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Mara Explorer Camp

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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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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48 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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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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 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We stayed at Mara Explorer Camp in January for 4 nights. There are only ten tents and we stayed in Tent #7. All of the tents overlook a river that is populated with herds of hippos. The tents are spaced far enough away from each other that you have complete privacy from other guests. The camp host, Steve, treated us... More 

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

thanks you for this special accolade. Truly appreciated. I have noted your comments on the Hard Beds and will be discussing with Steve the solution after writing this note. We are glad you came. GOM More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Jan 2013. 5 star experience. The camp was gorgeous. The service ( Godfrey, our wonderful server) and food was impeccable. I never heard the word No from anyone. Steve, our host, made it a fun experience even with his White Rhino joke. ;). The best part were the game drives. Our guide, Joseph, was FANTASTIC and extremely knowledgable about the... More 

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

Hello Guest, thanks for this review. We are glad you enjoyed. We all look forward to hosting you again soon. Regards, The Mara Explorer Team More 

San Diego
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94 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I visited the Mara Explorer at the end of an eight day safari booked through Gamewatcher. On the recommendation of Julie from Gamewatchers, I stayed here for two nights in August 2012. This is a nice camp in the Mara Reserve. The nice thing is that it is only 5 minutes from the airstrip. This was a different experience from... More 

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

Good Morning Guest, It is always nice for us to read a review of one who has visited many products as a good comparison is made. this helps benchmarking and improving. I have noted all your comments and particularly the generous words you had for Steve. These are all recorded and will be remembered as we plan his career progression.... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Just before Christmas in December 2012 I spent 4 amazing days in this fantastic and charming place in the middle of the magnificent Masai Mara. It was truly everything I had hoped for. The camp is exclusive and very cosy at the same time. Everyone at the camp is so dedicated, warm and friendly and they went out of their... More 

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

Good Morning, Thank you for posting your comments on this Forum. We are so glad you had a wonderful and memorable experience. The Mara Explorer Team More 

leicester
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Mara Explorer for 4 nights from the 5th November to the 9th November 2012. I feel it is fair to say that the Mara Explorer is the single most wonderful place we have ever stayed!! The aspect that we felt really sets the Mara Explorer head and shoulders above anywhere else we have... More 

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

Dear Guest, I am truly so glad that you enjoyed immensely your stay in the Mara. The Doors are open for you to visit again soon. How about recomending us to your friends Regards, 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: $941 - $1,688 (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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