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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Mara Explorer Camp is great and I definitely will go back with my family. This time it was a weekend during a business trip. You can do it in two days, but three or four would be much better. Tents/rooms are very comfortable, staff is great, food is excellent, what else can you ask for. They provide officially three game... More 

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Kevin M, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to post the excellent review and for choosing Mara Explorer. It is evident that you truly enjoyed from being engaged by our ever friendly staff, excellent meals to the game drive experience. I have noted Joseph went out of his way to ensure you had an amazing stay and special regards have been... More 

Vienna, Virginia
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94 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited Heritage Hotels' Mara Explorer in Feb 2015. It was the trip of a lifetime and I wish I was there right now. The rooms are elegant and situated right on the river bank where hippos rest and feed. The staff is outstanding, caring and attentive and above all else -- they are kind and the most happy and... More 

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Kevin M, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to post the wonderful review and most of all for choosing to stay at Mara Explorer. We are delighted to note that you found the camp luxurious and that you would not hesitate to come back. The team is grateful that you enjoyed the experience from wildlife sightings, amazing landscape, great service,... More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Mara Explorer Camp in January 2016 (long overdue in writing this review...). It was phenomenal! Excellent in every way. Luxurious and private tents - ours had an outside claw-footed bathtub right next to the hippo river hangout! Staff was extremely welcoming and accommodating. Our personal guide, Samson,did not disappoint! Highly recommend! Just go! If not now, when? (feel... More 

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Kevin M, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Mara Explorer and for posting the excellent review on this forum. We certainly value all our guests and importantly your patronage in our camp. My team and I are humbled that we measured up to your expectations during your entire stay and that we made your experience ever memorable and that... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second hotel (after visiting Mara Rianta) on our honeymoon. We had room/tent nr 3. Amazing to sleep so close to the river and have a outdoor luxury experience. At night you can here the hippo's, this might wake you up a couple of times, but this is Africa and i really loved it. Food quality was outstanding... More 

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Kevin M, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for taking your time to post the excellent review about your stay at Mara Explorer and for choosing our camp as your safari destination during your honeymoon. It is evident that your stay was truly memorable and the team is delighted that we made your holiday memorable through provision of outstanding service... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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51 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is truly an amazing getaway for the wildlife lover. There are 10 camping tents situated in the bush all facing the Talek River. The tents are permanent with a comfortable bed and a spacious room with attached toilet and shower. There is a partially covered bathtub outside each tent for a dip in the sunny afternoon. The terrace facing... More 

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maurice n, Assistant manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from the Mara Explorer Team. Thank you for taking your time to post the wonderful review and most of all for choosing to stay at Mara Explorer. I am humbled that we made your stay a memorable experience and that we exceeded your expectations. It is an honor that you found the meals, service and product at... More 

Melbourne Beach, Florida
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166 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

The first time we came here was December 2015. We returned due to Friendship made with the staff. Our first stay was approximately four nights and this time we stayed for 11. The staff remains the real gem here as well as the location. Our friend Ruben is a Massai guide who is extremely knowledgeable about the animals and he'll... More 

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Kevin M, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate the repeat patronage in our facility and for choosing to stay for eleven days means a lot. Our location and our ever courteous and friendly staff are truly our gems and we are grateful that you have ascertained that. Special regards have been passed to our shining stars Reuben and Noor who did exceptionally well to... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Wow! what an amazing place more importantly what an amazing, wonderful people out here in Mara Explorer camp... We checked into Mara explorer camp after spending 3 nights in Olare Kempinski Mara so the expectations were sky high... the very moment we entered the reception area I could sense its gonna be a out of the world experience.... Yes, the... More 

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Kevin M, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from the Mara Explorer Team. Thank you for taking your time to post the wonderful review and most of all for choosing to stay at Mara Explorer. I am humbled that we made your stay a memorable experience and that we exceeded your expectations after having stayed in one of the new properties in the Mara. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Where do I begin?? Everything we experienced in 4 nights stay was exquisite. The tents are spacious and beautiful, with all the facilities you could wish for, down to the hot water bottle waiting for you at the end of the day. Everything is meticulously maintained for your comfort. The food is out of this world, impossible to even skip... More 

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Kevin M, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are grateful that we made your safari experience ever memorable and thank you for the excellent review. I am indeed grateful and special thanks have been passed to the team that ensured every aspect of your stay was special and attention to detail was observed. That you enjoyed the hot water bottle during turndown and the excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

This magnificent camp is a a few ticks away from the airstrip. Located along the River Talek, we neighboured the resident hippos who entertained us throughout with their antics. The service from the word go was fantabulous, We were well received by the Assistant Manager Maurice and we laughed and talked like long lost friends. Our very special diets (vegan... More 

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Kevin M, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Receive many greetings from the Mara Explorer family. We highly appreciate the excellent comment and your patronage in our facility. It is our delight that you had an awesome experience from the point of check in to departure from being engaged by our professional and ever attentive staff. The team is grateful that you enjoyed the surprise bush... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

My parents and I just returned from an amazing stay at the Mara! All of the staff (guards, host, reservation supervisor, guide...etc) were so friendly and helpful. This camp is perfect for people who like personalized service, quiet and relaxing atmosphere, and amazing food. I will be returning soon with my next visitor!

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Kevin M, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to give feedback about your recent safari at Mara Explorer. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family and we are all delighted that you had an amazing experience. Mara Explorer is indeed a special place and guests are assured of personalized service by our professional and courteous staff who are always... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the world famous Masai Mara, Mara Explorer Camp is set on its own private peninsula, with each of its ten luxurious tents opening to the Talek River and the stunning savanna. The tents, equipped with all mod cons are set on wooden decks opening out to a private verandah where you can enjoy time alone in the wild away from it all. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mara Explorer Camp

Address: C14 Keekorok, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $736 - $1,580 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Mara Explorer Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Mara Explorer Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Mara Explorer Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve
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