I totally agree with previous reviewers who have commented on the time wasted repeatedly driving the rough road to and from the Mara reserve gate (30 min, so 2hrs a day of you do 2 game drives). Food OK - pretentiously described but not accurately - lost its way somehow. We have stayed at many other safari lodges, tented camps, bandas etc, and this had the worst food, together with the least atmosphere. The view is amazing, but that's there anyway. The building, decor and furnishings are totally out of keeping with the environment and there was a strong feeling for us that we left Africa at the door when we went inside. Would not recommend to anyone unless, as was the case for us, it is the only place which can offer a room at 36 hrs notice!
Local staff are the only 5* feature.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mpata Safari Club is perched right on top of the Oloololo escarpment in the world's famous Masai Mara. The Club is endowed with a breathtaking view of the panoramic Masai Mara and the Mara river. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mpata Safari Club Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Mpata Safari Club Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve