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Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge

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Agra, India
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and I have to say without a shadow of a doubt, the best holiday ever! The staff are happy and as a result made us happy. To start with, we were greeted by David at the Mara airstrip and from that moment on the bar was raised very high. On our hotel we saw... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have just been so lucky to have visited the Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge for a second time for five days 4 nights. I am so glad to say that my second experience of this wonderful lodge was ever bit as good as my first. In addition to great location, super views, wonderful game drives and great food, it is... More 

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MaraEngai, Marketing at Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review — we are so glad you enjoyed your second visit and we hope to see you back here for your third! Best wishes, MARA ENGAI WILDERNESS LODGE More 

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located outside the Maasai mara on a cliff, Mara Engai offers excellent views of the Mara and the Serengeti. The luxury tented camps are spacious. The staff always preparing a pleasant surprise eg sundowner. Game drives in their 6WD safari vehicles are awesome!

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MaraEngai, Marketing at Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Abdallah, it's great to have you, hope you enjoyed the Sundowner! Come again soon, MARA ENGAI WILDERNESS LODGE More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in a group of 7 family members and all the staff knew our names, what drinks we liked, etc. service was extra ordinary and special mention goes to Chris, William, John (walker from the bar), John Senkai our driver, the chefs, porters n receptionists. The rooms were truly amazing,too.

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Thank Pali S
MaraEngai, Marketing at Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review — we are very proud of our excellent team at the Lodge and will make sure they receive your praise. Warm regards, MARA ENGAI WILDERNESS LODGE More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very warm welcoming by John Smith and his team, made us part of the a family! The tent was perfect had everything needed and the waterfall shower with Hot water ! ! ! The view from our tent was outstanding! (19)The food was good, the services were good and our guide was excellent! Spoted the Big 5, Thanks Daniel, your... More 

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MaraEngai, Marketing at Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay - come again soon! Warm regards, MARA ENGAI WILDERNESS LODGE More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is exceptional! Everything - from the food, to service, to accommodation was 5*. We were welcomed on arrival by a traditional Maasai song, which was stunning. Our luxury tent was indeed luxury and everything we could ever imagine. The view of the reserve from the balcony was the icing on the cake. On one of the mornings we... More 

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MaraEngai, Marketing at Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Wonderful! What a great review, we do hope you will visit us again soon. Warm regards, MARA ENGAI WILDERNESS LODGE More 

Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled to the Mara with our daughter on what we described as our holi-moon (holiday/honeymoon combined) and had the most incredible experience. We were welcomed as one of the Mara Engai family by all the exceptionally lovely staff. And we felt like family. Our tent, number 8 (or mini palace as John described it) was amazing, huge and had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

It's one of the nicest lodges we have visted in the mara with a lot of character. The drive to the lodge unfolds the beautiful views of the plains which are breathtaking. The staff are always smiling and friendly.John Smith is a fantastic director at the lodge who was always full of character and surprises. Surprised us with a lovely... More 

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MaraEngai, Marketing Team at Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jinita, We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very proud of our lodge and it means a lot when we know our guests have had a great time. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kindest regards, MARA ENGAI WILDERNESS LODGE More 

Morogoro, Tanzania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Rooms, food, staff, vehicles & guides, everything about Mara Engai was fantastic. We saw 4 of the Big 5 in one morning, even got a Narina Trogan in camp, bird life around camp is excellent. The staff treated our children unbelievably well, we will be back.

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MaraEngai, Marketing Manager at Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Andy, Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you and your family again soon. Kindest regards, MARA ENGAI WILDERNESS LODGE More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Great view, great staff (for the exception of some) but quite unusual in some aspects. The pick up from the airstrip was great. It was a 40 minute ride to the lodge. Great welcome and briefing. Extra large tents that are spaced out. The food quality was great as well. On the downside, its a Kenyan Lodge that operates in... More 

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MaraEngai, Marketing Team at Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

We are so sorry that your experience wasn't quite as good as expected. We will address the issues you raised with the team here to ensure that everything possible can be corrected and improved. With kind regards, MARA ENGAI WILDERNESS LODGE More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge. This luxurious new lodge is nestled amongst pristine Kenyan Ravine forest. Set 1000ft high on the Oloololo Siria Escarpment with breath-taking views over the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve and migration route. Features large, luxury, tented-suites and private viewing decks plus fine dining and daily game drives. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge

Address: Oloololo Siria Escarpment, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $1,046 - $1,998 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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