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Mara Serena Safari Lodge

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Ringwood, New Jersey
Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was the least favorite of the 3 Serena lodges I stayed in on my trip, as the rooms were overcrowded (3 beds packed into a small space), and there was no ventilation. There is a small window in the bathroom, and the sliding doors at the other end. Problem is, there is no screens on the doors, so you...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed October 28, 2014

Truly Hope I get to go back to the Mara Serena one day... I don't get a chance to review every place I have stayed around the world - but I tell you this - Mara Serena is one of my FAVORITE spots! I have such good memories of this "lodge." We stayed here what seemed like forever but was...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed October 24, 2014

Exceptional place - great views from the top and from the rooms. Lots of variety in food And great service. We were 2 couples staying at this property for 2 days and had a great time enjoying the wildlife and the exceptional hospitality provided at Mara Serena Logde. The three meals are very well looked after and they have a...

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Beijing, China
Reviewed October 23, 2014

Great view from the top. Warm welcome from the hall to the room. Layout is wonderful. The rooms are like coming out from fairy tales. I always had a feeling that Elfes would jump out from nowhere!!! lol... Diner is great! Stuff were dancing and singing: jumbo, jumbo bwana, habari gari, muzuri sana, wageni, waganibishwa, kenya yetu, hakuna, matata...I don't...

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Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

The biggest dissapointment of this hotel is that it is nestled in the mara triangle which is only about 1/3 the area of the mara. But thats not to say you wont see wildlife. There are game parks and then there is the mara. The hotel is pretty decor is authentic massai. The rooms are nice with a faitly decent...

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Hillerod, Denmark
Reviewed October 19, 2014

Finished our safari with two nights at the resort. Disembarking the Landcruiser you are simply gobsmacked at the view through the reception hall and out the floor to ceiling glass windows on to the plain below. Nice rooms with astounding views from the top of this hill on to the river and savanne. Friendly staff and an atmosphere of "the...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed October 15, 2014

As you enter the resort and into the Lobby, you are spell bound by the views of the plains. A great hotel in the middle of the mara triangle. It does take close to 2 hours of drive almost from the entrance of the mara national park to get here but the hotel is totally worth it. Close to the...

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2Thank sanjoyg
Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed October 15, 2014

We stayed for two nights at this hotel in this October. The view of African savannah is incredible from the hotel's outdoor places and many of the rooms. Food is not bad. Rooms are big and clean enough. But do not ever leave your money or valuable things unlocked in the rooms! Experience talks! And they don't bother with your...

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london
Reviewed October 12, 2014

The place is quirky and from the outside doesn't seem great but as soon as you enter....from the hall there is a breathtaking view of the Masai Mara. The rooms are small but comfy and the personnel very attent and nice. There is a gym with spa and you can run looking at the valley, one of the best indoors...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed October 9, 2014

It has an excellent view of the plateau and the Mara plains which makes it a favourable destination. It's closeness to the Mara river is a plus point . The buffet menu is good and the service is great! Clean and tidy hotel with a very friendly team of staff! Enjoyed my stay at the Serena.

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mara Serena Safari Lodge, set on a saddle of a hill, overlooks the 1,800 square km of rolling plains at an altitude of 1625 meters at the Masai Mara Triangle, one of the world's richest wildlife sanctuaries. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Address: C14, Keekorok, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $252 - $769 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mara Serena Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 74
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Mara Serena Safari Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
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