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“Treated like Royaly at Mara Intrepids”

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Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp
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Asia
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7 reviews
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“Treated like Royaly at Mara Intrepids”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Just back from a 10 day Kenya trip (my first) where my 11 year old son and I visited several parks..... Samburu, Sweetwaters, Nakuru and Masai Mara. Our experience at the Mara Intrepids was outstanding.... The staff were wonderfully attentive and gracious, we were treated like royalty and all our needs were looked after with the utmost attention to detail. I especially want to mention Mr. Tom, Ms. Abby and Mr. Nelson --- they were wonderful to us during our stay. My son who normally doesn't join in the activities for children even participated in the Adventurers' Club with great enthusiasm and Ms. Rosemary was a fun teacher and playmate for him when he chose to stay at Camp while I went on game drives. The whole experience was GREAT!!!! and i recommend you give the Mara Intrepids a try! You will want to return again and again! I know I do.

Room Tip: Tent #12 is very close to the River.... and if you're lucky, you'll have your own private ga...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Dear Guest,
So,glad you had a nice time.
The Mara Intrepids Team.
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

My last visit to Mara intrepid was in 2003, and all I remember is thinking wow. Can't wait to come back. So we had a family trip in Dec 2012 over Christmas. Such a disappointment!!! The tents seemed tired and old, old towels, and not much atmosphere. I recall them being much better way back in 2003. We planned the visit over Christmas for a sense of festivity, but this was overall lacking. There was no Manager, and overall a bit of a let down. Not to mention the outrageous cost of haven a coffee delivered to the tent. Having said that the staff were very good, and the children were well entertained at the kid's club. I see someone has diligently been responding to trip advisors reviews, the same attention whilst at Intrepids would b welcome.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review, January 20, 2013
Dear Guest,
I must confess this surprises me. The tents in Mara Intrepids were just refurbished a few years ago and this is the first time i have seen comments to the contrary.
How i wish i could get slightly more information so i deal with this matter more conclusively. I am so glad you posted this comment though and I will follow up with the Unit.
Kind Regards,
Group Operations Manager
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We just returned from a twelve day trip to Kenya. The highlight of the trip was our stay at Mara Intrepids. I was a little anxious about the prospect of staying in a tented camp as opposed to a lodge, but I am so happy we decided on Mara Intrepids. I can't think of anything that could have improved the quality of our stay! We were in tent 11. It was very close to the dining room, pool, and reception area - which we loved. The tent was very comfortable: cozy beds, two sinks, plenty of space for the three of us, and hot water when we needed it! Great shower! The morning wake up service included delivery of hot coffee to our tent. It was wonderful because the mornings were chilly! When we returned from dinner, there were hot water bottles placed in our beds! The food was delicious and the dining room staff was always friendly and helpful - especially Julius. They always asked about our game drives and seemed genuinely interested in our animal sightings. Vincent, our guide, was very knowledgeable about animal behavior. We saw many different animals on each drive. Vincent was very personable and went above and beyond, ensuring we had a great experience. He suggested we take a breakfast picnic one morning - so we were out for almost six hours. We loved him! We enjoyed Joseph's nightly talks about Masai Mara. He was fun to listen to and we learned a great deal. I would recommend this to camp without hesitation.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Hello Guest,
We are so glad you had a memorable visit to the Mara Intrepids. We all look forward to hosting you again in the near future.
The Mara Intrepids Team.
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Great place for a family safari. The game viewing was fantastic. John was great and knowledgeable and considerate. But the lodge really gave the edge. We've stayed at many places in east Africa and this was by far the best and relaxing. Warm attentive (but not too attentive) staff. Thank you Dennis in the restaurant and suzanne at the front desk. Perfect atmosphere. The kids club was great <thank you joseph and rosemary). We were in tent 26 great near our families family tent 27 and 28 perfect location would recommend it and go back. Very slight downside was it was hard to get hot water had to run and run and was never fully piping hot

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Hello Guest,
So glad you had a Ball. The Mara Team recognizes that the Guests is the reason why are there. We are committed to excellence. I am glad we had a WOW effect on your experience at the Unit.
So glad you came.
The Mara Intrepids Team
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Doha
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2012

As a couple with an 11 year old, we came here with very high expectations for our 4 night stay, on this- our 4th trip to Kenya/ Tanzania. We had read all the reviews on trip advisor and accordingly reserved a family tent. We even got an e-mail confirmation. However when we reached, we were very disappointed to be told that the family tent was a large tent, actually comprising 2 tents with a common large living area and all such tents were already reserved/booked for others. This was not according to any of the reviews that I had read and Edwin Nyamanaga could not explain the e-mail confirmation. So we were allotted a standard tent instead.
Edwin, of course, checked his math and quickly offered us private safari vehicle (we had booked on shared basis) with one of his best guides- Samson. Samson patiently heard what we were really interested to watch and then made it his mission- he ensured that we did see our very first (and second) migration crossing the river and almost our first kill. One may wonder why every traveler opines his/her guide is the best! (even I used to). Probably for the training and the tribal savannah instincts. However, I must say this for Samson- he seemed to be able to smell his way to the action, way ahead of the others and then I would watch jealously as they poured in when he radioed them. I wanted the action all to myself with the peace and quiet, but he had his duty and allegiance to keep...what could I say? On the 2nd day the vehicle broke down due to a defective battery and we were in the wild for almost 2 hours waiting for a back-up vehicle. And then on the last morning Samson proceeded on his vacation before the game drive leaving us with a substitute!
For the rest, I leave it to the other reviews on trip advisor: there’s no denying that the property is simply outstanding, the security is reassuring, the food is to die for, the service is humbling, the air-strip is just outside and most importantly- the high density of predators (lions/ leaopards/ cheetahs) around this camp is amazing. So you are bound to be thrilled. Even though we arrived when the migration was almost gone, we still managed to see 2 river crossings, an unsuccessful attempted kill, 3 cheetahs and 4 cubs, umpteen lions, 2 leopards, etc.
Summary - Mara Intrepids is a notch lower than what I expected it to be.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Hello Guest,
Thank you for this review. We note the wonderful comments and we are grateful. We do also note your concerns about the reservations and the vehicle and this will be followed up with precision first to know why it happened and most important to ensure it happens not again.
Kind Regards,
The Mara Intrepids Team
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Stayed from 19 - 22 Dec 12. Just after arrival set off on our first game drive which was fantastic. This was our first safari so nothing to compare it against but it surpassed our expectations. We were woke up for our early morning game drive with tea and hot chocolate and nothing was too much much trouble for the super friendly staff. Each drive we saw different animals and apparently this site is centrally located so its easier to see a wider variety of animals. We got lucky as we saw a black rhino and a leopard. The tents were luxurious and the food was excellent - was expecting buffet but the food was approaching high end gourmet. Overall a wonderful experience and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

Room Tip: We had a tent by the river which meant we could see baboons from our terrace!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review, December 30, 2012
Hello Guest,
It was indeed our pleasure to host you. We do look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Till then it is a Happy new year from us.
The Mara intrepid Team
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2012

As part of our Seven day Safari with Lets go wild Safaris we stopped here for the Last two Nights. This is truly an amazing camp, outstanding in every way, tents unbelievable, the food was excellent both at the buffet breakfast, lunch and at the sit down dinner, The staff were so helpful, polite and ever smiling, We had Raphael as our guide and he was smart and polite, finding us all the animals including the Big5.The game drives were phenomenal and the wildlife truly wonderful, we saw 35 different species, This is one of those luxury tent resorts and they are amazing definitely 5 star in every way, Having stayed at many lodges and camps while on our seven day safari, Intrepids out shined the rest and we are glad it was our last stop. Big thank you to the Management and all the staff, Alex & Maggie

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this review, December 30, 2012
Hello Guest,
So glad you had a blast. We are so honored we were of service to you.
The Mara Intrepids Team
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Property: Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp
Address: C14 Keekorok, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #15 of 140 Specialty Lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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