We stayed at this lodge while on a safari in July 2007 but I just noticed that I never finished reviewing the lodges for that trip. Our experience here was very brief- one night. We were upgraded here after we had booked and paid for the safari and only stayed for one night-a $200 increase in price. We had a fabulous safari but until now had stayed in mid-priced lodges, all of which were very nice. We arrived at about six P. M. after a long day and left the next morning after breakfast. The lodge has a magnificent setting on a hill over the Masai Mari. The entire lodge is extremely modernistic in design- lots of concrete-almost looks industrial. The reception area looks out over the Masai Mara through several stories of glass. The individual accomodations are all separate cabins with all glass fronts which overlook the Masai Mara. The room and bathroom were definitely more luxurious than places where we had been staying-the sheets had to be those multiple thread sheets you read about- very nice. Dinner that night and breakfast were excellent- no buffets-individual service and dinner was gourmet. We didn't go on game drives from here but as others have noted the road to this lodge is probably the worst road we were on in Kenya- a very slow experience and we wondered if guests would get sick of it, especially if they went back and forth twice a day for morning and evening safaris. The pool and grounds were magnificent. The service was superior but of course that was the case everywhere in Kenya.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mpata Safari Club is perched right on top of the Oloololo escarpment in the world's famous Masai Mara. The Club is endowed with a breathtaking view of the panoramic Masai Mara and the Mara river. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mpata Safari Club Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Mpata Safari Club Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve