Wow - We spent 4 nights at the Mara Intrepids camp at the start of the summer holidays. This place is truly a fantastic luxury place to stay whilst on safari. To sum it my son said can we not give it 100 stars as a rating as that's what they deserved.
A few of the best bits:
Location - Perfect. Its right in the heart of the action with animals quite literally on your doorstep. Hippos were living in the river we could see from the tent and once you were outside the camp the animals were immediately there. Every day was different and you just never know what's round the next corner (in our case a rhino).
Drivers knowledge - Samson was our driver for the 9 game drives we had over the stay and was fantastic. He knew every inch of the mara and exactly where the best spots were for finding every different animal. Unlike other safari drivers we'd heard of (from other companies) he didn't just follow other jeeps as he usually had a much better idea of where to go. He was also brilliant with the kids and answered every question they could come up with. I wouldn't have anyone else :)
Food - Again fantastic, who'd expect 7 course dinners camping in the middle of the mara? Dinners were great but the highlight had to be the picnic breakfasts we had out on the drives, food as well as location were spot on.
Rooms (sorry tents) - We've camped a lot but never like this, much more like a luxury room that just happened to have canvas sides. The kids tents were huge, very luxurious, great views, comfy beds and the best service you could wish for. I've never stayed anywhere and be spoilt so much. Hot water bottles put in all the beds at night and woken up by a gentle 'Jambo' from Musa bearing hot coffee and hot chocolate for the kids.
Guest Service - All the staff on camp were so friendly, from King Henry at the bar to Evans the brilliant baboon scarer, they all made such an effort to make us and the kids feel welcome. The 'Chief' ran the kids club which my son loved and his nightly slideshows were not to be missed. Abi was our waitress and was very attentive, with great speedy service and made a fuss of everyone.
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- Also Known As:
- Mara Intrepids Club Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve