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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

What made this place special was not so much the fabulous setting, the quiet and exclusive feeling, the great game viewing, the luxury tents, but the attention and the care of the staff. Service in this place is truly exceptional - the hosts, Steve and George were both the epitome of attentiveness, knowledge and attention to detail. Coming back from... More 

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BeutifulKenya64, Operations Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

clearly you were WOWED and this means so much to us. The Mara Explorer Family More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We finished a 10-day Kenya/ Tanzania safari trip with a 2-night stay at Mara Explorer. From the time we walked into the welcoming arms of the wonderful staff, to the final morning when they pleasantly surprised us with a breakfast in the bush!, everything was just right. John Parmasau- our guide/ driver for the 4 drives we did was simply... More 

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BeutifulKenya64, Operations Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

What shall i say other than Thank you so much. The Mara Explorer Team More 

Sandton, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Mara Explorer is located in the heart of the Mara = Close to one of the Airport Ol Kiambo ( sorry for the spelling if incorrect ) . Was there at the time of the migration and we saw absolutely everything . Black rhino to the leopard called Olive !! It was an amazing day !! One of the highlights... More 

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BeutifulKenya64, Operations Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed. Makes us truly happy as the Service providers. The Mara Explorer Team More 

Marlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

If you only ever stay in one hotel then make it this one – it is wonderful! The location is humbling, the atmosphere cannot be bettered and the staff are truly special. The camp location is idyllic, overlooking a bend in the river where hippos rest on the shore in the sun, zebra and baboons cross over the ford and... More 

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BeutifulKenya64, COO at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for this awesome feedback. In Mara Explorer are MAD. ( Make a Difference) I am glad we made it for you The Mara Explorer Team More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

My husband and I have spent 1 week in the Mara explorer in August, and that was the best experience we had in Kenya! Indeed, we have been living in Kenya for more than 3 years and we have done a lot of various lodges and this one is by far the best one. The location is idyllic, the food... More 

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BeutifulKenya64, COO at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, This is the kind of comment I add nothing too. It is all inclusive. I am so glad you came and stayed with us. The Mara Explorer Team More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We had 3 lovely days in Mara Explorer, The Camp was simply fantastic. I am normally the skeptic type and would never rate anything 5 star, but must when it is called for. The tents where absolutely lovely, with views over the river. The bathtub on the verandah was a great little extra, soaking up while looking down over the... More 

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BeutifulKenya64, COO at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

As you perhaps know i respond to all Guests Comments on this Forum. Some of them make me so happy i can cry. This is one of them. We are so glad you stayed with us. The Mara Explorer Team More 

Modesto, California
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The game drives and our guide Vincent were fantastic, and could not have been better. Engaging, knowledgeable about Kenya, the game, plants, and the ecosystem, Vincent gave us a broad overview of this incredible part of Kenya. The staff was helpful, friendly and very professional. The "tents" were luxurious, and the food was absolutely amazing. The chef, wait staff and... More 

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We are glad you enjoyed. Thank you for posting this awesome feedback. Regards, The Mara Explorer Team More 

Luanda, Angola
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Very comfortable tent accommodations, excellent meals 5 or 7 course always with choice of veg or meat/chicken/fish, wonderful soups, attentive camp staff, and Joseph our guide friendly, conscientious, and very knowledgable. You will not go wrong to select Mara Explorer for your trip of a lifetime.

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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is nice you had such an awesome experience. We are ever ready for your next visit in the future. Send your friends too. Kind regards, The Mara Explorer Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The "tents" were luxurious, the safaris were amazing and the food was lovely. And the service was special -- the manager George attended to our every need as did his staff. The rooms are tents but integrated with permanent structures, so the bathroom is indoor except for a lovely bathtub. It was very comfortable, clean and fairly luxurious for being... More 

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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

It is so nice you visited and enjoyed yourself. We look forward to hosting you again soon. The GRVL Team More 

Bromley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

If you are still looking where to stay then stop now, look no further. Mara Explorer is just wonderful. We spent four nights there and loved every single minute. The staff are fantastic, the tents are amazing. I will try and keep this short as I could write forever about it. The main purpose of going on safari is to... More 

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BeutifulKenya64, GOM at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, As you may have noticed i respond to all Guests comments on this forum. Your posting has left me with no provision to add anything. I can only thank you for making it to our Units. Blessings. The Mara Explorer Team. More 

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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: $735 - $1,579 (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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