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Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Reviewed July 20, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in July, during the wildebeest migration. The manager sent a driver to pick us up in Nairobi and bring us by road to the camp. We were traveling with my brother and his family, their first time in Africa, so the drive gave them a chance to see more of Kenya than if we...

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Lincoln
Reviewed April 27, 2013

I stayed at the Aruba Mara camp after reading positive reviews on TripAdvisor; I wasn't disappointed. Questions prior to arrival were answered promptly, and travelling tips were helpful. The flight to Olkiombo airstrip was an adventure in itself. I was met on arrival at the airstrip by Tom, in his Masai finery. He was my safari driver too, very knowledgeable...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 21, 2013

The canp was fairly quiet when we were there. Just a few people staying in the regular safari tents, one couple staying in one of the beautiful top-end tents, and us in our own little tent out the back. The top-end safari tents looked wonderful inside, and are in a fanstastic location with little terraces looking right over the river...

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Reviewed February 26, 2013

We stayed two nights at Aruba Mara and we were completely delighted by the experience. The tents were well setup, the service was perfect, the food was delicious and the game drives were superb. This is a luxury experience at a very reasonable price.

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Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
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...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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...

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Toronto, Canada
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...

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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...

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Sussex
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...

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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...

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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: $68 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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Aruba Mara Camp Hotel Narok
Aruba Mara Camp Kenya/Narok
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“Stay away from the tents near the Car Park! You will hear the Generator and cars going for early drives as early as 5am!”
 of 5 bubbles danielkQ2273OJ, Sep 20, 2016 | Read review
“A good place for relaxation, honeymoon and adventuring.”
 of 5 bubbles FavourSafaris, Jun 24, 2016 | Read review
“Choose room depending on your budget as all the rooms are facing the river.”
 of 5 bubbles VikInd, Sep 1, 2015 | Read review
“I walked past the tents and they all had great views of the river. I suppose being near to the restaurant and outside seating area for breakfast and lunch was great but perhaps a little nosier in peak season?”
 of 5 bubbles ShazF7, Feb 22, 2015 | Read review
“The bush tents are great and very good value - just with shared bathroom block, which was fine. Camping in your own tent is very cheap and you use the same bathrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles LouisP879, Sep 15, 2014 | Read review
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