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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 19 August 2016

After enjoying the comfort and facilities of The Ark and Naivasha Sopa, this place was a big let down. The rooms are average and cramped with not even basic coffee facilities. There is no intercom for room service and the worst part is the atrocious food. Though the dinner timing is till 2130, when we reached there at 2030, there...

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East London, South Africa
Reviewed 27 July 2016

we spent 3 nights here and we loved it, the food was great staff were friendly and excellent service, it was my birthday on the lastnight and my partner organised a cake, all the hotel staff brought the cake singing and dancing around me singing happy birthday and traditional songs, it was a unforgettable experience, the place is right on...

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3Thank justinrussellr23
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We were only at this lodge for one night, but should have stayed longer. Could have watched the hippos all day . Tents and staff were excellent , would recommend to every one . We will be returning.. Thank you

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1Thank deh19642016
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We stayed in the Mara River Lodge for three nights during our Safari and all I can say is I am in love with this place! The location is spectacular! Set in one of the conservancies of the Masai Mara (and with game drives literally on the doorstep) the location on the bend of the river Mara is ideal. The...

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3Thank Sophie C
Betty's Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 5 May 2016

After planning a trip to this part of the globe for months, finally arrived in a downpour, and crazy thunderstorms, we did the distance of 60 kms in three hours..... this was all good, as most animals which normally , would not been there ,due to the dryer months, have stayed behind ,in fields of abundant grasslands, instead of choosing...

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2Thank Jean424
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We will never forget this lodge, absolutely the best. We went for our honeymoon to Safari in Kenya, staid in 4 different lodges/hotels, this was the best by far. Not only was everyone there extremely nice, polite and helpful, but the lodge itself is literally part of the safari: there are hundreds of hypos right there! We heard them all...

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2Thank Christian S
WV
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this beautiful lodge with our medical mission team after serving in Nandi County, Kenya. The food was excellent as was the service. The beds were comfortable but the rooms were a bit small. Loved watching the hippos from the deck. I encourage any seeking a safari getaway to plan to stay here. The new manager, Jens Rehm,...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 16 December 2015

This hotel is very nice and just next to Mara River. It's amazing to watch the hippos so close while at the restaurant. Only downside is that it's not in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, which is way away from there.

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1Thank LocalT2014
Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2015

I cannot fault this place at all. My husband and I were the only guests during the majority of our stay so it was very quiet however the staff couldn't have been better! They moved our dinner table to different areas ever day so we could have lunch with the hippos and dinner in front of the fire! John taught...

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4Thank Lindsay F
Dubai
Reviewed 3 October 2015

When I found this hotel in internet, I was quite skeptical because of it's reasonable price. But when I reached there I understood my decision was correct. This Lodge locates quite near from the Maya North airport also near from the ranger's camp so it's very safety. one small Masai's village is also near from this hotel. In front of...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mara River Lodge commands one of most spectacular views in the Serengeti - Mara ecosystem; the lodge lies on the Mara River at the edge of Maasai Mara Game Reserve and overlooks deep pools where crocodiles and hippos bask all day. Painted in traditional Maasai red ochre and lit by hundreds of lanterns, the lodge is surrounded by indigenous trees and plants and is an attractive complement to the local environment. Guests can see hippos across the river from their tables as they sit down to enjoy the international cuisine on offer. Families of hippos spend their days basking in the deep pools beyond the bars and restaurant throughout the day. After a hot day's safari Maasai warriors in full regalia greet guests as they return to their 'bush home.' ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mara River Lodge

Address: C12 | Keekorok, Masai Mara National Reserve 00200, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $198 - $702 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 80
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“Ask for one closer to the river”
AllanW169, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“River view rooms are the best, but could be noisy in the night (thanks to the Hippos) .”
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“There is hardly any wi-fi except at the restaurant and view points.”
300junek, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1-69 have a view of the river”
80charitm, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The family rooms were amazing”
LocalT2014, 16 Dec 2015 | Read review
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