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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived at the Royal Mara Lodge in the Masai Mara for two nights, as part of our package booked through Julius Thuvi Safaris, (please see our other reviews detailing other lodges/hotel and review for Julius) and we didn’t want to leave. This lodge is not for the faint hearted, its on the side of the river home to 4...

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Northern California
Reviewed February 12, 2017

The Royal Mara is in the Mara North Conservancy, which is adjacent to the Masai Mara National Reserve. The location is idyllic. We were very impressed with the tents, which are filled with handmade furniture and built with local woods. There is hand carving everywhere! The tents have a raised deck and look out to the Mara River. There were...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed February 5, 2017

Twice from last year and recent visit was wonderful! Many lions around are only half hour drive from lodge! Lion cubs are always my soft point and we met 7 cubs in 2 days! Peaceful riverside restaurant and noisy night with hippos blowing...zebra baby with mother in the camp, what a lovingly view!

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Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had an amazing safari experience here! The staff is soooo great! They are super kind and attentive and most welcoming! They really made our experience an amazing one. HUGE shout out to our safari guide "Eagle Eye" Simon! He truely has an eagle eye and was able to spot EVERYTHING! And from so far! He got...

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Reidsville, North Carolina
Reviewed August 6, 2016

I was absolutely amazed at the whole experience of staying at the Royal Mara Safari Lodge! I found this place through trip advisor and really wanted to recommend it to others. First of all, I was a little nervous at the process of paying for our stay. Doing a wire transfer is not common in the US and because of...

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Rugby, Midlands
Reviewed April 17, 2016

What a place - totally open - no fences !! Hippos wander through at night. If you want to go to the dining room from your lodge you have to blow a whistle and a ranger (with a gun) will come and collect you. Electricity goes off at night - supplied with torches - all sorts of animal noises at...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed April 11, 2016

Royal Mara - Absolutely lives up to its name. From the cottages to hospitality to game drives and food, the folks at Royal Mara make sure that guests are treated with utmost care. I had such a fantastic time here, that only a detailed feedback would do justice to this one of a kind jungle retreat. Initial communication and reservation...

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 28, 2016

Wow, what a place! Absolutely loved it! This is truly a different kind of place to stay and a brilliant place to spot wildlife in the Masai Mara. All of the staff were fantastic, that very rarely happens, but everybody made us feel so welcome, they were very friendly and very proud of the lodge and the wildlife. They clearly...

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Redhill, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 13, 2016

This was our 2nd visit to both the Mara North Conservancy and the Royal Mara Lodge. We rarely come back to the same place, but we had such an amazing time in October 2013 that we decided to come back again and we were not disappointed. The people and personal service that you get is what makes the Royal Mara...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed January 10, 2016

We had a fabulous experience at the Royal Mara. To be honest, we were not certain when we booked - the lodge which we really wanted to stay at (great reputation and came highly recommended) was not available. Turned out to be a stroke of luck! First of all, this is not a lodge - it's a tented camp -...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Royal Mara is a luxury safari and game viewing lodge located in Kenya's world famous Masai Mara, home to the annual Great Migration of the Wildebeest. We are situated directly on the Mara River with six riverfront guest suites. All suites are raised upon wooden decks with full mahogany flooring and original hand carved furniture. See the same wildlife-rich areas as broadcast on the BBC Big Cat Diary. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Mara Safari Lodge

Address: Masai Mara North Conservancy | P.O Box 260, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00621, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $399 - $800 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Royal Mara Safari Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Royal Mara Safari Lodge Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve
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“All the lodges are amazing”
 of 5 bubbles clairesfluffy, 5 days ago | Read review
“If you can choose, closer to the dining area is best.”
  • The spacious deck on our tent
  • Crocodiles in the river
  • Carved door leading to deck area.
  • Bedroom in tent
 of 5 bubbles MaestraM, Feb 12, 2017 | Read review
“large room indeed!”
  • beautiful door!
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 of 5 bubbles EuniceWang41, Feb 5, 2017 | Read review
“All rooms ( lodge tents) are perfectly located overlooking the river”
 of 5 bubbles johncT1664BI, Dec 22, 2015 | Read review
“All rooms face the Mara river and you can see and hear the hippos”
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 of 5 bubbles Evaristo-Lopez, Dec 1, 2015 | Read review
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