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Mara Intrepids Tented Camp

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C14 Keekorok, Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 09/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 12 hotels in Maasai Mara National Reserve
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2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Overlooking the Talek River, at the very confluence of Mara’s four game-viewing areas, Mara Intrepids Camp enjoys one of the most spectacular locations in the world’s best-known wilderness.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Archery
Archery offsite
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Infirmary
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Family
River View
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Swahili

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C14 Keekorok, Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya
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Mara Lodges Airport7 miSee all flights
Olkiombo Airstrip0 miSee all flights
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Limmo K wrote a review Sep 17
Nairobi, Kenya48 contributions14 helpful votes
We arrived and got immersed into the beauty of Mara right from our tent that was facing a river with hippos. The tent is of ideal size and was comfortable day & night. A table to cater for room service dining would go a long way as we had to balance our plates in all places and ended up eating from bed. You get a personal butler that remains invisible but very efficient during the entire stay.. we only met ours, Stephen, at check out and could not thank him enough for the prompt wake up calls. It was our daughter’s birthday and the kitchen staff led by Geoffrey and Tom conducted an impromptu and hearty celebration for her; cake and a lot of singing that the two year old is still excited about when she sees the video. For a boutique hotel (sort of), buffet meals killed all the joy for us, this caught me unawares and I could not believe for the premium price we had to go for mass feeding. This and the packet juice as opposed to fresh juice dampened our dining sessions. We were unlucky to get a tent so far from the restaurant, swimming pool and parking, if that’s not ideal for you like it wasn’t for us, best to request prior to arrival. This and the unfortunate scenario for us to be there at the same time with some unruly guests who held wild, drunken and very loud parties every night we were there, thus denying us peaceful sleep, left us dissatisfied.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Ask for tents closer to the restaurant, otherwise be prepared to walk.
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Response from Gregory Wabuge, General Manager at Mara Intrepids Tented Camp
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Guest, It was indeed a pleasure giving us the privilege of hosting you at Mara Intrepids Camp during your most recent visit to Masai Mara. I also thank you for taking your time to highlight your experiences at our Camp. We truly appreciate your feedback which has been taken positively and will work to improve on the lapses that happened during your stay. We also note that there were staff members who went out of their way to ensure an awesome experience for you; Stephen from housekeeping, andTom and Geoffrey from service department. They will indeed be recognized for their exemplary service. We thus welcome you again to witness the strides we'll have inculcated towards these. KInd regards Mara Intrepids Team
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Sham A wrote a review Sep 9
Nairobi, Kenya4 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at intrepids in September 2021. The lodge has a great view overlooking the Talek river.We had a wonderful time,Tents are spacious and comfortable. Meals are delicious,the desserts are exceptionally good. Wake up calls are given with a cup of coffee to get your safari day going. Godfrey and Duncan made sure all the extras were done, and Ngala looked after us throughout. Romantic bush dinner was the highlight. Will definitely be going back!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Gregory Wabuge, General Manager at Mara Intrepids Tented Camp
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit. We really appreciate your patronage and your support of Mara Intrepids Camp. We are humbled by your feedback and will continue to maintain our standards and exceed your expectations with every subsequent visit. We shall also appreciate both Geoffrey, Duncan and Ngala who went out of their way to ensure you had a pleasant stay. Kind regards. Mara Intrepids Team
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Sabir H wrote a review Aug 2021
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The people here Daniel, cleo, Dennis, Collins have given the best service we have had and I recommend this place 😀 it's a very recommended place and I really like it and recommend it and the service 😀
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Gregory Wabuge, General Manager at Mara Intrepids Tented Camp
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay at Mara Intrepids and for posting an amazing review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. The staff mentioned as having gone out of their way to offer exemplary service will be recognized. It is our pleasure to keep keep offering high quality kenyan hospitality and hope to see you again in the not so distant future. With regards Mara Intrepids Team
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azgirl53 wrote a review Aug 2021
fountain hills, az30 contributions3 helpful votes
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Having been on two safaris in Masai Mara in the past, my bar was already raised pretty high when it came time for my third safari! However, it turned out that my third safari was better than my first two safaris put together…… times ten! Even the lodging at Mara Intrepids (a tent) was better than earlier safaris and I didn’t think it could get any better! Mara Intrepids succeeded on all levels, except perhaps one which I won’t mention as it’s really inconsequential when it comes to going on safari! The location is important and this camp has what it takes! Just outside of the camp, you will immediately see wildlife and the camp is located right next to Olkiombo Airstrip so you can fly in and get to the lodging within minutes. The driver of our LandRover was Samson O. and, if you are so lucky as to snag him as your driver, you are going to have the time of your life! This Masai driver is keenly aware of the animal’s body language, has eyesight like an eagle and hearing like an elephant! He enlightened us on all kind of interesting trivia about the animals and is such a delightful man with a great sense of humor. We felt very blessed to have gotten to know him and had him as our driver. We were able to capture great photographs of the big cats like lions, leopard and cheetahs as well as caught sight of the rare serval cat and photographed this little beauty while he chilled in our presence! If one hasn’t been on safari at Masai Mara, you can be assured that you will see elephants, lions, giraffes, cape buffalo, wildebeest, Thomson gazelle, impalas, elands, topi, hyenas, jackals, wart hogs, ostrich, crocodiles and hippos, and so many birds and other animals. It’s an awesome experience and every day reveals a new surprise. You will definitely enjoy yourself beyond your expectations!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: All tents have a great location!
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Response from Gregory Wabuge, General Manager at Mara Intrepids Tented Camp
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest Thank you for choosing to stay at Mara Intrepids during our third visit to Masai Mara and for taking time to post this encouraging review. I've noticed with delight that you enjoyed our overall hospitality and even singled out your guide Samson for excellent service. This is what Mara Intrepids is known for and does best! it's thus satisfying that you experienced and can testify to these. Once again thank you very much for having chosen to stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards Mara Intrepids Team
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Matt L wrote a review Aug 2021
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Mara Intrepids was an amazing experience. The accommodations, staff and food were top notch. Our guide, Simon was great. He was very knowledgeable about the wildlife and was great with children. Simon was able to find every animal we wanted to see and was very accommodating to our request. If you make the trip request Simon as your guide and you will not be disappointed!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Gregory Wabuge, General Manager at Mara Intrepids Tented Camp
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Mara Intrepids. It was a pleasure hosting you during your last visit to Masai Mara. Glad that you found our accommodation, staff and food to be top notch. We shall also recognize Simon, your guide for his exemplary service. Thank you once more, and we look forward to your return visit. Kind regards Mara Intrepids Team
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PRICE RANGE
$525 - $1,422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
mara intrepids club hotel maasai mara national reserve
LOCATION
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceMaasai Mara National Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mara Intrepids Tented Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Mara Intrepids Tented Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Mara Intrepids Tented Camp?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Mara Intrepids Tented Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mara Intrepids Tented Camp?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mara Intrepids Tented Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mara Intrepids Tented Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mara Intrepids Tented Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Mara Intrepids Tented Camp have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Mara Intrepids Tented Camp accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.