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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed September 1, 2009

We stayed at the Royal Mara for 4 days in mid-August hoping to see the Great Migration and we were extremely impressed with the Royal Mara. From the airport pickup the vehicles and driver were top notch. The quality of the landcruisers with the large open windows was brilliant and as good as any I've seen in South Africa, Tanzania...

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Chicago, IL
Reviewed August 20, 2009

What a wonderful adventure, and I would return to the Royal Mara without hesitation. I have over 30 years in the Hotel Industry, have traveled extensively, and I can say the staff at the Royal Mara is outstanding! We first must thank Julius, our guide and driver. With each drive, Julius, was on the lookout! He could spot a pride...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 15, 2009

The Royal Mara Lodge accommodation was fabulous, wooden buildings on stilts with Teflon tents securing our home for the next 3 nights. A 4-poster bed decorated with wooden animal carvings and furniture to match certainly ensured we were going to be well looked after by day and by night. Food was served by the Mara River where we could peacefully...

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Belfast
Reviewed July 26, 2009

What a great spot. The 'tents' are superbly luxurious with plumbed in bathrooms and magnificent hand carved furniture. Meals by the river and by the campfire have a magnificent ambiance and the standard of food is really really good. In fact it was probably better than our hotel and we thought that was good. The staff are great and make...

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New York
Reviewed July 21, 2009

Our stay for 4 days was filled with awesome drives in the Mara. The lodge far exceeded our expectations, everything was first class with all the hand carved furniture adorned with animals. The tents are right on the banks of the Mara river loaded with hundreds of hippos seranding at all hours. The lodges are very spacious and comfortable with...

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england
Reviewed June 15, 2009

We stayed for 2 nights/3 days but really wish we could have stayed longer, this place is like no where we've stayed before it is totally unique with the hand carved wooden furniture with all different animals carved into everything. The tented lodges which are in a wooden shell on stilts are right on the banks of the mara river...

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South Australia
Reviewed May 10, 2009

The Royal Mara Safari Lodge is a beautiful setting with amazing staff that are are so kind and caring and attentive. The food was sensational and plenty of it. The accommodation itself was stunning situated right on the Mara River, very spacious and more than comfortable, excellent facilities, good safari drivers - all round it was a very relaxing and...

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Frome, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 24, 2009

We can highly recommend the Royal Mara Safari Lodge. We booked through Abdul of Tunda Tours, who I contacted intially through Trip Advisor. When we arrived in Malindi he contacted us and we met to discuss tours. Abdul gave us several choices of lodges/tents in the Masai Mara, Abdul recommended the Royal Mara and we were not disappointed. We stayed...

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Northampton
Reviewed March 10, 2009

I stayed at this lodge for three days in Feb 09 with my husband and 11 year old daughter and it is a beautiful place to stay, the tents lived upto our expectations, they are exactly like advertised in the brochure with no attention to detail spared and everything hand carved showing off different animals. Each tent is perched on...

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hereford
Reviewed February 4, 2009

We recently stayed here for 3 days, the camp is small, with only 8 lodges, so you really are well looked after by J and all the staff. The lodges all overlook the Mara river where up to 500 resident hippos reside - be prepared to be kept awake at night! The lodges are absolutely amazing, so much thought has...

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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: $200 - $500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Royal Mara Safari Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
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“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
“All rooms overlook the Mara river with guaranteed wildlife”
 of 5 bubbles Andy.Crate, Nov 29, 2015 | Read review
“All tents are facing the river and private, so it's really doesn't matter which one you'll get.”
 of 5 bubbles 416eranf, Oct 23, 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are located overlooking the Mara River with spacious decks for viewing the abundant wildlife or relaxing between safaris.”
 of 5 bubbles 696Cherie, Sep 12, 2015 | Read review
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