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Framlingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I can only add to the praise already given. This was about as good as it gets.Our rooms were lovely. Taking a bath whilst looking at the Mara has to be an experience to remember! Our personal assistant, Walter, lit us a log fires in the evenings and put hotties in our beds.His service and attention to detail was exemplary.... More 

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Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

My friend, his mom, and I went to Kenya for two weeks. We spent one week volunteering in the Slums of Nairobi and the other week on a safari. We were fortunate enough to stay at the Ngrende Island Lodge which was amazing to say the least. The quality of the staff was beyond fantastic. Our personal assistant and great... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We stayed for three nights in Ngerende for our honeymoon. The Masai warrior dance welcome at the entrance is quite special and welcoming, they allowed us to join in the dance while Daniel took our photos. as we came into the reception area, we were offered a sweet refereeing cocktail after our long drive from Nairobi to the lodge. Ours... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We were blown away by the experience. We have been to places such as Amankilla in Bali, and the Grand Hyatt in Bankok, etc...and this was THE BEST service we have ever received at any hotel/resort. The staff was absolutely amazing. The safari experience was unreal, we saw all the big 5 within the first day, saw the migration, etc...The... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

We have stayed at several lodges in the Masai Mara, and we found Ngerende to be the best one. We saw all of the Big Five. Our guide, Stephen, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, as were all of the staff. They really went the extra mile to make us feel welcome and well cared for. The food was exceptional. We... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

I could write a very long review of Ngerende, but I'll try to give the pros and cons based on our experiences at many safari lodges and camps. This was the third stop on our 9 night safari to the Maasai Mara and the most expensive so I hoped that we had saved the best for last but sadly, that... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We recently spent three memorable nights at this property a couple of weeks ago and were amazed at the level of service and attention provided by all the members of staff. The resort has an excellent location within the conservancy and is a mere 5 min drive from the airstrip. But the minute you get into the resort, you will... More 

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Seattle, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We spent 3 days at Ngerende with another young couple, after two in our group had been providing medical care near Nairobi for several weeks. Each of us had a bit of prior safari experience. Yet nothing we had previously experienced came close to the experience at Ngerende: the immersion into the Masai culture with the staff, our driver, and... More 

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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

The service was perfect; better than any other hotel we've ever visited. Our butler, Rafael, felt like part of our family by the time we left. Not intrusive, just helpful at every turn. We brought our 4 children ages 17, 15, 10 and 7. The two youngest stayed in a lodge by themselves, which allowed my wife and I to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

We enjoyed a memorable stay in the Honeymoon suite last week and with 35 staff looking after 4 guests it was a very special experience. Walter, our exceptionally perceptive and attentive butler, Willington our chef who created extremely tasty food on the deck of our lodge overlooking the hippos in the river, Daniel who made great cocktails every day, Len... More 

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Amenities

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ngerende Island Lodge has only 7 luxury en-suite canvas and wood suites all with raised platforms giving panoramic views of the Mara River and the woods on the opposite bank. Each suite has polished Mahogany floors (including the terrace) and is very spacious providing open plan sleeping and living area complete with wood fire, a separate bathroom providing both Villeroy & Boch massage shower, open air bath (if desired) hand wash basins and flushing toilet. Comfortable seating is provided both in the living area and on the terrace so that the true tranquility of the lodge can be best appreciated. The distance between each suite has been maximised to reduce any risk of disturbance that may be caused by other guests. There is one honeymoon suite isolated from the main lodge, has a private plunge pool and Jacuzzi and has stunning views of the Mara river. Lovely touches as flowers on the bed, fire in the suites, bubble bath with essential oil prepared by your personal butler, hot-water bottle set Ngerende Island Lodge apart from the rest providing a memorable experience. The lodge has been designed to complement the safari experience so as to give comfort, luxury and service naturally. There is an abundance of wildlife both on the Conservation Ranch and of course within the Masai Mara Game Reserve to include Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Hippos and many others. A feature of the Conservation Ranch is an exclusive project to rear the White Rhino so that they can take their place back in the Mara society to which they belong in greater numbers. Over 180 varieties of birds have been spotted within the lodge itself and there are 3 Hippo Pods strategically located around the lodge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ngerende Island Lodge

Address: PO Box 1274 | Karen Connection Complex, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00502, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $1,161 - $2,048 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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