This is my second time visiting Mara West in the Maasai Mara. There are so many good things about Mara West that I don't know where to start!
The location is unbelievable! They are just on the edge of the escarpment, overlooking the Mara. When you wake up, the sun raises are to die for.. just open your eyes from your bed and voila--you get to see the whole Mara and the sun raise. When you take a shower, look through the window and I guarantee you that you never had shower view this good before (wait, unless you shower with your spouse on the honeymoon's tent outdoor shower!) and because they are so close to the park, it's not uncommon to see zebras, giraffes, topi and other wildlife in or around camp. Can you imagine any better location?
The facilities are to die for! Mara West has build some amazing safari tents, with running hot water, electricity, and million-dollar views balconies/terraces. They also have a wonderful common area for dinning, a business office where you can check you email if you must :-), a little cute shop to get all your cravings, and a great fire pit to sit down and relax at the end of the day.
The food--well just-- wow. The cooks at Mara West really know how to make you happy. Wether you are eating at camp or taking a pic-nic, the food is amazing!
The staff & management will make your stay complete!!! All the staff at Mara West are true professionals when it comes to making your trip a great experience. From the maid who makes your bed to the safari guide, you will not see a person frown. They are always happy and have the biggest/brightest smiles I ever seen and provide you with the best service I ever received from any place I've stayed at. The safari guides really know a lot about the wildlife and the area and that makes for amazing trips to the park because it's not just about the big animals, but it's about the whole Mara and they really know a lot!
To sum up, I'm in love with Mara West. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to truly experience the Mara with comfort and style and at a truly affordable price! And, if you really really really want to have a complete experience, ask them about AMS! it will change your life!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled against a wooded thicket and surrounded by savannah, Mara West provides nature lovers with luxury accommodations while experiencing the sights and sounds of an unforgettable African safari. Luxury tents are perched in secluded spots on an escarpment edge overlooking the vast plains of the Masai Mara Game Reserve giving tremendous views and a sense of private exclusion. Mara West is an American owned and managed private safari camp providing high quality service with beautifully designed, comfortable accommodations. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mara West Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Mara West Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve