much and again the staff are really friendly and attentive. On our last day after our morning game drive they completely surprised my wife and I by preparing a champagne breakfast in the gardens under the cover of African trees - it was truly a magical moment and my wife couldn't stop crying tears of happiness!!!

There are also complimentary teas and coffees throughout the day.

The bar area is really nice with a completely open fire place - this is the place to hang out after your evening game drive as you will be chilly! They also have music there some times which is nice. There was just a guy with a guitar there one night playing a mix of Bob Marley/African stuff/Cat Stevens - he had an amazing voice.

There is also a tribe of Masai people who work at the Camp. As far as I know this is unique in the Mara and they make a lot of effort to try to teach the guests about the Masai ways. They are really nice guys, Tira in particular (who is part of the management team) is a great, fun guy. Don't miss their Masai dance where they sing and jump - it's amazing.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2005

We stayed at the Sarova Mara tented camp in feb 2005 - it was a brilliant experience. the luxury tents were great and the staff very friendly and helpful. The food was exceptional, international buffet style.
The best thing about the Mara Camp is the location, we had brilliant game drives in the park, easily spotting the big 5 and saw lots of big cats.
A fantastic experience

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Address: C14, Keekorok, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00200, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sarova Mara Game Camp 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nothing quite captures the true spirit of East Africa, like a safari in Kenya’s richest game reserve, the Maasai Mara. Sarova Mara Game Camp offers front seats to nature’s most breathtaking show - the wildebeest migration. The endless plains of East Africa are the setting for the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle where, from the vast Serengeti plains to the champagne colored hills of Kenya’s Maasai Mara, over 1.4 million wildebeest and 200,000 zebra and gazelle, relentlessly tracked by Africa’s great predators, migrate in a clockwise fashion over 1,800 miles each year in search of rain ripened grass. Sarova Mara Game Camp is well positioned to enjoy this unique phenomenon. The rolling plains around the Camp are teeming with wildebeest, gazelles and zebras, during the migration months and the Camp is situated right in the center of their migration path. Sarova Mara Game Camp is also the ideal choice for those seeking a richer experience of Maasai Mara that goes much beyond just game drives. By virtue of its location and layout, the Camp offers an unparalleled plethora of activities and experiences from luxury tented living to bird-watching, mini golf, sport fishing and a unique insight into the Maasai culture at the adjoining Maasai village. ... more   less 
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