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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

My family and I just returned from a 2 night stay at the Aruba Mara camp we were a party of 4 my father and I and my sister in law and 11 year old nephew. This my second trip to the Mara and we were on a strict budget my sister in law found the Aruba Mara within our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

My sister and I spent a long time finding a place near the Masai Mara that fit our budget but was also well recommended. Very happy to have found Aruba! The camp was wonderful all around. We stayed in a big tent, which is a giant, Army-canvass tent with two beds and a full bathroom inside. There was a nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We were blown away with our stay at the Aruba Mara. From our porch that faced the Talek River we saw impalas, warthogs, baboons, vervet monkeys, even zebra and wildebeast in the distance! On the last night we saw a hippo in the river. And there are so many beautiful birds in this camp. The game drives were fantastic. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Spent two nights at Aruba Mara Camp and apart from being difficult to find in the dark it was great. Couldn't believe the hot water bottle in the bed! Flask of coffee left on terrace before early morning game drive. Staff very helpful and friendly. We sat round the camp fire after dinner and were joined by staff who enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We stayed two nights at Aruba Mara Camp and wish we could have stayed longer. The camp is ideally located right by one of the main gates to the reserve (Talek Gate) so is great for those early morning game drives. On such mornings they bring coffee and biscuits to your tent to keep you going before breakfast is served... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Aruba camp sits perched on the river on the edge of the Masai Mara right alongside one of the gates into the Masai Mara, ideally positioned for a Safari or four! The camp has large tents or a slightly more back to nature versions we chose not to sample, which also looked clean and comfortable. Our tents had two very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

I can't imagine how anyone has had a negative experience of this place, it just doesn't seem possible! The staff (Sammy) and masai guides (Tom and Daniel) made our short time in Masai Mara absolutely wonderful. Aruba camp is a little haven on the edge of the talek river. Most tents have a river view, with deck chairs on your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

We heard of Aruba Mara via word of mouth and made our booking direct with them (via SMS!). They were great, highglights for us were - the service (Sami, Jacob and everyone were very friendly and efficient!), - the tents (set us up with extra beds for the kids and they loved the novelty of an outside bathroom!) and the... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

We had very negative experience here. We just needed a place to spend one night, we had our own vehicle and guide so we did not require any game drives from them. They charged 3000 ksh more per person than we were quoted before we arrived. Their extremely high rate also did not include any bottled drinks like water or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

My family was in Masai Mara for a Safari trip in the middle of June 2010 and stayed at the Aruba camp for two nights which were for all of us an unforgettable experience. After many weeks of research and looking on the web we finally decided on the Aruba Camp and I am rally happy to say that we... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aruba Mara Camp is a tented Camp boardering the Talek River, next to Talek Gate in north Massai Mara. From Nairobi 260 Km driving through Narok. Just outside the gate, so no parkfee if you not do game-drive. We have from budget tents ( comfortable beds with mosquitonet an public bathroom ) to Big-tent ( spacious with privat bathroom ) and Luxury ( ask us for new pictures please ) category for every budget for everyone. We also have a spacious campsite with facilitys like kitchen/dining, toilets and hot water shower, security, carwash, firewood and laundry service. our buffalo bar and restaurant serving highly recomended food and a fine selection of wine, spirits and cold sodas. Naturewalks,visit of cultural village, birdwatching and hotair-balloon is available.Bushbreakfast, sundowner and fullday-drives with Lunch on request.Shutteltransfer from Nairobi can be arranged. Transfer from our airstrip is free. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aruba Mara Camp

Address: Postbox 727 Narok | Talek Massai Mara, Narok 20500, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Narok
Price Range: $67 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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Aruba Mara Camp Hotel Narok
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