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Mara Explorer Camp

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This luxurious safari camp was the last stop during my East Africa trip last November. The tent was tastefully-designed, well-equipped, big, comfortable, clean and overlooking the Talek river. Good game viewing around the tent and camp. It was the most luxurious of the three camps during the trip. The water supply was briefly interrupted at the end of my stay... More 

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in the Mara Explorer. This is truly a place of choice and even as employees we do fill truly honored to be working here. We all look forward to inviting you again in the near future. The Mara Explorer Team More 

Ahmedabad, India
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We visited Mara Explorer on the insistent recommendations of my son who had been there twice already. We were a bit apprehensive about the purely rustic conditions but were surprised at the luxurious tented accommodation along the Talek River. We were given morning tea in our tents and laundry was free. We were the only guests at the camp and... More 

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

Hello Guest, Thanks for this awesome review. I notice your concern on Vegetarian food and this will be worked on. So glad you came. The Mara Explorer Team More 

Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

When have been there (2 couples) and fortunately we are the only person during our 3 nights on this site. We have been treat like royal guest, with the commodities and service we can expect. The chef come to see us each time at end of diner to ask our comments and choose the next day menu. Steve (the GM)... More 

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

Hello Guest, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us in the Mara Explorer. Regards, The Mara Explorer Team. More 

Mossel Bay, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 621 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We have been on many safaris, but this was our first Kenyan safari. I selected this camp because I loved the comments found on Trip Advisor, and I got a very good feeling about the Mara Explorer. Also, compared to other luxury camps in the Mara, the price was right. We spent six nights at this camp, December 2012. Originally,... More 

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

Thanks for taking time to give us this awesome review. It is truly appreciated. The Mara Explorer Team More 

Meggen, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

After visiting Amboseli Nationalpark we went for our next stay at the Mara Explorer Camp. Wonderful camp directly located at Talek River. You can watch hippos and crocodiles very close. Excellent food and very friendly staff. We felt very much at home. The game drives were a highlight - a very special thank to Dennis Waweru our driver. He has... More 

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

Hello Guests, We thank you for visiting the Explorer and posting this WOW feedback. the Team is exhilarated that they were of service to you. We all look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, The Mara Explorer Team More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here on our safari trip and this place is middle of nowhere but once you get there and see the place you will be blown away!!! Service the staff the scenery no faults found really excellent and plan to go again. 2 nights was enough as plenty more places to see as well. Nice and a belated thank... More 

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

Hello Guest, We thank you for this wonderful review. We look forward to seeing the Photos that you will post. We are so glad you made it Mara Explorer. Kind Regards, The Mara Explorer Team More 

Luxembourg
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107 reviews
84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Many have already well described this camp so this is just an additional grade to confirm that this place is close to perfection and most definitely in our top 3 for wildlife holidays. After a short but rather bumpy flight from Nairobi we have been welcomed by Steve the Manager and Dickson our guide. We have then been brought to... More 

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

Hello Guest, We are so glad you enjoyed. We look forward to hosting you again soon. The Mara Explorer Team More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

From the moment we were picked up at the airstrip, it was like stepping into a dream! It is hard to believe that a tent camp could rival one of our stays at a Four Seasons hotel, but it did! Because there were only ten tents in this camp, we had a totally pampered experience. The chef, Josphat’s meals were... More 

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

Hello Guest, We are elated you had a nice time. Thank you for sharing your experiences. The Mara Explorer Team More 

Salzburg, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

First of all we would like to say THANK YOU again to the whole staff of the Mara Explorer Camp. Steve and his whole team were most friendly, helpful and hospitable. We were really treated like a family member. From the very first moment we felt completely in love with this magic place. For us it is the HEAVEN ON... More 

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

Hello Guest, I wont add or negate anything on your review. I do agree it is "Heaven on Earth" Good Day The Mara Explorer Team More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

The camp is intimate and personal without being fussy. We were fortunate to have Tent 4 with the antics of our hippo and baboon neighbours to watch from the lovely outdoor bath. Remember to have wine or a cocktail served to your tent to enjoy in the bath! If, however, you prefer complete quiet at night, this may not be... More 

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

Hello Guest, Thank you for this review. Comment on Mattresses noted and I have started process of changing them. So glad you came and more important you posted your review. Remain Blessed. 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: $934 - $1,687 (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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