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5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C14 Keekorok | Masai Mara Reserve, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya   |  
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Nairobi, Kenya
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19 reviews
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“Excellent place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The rooms were very spacious and the beds divinely comfortable! The entire place was so beautiful and relaxing. The massage was very relaxing and the hippo bar from where we had an excellent overhead view of the resident hippos in their element was very entertaining. The staff are very warm, welcoming and helpful. The food was very good although the staff at the restaurant need to be trained on what is 'halal' food and what is not. One day they labelled a salad 'carrot' and yet it had pork shreds in it! They apologised and changed the label right away but we felt such errors should not occur since I'm sure you always entertain muslim guests. The cars need to serviced and maintained well as the 4WD function is not working in all your cars and one day we got stuck in the mud and when help came, it also got stuck due to the cars not having 4WD function. The tyres also needed replacement as well as other mechanical problems which we highlighted to your manager Joseph. The balloon safari was the best experience ever!! The pilot was amazing and we had the most memorable time of our lives in the balloon safari. Both take off and landing was so smooth, and the bush breakfast that followed was just amazing. Thank you so much for giving us such wonderful memories that will last us a lifetime!

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Keekorok is a pretty "traditional" hotel. Not a lot of charm or warmth -- which was a lot different than all the other places I stayed in Kenya. The facilities are all pretty fantastic, don't get me wrong, but there were just a TON of tourists there and it didn't seem like our stay was very special, since we were only a few of many. The food buffet always had great options, though the desserts were pretty disappointing, even though they looked amazing. The hippo bar was pretty neat for about 15 minutes. The rooms were just fine and the grounds were kept well, nice pool and leisure area with hammocks. It was an overall pleasant stay, but I would prefer to stay somewhere smaller, more intimate with a bit more character. Keekorok was a great place to stay but it just didn't live up to some of the other places I stayed in the area.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This was our first safari experience and everyone at Keekrok Lodge made it better.
Just a mention - our room keys were given to some other guest which the receptionist has to be very careful cos if anything went missing from our room who would be responsible........And also bath and hand towels should always be left in the rooms without the guest constantly asking for them.
Otherwise a brilliant experience - Thank You

  • Stayed March 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My wife, our two friends and I had the fortune to choose this hotel in Masai Mara. A beautiful, remote and posh lodge with a caring staff deep into the reserve took well care of all our needs. A must go there place!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The Keekorok is a wonderful place for family. I visited with my family and arrived to a mediocre lunch, but the hippo pool in the hotel with an amazing viewing deck compensated for that. Keekorok makes the stay interesting - a group of Masai tribesmen put up a show of their traditional culture which was quite entertaining. The downside was that I encountered a large frog in my room as well was 4-6 terrifyingly large bugs, but it's a small price to pay if you want to stay at a brilliant property. Travel arrangements and wildlife game drives were always pleasant events to look forward to and as a hotel, Keekorak is pretty brilliant.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stayed here for two nights as the final leg of a safari trip before a week's R&R on the beach. We had a superb time - the staff could not have been more helpful and welcoming, and the rooms are excellent. One of our travelling companions and I had birthdays while here and the catering team made cakes for us to celebrate - mine was served up at breakfast as we were leaving that day but it is the thought that counts. Food is of a good standard and well presented. Spend time by the Hippo Pool watching these huge creatures come and go, and spot how many other animals you can see - there is a daily record by the bar there. A great spot for visiting the Masaai Mara too.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

A lovely welcome with a refreshing towel and cold drink. The staff here were excellent and so friendly.

The rooms we stayed in were fantastic with a huge glass window looking out onto the lawn. There is also a long walkway which leads to a lookout point for the hippo pool which turns into a bar in the evening to watch the hippos coming out of the water to graze which was spectacular. This was lovely to have a drink before dinner in the evening and made the lodge very memorable.

The swimming pool area was lovely and the pool attendant very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent with a good variety and the chefs would constantly be checking to replenish the food and were always very chatty. The lodge was very clean. I would highly recommend this lodge when visiting Maasai Mara.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Keekorok Lodge-Sun Africa Hotels
Address: C14 Keekorok | Masai Mara Reserve, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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