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Mombasa
Reviewed March 26, 2015

I have been to most lodges and camps in Maasai Mara. I always thought I have seen the finest until I got to Mara Timbo for 8 nights with a couple I was guiding during the wildebeeste migration. Highly professional personalised service, location along a secluded bank of the Mara river with schools of hippos in and crocodiles within view!...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed September 13, 2014

Friends if you are looking for a private luxury and peaceful accommodation, mara timbo is the best place. Located near the ololoo gate the camp is set at an ideal area. We have booked several clients here and would highly recommend the lodge. Reuben

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2Thank idealsafaris
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed June 29, 2014

Amazing experience of luxury tented camp. We have been to Masai Mara several times and stayed in other properties but Mara Timbo is above all. Each tent is separate at some elevation and spacious having large cosy beds and attached washrooms. Outside each tent is large area with a swing, bath tub and sofas to sit and relax viewing hippos...

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2Thank Anil Kumar G
Reviewed October 12, 2013

This was the trip of a lifetime! The camp was beautiful and everyone went out of his way to make sure we enjoyed ourselves, especially Gideon, our tireless guide who showed us all the wonders of the Masai Mara. We spent six nights at the camp and would recommend it to anyone. My whole family (five of us) couldn't have...

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2Thank Bayleym
Sweden
Reviewed September 19, 2013

It was an experience we will never forget. Absolutely amazing everything; tents with all their content, the nature, location, tranquility ... It was like coming to a piece of paradise. Absolutely wonderful and so romantic. Moreover, very nice and friendly staff and very good service.

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Mara Timbo has a great location on the Mara River (albeit 35-40 minutes from the park gate, not 10-15 minutes as advertised), and the rooms are nice. That's about where it ends. I compare this place to what I experienced in Elephant Bedroom Camp in Samburu, which cost less overall but gave what customer service should be about: going the...

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3Thank Mosbi
MaraTimboCamp, Public Relations Manager at Mara Timbo Camp, responded to this review

We like to comment this entry as follows. This client had booked a mix of Road- and Flight package with Mara Timbo Camp. This package (like every other package bookable at Mara Timbo Camp) was very clearly described in the confirmation voucher the client was send. Since our opening 2009 we not a single time had any discussion with a...

Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

The location at the Mara river is just great. You will have breakfast and dinner in between bushes and next to the Hippos in the river. A real wildlife experience. Dinner was in particular excellent. Breakfast was very good too however few quantity. Only few rooms available. Rooms and location is the highlight. Please be informed that the access road...

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Leuven, Belgium
Reviewed February 16, 2013

We stayed in Mara Timbo for our honeymoon in August, 2012, after some problems with communications and booking, we finally managed to work it out. We enjoyed the setting of the camp, the tents are great, cozy, and clean. The terrace with the hamoc and the bathtub is great. the feeling of privacy you get in this camp is lovely...

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1Thank Mohammad H
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed February 6, 2013

We booked this camp through recommendation from friends, who stayed here over last Christmas and had wonderful time.However, we had a totally different experience when we visited on the second week(mid of January) 2013. The rooms,game drives and service are excellent.the only disappointment was the food.On the first dinner,we ordered for grilled beef minute steak 'medium rear'.what we got was...

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1Thank kate b b
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed February 1, 2013

So a nice place, with a very perfect staff team! We fell very comfortable. We was there with our kids and was feeling very welcoming!!! Great service, a welcome-massage, very good meals and great game drives.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A romantic camp under German Management ideally situated on Mara River with two large hippo families in front of only 7 spacious 45sqm luxury tents. They are situated on big terraces and offer outside bathtubs with view to the wild animals. A personal Butler Service pays very much attention to the maximum of privacy. Tent-facilities include king-size bed, safe, en-suite bathroom, hot shower, flush toilet, 220/240volt power supply. Activities: Game Drives, Nature Walk, Maasai Village, Balloon Safaris, Night Game Drives. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mara Timbo Camp

Address: Masai Mara, Triangle | near Olololo-Gate, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00621, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $200 - $400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Mara Timbo Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Mara Timbo Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve
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“The beautiful family tent next to the river with two hippo families.”
 of 5 bubbles idealsafaris, Sep 13, 2014 | Read review
“All are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles anilkumarg2014, Jun 29, 2014 | Read review
“I think it really does not matter which tent/house you choose, anyone is just great!”
 of 5 bubbles olenana, Jan 25, 2012 | Read review
“All rooms a brilliant, we have 2 boys 8 and 6, so the family tent is perfect - own rooms!!”
 of 5 bubbles DavidW300, Nov 25, 2011 | Read review
“The room we had was by itself separate from all other rooms. And there are only 9-11 rooms. So makes the service that much personalized.”
 of 5 bubbles TravellingWave, Sep 20, 2011 | Read review
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