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Keekorok Lodge-Sun Africa Hotels
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Reviewed May 23, 2012

it was so amaizing to find hippos grazing in front of my room: surprising and fantastic!!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Jorge M
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rahulsoodsah, Managing Director at Keekorok Lodge-Sun Africa Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2013

Dear Jorge M,

Thank you for your time to review our hotel. We are delighted to know you had a pleasant stay with us. My team & I look forward to welcoming you back to Keekorok Lodge. Many thanks. Rahul Sood & Team.

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Reviewed May 22, 2012

One one my whole life best experiences was staying at Keekorok lodge. we stayed there for three nights and everything was absolutely great. the Hippo pool is wonderful, the rooms are beautifully decorated and amazingly we were told the there's no electric fence around the premises and that was why we saw several types of animals around the hotel - according to one of staff, they have had even lioness in the premises a couple of times. Amazing! isn't it. It feels so scary to go to balcony after it get's dark which is so cool. the food was great and one night they has Masai dance at the restaurant. game drives are so good and the location of the lodge is fantastic. They have a very nice swimming pool. We could not be happier. unforgettable

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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6  Thank Amiralij
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rahulsoodsah, Managing Director at Keekorok Lodge-Sun Africa Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2013

Dear Amiralij,

Thank you for taking the time out to complete a review and for your comments about our hotel. It's your views and opinions that allow us to continually monitor and improve our services. We look forward to welcome you again soon at our hotel. Many thanks. Rahul Sood & Team

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Reviewed May 19, 2012

We enjoyed our stay here thoroughly. The room and service was not quite as good as the other hotels we stayed in Kenya, but the Hippo bar and the location made up for it. The food quality in the restaurant is so so. Good enough. You have to remember- you're very isolated in the Masai Mara. The location is just superb. There is wildlife everywhere. You don't even have to leave the hotel grounds to see elephant, hippos, lions, baboons etc. The hippo bar (standing only) is a great place to relax and watch the 60+ hippos frolic in the pond. You can go a little further down the walkway and there's a lookout where a member of our group got some great pictures of a lion.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank icemanjr
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rahulsoodsah, Managing Director at Keekorok Lodge-Sun Africa Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2013

Dear Icemanjr,


Thank you for taking the time out to complete a review and for your comments about our hotel. It's your views and opinions that allow us to continually monitor and improve our services. We have already commenced a major effort in re training all Kitchen Chefs, Service employees to ensure better customer satisfaction.

Once again, many thanks for the feedback which has helped us to identify improvement areas and would place us a step higher in our customer satisfaction. Many thanks. Rahul Sood & Team

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Reviewed May 14, 2012

Landing in a small airstrip in the middle of nowehere is an experience by itself , being flown by a lady pilot is another - a trip to Masai Mara in Kenya is an experience of a lifetime . Cold towels by a Masai in the airtrip on arrival was a pleasant experience . Good functional rooms with right showers , comfortable beds and an inviting buffet . Spa was excellent and so was the safari . Saw lions, elephants just hardly five metres away . The driver and guide was helpful with his insights and stories . The landscape is well maintained ; did not do the balloon ride as I am a bit vary with heights but I hear it is a distinct experience . The hotel staff are courteous and well trained . Keekorok is almost a heritage resort and I would love to go back , hopefully some day !

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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4  Thank Andy-Ted
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rahulsoodsah, Managing Director at Keekorok Lodge-Sun Africa Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2013

Dear Andey-Ted,

Thank you so much for taking time to post your comments. We are happy to learn you had an enjoyable holiday. All of us at the hotel strive to ensure all guests are delivered highest level of services. We all look forward to welcoming you back. Many thanks. Rahul Sood & Team

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Reviewed April 26, 2012

I had been to Keekorok in 1997, finding the lodgings ancient, small, and with paper-thin walls so that even normal talking of people in the adjoining quarters was audible. It was therefore with some trepedation that I agreed to return. Much to my surprise and pleasure, I found the ancient wooden lodges replaced by substantial stone and concrete ones which were spacious, comfortable, and sound-proof. Game viewing was excellent - we even saw some of the wildebeest migration across the Sand River. My only complaint was a lack of menu choices for dinner.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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rahulsoodsah, Managing Director at Keekorok Lodge-Sun Africa Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2013

Dear Lajollabob,

The staff and the management would like to thank you for your review with regards to your recent stay with us. We are truly happy that you enjoyed your time with us. Our Chef is already in a process of reinventing the menus to create better dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Many thanks. Rahul Sood & Team

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Reviewed April 21, 2012

We were a group of 16 people. Everything at the lodge was decent except we found the food menu very limited and repetitive. Other than that, we had a good time.

Room Tip: Rooms are due for renovation.
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank mithul_shah
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rahulsoodsah, Managing Director at Keekorok Lodge-Sun Africa Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2013

Dear Mithul_Shah,

Thank you for taking the time out to complete a review and for your comments about our hotel. It's your views and opinions that allow us to continually monitor and improve our services. We have already commenced a major effort in re training all Kitchen Chefs, Service employees to ensure better customer satisfaction.

Once again, many thanks for the feedback which has helped us to identify improvement areas and would place us a step higher in our customer satisfaction. Many thanks. Rahul Sood & Team

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Reviewed April 13, 2012

I loved this place! the rooms were impeccable, the sites were beautiful and the staff was pleasant. The monkeys running around were hilarious entertainment! The game drives were always eventful, we were lucky to see many animals! 3 of the big 5 to be exact. The only down side was the food, the buffet wasn't all that but I lost some weight while we were here so that's a plus :) It wasn't horrible but not delicious either.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank JGoldie928
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rahulsoodsah, Managing Director at Keekorok Lodge-Sun Africa Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2013

Dear JGoldie928,

Thank you for taking the time out to complete a review and for your comments about our hotel. It's your views and opinions that allow us to continually monitor and improve our services. We look forward to welcome you again soon at our hotel.We have noted your comment about the buffet food which we are already in a process to reinvent. Many thanks. Rahul Sood & Team

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Address: C14 Keekorok | Masai Mara Reserve, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $192 - $569 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Keekorok Lodge-Sun Africa Hotels 5*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Over 700 square miles of lush, sun-drenched plains encircle Keekorok Lodge, the oldest property in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in southwest Kenya. The lodge was opened in 1962 and is ideally situated in the direct path of the spectacular animal migration that occurs every year from July to October. Guests can experience unparalleled safari adventures and morning and evening game drives are a must for anyone visiting the reserve ... more   less 
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