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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 14 December 2016

My husband and I spent 4 nights at the Mara Explorer Camp for our Honeymoon in November, and it was honestly the most incredible experience we've had while traveling. I have been a Travel Agent for 9+ years and my husband has lived abroad so we are both extremely well traveled, and the Mara Explorer Camp far exceeded our expectations....

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Kevin M, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the excellent feedback about your honeymoon at Mara Explorer. I am delighted to note that every aspect of your stay was exceptional and you experienced impeccable service while staying with us. Mara Explorer is a true gem and I am assured you will make it your home while on safari in Kenya and we look...

Albany, New York
Reviewed 2 December 2016

I can't say enough good things about the Mara Explorer! We LOVED it! We really liked that it wasn't fenced in like other camps so it really felt like we were in the park. Our luxury 'tent' was spacious, super clean and so great. We loved having the balcony overlooking the river and everything was so wonderful. The service was...

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Kevin M, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Receive greetings from the Mara Explorer team and thank you for the excellent review about your experience. We are honored that we met your expectations during your stay from being engaged by our friendly and professional staff, the tent setting, food, sundowner experience and the nature walks. We are pleased that you made a special bond with the...

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We happened to be here in the last month of the migration season (October) on strong recommendation by our tour operator, and we were more than satisfied for several reasons. Firstly, the Olkiombo airstrip where we landed into from Nairobi is just 3 mins away from the Explorer camp. This makes a lot of difference, as the deplorable road conditions...

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Kevin M, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Receive greetings from the Mara Explorer team and thank you for posting the excellent review. It is indeed our great joy when a guest leaves our camp satisfied and we are grateful we made that happen during your stay. Mara Explorer is truly a gem and we all take pride working here. Thank you for the comments on...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 October 2016

By far the beset vacation I've ever taken. A luxurious and relaxing getaway as well as an adventure of a lifetime, it was well worth every penny. Recommended by friends in Nairobi, I can't imagine having gone anywhere else. We were in Kenya for work and only had one night to do a Safari and we saw every animal imaginable....

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Kevin M, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We highly appreciate the excellent review on this forum and thank your friends for recommending Mara Explorer. It is evident you had an amazing time and experienced value for money while staying with us and the team is delighted by the awesome notes. Mara Explorer is a gem and we all take pride working here. We look forward...

Melbourne Beach, Florida
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This was the our second stay here. It was better than the first!!! We stayed 11 nights this time instead of 3. We got to see many river crossings and our guide was excellent at putting us in the right spot at the right time for excellent photos. The camp was getting a little worn down though as no real...

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Kevin M, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to give us feedback about your recent stay at Mara Explorer. We are honored that we made your stay truly memorable for the 11 nights you stayed with us you experienced improved delivery of services. We take pride in our staff who continuously ensure our guests get personalized service and the compliments have...

Cape Coral, Florida
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Mara Explorer Camp was our second stop on our Kenya-Tanzania safari vacation. The Camp came highly recommended and didn’t disappoint. Our tent, the common area facilities, the staff, the food, and our camp guide were first rate. The highlight of our stay was seeing a Mara River Wildebeest crossing. We would highly recommend this camp to anyone visiting the Maasai...

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Kevin M, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Receive many greetings from the Mara Explorer team and thank you for posting the excellent review. We are grateful that you found the service and facilities as first class and all your expectations were met. The team looks forward to hosting you on a repeat visit. Kind Regards, The Mara Explorer Team.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Mara Explorer Camp is great and I definitely will go back with my family. This time it was a weekend during a business trip. You can do it in two days, but three or four would be much better. Tents/rooms are very comfortable, staff is great, food is excellent, what else can you ask for. They provide officially three game...

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Kevin M, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to post the excellent review and for choosing Mara Explorer. It is evident that you truly enjoyed from being engaged by our ever friendly staff, excellent meals to the game drive experience. I have noted Joseph went out of his way to ensure you had an amazing stay and special regards have been...

Vienna, Virginia
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I visited Heritage Hotels' Mara Explorer in Feb 2015. It was the trip of a lifetime and I wish I was there right now. The rooms are elegant and situated right on the river bank where hippos rest and feed. The staff is outstanding, caring and attentive and above all else -- they are kind and the most happy and...

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Kevin M, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to post the wonderful review and most of all for choosing to stay at Mara Explorer. We are delighted to note that you found the camp luxurious and that you would not hesitate to come back. The team is grateful that you enjoyed the experience from wildlife sightings, amazing landscape, great service,...

Reviewed 20 September 2016

We visited Mara Explorer Camp in January 2016 (long overdue in writing this review...). It was phenomenal! Excellent in every way. Luxurious and private tents - ours had an outside claw-footed bathtub right next to the hippo river hangout! Staff was extremely welcoming and accommodating. Our personal guide, Samson,did not disappoint! Highly recommend! Just go! If not now, when? (feel...

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Kevin M, General Manager at Mara Explorer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Mara Explorer and for posting the excellent review on this forum. We certainly value all our guests and importantly your patronage in our camp. My team and I are humbled that we measured up to your expectations during your entire stay and that we made your experience ever memorable and that...

Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was our second hotel (after visiting Mara Rianta) on our honeymoon. We had room/tent nr 3. Amazing to sleep so close to the river and have a outdoor luxury experience. At night you can here the hippo's, this might wake you up a couple of times, but this is Africa and i really loved it. Food quality was outstanding...

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Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for taking your time to post the excellent review about your stay at Mara Explorer and for choosing our camp as your safari destination during your honeymoon. It is evident that your stay was truly memorable and the team is delighted that we made your holiday memorable through provision of outstanding service...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the world famous Masai Mara, Mara Explorer Camp is set on its own private peninsula, with each of its ten luxurious tents opening to the Talek River and the stunning savanna. The tents, equipped with all mod cons are set on wooden decks opening out to a private verandah where you can enjoy time alone in the wild away from it all. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mara Explorer Camp

Address: C14 Keekorok, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $994 - $2,290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Mara Explorer Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Mara Explorer Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Mara Explorer Camp Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve
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“Tent # 1 is closest to the hippo pod on the river; it can be noisy... if you are a light sleeper ask for # 3 or # 2....”
463genek, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“great views, and comfortable beds.”
Latisas2003, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were told that Tent #4 is a great location near the hippo pool.”
dvandjay, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Talek river view says it all”
419jeremym, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Tent No.4 on the bend of the river!”
RohitBihani, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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