The resort is located in a beautiful area right infront of the Mara River where hippos gather. However, that is the only good thing about this place. Our room, despite being newly weds and having informed the place as such had two twin beds. The beddings were old as were the towels. The bathrooms have not been touched probably since the place was built and we had no hot water in our rooms until we complained and were moved to other rooms the next day.
The food was not enough and there was always a mad rush to the buffet line. One of the staff members actually advised us to get to the dining room as soon as it opened because once the food is gone it's gone regardless of whether you got there in the allotted dining time or not.
There is also quite a bit of strong arming by the "rangers". I put that in quotes because we were charged for a safari we did not go on and were never given a receipt.
We got packed lunch for our safari the following day and it turned out to be a science experiment. The meat was green (leftover lamb from the previous night), the cold cuts smelled rotten and the popcorn was stale.
I will not be going back and I would not recommend the place either.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The David Livingstone Safari Resort in located in the North Mara Conservancy on a wide bend on the Mara River with several large hippo pools right outside the dining room. Set in the worlds largest natural theatre of Wildlife, David Livingstone is a home for discerning travellers. All rooms face the Mara River. The lodge is an ideal base for a variety of activities like Game Drives, Balloon Safaris, Night Game Drives, Nature Walks and is home to a large tree planting drive in the Masai Mara. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- David Livingstone Safari Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- David Livingstone Safari Resort Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve