I was a solo traveler to the Mara the first week of September, 2013. I chose the Explorer camp because of it's quieter atmosphere and boy was it a good choice! To be brief, every need was catered to at Mara Explorer from food to personal wake up calls. I especially want to brag on my guide, Sami, as we saw the big five with relative ease due to his familiarity with the area. He was responsive to our requests to see different species and even took us up close on a few kills! I will return to Mara Explorer with family on my next trip to Africa. It really IS that good.