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where to stay in masai mara

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where to stay in masai mara

Does anyone have a recommendation between the David Livingston and Mara Serena? Love the idea of the hippos being close - even if they are noisy! thanks!

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1. Re: where to stay in masai mara

deffinatly the Mara Serena.....

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Hi there,

It is more natural at David Livingstone with the river just at the front of the dining with hippos but the hotel is not as nice as the Serena,it is less costly, you could try the mara serena as the hippo pool is just on the neighbourhood and it has a great view,I live in the m,asai mara and do plan safaris in the mara.,

Tim( marasafaris@yahoo.com)

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If you would like to try a riverside location with hippos - bush camp experience rather than lodge, check out:

http://rekero.com/camp.htm

www.safarimappers.com/area.aspx?lngareaid=44

(this link shows location of this camp and others inc Mara Serena)

we are going next January - stayed at serena last year which was a great introduction but you do not exactly feel 'at one' with the bush - more of a hotel experience. Rekero Camp may not be your cup of tea but worth a look for ideas. Have been in touch with previous trip advisor visitors to Rekero who all recommend well. Only thing is, as there are only 7 tents, tends to get booked up quite quickly

Where ever you go, have great time! HB

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Have just found this link in another posting which gives anothr map view of all the camps, HB

go-safari.com/Masai%20Mara/MasaiMaraCamps2.j…

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This is a once in a lifetime experience for me so thank you all so much for your help. Will check out your recommendations.

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You want hippos close??

Try Little Governors Camp. it is situated by a marsh and the hippos come into the camp at night for the grass.

Last year, we had a hell of a job getting 2 big fellahs to move away from our tent so we could get in! Eventually, they moved off...as soon as we were tucked up in bed, they came back and all night we heard them outside the tent. The next lunch-time, 3 ellies decided to walk from the marsh straight through the camp. They scattered a few diners en-route!

Little sleep but an amazing experience. So much so, we are back to Kenya on Wednesday 12th.

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Have done bothe Governors Camp and Mara Serena. I loved Governors as the Hippos come to feed at night and walk past the tents eating the grass. Husband prefers Serena, more like an hotel and I agree very nice, not too keen on the dining room, a bit hot in there but staff etc all first class. If you want to be closer to nature Governors is the answer. You have to call the guards after dark to take you to the bar/dining hall in case there is a hippo in the way! Mara Serena offers breakfast at the hippo pool which is fantastic, so it is entirely up to you which you choose Its all great anyway

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