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Explore Nature Mara Lodge

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Masai Mara, Narok 00200 Kenya
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#9 of 34 Specialty lodging in Narok
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Babysitting
Car hire
Conference facilities
Paid private parking on-site
Secured parking
Breakfast in the room
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Walking tours
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Clothes rack
Whirlpool bathtub
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 3 more
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Ana2O wrote a review Feb 2020
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland19 contributions8 helpful votes
The lodge is beautiful with large bar and dining areas, decorated with exquisite wooden furniture. It is really in the middle of nature and Maasai land. Service was very attentive. When entering the area, we were greeted by Maasai warriors with a song, and the same people were watching our lodge at night to keep us safe from wild animals. We also enjoyed the bush dinner here and were happy to learn a lot about Maasai culture. Food was tastier than in any other lodge that we visited. The only downside is that it’s about a half an hour drive from the nearest gate to Maasai Mara, and at least our driver was not too happy about the condition of the road - we even got stuck a couple of times.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Explore Nature Management, Owner at Explore Nature Mara Lodge
Responded Sep 14, 2020
We greatly appreciate your compliments and visit to our lodge and we will be looking forward to your next visit. Concerning our roads we have greatly improved to ensure your smooth ride.
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Netty04 wrote a review Jan 2020
Rhyl, United Kingdom150 contributions29 helpful votes
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We arrived to the lodge after a rather tricky drive along tracks that had been severely eroded due to the rains. We enjoyed a lovely Maasai welcome dance before being shown to our circular tented accommodation, named 'Superb'. We was clean and basic with a large bathroom area. We had a lovely lunch before heading out for our first Maasai safari. The dining area has unique wooden tables and chairs and the circular bar is the only location for the WIFI. This lodge is a fair distance from the Maasai Mara Park, and doesn't have the best road either. Its a mud track basically and we had quite a trip negotiating the track for the 2 nights we stayed here. In my opinion this lodge needs to have more financial input so that it is brought up to a higher standard. It was not my favourite of lodges we stayed on our trip. The service we received could not be faulted, all staff were extremely accommodating and the buffet meals were very good. We had Masaai entertainment one night with dancing from the staff. Very enjoyable.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Explore Nature Management, Owner at Explore Nature Mara Lodge
Responded Sep 14, 2020
Thank you for the visit you did to our lodge. We are happy that you guide us through your review which department we should greatly improve on, this is how we better it for your to enjoy during your next visit. Thank you Netty04.
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Gandhi_n wrote a review Sep 2019
Bengaluru, India16 contributions8 helpful votes
Tobixo and team made sure we had an incredible experience in the Mara. They prepared custom meals for us and also learned how to make masala chai! The tents were gorgeous and we woke up to the most beautiful sounds of the forest. The Masais stayed up all night to make sure we slept safely and soundly. Thank you Explore Nature Mara!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Explore Nature Management, Owner at Explore Nature Mara Lodge
Responded Sep 14, 2020
We appreciate your stay at our lodge and you are always welcomed to experience more cherishable moments.
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Luc Hendrikx wrote a review Aug 2019
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We had a great time with the whole family in this lodge. Dickson, Francis and the whole Masai team gave us the best possible hospitality. We especially enjoyed the authentic bush dinner, which they prepared for us. The accommodation has a real African charm.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Explore Nature Management, Owner at Explore Nature Mara Lodge
Responded Sep 14, 2020
We are greatly humbled by your remarks and we will ensure that your next visit will be most awesome.
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Zach P wrote a review Jun 2019
4 contributions3 helpful votes
The people made this place great. We stayed for two nights, and on the second night two of the staff plus a summer worker hung out and played cards with us in the common area. It was fun to get to know them and relax after a long day! Be prepared with small bills because service is over the top and people seem to expect tips (this seemed to be the case on our whole trip). They wouldn't allow us to carry our own bags to our room, and instead had 6 Masai warriors carry our 3 bags. Like I said, over the top service, but they were friendly at least. One night we had a Bush dinner which was delicious and a fun time.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Explore Nature Management, Owner at Explore Nature Mara Lodge
Responded Sep 14, 2020
It is awesome to make you feel that you are home far away from home that is our goal and our aim. Hoping that day the Masai prepaid the bush dinner which is an amazing experience as you put it. The tipping bit kindly know that you are not obliged to tip them. It is usually one's own discretion. Thank you Zach P kindly visit us again in the near future.
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PRICE RANGE
$890 - $2,123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceNarok
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Explore Nature Mara Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Explore Nature Mara Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Mara Savannah Masai Market (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Explore Nature Mara Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, free parking, and room service.
What food & drink options are available at Explore Nature Mara Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Explore Nature Mara Lodge?
Yes, free parking, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Explore Nature Mara Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Narok Coffee House, Sahara Coffee House, and Chill Spot Coffee House.
Is Explore Nature Mara Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.07 miles away from the center of Narok.
Are any cleaning services offered at Explore Nature Mara Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Explore Nature Mara Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and Swahili.