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Reviewed October 21, 2013

First off all,We stay on the 5th oct for 4 nights and we would like to thank all the staff at the Explorer who made our stay truly a memorable one .They are Steve the Manager ,James our House Keeper , Godfrey our Waiter (bottoms Up ),Daniel and Simon our Guards at night , and off course not forgetting our...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at the Mara Explorer. Further we appreciate your taking time to post comments on the Tripadvisor. We in the Mara strive to give our Guests an unforgettable experience and from the tone of your mail we did and so for this we are elated. We look forward to hosting you again in the near...

Calgary, Alberta
Reviewed October 15, 2013

We had such a wonderful time at the Mara Explorer - I cannot beging to express our thanks to the many staff who truly made our experience richer: George, the on-duty manager at the time of our visit, was a true gem - attentive to details and committed to the absolute satisfaction of all guests. Katembo - our fearless guide,...

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

We are humbled we participated in making your dream come true. Thank you for mentioning the team members who made a difference for you. Their names have been entered in our scheme for rewarding those who offer exemplary services and they may just get some nice goodies shortly. Most important you have given us feedback that will truly help us...

Concord, California
Reviewed October 15, 2013

We were privileged to stay at both the Mara Explorer and the Mara Intrepids and we cannot say enough great things about our interactions with Stella, Edwin, Julius, Joseph (our amazing guide to the Mara), Joseph (our Masai guide to the flora of the camps and the area), John, George, and the rest of the staff, regardless of their "role."...

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Dear Guest, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay immensely. The Mara Explorer Team

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

We started our trip out of town with Explorer and could not have asked for a better stay. We really enjoyed the safari rides, and the staff went out of their way to make it special. The quiet and exclusive feeling, the great game viewing, the luxury tents, bathtabs but the attention and the care of the staff was impeccable....

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Dear Guest, I do agree with you that Mara Explorer is the best place to be always. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay immensely and look forward to hosting you again soon. The Mara Explorer Team

New York City, New York
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We started our Kenyan honeymoon with 4 nights at the Explorer and could not have asked for a better stay. Our tent was beautiful and the service was impeccable. We really enjoyed the safari rides, and the staff went out of their way to make it special. Dennis was a very knowledgeable and fun guide. If you are looking for...

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

Dear Guest, So glad we impacted you positively. We are privileged to have shred with you such a special time in your life. The Mara Explorer Team

San Francisco, California
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...

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

Hartford, Connecticut
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...

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

Sandton, South Africa
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...

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

Marlow, United Kingdom
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...

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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

Nairobi, Kenya
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...

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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

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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $718 - $1,639 (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
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“Tent No.4 on the bend of the river!”
 of 5 bubbles RohitBihani, Oct 18, 2016 | Read review
“I was in tent 2 first asked to be moved further into woods and management was kind to move me to 4, sharing a patio with hippos.”
 of 5 bubbles zoranm596, Sep 25, 2016 | Read review
“Any bungalow on the riverside is the absolute best!”
 of 5 bubbles Stephanie148, Sep 21, 2016 | Read review
“Tent #4 was the farthest tent out -next to the loud, but very cool hippo hangout.”
 of 5 bubbles bethl186, Sep 20, 2016 | Read review
“Room nr 3 & 4 for ultimate hippo experience”
 of 5 bubbles nickn975, Sep 13, 2016 | Read review
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